News Updates & Announcements

April 25, 2017
Korean Teacher Training Opportunity
STARTALK Online Korean Teacher Training at Boston University (OKTT@BU) is a two-part six-week summer online program for Korean language teachers at K-16 institutions in the U.S.
For information and the online application form, please visit us at www.koreanteachertraining.com.

March, 28, 2017 (via NCDPI's publication World Language News March 27, 2017)

NC Educators Win Awards and Scholarships

North Carolina had several educators recognized at the recent SCOLT Conference, which was held March 16 - 18 in Orlando.  

 

Dr. Bobby Hobgood, UNC - Charlotte, [nominated by FLANC] received the Educator of Excellence Award and Ken Stewart, Chapel Hill High School, got the Founders Award.  

 

In addition, Bailey Dumaine, Carrboro High School, received the Centro MundoLengua scholarship to attend the AP summer workshop in Spain, and Natalie Runyon, West Carteret High School, earned the Estudio Sampere scholarship for four weeks of intensive study in Madrid.  Go to the SCOLT Scholarships webpage for details.

 

Plans are underway for SCOLT 2018 in Atlanta on March 15 - 17 and the Call for Proposals is open until September 1.


January 20, 2017
SCOLT 2017 - March 16-18 Orlando
  • networking, collaborating & making connections within and outside Florida and throughout the southeast region
  • high quality sessions & workshops on the "latest and greatest" in world languages
  • access to workshops from the BEST of ACTFL, SEALLT (tech) and all the state conferences in the region (13 states, including yours!)
  • come support and cheer on your state Teacher of the Year and your BEST OF presentation that will represent your organization at SCOLT
  • personalized professional development through "hot seat" sessions and "unconference" format where teachers can sit down one-on-one with experts, ask questions and get the answers they need and want!
  • become a Sponsor and Patron and get special access to the "products, practices and perspectives" at the Orlando Regional History Center that you can take back and implement into your classroom for meaningful student learning
  • Advocacy for world languages in Florida as the coding bill and Biliteracy Seal are hot topics that could affect every one of your programs - learn more and get involved in order to help save and promote our language programs!!! 
  • bring your teachers together to collaborate, learn and grow - together!
For more information and to register, go to:


November 13, 2016

Tía Tula Spanish School, in collaboration with the Government of Spain (Junta de Castilla y León), is offering partial scholarships of one week for Spanish teachers in the US at high school, college or university level, with Spanish teacher training/ refresher course, accommodation, cultural activities, and travel insurance included. In the bottom of the email there is a link where teachers can submit their applications and see the program.

 

It is a great opportunity to meet other Spanish teachers, find new methodology and resources for class, and visit Spain and Europe during summer! Last summer scholarship programs were also a success and teachers had an amazing time in Salamanca.

 

We would like to know if you could share this information on your website and social networks, as well as by email to your members. Therefore, if teachers are interested, they can apply for it.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. We will be pleased to help you!

Tía Tula is a high quality International Spanish School situated in the historic university district of Salamanca, Spain, specialized in immersion programs. The school is surrounded by astonishing monuments in the heart of the student life. Thousands of foreign students come to learn Spanish each year in Salamanca, as it is safe, full of history, and has a young atmosphere.

We welcome international students from all over the world (teenagers, university students and adults) coming to learn the language individually or in groups, for academic or professional purposes.

For further information, please visit www.tiatula.com or contact us at info@tiatula.com and +34 923210283.

November 1, 2016
Le Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques contribue à la promotion de la langue française et  fait la promotion des cultures francophones dans les Amériques. Dans le cadre des élections des membres du conseil d’administration qui se déroulent du 27 octobre au 7 novembre, je suis le seul candidat professeur de français retenu en Caroline du Nord et aux Etats-Unis pour représenter les personnes extérieures au Canada. Seuls les membres du Centre inscrits avant le 12 octobre peuvent voter. Toutefois, si vous n’êtes pas membre du Centre, vous pouvez m’apporter votre soutien sur la page Facebook dédiée aux élections:

Consulter ma candidature
Connaitre le Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques   
Soutenir et suivre ma candidature sur Facebook 

The Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques aims at promoting French language and the diversity of Francophones cultures in the Americas. From October 28th to November 7th, members of the Centre de la Francophonie des Amériques are voting to elect who will best represent them. As the only candidate living in the US and teaching French, I am asking for your support if you are a registered member of the Centre. If not, feel free to support my application through social media:

September 1, 2016

North Carolina State University is currently looking for K-12 teachers across the state to participate in our Humanities Extension Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The Humanities Extension Program allows NC State University professors to come to K-12 classes and present on a topic related to Humanities and Social Sciences topics that is currently being taught in the classroom. More information and a sign up form can be found at the link below. Please feel free to email Jackie Parker at humanities_extension@ncsu.edu or jnparke2@ncsu.edu with any questions about the program.

NCSU Humanities Extension Program Sign Up Form


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May 28th, 2016 Via Carolina Kelly, FLANC Past President and Leslie Baldwin, FLANC Past President 
Leslie Baldwin: This is a message from Caroline Kelly, SCOLT rep to the ACTFL board and Past President of FLANC.  The issue is one I was advocating for while at JNCL in Februrary as well.  Please send a message so that the langauge voice is heard! If not, we greatly risk all of the ESSA funding to go to the tested areas. 

Carolina Kelly: This is to provide information on how you can quickly make your voice heard at the state level as they consider feedback on the Every Student Succeeds Act, ESSA, which is the newest education bill in Congress. I was at an ACTFL Board meeting ten days ago and spoke with our lobbyists who explained that we need to remind the states how to locate the funding sources in the bill that hopefully will be available for world languages. 

There's an easy way to do this:

States are now deciding how to implement ESSA. In NC, there is an opportunity for input by going to the NC Public Schools website, then to the Icon for 'Let's Talk' at the left of the screen: http://www.ncpublicschools.org/newsroom/lets-talk/. Then scroll down to the section 'Let's Talk About...' and scroll down even further to click on 'Every Student Succeeds Act.; We must let our state leadership know the ways that we expect World Languages to be funded. The following wording is suggested because it fits with the terminology of the bill:

"World Language and Dual Language Immersion Programs are critical to a well-rounded student. In particular, both programs must be included in any discussion of Title III and Title VI Part A implementation."

Can you do this by May 31? It could make all the difference in funding allocated to World Languages in the next few years.