Washington Association for Language Teaching

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

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. 

Dates: October 13-15th, 2022 


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

Workshop facilitatorDr. Celia Chamón 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.)


-Keynote and Conference Sessions: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

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

Topic: Beyond Representation: Building and Sustaining Inclusive Language Classrooms

-Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm 

-Awards Reception: 6:30 pm


-Keynote and Conference Sessions: 8:00 am -12:30 pm

-Lunch: 12:30-1:30 pm 

-Post-conference workshops: 2:00-4:00 pm

Workshop 1: 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.

Workshop 2: TBA

Registration: Visit our events page to register. Log in first for a quicker registration on our new system! Registration includes 2 lunches, 2 receptions and free clock hours for current WAFLT members. 

·         $120 for current WAFLT members Join WAFLT or Renew your membership here.  

·         $90 for current WAFLT retired members.

·         $150 for current PNCFL members from our sibling organizations

·         $200 for non-members with two lunches

·         $50 for current students  

Add ons:

·         Thursday's pre-conference workshop: $50 - ACE (Aid, Challenge, Engage) our Heritage Language Learners in Heritage Learner and Mixed Learner Classrooms

·         Saturday's 2 post-conference workshops: $25 -  See above descriptions.


Holiday Inn Portland - Columbia Riverfront 

Please help support our conference by booking your room with this link. WAFLT must meet a booking minimum in order to avoid extra charges. 

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




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