MALT Members at MFPE Fall Conference 2021 with Bryce Hedstrom
Founded in 1954, the association provides its members with pedagogical assistance and linguistic resources for language instruction at elementary, secondary, and university levels. The member organization has an annual conference in the spring, workshops in conjunction with the MEA/MFT Conference in October, and provides a website and dynamic community full of resources. MALT is a constituent of the Pacific Northwest Council on Foreign Languages (PNCFL) and the American council on the Teaching of ForeignLanguages (ACTFL).
MALT now has PayPal. Pay your membership dues and register for conferences with the click of a button.
THE SEAL OF BILITERACY HAS COME TO MONTANA! Join us at the MFPE 2021 Fall Conference to learn more.
Bringing the World to Montana and Montana to the World The Montana World Affairs Council is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to fostering global understanding and awareness in Montana’s communities and classrooms.
Academic WorldQuest For the first time, Academic WorldQuest will be held in-person AND virtually! As always, Academic WorldQuest will be FREE to all schools.
Academic WorldQuest will be held in-person at the University of Montana on Monday, February 28th and Tuesday, March 1st. All programs will be live streamed. Due to the incredible success of the competition last year, the competition will again be through Kahoot allowing us to keep the competition available for students in-person and virtual.
We are allowing unlimited teams and alternates to attend Academic WorldQuest in-person and/ or virtually. For schools wishing to attend in-person, scholarships will be available! Scholarships are intended to help schools cover the cost of transportation, lodging, and substitute teachers.
To learn more about Academic WorldQuest, please click here.
Please note: All grade levels are welcome to attend Academic WorldQuest programs virtually. Only high school students and educators can attend in-person and the competition.
Call for Articles for the Latest Issue of LINGO!
Lingo, the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL) newsletter, has established itself as the leading regional information resource in the Pacific Northwest. Twice each year, Lingo details successful language programs and course materials, shares professional development opportunities and conferences reports on state and national language policy, and follows second language acquisition research. Please consider writing a short article, description of an innovative course, review of teaching materials, or any other items of interest to LINGO's 800+ subscribers in the language teaching profession across MT, ID, WY, OR, WA, and AK.Please send submissions to the LINGO editor, Paris Granville, at email@example.com.
Dear Language Educator,
As ACTFL President, I am writing today to ask you to join me for the ACTFL 2021 Virtual Convention from November 19-21, with continued access to sessions through February 28, 2022. We are taking advantage of the virtual format and all of the opportunities that it presents for exciting, affordable, and extensive professional learning and networking. Here’s how: Access to over 500 SESSIONS by top presenters on the cutting-edge of our field. Join the conversation with presenters during our simulive sessions at the Convention and communicate with presenters of on-demand sessions on your own schedule. Extend the learning for months, returning to the platform at your convenience through the end of February.
LEARN MORE Three incredible KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Obekongo Dibinga (trilingual poet, TV Talk Show Host, rapper, and professor), Marcia Tate (educational consultant and best-selling author), and Shiza Shahid (entrepreneur, technologist, and co-founder of the Malala Fund).
The ability to SEARCH our platform for sessions that MATCH YOUR INTERESTS with keywords such as Social Justice, Equitable & Inclusive Practices, Interculturality, Literacy, Personalized Learning, Articulation, Teacher Preparation & Recruitment, Target Language, and many more!
Learn more about Jeshika-sensei Learn more about exciting PRODUCTS AND SERVICES offered by our exhibiting companies from around the world. Attend exhibitor workshops, make appointments, or chat with exhibitors via a special contact panel at their virtual booth.
Meet up with friends and create new ones with our new in-platform NETWORKING feature. Send messages or even video chat without leaving the convention.
Fold in some FUN with access to Zumba classes, a Japanese Tea Ceremony, and a rice ball class. Join me as we enjoy the beauty of Japanese culture, with a tea ceremony demonstration for you and a rice-ball making class for the kids!
All this is available for the ACTFL Member Rate of $165 by September 15th. There is also a special student rate for full-time students. Please also check out our stipends for new teachers, first-time attendees, and BIPOC educators.
REGISTER NOWWhile I’d love to see each of you in person, I’m excited about the many ways we can connect virtually, with none of the travel expenses, or even the need to get dressed up! I do hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to attend ACTFL Virtual 2021.
Each year, JNCL-NCLIS delegates and dedicated language advocates across the county unite to meet with Members of Congress and promote the importance of language education and international studies.
In 2021 we debuted the virtual version of our Language Advocacy Days with resounding, record-breaking success. Stories of multilingualism and the need for federal language education policy were heard by all 100 U.S. Senators and 180+ Representatives.
In consideration of the on-going COVID pandemic, travel restrictions for educators outside of Washington, D.C., and in-person visitor restrictions on Capitol Hill, the JNCL-NCLIS Board of Directors has elected to continue with the virtual format for Language Advocacy Days 2022 to prioritize the health and safety of our attendees and congressional staff.
While we look forward to the day when we can gather in-person on Capitol Hill, we are excited to continue this momentum through our virtual format by featuring new vendors and programming and welcoming back advocates from all 50 states with this accessible and impactful format.
Dear State Language Associations in the United States,
It’s a pleasure to connect with you! My name is Dalila González, Conference Director at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP).
I am reaching out to ask for your support in sharing the news about our 104th AATSP Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico! (July 9-12, 2022). The Annual Conference provides a forum for educators from the United States and abroad. Our conference includes over 300 events during 3 ½ days of discussions, workshops, sessions, exhibits, speeches, excursions, and awards that reflect trends, interests, and the needs of language educators of Spanish and Portuguese. This is an excellent professional development opportunity for Spanish and Portuguese language educators!
President: Beth Janney Flathead High School (Spanish)
Treasurer: Adrienne Barnes Polson High School (Spanish)
Secretary: Lachelle Davis-Monnett Flathead High School (French)
PNCFL Board Representative: Kristen Wolf Bozeman Field School (Spanish)
Past President: Blakely Hay (Spanish)
Montana Jobs for Teachers
Montana Office of Public Instruction keeps the most current list of teaching positions available. Also, check our Facebook page for up-to-date job info from your colleagues, we often post there about openings in our districts.
The MALT constitution was most recently revised in April, 2017.