A Big Congratulations to Laura Roché Youngsworth on being named the 2016 SCOLT Teacher of the Year!
KWLA is working hard to finalize details for the 2016 Annual Conference. We will have much more to offer you in January as we work to create an amazing professional development event for you. Stay tuned!
This spring marks the start of the KWLA PD Series – "Where are we now? Recognizing proficiency levels in the classroom". Participants will look deeply at the levels and sublevels of language proficiency, practice identifying proficiency levels within language samples and discuss the impact of this understanding on classroom practices. In an effort to reach as many members as possible, the PD is being offered across the state on various dates.
In collaboration with UK, KWLA is now offering podcasts to keep you connected with the best and brightest mind in the business talking about the most pressing issues of the day! Check back often as new episodes will be regularly added.
Show what you can do with language! Participate in one of our school, regional or state showcases to show off what you're doing with world languages!
Welcome to our new and improved KWLA website! We are so excited to have you learn more about our organization, our mission, and our vision for the future of World Language teaching.
Details on how to advocate for World Language programs at the local, regional and state levels can be found via this link.
KWLA is a network of individuals who support, promote and advocate the teaching and learning of a variety of world languages and cultures ... a clearinghouse for data, information and research relevant to effective programs and practices in the learning and teaching of world languages and cultures ... a provider of professional development for P-16+ teachers of world languages and cultures.
KWLA has partnered with UK to offer you podcasts specific to World Language instruction. Click on the link and check out our to-date offerings!
We are pleased to announce the release of our On Demand Webinar system! Our PD Committee has been working hard to generate quality professional development that is available to all KWLA members through aMember. Check out the two that have been published! All webinars are offered to members for $25.00, and $35.00 for non-members.
At the annual conference of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) held this year at the Triple Crown Pavilion, Laura "Roché" Youngworth, a French teacher at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky was awarded the 2015 KWLA Outstanding Teacher Award. Click here for details
Former KWLA President, Susann Davis, Spanish Professor at WKU, has been elected to the ACTFL Board! The election results were announced at the General Assembly and Keynote Address at ACTFL's 2015 Convention and Expo in San Diego, California. Congratulations to Susann!
Our very own Jacque Van Houten has served ACTFL in 2015 as President, and we are incredibly proud of and thankful for her leadership not only in Kentucky, but throughout the United States, as well as internationally. Thank you, Jacque!