Announcing the 2021 CLTA-CWLP Summer Seminar 

CLTA’s First Virtual Conference was a Success!

The 32nd annual CLTA-CWLP Summer Seminar will be July 16-21 this year. Given that we are still under COVID restrictions, the seminar will be virtual. We are working on a fabulous list of Keynote speakers, to be announced once they are finalized.

This year’s theme is The Socially Just World Language Classroom; Social-Emotional Learning and Framework-Aligned Practice

As for past seminars, we will offer diverse strands. Participants will meet in the morning for a keynote address, followed by time in strands. 

And of course, no Summer Seminar could ever be complete without some time for fun and networking! Even though we cannot be together on the UCSB campus this summer, we will nevertheless plan for some social activities designed to allow us to enjoy time together. 

And next year, we will return to Santa Barbara for the 33rd annual Summer Seminar! 

We look forward to our time together with you! Please mark your calendars and stay posted! We will soon have more details for you about the keynote speakers, registration, and much more!



CLTA wants to thank all of you who attended the 2021 Virtual Conference.  We want to remind you that all of the sessions & TOY Talks will be accessible until July 31. If your login & password are not working, please email

On Sunday, there were two sessions that could not be seen due to technical difficulties. Both sessions are online on the Conference Platform.

  • Being Relevant presented by Clarissa Adams Fletcher, the 2011 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year 
  • Beyond food and music: studying culture below the surface in a Distance Learning Environment presented by Carmen de Jesús from Savvas Learning  

We will soon be sending out a survey so that you can give us input on ways to improve our virtual events.  We look forward to hearing your suggestions and thoughts. 

Paula Hirsch
Conference Coordinator



CLTA is looking for volunteers to fill THREE (3) important roles within the organization!

If you have been looking for a way to give back to your organization, read about each position below and then apply for the one that matches your sense of responsibility. 



The Program Chair is a member of the Conference Coordinator’s team and works with all members of the team (Registrar, Assistant Conference Coordinator, Exhibits Chair & Awards Chair). The Program Chair currently receives an honorarium plus travel & hotel expenses for both the conference and the yearly required meeting with the hosting affiliate.

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The job of secretary requires attendance at Board meetings, usually three per year with additional on-line meetings. The Secretary is a member of the Executive Board per By-Laws. 

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This volunteer position requires a substantial time commitment, but the right person will find it a rewarding position to hold. There is currently a stipend associated with the position, which is set by the Board of Directors.

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