Opportunities to learn other languages are limited, especially, in Idaho. Many foreign language teachers lack sufficient support and may not have access to high-quality teaching resources. The Pathways Open Educational Resource (OER) Repository, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, is an open and collaborative network of instructional materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students.
Teachers and students participating in the Pathways Project come from different fields of study and schools across Idaho to create open (i.e., free), digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. We hope to impact the opportunities learners have to connect to the global world and want to connect with you!
We are excited to announce a special Open House for Idaho K-16 second language instructors. This event will take place on April 26th, from 5:00pm-6:30pm and participants will have the option to attend virtually or face-to-face!
Please RSVP via Paperless Post and if you have not yet received an invitation, kindly send firstname.lastname@example.org an email and she will make sure you receive one.
The Online Master of Arts in Spanish
The MA in Spanish is a fully online, year-round, 30 credit program of study that provides high school teachers of Spanish and other individuals seeking to reach an advanced level of proficiency the opportunity to attain the qualifications and language skill level required to participate effectively in a variety of educational and professional settings. Students are encouraged to personalize their program of study by including nine credits of elective coursework in Spanish, Spanish for the Professions, or in another approved area of study. Rolling admissions means that students may begin their studies in fall, spring, or summer semesters.
IATLC is pleased to announce that Darcy Rogers, the founder of Organic World Language (OWL), will offer a keynote address and interactive workshop at this year’s fall conference, ‘Language and Culture in Motion’!!! Check out this dynamic methodology in the video below!
Registration is open for the 2018 IATLC Fall conference, October 4th - 5th at Columbia High School in Nampa! Please see our conference website for more information and to register. Presenters are needed, too!
John was the Idaho Association of Teachers of Languages and Cultures Teacher of the Year for 1994-1995. This Genesee native stretched the world view for many students and colleagues alike with his integration of language and history. His 75 years were pebbled with numerous examples of calm sharing of knowledge and new adventures. Many Idaho students had their first foreign experience thanks to his willingness to help them travel. He was at the core of German teachers in Idaho while at Nampa, but the state's weak response to the linguistic needs of its students never detoured him from doing his best to compensate for the short-comings of the legislature and school districts.
We are excited to announce that our next fall conference will take place October 4th-5th, 2018 at Columbia High School in Nampa. The theme for this year's conference is "Languages in Motion." We will share more details as they become available.