Opportunity from NEH: Authors in the Prado

Spanish Painting and the Literature It Inspired (in Spanish)
Madrid, Spain
21 June-24 July 2015

This five week intensive course designed for K-12 teachers and graduate students preparing to be teachers looks at the dialog between masterpieces of Spanish literature and art. Artists and writers to be studied include Velázquez, Goya, Picasso, Calderón, Lope de Vega, Buero Vallejo, Alberti, Arrabal and others.
NEH Summer Fellows accepted to participate in this seminar will have free access to the Museo del Prado, will enjoy lectures from museum curators, and will participate in guided excursions to Toledo, Segovia, and Salamanca.

More information: NEH.BYU.EDU

Attention Italian teachers in northern CA

This just in from the Italian Consulate:

Cari tutti/Dear Everyone

As you may or may not know, a Campaign aimed to raise funds to increase the number of Italian classes and learners in Northern California schools was launched in February 2014.
I am now pleased to circulate the attached grant application form for your schools/your kids’ school to fill in with your projects to increase the number of Italian learners.
Grants will be distributed on the basis of fund availability and in the order they arrive at: sanfrancisco.education@esteri.it

Looking forward to receiving your project soon.

Grazie infinite e cordialita’
Paola Ebranati

Education Attache’ | Consulate General of Italy

application form: weloveitalian.org

submit to: sanfrancisco.education@esteri.it


Announcing CLTA World Language Jamboree 2014

in exciting Anaheim!

• October 25, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
• Includes CLTA membership, cost of conference and meals, handouts if registered by October 15
• Must be a member of affiliate
• Registration $80 (late fee after October 15)
Please click on the url or cut and paste into your browser:
CLTA Affiliates FLA-OC, FLCSD, IEFLA, and MCLASC host

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


Register for OPI Assessment Workshops in California and Vermont this summer

ACTFL is offering two installments of its popular Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop — one at Mills College (“Middlebury at Mills”) in Oakland, Calif., July 5 to 8, and one at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., July 19 to 22. This four-day professional development workshop is designed to introduce language educators to the OPI, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. Learn more and register.