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COFLT-WAFLT Fall 2024 Conference

Call for proposals and Conference Information 

We invite you to submit a proposal to present at our in-person 2024 fall conference titled Building Bridges, Fostering Global Communicators. This conference will take place October 11-12, 2024, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel. Presentation sessions will be scheduled Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12. There will be an optional post-conference workshop Saturday afternoon. We will accept proposals until July 31st, 2024.

Please be aware that all presenters are required to register and pay for conference attendance. With the exception of pre-conference workshop presenters, standard registration rates apply.

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WAFLT invites you to explore the schedule of presentations for in-person conference, which was held October 14-15th, 2023, at Mount Vernon High School (40 minutes north of Seattle).

Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors!


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Join your language educator colleagues for this "One-Day" WAFLT Spring Regional to be held April 22nd in Miller Hall at Western Washington University in Bellingham, WA.


$25: Current WAFLT members. Need to renew for 2023-24? Visit our membership page.

Western Washington Faculty and Students: FREE! Connect with Dr. Sheryl Bernardo-Hinesley for the registration code.

Conference Program

The draft program can be viewed here.


WAFLT will provide a light continental breakfast.

We also have generous funding from the College of Humanities and Social Science and Modern and Classic Languages to offer 60 free box lunches to participants, so register soon. Register by April 1st to ensure your meal. After we sell out the 60 meals, you may purchase a lunch for $10 or bring your own.


8:00 Registration & Networking

8:30 Continental Breakfast 

9:00  Keynote Speaker - Large room

10:00 Workshop 1 (4 sessions)

11:00 Workshop 2 (4 sessions)

12:00 Lunch, Catered (Funded by CHSS)

1:00 Workshop 3 (Language share out)

2:00 Workshop 4 (4 sessions)

3:00  Clock hours & Networking

4:00 Departure

Parking at WWU

There will be free parking on Western's Campus in the C Lot.

2023 PNCFL Virtual Conference (Completed)

This year’s PNCFL spring conference will be a virtual event that combines pre-recorded presentations, video chat rooms, networking, celebrations, and language-group lunches.

The PNCFL Spring conference will be held February 24th-25th on Zoom and other platforms with a celebration on Friday evening.

Thank you, Avant Assessment, for sponsoring our Friday Keynote Speaker, Dr. L.J. Randolph

Thank you, Vista Higher Learning, for sponsoring our Thursday Welcome Reception!

The 2022 Fall WAFLT-COFLT conference was held on October 13-15th at the Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront (formerly the Red Lion) in Portland, Oregon. 

Final_ 2022 WAFLT-COFLT Linked _At-a-Glance_ Program.pdf

Shared presentations - Access shared presentations here. If you have a presentation to share, please send/share it with

Kristen Wolf (Montana) - Gems from WAFLT-COFLT 

Need help convincing your admin? WAFLT has two letters that you can use to advocate for your attendance. 

Click here to access Dr. Veronica Trapani's (OSPI World Supervisor) support letter.

Click here for a copy of WAFLT's support letter to administrators. 

COVID Policy: WAFLT-COFLT understands that the COVID pandemic is still ongoing and at the same time value the importance in person learning together. We will take precautions whenever possible such as supporting our attendees choice to mask or unmask, distance whenever possible and offering personal protection gear such as masks, and hand sanitizer.

Refunds for cancellations: If you are unable to attend the conference, WAFLT will not be able to refund the meal ($80), pre-conference workshop ($50), or post-conference workshop ($25) portions of your registration.

Dates: October 13-15th, 2022 


-Pre-conference workshop: 4:00-7:00 pm

Workshop facilitatorDr. Celia Chomón Zamora, ACTFL Director of Professional Learning and Certification

Topic: ACE (Aid, Challenge, Engage) our Heritage Language Learners in Heritage Learner and

Mixed Learner Classrooms

Workshop Description: This session will first provide an overview of the current research that exists regarding assessments, programs, and materials for heritage language learners (HLLs) in the world language classroom. Further, it will explore how to adapt differentiated and guided instruction to facilitate learning in both classrooms consisting of only HLLs, and those with mixed learners and/or proficiency levels. Sample lessons, materials and sources will be presented which will help educators understand how to adapt their language classrooms. Lastly, it will focus on how to advocate for and support not just heritage language education, but our own heritage language students by emphasizing their relationship with the language and what they CAN do with it.

-Welcome Reception: 6:00-8:00 pm (Appetizers will be served with a cash bar available.)

Friday Keynote SpeakerDr. L.J. Randolph Jr, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Topic: Beyond Representation: Building and Sustaining Inclusive Language Classrooms

SaturdayKeynote Speaker: Victor H. Begay, PhD, Portland State University

Our Past is Our Future: Indigenous Heritage Language as Survivance

Saturday Post-Conference Workshops

Dr. L.J. Randolph - Enacting Anticolonial and Antiracist Language Pedagogies

Workshop Description:Anticolonial and antiracist pedagogical frameworks allow us to intentionally confront and dismantle barriers to inclusive language learning. In this workshop, we will first examine how language education is connected to broader, societal-level antiracist and anticolonial movements. We will then explore specific strategies for engaging learners with such pedagogies while also supporting language proficiency goals, with particular attention to novice and intermediate proficiency levels. Participants will leave with concrete ideas, activities, and frameworks that can be applied to a variety of languages, levels, ages, and instructional contexts.

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