Every year around this time, CLTA and other state language organizations from our Southwestern Region send one candidate to compete in the Teacher of the Year (TOY) program in the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). World Language teachers from Hawaii, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Texas and Oklahoma created a portfolio and were interviewed at the Conference, which took place at Snowbird, Utah from April 24-26.Nicole Naditz

We are proud to tell you that the winner of the TOY competition was CLTA’s candidate Nicole Naditz, a French teacher at Bella Vista High School in Fair Oaks (Sacramento County).  Nicole has been a generous contributor and presenter in her local affiliate (FLAGS), world language project (CAPWLP) and CLTA.  She represents the best qualities of a World Language teaching professional.  Congratulations to Nicole!

2014 Summer Seminar in Beautiful Santa Barbara

Good News! The on-line registration link for the 25th Annual CLTA / CWLP Summer Seminar at Santa Barbara is now live and available to interested world language educators. To register, please go to

This year’s theme will focus on Common Core and World Language Standards: Engaging 21st Century Learners. While the Seminar’s general sessions will continue to address topics relevant to all participants, including Common Core Standards and World Language Education, we will be adding Assessment of Language Learner Performance employing the NCSSFL/ACTFL “Can Do” Statements, and Engaging 21st Century Language Learners in acquiring the global competencies necessary to be college, career and world ready!

In addition to our regular offerings, we have a wonderful addition to the language specific strands: Multi-Media Strategies that Engage 21st Century Learners of German: from Chalkboard to Smartphones.  We will also have a new strand:  Immersion / Two Way Programs: Research, Models and Instructional Strategies for Chinese and Spanish Programs. For those recent to the profession, we will once again offer the Foundations strand: Standards-Based Lesson / Unit Design to Increase Students’ Linguistic and Academic Performance. Please be assured that the content in the strands that are repeated from one year to the next is updated annually. To see the complete program listing, please go to

We hope that you are planning to join us this year for another professionally enriching experience at the Summer Seminar. Furthermore, I hope that you also will share the information with your colleagues and encourage them to attend as well.  Should you have any questions or need more information regarding this year’s seminar, please do not hesitate to contact either Lorraine ( )or Duarte (

2014 Summer Seminar Brochure

Check out these great links for restaurants and more in San Diego!

Search these web sites for more restaurant information:


1500 OCEAN 1500 Orange Ave Coronado, CA 92118 619 435 6611

Candelas on the Bay 1201 First Street, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-4900

1887 Address: 1701 Strand Way, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-0155

Peohe’s Address: 1201 1st Street, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 437-4474

Sapori Address: 120 Orange Avenue, Coronado, CA 92118 619/ 319 5696

Tartine – 1106 1st St., Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 435-4323

Il Fornaio – 1133 1st St., Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 437-4911

Village Pizzaria Bayside – 1201 1st St. #6, Coronado  CA 92118 (619) 437-0650

The Tavern – 1310 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 437-0611

Coronado Brewing Company – 170 Orange Ave, Coronado, CA 92118 (619) 437-4452

Fashion Valley

California Pizza Kitchen Address: Fashion Valley Mall (619) 298-4078 

Cheesecake Factory Address: 7067 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108 619-683-2800

Love Boat Sushi Address: Fashion Valley Mall 619) 291-7711

Neiman Marcus Zodiac Restaurant Fashion Valley Mall 619) 692-9100 

Nordstrom’s Café  Fashion Valley Mall (619) 295-4441 

P.F.Chang’s Address: 7077 Friars Road, San Diego, CA 92108

Rubio’s Baja Grill Address:Fashion Valley Mall (619) 718-9975 

Sarku Japan Address: Fashion Valley Mall (619) 296-5622 

Stacked Address: Fashion Valley Mall (619) 225-7900 

Stone Oven Gourmet Sandwiches Address: Fashion Valley Mall (941) 688-2631

True Food Address: Fashion Valley Mall (619) 810-2929



Gaslamp District and Downtown

Gaslamp restaurants are best reached by taking the Green Line trolley to Gaslamp Quarter stop

