SWCOLT/PLAN 2022 - MARCH 24-26

gRAND sIERRA rESORT & cASINO - rENO, nEVADA

"Building bridges, breaking barriers"

SWCOLT/PLAN 2022 will be held at the lovely Grand Sierra Casino, hosting a separate smoke-free Conference floor with direct access to all session rooms, luncheons, pool access, and family games and restaurants. The Grand Sierra is unique in that it separates a Casino on one floor and a family-friendly venue on the ground floor.

Conference Keynote Speaker - Akash Patel  ACTFL 2022 President-Elect
From Patel - “In the 54 year history of the organization, I am so honored to announce I will be the first Indian (Asian) American polyglot President-elect of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).” https://thehub.dallasisd.org/2021/11/08/dallas-spanish-teacher-elected-to-foreign-language-organizations-highest-office/
Keynote Address: "Empathy, Action Civics and Cross-Cultural Understanding for Social Justice in the World Language Classroom"

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SWCOLT member, Heather Sweetser of New Mexico, named ACTFL 2022 Teacher of the Year!

https://www.actfl.org/resources/press-releases/2022-actfl-national-language-teacher-the-year-announced

SWCOLT SPONSORS 2021
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The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching is a regional world language teachers' organization that hosts an annual conference in partnership with state world language teacher associations. The participating states in SWCOLT are Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

The purposes of the organization include:

  • Disseminating and publicizing information, data, and materials which promote, develop, and enhance the study and teaching of languages together with their  literatures and cultures

  • Recognizing and publicizing excellence in second language study and teaching

  • Promoting the work and interest of state language organizations

  • Cooperating with state, national, and international organizations whose purpose is to enhance second language study and teaching.