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  • Summer Professional Development Workshop Series from CERCLL at U of A

    Posted in Professional Development on Apr 26, 2017

    Summer Professional Development Workshop Series From the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona. Visual, Media and Digital Literacies in the Foreign Language Classroom May 30-June 9, 2017 The 2017 CERCLL Summer Workshop series will focus on the ways in which different forms of literacy can be incorporated into the language classroom. Participants may attend one, all, or any combination of the workshops. These events take place at the University of Arizona (UA) except for the gaming workshop on June 8 which can be taken either at...

  • 2017 Delaware Institute for Novice Immersion Principals

    Posted in Uncategorized on Apr 17, 2017

    Please see this flyer for more information about the 2017 Delaware Institute for Novice Immersion Principals. Registration is available via the following link

  • Preparing AZ's Future Multilingual Workforce

    Posted in Advocacy, AZLA News on Mar 26, 2017

    Preparing AZ’s future multilingual workforce 115 AZ language educators, from elementary through university levels, came together to learn strategies that get students talking and using the new language they are learning. They all belong to the AZ Language Association, a group committed to preparing our future AZ multilingual workforce. These educators represented teaching AZ students Chinese, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, German, Japanese, ESL and English. Advocacy was also a part of the meeting which shared the irony behind the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2017) report that cites...

  • America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education in the 21st Century

    Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 26, 2017

    America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education in the 21st Century Published by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, March 2017 The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AASS) announced its congressionally mandated study on foreign languages. It calls for a national strategy to improve access to as many languages as possible for people of every region, ethnicity and socioeconomic background, and advocates for our nation’s schools to offer meaningful instruction in world languages as early as possible. Among the recommendations are increasing the number of qualified language teache...

  • Report by New American Economy

    Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 26, 2017

    Not Lost in Translation: The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market Published by the New American Economy, March 2017 A report released today by New American Economy (NAE), a bipartisan coalition of more than 500 mayors and business leaders who support immigration reform, includes new data that emphasizes the critical need for language skills in the workplace, including the fact that the number of jobs aimed at bilingual workers more than doubled from 2010 to 2015, growing to 630,000. Moreover, employers added jobs at a much faster pace for bilingual individuals t...

  • Advocacy Update

    Posted in Advocacy on Mar 26, 2017

    Advocacy Update: Our state is known for its grassroots approach to supporting world and native language programs. Please take 5 minutes to click into the following 2 links I shared at the AZLA Spring Workshop to do your part! Don’t forget to attach the Lead with Languages logo to your email signature! Please share these with world, native and immersion language educators. 1) This link takes you to the TAKE ACTION! webpage that generates an email to your legislators by simply typing in your zip code and state. 2) This link takes you to the LEAD WITH LANGUAGES campa...

  • Job: 7th grade French teacher

    Posted in Job Announcements on Mar 13, 2017

    Sonoran Trails Middle School is looking for a 7th grade French Teacher for August 2017! Cave Creek School District, a leading organization in world language programming, is searching for a motivated, collaborative, proficiency-oriented French teacher to join Sonoran Trails Middle School World Language Department (a 7-teacher team). This middle school was the first in AZ to make World Language classes (French, Spanish and Chinese) a daily, core class for every one of its 900+ students in 7th and 8th grade. Come be a part of the best! Here’s the link to the CCUSD application: https://ccusd93.t...

  • Congratulations, Brian Barabé!

    Posted in AZLA News on Mar 13, 2017

    Congratulation to Brian Barabé, who was presented with the SWCOLT 2017 Honorary Lifetime Member Award. Brian, AZLA’s nominee to the nine-state regional conference, is pictured along with fellow former AZLA presidents Mariana Bahtchevanova, Lisa Berkson, and Jocelyn Danielson Raught. On the right is Carla (Armendáriz) Whitehead, AZLA’s T.O.Y. Representative to SWCOLT 2017.

  • DLI School Network (March)

    Posted in Uncategorized on Mar 12, 2017

    For March's DLI School Network, language immersion educators met at Gavilan Peak K-8 School to observe Chinese Immersion classroom and to discuss successes and challenges across programs. To be added to the invitation list please contact Cristina Ladas at

  • Dual Language Immersion Network

    Posted in Uncategorized on Feb 26, 2017

    The Dual Language Immersion (or DLI) Network has had great success this year with a visit to a different DLI program every month. This month (February) was at Biltmore Prep Academy in Creighton School District with a K-7th grade Spanish Immersion program. This has allowed the local DLI programs to network, show their program and engage in collaborative dialogue. All sites that participate agree to share the Fidelity Assurances as their framework for successful DLI programs. Next month is Gavilan Peak in Deer Valley with Chinese Immersion on March 2. Contact Cristina Ladas if you would like to...