De Medici Address: 815 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Acqua Al 2 Address: 322 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Candelas  416 3rd Ave. San Diego, CA 92101 619.702.4455

Ocean Room Address: 630 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Operacaffe Address: 835 4th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

BiCE Ristorante Address: 425 Island Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Donovan’s of Downtown Address: 570 K Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Nobu Address: 207 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

McCormick & Schmick’s Address: 675 L Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Blue Point Address: 565 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Asti Ristorante Address: 728 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Chianti Address: 644 5th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Grant Grill Address: 326 Broadway, San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-312

Afghanistan Khyber Pass Restaurant 523 University Ave. San Diego, CA 92111 619-294-7579
Au Revoir Bistro Address: 420 Robinson Ave San Diego, CA 92103  (619) 268-2400
Bo’s Seafood Market and Grill 1040 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 574-2800
Busalacchi’s A Modo Mio 3707 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103(619) 298-0119
Ortega’s Bistro Address: 141 University Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 692-4200
Osteria Origano Address: 3650 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 295-9590
Parma – Cucina Italiana Address: 850 5th AveSan Diego, CA 92103  (619) 543-0049
Ristorante Arrivederci Address: 3845 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 299-6282
RK Cafe Sushi Address: 334 W Washington St (619) 574-6630
Saigon On Fifth Address: 3900 5th Ave San Diego, CA 9210 (619) 220-8828
Tapas Picasso Restaurante Address: 3923 4th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 294-3061
The Tractor Room Address: 3687 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 543-1007
Voyou Wine Bar Address: 3696 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103 (619) 297-9720

Little Italy

Bencotto Italian Kitchen  750 W Fir St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 450-4786
Buon Appetito Address: 1609 India St San Diego, CA 92101(619) 238-9880
Davanti Enoteca Address: 1655 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 237-9606
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto   1747 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 232-5094

Indigo Grill Address: 1536 India Street, San Diego, CA 92101 (866) 368-3773

Isola Pizza Bar   1526 India St San Diego, CA 92101(619) 255-4230
Landini’s Pizzeria Address: 1827 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 238-3502
Mimmo’s Italian Village Address: 1743 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 239-3710
Prepkitchen Little Italy Address: 1526 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 255-4230
Trattoria Fantastica Address: 1735 India St San Diego, CA 92101 (619) 234-1735
 Mission Hills

Café Bleu  Address: 807 W Washington St San Diego CA 92103 (619) 291-1717

Olivetto Ristorante Address: 860 West Washington Street, San Diego, CA 92103 (866) 368-3773

The Red Door Restaurant and Wine Bar Address:  741 W Washington St San Diego CA 92103

The Wellington Steak and Martini Lounge 741 W Washington St San Diego CA 92103 619-291-1159

Old Town

Barra Barra Restaurant & Saloon Address: State Park (619) 297-3100

Cafe Coyote y Cantina Address: 2461 San Diego Avenue, (619) 291-4695

Casa de Reyes Mexican Cuisine Address: 2754 Calhoun St San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 297-3100

Casa Guadalajara Mexican Restaurant Address: 4105 Taylor Street, (619) 295-5111
Cosmopolitan Hotel & Restaurant Address: 2660 CalhounStreet, (619) 297-1874
Jack & Guilio’s Italian Restaurant 2391 San Diego Avenue, (619) 294-2074
Old Town Mexican Cafe Restaurant 2489 San Diego Avenue, (619) 297-4330
Pizza Bella Italian Bistro 2707 Congress Street, (619) 692 4333
Rockin’ Baja Twiggs Street off Congress Street (619) 260-0305
Airport Shuttles
UBER By seamlessly connecting riders to drivers through their apps, they make cities more accessible, opening up more possibilities for riders and more business for drivers. It is a safe way to get from A to B and not stand around waiting for a taxi

