CLTA News Blog from the Executive Director, Tanya Zaccone,


Good news for anyone and everyone who wants to make a real difference in our profession! Look for a post called “Strategic Plan” on the CLTA website under “About CLTA.” There you will see ways you can contribute to the statewide effort to bring our mission and vision to fruition within five years.

UPDATE ON SWCOLT: Ying Jin represented California very well at the SWCOLT Conference – in fact, she was chosen to be the SWCOLT representative to the ACTFL TOY competition next November!

 Speaking of SWCOLT – how about our own Paula Hirsch!

Long-time CLTA Conference Coordinator Paula Hirsch is the new SWCOLT President, as of the SWCOLT Conference in Oklahoma City! CLTA depends on Paula to keep everything straight, in order, appropriate and legal regarding Conference – and SoCal Jamboree. Well done, Paula!

UPDATE ON CLTA/CWLP Summer Seminar at UC Santa Barbara 2017

We have dates! July 14–19, 2017. You want to be part of the special summer “family”!

28th Annual Seminar for Language Educators – for more information:



Pay for Summer Seminar:

Student Strand page:

UPDATE California Department of Education (C.D.E.): California Global Education Network

Global Education? Really? Yes, really! This California Global Education Network publication is from the California Department of Education. Can you say, “potential to transform education for good, better and best?” It’s here! Educating for Global Competency:

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Past & Future CLTA Board Meetings

Board Meetings (Let your affiliate rep know early about your ideas)

  • September 17, 2016
  • November 5, 2016
  • January 7, 2017
  • DATE TBA: Board meeting (tentatively May, 2017 Conference Call
  • Executive Board Conference Call meetings, pre-Board meetings, as needed