Southwest Conference on Language Teaching News

SWCOLT/AZLA in Phoenix is one month away – April 12-15!

To receive the early registration price of $150, you’ll need to register by March 13th.
Register via mail, fax, or online at
You will be able to register for $175 March 14 – March 31 via mail, fax, or online AND ONSITE April 11-14.

To receive the hotel conference rate of $99 per night, you’ll need to reserve by March 21. Register at


CLTA Tweets!

We’re excited to announce the launch of @CLTAtweets!  Please check out the CLTA’s presence on Twitter, and check it daily for tips, strategies, and vital information for world language teachers!  All subscribers to @CLTAtweets will have inside access to CLTA resources that will help us in our classrooms all throughout the year!For information on creating your Twitter account, please email us at!

Calling all language teachers! Nominate a colleague for an award.

It is time to think about honoring our own colleagues and friends who give so much of themselves to their students and peers.  It is a multiple step process, so please go to the website and click on awards in order to find out about them.  There are outstanding teacher awards, a teacher leader award, and even the Hal Wingard Lifetime Achievement Award. Go to

Learning World Languages and Cultures in California: A Stimulus for Academic and Economic Success

Authored by the California Foreign Language Project (CFLP) staff, this publication identifies the status and importance of world language education in California and provides recommendations for strengthening California’s economy, preparing students academically to successfully to compete in the global economy of the 21st Century. The report argues that an investment in World Languages and Cultures study is critical in order to increase students’ academic achievement, promote international cooperation, provide effective social services for all citizens and market California’s products across the globe.

This publication is available at no charge in PDF format on the CFLP site. You can download the entire report here.