Cloud 9 SuperShuttle 123 Camino De La Reina San Diego, CA (800) 974-8885

EZ Ride 3940 Hancock St #209 San Diego, CA (619) 297-7463

San Diego Airport Transportation 325 North Harbor Dr San Diego, CA (888) 868-8955

San Diego Cab San Diego, CA (619) 226-8294

San Diego Silver Cab Inc. Normal Heights San Diego, CA
(619) 280-5555

All Nations Cab San Diego, CA (619) 229-0344

Seal Transportation 4359 Cherokee Ave San Diego, CA (858) 224-5474

Red Cab of San Diego  1704 Cactus Road San Diego, CA (619) 661-0107

San Diego Private Car Service

Sam Dahman, his email: , and his cell number is: (619)227-1129.  His black car service will charge them $ 2.50 per mile. 415 Laurel St #402 San Diego, CA
(866) 788-5552

san diego 2016 Hancock St San Diego, CA (619) 333-0990

Public Transportation

Tourists and conference attendees often prefer economical public transportation.  One can find the easiest routes via the Internet at . The Fashion Valley Transit Center behind the Town and Country Hotel and Resort has numerous buses and the green line trolley. Riders must first purchase a Compass Card for $2.00, and then they may purchase additional passes. Passengers can purchase passes at machines on the trolley level accessible by stairs or elevator.  If one doesn’t purchase a pass, one must have exact change to ride the buses or trolleys. Various passes for San Diego public system are available:

One day – $5.00, Two day -$9.00, Three day – $12.00, Four day – $15.00, Fourteen day – $43.00

You may download and print regional maps including most areas that you would want to visit at:

Hospitality Desk

The Foreign Language Council of San Diego will staff a booth on Thursday (5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.), on Friday-Saturday (7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.) and on Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) to answer questions about local sites of interest, shopping malls, transportation and directions, and obtaining medical care.  They have collected restaurants coupons for discounted meals and appetizers.

Harbor Drive, San Diego – Come to the CLTA Conference and do some sight-seeing

Harbor Drive is an exquisite and beautiful tourist attraction. This one street contains many hotels, cruise and historical ships and ferries, restaurants, statues. There’s Seaport Village, the “Midway” naval ship, war memorials, statues, etc. Beginning at the intersection of Hugo St. and Scott St. and ending at Civic Center Dr. with a span of approx. 10 miles, Harbor Drive is an absolute go to while visiting San Diego.

The naval ship, “Midway”, currently a museum, that served in the Vietnam War and as the Persian Gulf’s flagship. Built a week after WWII, the USS Midway served for an unprecedented 47 years. Next to this giant ship is a memorial for soldiers who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Also, a fairly large sculpture called “Unconditional Surrender” represents a navy officer kissing his spouse. With a height of 25 feet, this sculpture is a constant tourist attraction. All this gives Harbor Dr. it’s a nationalistic feeling.

Continuing down Harbor Dr. a visitor would arrive at Seaport Village. Consisting of many stores and restaurants this area is often crowded. Right next to the bay, people generally sit in its open space park and fly their kites while watching boats come and go. You can also take a ferry from Seaport Village to Coronado Island, which is across the bay. Recently, Seaport Village opened a new outlet center across the parking lot. This outlet also consists of the award winning restaurant “The Cheese Cake Factory”. Seaport Village also captivates and draws many visitors to this particular street called Harbor Drive.

Last but not least, Harbor Drive is right next to the heart of San Diego, Downtown, also passing by San Diego’s very own Convention Center. Downtown contains the “Gaslamp Quarter”, which was the original starting place of San Diego’s downtown revitalization with dozens of restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, etc. – everything you need to have an amazing night is in Downtown.

For some, Harbor Drive is the most important road in all of San Diego. Stroll, bike, or skate along Harbor Drive. Relax and count the sailboats and sailors–sailing against the backdrop of the graceful Coronado Bay Bridge.

