“CLTA is proud to announce the new ACTFL Teacher of the Year – Chinese teacher Ying Jin from Cupertino! Congratulations Ying!”

November 18, 2017


Great news for California! Our CLTA/SWCOLT nominee for ACTFL Teacher of the Year, Ying Jin, is the new ACTFL TOY.

According to the ACTFL Press Release: NASHVILLE—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Ying Jin, a Chinese teacher at Cupertino High School in the Fremont Union High School District in Cupertino, CA, and a representative of the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2017 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Nashville on Friday, Nov. 17.

To find out more about the new ACTFL Teacher of the Year go to the ACTFL website [here https://www.actfl.org/news/press-releases/actfl-names-2018-national-language-teacher-the-year

November 14, 2017

Japanese teacher alert! Your application for the short-term Summer Study grant from the Japan Foundation is Due December 1 (not postmarked, due in their office). For more information click HERE.

Time is running out for nominating a student for CLTA/CIEE Student of the Year. Applications due December 1st. For the link click here and for more information about the Student of the Year competition, please contact Tanya at exec-director@clta.net