Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University

W&L Offers Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series

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Julie Cline
News Writer
jcline@wlu.edu
540-458-8954
Lexington, Virginia • September 12, 2007

June K. Phillips, former president of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), will kick off Washington and Lee University's Foreign Language Teachers Workshop Series with a talk on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 4-6 p.m. in the Tucker Multimedia Center, Tucker Hall, room 408. Hospitality will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Phillips, who was instrumental in the creation of foreign language teaching standards for the 21st century, will talk on "Adhering to the ACTFL Standards in the Language Classroom." The workshop is open to all teachers of foreign/world languages at the middle, secondary and post-secondary levels. There is no charge and no advanced reservations are required.

Phillips, dean and professor of French emerita of the College of Arts & Humanities at Weber State University, taught French at the junior high through college levels as well as methods of foreign language teaching. She was project director for the Foreign Language Standards and co-chaired the development of ACTFL/NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education) Program Standards for the Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers. She has conducted workshops and seminars throughout the United States, China, Russia and Swaziland.

"We welcome foreign language teachers from area public and private schools at all levels to participate in this workshop series," says Dick Kuettner, professor of French and Spanish and director of the Tucker Multimedia Center at Washington and Lee . "We are providing an opportunity to learn from the experts, share ideas, promote foreign language learning and teaching and open the channels of communication with those having similar interests and goals."

Virginia Military Institute will hold the next workshop on Nov. 1, Roanoke College on Feb. 26, 2008; and Mary Baldwin College on April 1, 2008. Each workshop will provide a different topic and speaker. If you have any questions about the series, contact Professor Kuettner at 540-458-8995 or email kuettnerd@wlu.edu.

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