WAFLT Fall Conference 2017: Experience It!

When: Back to Calendar October 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am – October 14, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Where: Pasco, WA
Fall Conference: Experience It!
The call for proposals is still open. We will accept proposals until 30 July 2017.
October 12-14th, 2017 – Red Lion Inn – Pasco, WA. 
Reserve before September 28th to ensure the Conference price. 
Single: $99.95 | Double: $109.95 | Triple: $119.95
1.Call 1-800 REDLION (733-5466)
2.Ask to make a reservation at the Pasco Red Lion
3.Let them know you are with a group on October 12, 2017
4.Group block code WAAS1012
5.Complete individual reservation with agent.

Or make reservations online. Click here

Registration: $160 (2 ticketed meals, welcome & awards receptions and 2017-2018 WAFLT Membership)
Clock hours: $10   
Conference Meal Menus – Explore the menus before registration!
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.


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