Attention teachers of Japanese!

Reminder to Japanese teachers interested in applying for the Japan Foundation travel grant! You must apply by December 1, 2015 directly to the Japan Foundation! Go to the Japan Foundation website www.jflalc

Click on “Grants,” “Japanese Language Grants,” “Short-term.” Please read the requirements carefully, including the teaching level for each grant. The helpful website will give you all the information you need to apply. The Japan Foundation will recommend potential grantees to CLTA. The short-term travel/study grant for this year is July 7 – August 27, 2015.

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:

Looking forward to receiving your project soon.

Grazie infinite e cordialita’
Paola Ebranati

Education Attache’ | Consulate General of Italy

application form:

submit to:


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


Every year, 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), Capital World Language Project (CapWLP) and CLTA.  She represents the best qualities of a World Language teaching professional and will compete at ACTFL in November.  Congratulations to Nicole!

2014 Summer Seminar Success in Beautiful Santa Barbara

This year’s theme focused on Common Core and World Language Standards: Engaging 21st Century Learners. While the Seminar’s general sessions continued to address topics relevant to all participants, including Common Core Standards and World Language Education,  participants also reviewed 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 readiness!

Also popular were language specific strands, as well as a new strand:  Immersion / Two Way Programs: Research, Models and Instructional Strategies for Chinese and Spanish Programs. For those recent to the profession, a Foundations strand: Standards-Based Lesson / Unit Design to Increase Students’ Linguistic and Academic Performance was offered. Content in the strands that are repeated from one year to the next is updated annually. If you wish to see the complete program listing, please go to

We hope that you are planning to join us next year for another professionally enriching experience at the Summer Seminar. Furthermore,we 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 next year’s seminar, please do not hesitate to contact either Lorraine ( Duarte (, Co-coordinators of CLTA/CWLPSummer Seminar..

2014 Summer Seminar Brochure

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