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Project C.A.F.E.

What is Project C.A.F.E.?

“Teacher shortage” and “teacher retention”: These are two phrases heard loudly across the country. Project C.A.F.E. (Calling All Future Educators) is an opportunity for world language teachers in North Carolina to address these issues. This is an initiative to identify and recognize outstanding young people who could have a future in teaching a world language. As their nominating teacher, you will build a recognition program that suits you and your students.

Over 100 students were recognized through Project C.A.F.E. The role of FLANC will be to serve as liaison among the various C.A.F.E. programs across the state, to share information among those teachers, and to recognize the C.A.F.E. teachers and students at the annual fall conference.

Let’s plant the seed about becoming a world language teacher in the minds of outstanding young people. They are our future!

For more information about Project C.A.F.E., please contact the FLANC Past President (

Learn about Project C.A.F.E. at the 2019 FLANC Fall Conference! Here is the session information:

Project C.A.F.E.Calling ALL Future Educators!

Friday, October 25th, 1:30pm-2:20pm 

Location Ardmore 4                                                       

Presenters: Shawna Catlett - Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools, Liliana Simón, Stefanie Goyette, Bonnie Wang – Durham Academy

Do you have a student who has what it takes to be a World Language teacher? Do you want to help combat our state’s WL teacher shortage?


If so, come learn how Project CAFE can be a platform to celebrate your students and encourage them into the WL teaching profession.


Presenters will share our simple selection process and individual school-based implementation ideas. Let’s help our students lead the way! 

Project C.A.F.E. Nomination Form

How Can I Get Involved?

If you are interested in starting a Project C.A.F.E. Program at your school, consider the following:

1.     How do I select students and notify parents?

2.     What are my goals for the first year? How and when should I recognize my students at my school?

How Will My Students Be Recognized at the FLANC Fall Conference?

C.A.F.E. students will be recognized during the general membership meeting on Friday during the fall conference. FLANC 2019 Fall Conference will be at the Marriott/Embassy Suites in Winston-Salem on October 25-26, 2019.


 Nominations must be received by September 30.


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