You can easily enjoy an afternoon and evening along Harbor Drive by taking the Green Line trolley from Fashion Valley to Santa Fe Depot.  If you continue your evening in the Gaslamp District, you can return to your restful hotel room by boarding the Green Line trolley at the Fifth Avenue trolley stop.  Come enjoy a few of the many attractions San Diego offers.

San Diego is…

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Vibrant, diverse, charming, relaxed, arts-supporting, cosmopolitan, high-tech, proud, revitalized, climate-perfect ……..

When I asked ten different San Diego residents what one word would they use to describe their city, the above ten adjectives were the words that came to mind. So how can a city be both cosmopolitan and charming at the same time? San Diego is a city of many contrasts, rich in history dating as far back as 1542, when Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed into San Diego Bay, and extremely modern in its downtown architecture and high-tech, biochemistry firms.

San Diego is …… the second-largest city in the state of California and the seventh largest city in the nation. But what is San Diego other than these statistics?

San Diego is …… a vibrant and revitalized city, diverse in its ethnical make-up, and yet it has a small-town feel when you walk through its various neighborhoods, each with its own charm. You can sample Pho in Little Saigon, visit historical homes in Old Town and Mission Hills, buy olive oil in Little Italy, or go window-shopping at the pricey boutiques in La Jolla.

San Diego is …… a city blessed with near-perfect climate year-round and offers easy access to beaches, the mountains, and the desert. You can relax on a sailboat in the bay, go hiking in the mountains near Julian, and view the wild flowers in Borrego Springs, all during the same weekend!

San Diego is …… a proud city, proud of its military ties and facilities, of its major universities (UCSD, CSU, and USD, to name a few), of its first-class Opera and Symphony, of its high-tech companies such as Qualcomm, and of its hometown team the Chargers.

San Diego is …… host of the 2014 CLTA Conference! Come and enjoy all of the amenities this “City by the Bay” and “America’s Finest City” has to offer.


2014 CLTA Conference is in Sunny San Diego!

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Come join us in sunny San Diego for the 2014 CLTA conference, from March 13 – 16.

We will be staying in the Town & Country Resort & Convention Center.

The cost of the hotel is $161.00 for single, double, triple or quad occupancy rooms.  Check back here for more details as the conference approaches.  To submit a proposal go to

ReLANpro 21st Century Cloud Learning Scholarship

PURPOSE:To provide cloud language learning capabilities to schools that are in need financially, but want to provide 21st Century Learning to their students and teachers; in particular, language learning.  ASC-ReLANpro wants to partner with schools in helping students achieve language acquisition.


Teachers, we commend you for all you give to your students.  We believe all students should have the chance to learn to communicate with the best resources available, for they are our future.


ASC-ReLANpro is offering a 3 year scholarship to have 21st Century Cloud Language Learning in your school*.

Teachers, tell us the following in 500 words or less: 

1. Why do you want a 21st Century online language lab?

2. Who would it serve?

3. How would you use it?

4. What appeals to you about the ReLANpro Cloud Learning system?

5. Which system would you prefer; ReLANpro Mobile or ReLANpro.NET?  Why?


Submissions must be made on or before April 15, 2013



The winner will be notified on or before May 15, 2013.

*Online language learning for up to 1,000 students.

Until next time for ReLANpro…

Sincerely,Ralf Porankiewicz


Evaluate the conference sessions and workshops you attended!

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Please complete the online Overall Conference evaluation using the following URL:


Early Bird price expired, but it’s not too late to register for the conference!

With so many amazing Workshops and Interest Sessions, this year’s CLTA conference looks to be very  informative.  Check out the workshops and sessions by following these links:

Pre-Conference Workshops

Saturday and Sunday Interest Sessions 

To register online, please go to

We are proud to host our members at the Hyatt Regency Orange County. Follow the link and register for your room, now!