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Call for Presentation Proposals for FLANC’s 2022 Fall Conference!

Please consider submitting a presentation proposal for our upcoming 2022 Fall Conference. Session and workshop proposal submissions will be accepted December 1st until March 1st.

This year’s Fall Conference Theme is:

Ubuntu~I am because we are: Uniting People through Languages


We are currently planning to host the 2022 Fall Conference in person October 8-9th at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Durham, NC. However, FLANC continues to monitor the pandemic in the event that a virtual conference is necessary.

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Christen Campbell - FLANC 2021 K-12 Teacher of the Year

Christen Campbell believes in a classroom environment that is focused on social justice and culturally responsive teaching. In her curriculum, she aims to give a platform to the voices of the marginalized by discussing underrepresented communities and discussing the inequalities of society and evaluating why they happen. Christen is very driven by the mosaic cultures of the world. She states that “multiculturalism is woven into my core.” She is committed to teaching from the perspective of underrepresented groups, where began her realization of the need to decolonize her curriculum to focus on social justice and reflect culturally responsive teaching. As a result of taking Christen's class, students are not only stronger in their world language proficiency, but they are also better aware and prepared to engage with their communities and live lives of impact and purpose. Congratulations, Christen!

Ashlee Balena - FLANC 2021 Higher Education Teacher of the Year

Dr. Ashlee Balena believes that learning a language and a culture opens us up to new experiences not just abroad, but also here at home. Her teaching philosophy is inspired by the words of Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Her main goal is to create a positive, engaging atmosphere where students feel valued and respected. She works hard to build relationships with her students and implements many collaborative learning strategies. She believes the best learning is when students don’t realize they are learning. As an educator, Dr. Balena wants to spark student interest in learning language and culture outside the classroom. She says, “When students use the language outside the classroom, the magic happens on the inside.” Congratulations, Ashlee!

FLANC Address:

Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

2920 Forestville Road
Ste 100 #12
Raleigh NC 27616