Each year, AFLA recognizes two members and one non-member for their contributions to the preservation, teaching, and/or learning of languages in Alaska. The Terry Higley Award is given to a K-12 language teacher that is an AFLA member, the Wolf Hollerbach Award recognizes a university-level language teacher that is an AFLA member, and the Friend… More Seeking 2016 Award Nominations
From JNCL-NCLIS: Dear Colleagues, Last week, the Senate Appropriations Committee reported a bipartisan Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Bill by a vote of 29-1. This FY 2017 bill funds Title VI at the FY 2016 level but reduces Fulbright-Hays by $4.893 million or 69% below FY 2016 as proposed by the Administration’s budget. This proposed reduction,… More Urgent Action Needed: Oppose Senate Cuts to Title VI/Fulbright-Hays!
Your membership dues pay for membership in both AFLA and PNCFL, our regional organization. Membership dues are included in conference registration, or you can renew your membership online if you are unable to attend the state conference in any given year. Current AFLA/PNCFL members are eligible to attend a webinar on April 21 with Amy Lenord,… More Webinar available to AFLA members
AFLA is always looking for new ways to connect with and support language teachers in the diverse program models in our great state. To that end, we will be sharing activities, projects, and more that our language teachers are doing on this website in hopes that it will inspire other teachers in the state! In connection with the… More Virtual Field Trips in Russian Class!
Anchorage School District News Release, April 11, 2016: District to offer Seal of Biliteracy on high school diplomas Seal will recognize highly proficient students who study a world language or whose second language is English Beginning with the Class of 2016, the Anchorage School District will offer graduating seniors a Seal of Biliteracy to recognize… More ASD to offer Seal of Biliteracy on diplomas
The University of Colorado Boulder has a new online program dedicated to the theory and practice of technology integration in the language classroom. The program, called Elevate, is a brand new, fully online graduate program designed specifically for language educators. Click here to learn more about the program. Their next course will be on Telecollaboration and Language Learning… More Online course for technology integration in language classes
Russian Cultural Day and Olympiada held at ASD Education Center by Anna Walker, Russian Immersion, Turnagain Elementary On March 4, the Alaskan State Olympiada of Russian Spoken Language and Russian Cultural Day were held at the Education Center. The event was organized by four Russian Language teachers: Anna Walker (Turnagain Elementary), Michele Whaley (West… More Report from 2016 State Russian Olympiada
The Anchorage area elementary, middle, high school and university Japanese teachers’ association was treated to an incredible Student Engagement one-day workshop presented by Mr. Yo Azama on Saturday February 13. Mr. Azama, the 2012 ACTFL teacher of the year, expertly presented on both student engagement and student preparation for the 21st century. Mr. Azama began… More Training for Japanese teachers in Anchorage
If you are unable to attend the 2016 conference in Anchorage, you can still maintain your active member status of AFLA and PNCFL for the upcoming school year! Annual membership for the two organizations is $40.00, and you can register at this link.
About 485 students from across Alaska recently demonstrated their skills in the Alaska State Activities Association’s World Language Declamation Competition. Students studying another language compete in recitation of poetry, speak spontaneously in solo or team events, and show off culture trivia knowledge in the languages of study. Students competed in six different languages: Chinese, French,… More State Declamation 2016