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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. from 2003-2010, and we are eager to bring the program back. 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 2018 FLANC Fall Conference! Here is the session information:

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

Friday, October 20th, 1:30pm-2:20pm 

Presenters: Shawna Catlett, LJ Randolph, Ken Stewart, Mary Lynn Redmond

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 selection criterion, nomination process, recognition events, and individual school program examples. We will be joined by the 2018-2019 Project CAFE award recipients! 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 2018 Fall Conference will be at the Sheraton Imperial in Durham on October 19-20, 2018.

Sample Schedule:

11:30  Parents will bring their children to the conference registration desk where they will direct you to the Project C.A.F.E. booth. At the booth, parents and students will hear about Project C.A.F.E. and take some photos before going to the General Meeting.

12:00  Students will file into the General Meeting hall as a group and will be briefly presented. This is a big honor…college professors and world language teachers from across the state will be there as well as officials from DPI. C.A.F.E. members will remain in the meeting for a certain amount of time and then depart together.

Click here to identify students who will attend and be recognized at the fall conference. Nominations must be received by September 30.


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