Register for the Spring Conference

Registration is now open.  Register today for the 2015 Spring Conference.

Conference Costs:

$40 2014-15 Regular Membership, $20 Student/Retired
$60  Conference Registration (includes lunch), $30 Student/Retired
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NW Symposium on Faculty-Led Programs

Dear Colleagues,

Education Abroad at Portland State University is pleased to announce the first annual NW Symposium on Faculty-Led Programs. The event will take place on Friday, April 10, 2015, on the PSU campus following a half-day Forum on Education Abroad Standards of Good Practice workshop which will also be hosted by PSU on Thursday, April 9, 2015. Registration for the event is now open and we are accepting session proposals. Please see below for links to the proposal and registration forms.

Any questions can be directed to Liz Sinclair, Symposium Coordinator, at

Call for Proposals

International faculty-led programming continues to become an increasingly popular form of education abroad for college and university students here in the United States. Many of our colleagues have questions and concerns about ensuring the best outcomes of faculty-led programs. Therefore, we will be coming together to share best practices in the area of faculty-led programming in education abroad for the first annual Northwest Symposium on Faculty-Led Programs on April 10, 2015 at Portland State University. We invite innovative and stimulating proposals for sessions that share best practice and research in this area including, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • risk management;
  • marketing and enrollment management across the Northwest;
  • the benefits of partnering with a service provider;
  • faculty selection and training;
  • curriculum integration and engagement at the department level and;
  • program development across institutions.

Session proposals can be submitted via this form. Any questions can be directed to Liz Sinclair, Symposium Coordinator, at

The deadline for submissions is March 13, 2015.

More information regarding the symposium can be found here.


To register for the Symposium, complete this form. The registration fee for the Symposium is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch on the day of the event. Checks for registration fees can be sent to the following address:

ATTN: Jen Hamlow
Office of International Affairs
Post Office Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751

The deadline for registration is Friday, April 3, 2015.

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Speaking the Language of the 21st Century: World Language Teachers and their Use of Technology

As a special follow up to the Speak Up National Research Project, Rosetta Stone and Project Tomorrow published a white paper, Speaking the Language of the 21st Century: World Language Teachers and their Use of Technology (pdf), on the insights and desires of World Language K-12 educators and their use of technology as they work to meet the needs of students.

About the Speak Up National Research Project

The Speak Up National Research project annually polls K-12 students, parents and educators about the role of technology for learning in and out of school and represents the largest collection of authentic, unfiltered stakeholder voice on digital learning. Since 2003, over 3.5 million K-12 students, parents, teachers, librarians, principals, technology leaders and district administrators have shared their views and ideas through Speak Up. Education, business and policy leaders report that they use the data regularly to inform federal, state and local education programs.


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Spring Conference Registration now open!

Registration for the 2015 COFLT Spring Conference at Willamette University in Salem, OR on March 7th, 2015 is now open!

Use the following link to register!

See you there!


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Spring Conference Call for Presentations

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Inspire. Engage. Transform.

The 2015 Spring Conference is just around the corner.  We are now accepting proposals for both workshops and presentations.

Submit your presentation proposal using the form below.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 31, 2015

Final Notification of Selection: Friday, February 14th

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Keynote Slides Now Available

Slides to Mary Lynn Redmond’s keynote address at the Fall COFLT-WAFLT Conference are now available.  They provide a guide to a lot of great content on the ACTFL website.

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French Teacher Needed at West Linn High School

West Linn High School has an immediate opening for a  French Teacher.
Licensed French teachers interested in a full-time position at West Linn High School near Portland, OR, teaching French 1 (2 sections), French 2 (1 section), French 3 (2 sections), please visit the district website to apply.
The position is listed as Temporary because the school year has started, but it may become a permanent position.
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Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 1.43.58 PM AFS Intercultural Programs USA is a sponsor of the COFLT Fall Conference.  Visit for more information about sharing your life with and AFT Exchange Student.

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2014 Fall Conference Evaluation

If you attended the Fall COFLT WAFLT Bi-State Conference, please take a few minutes to complete a conference evaluation.

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CLASSRoad Online Education


September 2014


Dear Colleague,

CLASSRoad, a leader in online professional development and resources for world language educators, is currently developing a new website called LangCred as part of STARTALK’s infrastructure development initiative. We are reaching out to world language professionals such as yourself to provide input through a brief questionnaire about your experiences in obtaining information online about teacher certification. We hope to better understand the quality and scope of information currently available on state education websites, and how information about certification for world language teachers in particular is presented. Our goal is to produce a website that makes finding and using such information as easy as possible.

The questionnaire is short. All responses will remain confidential.

Please feel free to forward the survey to colleagues.

To begin the survey please press the Survey button below.

Should you have any questions or comments please contact Mayeen Farooqui, the Project Director for LangCred at

Many Thanks,
Mayeen Farooqui M.A. Ed.
Project Director LangCred


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