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There are numerous workshops and professional development opportunities held across the state! Please add this page to your bookmarks and check back for updates. 

Upcoming Conferences
Spring Regionals 2018 - TBA

Past Conference Materials
Looking for a handout or the name of a presenter? Past conference information can be found here.  

Fall Conference: Experience It!

Shared presenter materials - Presenters, please share your handouts and presentations in these folders. If you need help, please contact Catherine Ousselin.

Friday Keynote Speaker:  Linda Egnatz ACTFL TOY 2014

Peak Performance: Proficiency Begins with Design & Innovation 

Saturday Keynote Speaker:  Angela Dávila OSPI World Language Program Supervisor

Thursday, October 12th Pre-conference workshop (9:00 - 4:00)$65 (includes workshop, lunch and 6 clock hours)

Paris Granville:  Authentic Folktales to Spark communication and Culture

  • Explore how to use folktales as the focus of motivating, language-rich thematic units that teach and reinforce language and cultural concepts.  
  • Participate in highly engaging model teaching.  
  • Gain strategies that empower novice learners and teachers to remain in the target language.  
  • Take away curated folktales in Chinese, French, Japanese, and Spanish, templates, activities and rubrics. 
  • Presenter will model Folktales from Ecuador, Louisiana, and French Polynesia.
  • Participants will have an opportunity to create their own folktale unit.

Saturday, October 14th (2:00 - 5:00) Post-conference workshop: $25 (includes 3 clock hours)

Linda Egnatz: Proficiency as a Tool to Focus Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


Proficiency is a critical lens for identifying how to help language learners achieve their goal to be able to use a new language.  What teachers assess determines, and may limit, what students believe they have to learn. Discover how using a proficiency filter increases student skills and retention, guarantees vertical articulation and drives performance-based curriculum. Designing for proficiency strengthens classroom instruction by teaching grammar communicatively and by putting vocabulary and structure in a supporting role for purposeful language use. Learn how to make proficiency goals the main focus of both instruction and assessment to ensure that learners experience a smooth transition across a vertical program.

WAFLT Spring Regionals 2017

#1 Saturday, March 18, 2017:  Eastside Catholic High 

#2 Saturday, April 15, 2017: CWU  
Make it real - With a Can-Do attitude!

Dr. Michele Anciaux Aoki: Keynote Presentation | LinguaFolio Interpersonal Speaking Activity  and Lesson Plan by Stephanie Knight (CASLS/University of Oregon)

TELL Collab Seattle 2017: Shared conference resource folder
January 21st  - 22nd, 2017 - University of Washington 

COFLT-WAFLT Fall Conference 2016
Shared Session Materials folder Presenters,  please add your handouts and presentations to this folder. Attendees, please make a copy of the materials for your drive.  

WAFLT Spring Regional 2016

The WAFLT 2016 Spring Regional Conferences was held at CWU, Black Hall, in Ellensburg on Saturday, April 2, 8:30am-3:30pm.  The theme was "Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century".  

The schedule and sessions are listed here:  https://docs.google.com/a/plu.edu/document/d/1ZK5Wg7NOwctL5zTblL8MSU6Igtecb5d9iltwNgmZBGY/edit?usp=sharing

Presentations: The following presenters have shared their presentations. 

Angela Davila: Keynote Speaker / OSPI World Language Program Supervisor 

Michele Anciaux Aoki - Seal of Biliteracy 

Lynn Johnston - Art in the World Language Classroom

Catherine Ousselin - Thinking About Syncing? Tools for Listening and Speaking

Kristi Lentz - Take-aways from 2015 ACTFL Convention

Bridget Yaden / AATSP - Idea Share

Eduardo Viana Da Silva - Expanding the Portuguese Classroom with Podcasts

Jorge González Casanova - Pronunciación: Corregir o no Corregir, ésa es la cuestión.