Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

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The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching is a regional world language teachers' organization whose members include the state associations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

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We at SWCOLT wish all of you a happy and healthy New Year. We hope to see you in Honolulu Feb. 29-Mar. 2.


It's not too late to nominate a worthy candidate for a SWCOLT Friend of the Profession award. Candidates must reside within the SWCOLT area and have provided notable support for the development and promotion of the study of world languages in the region. The extended deadline is Jan. 10, 2024.


Only a few more days left to nominate a deserving future educator for a SWCOLT-VHL scholarship. Application & info at Apply by Dec. 31!

Photos from Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)'s post 12/13/2023

It's a busy time of the year at SWCOLT! Don't forget that--
1 - Award nominations close Friday, Dec. 15
2 - Scholarship nominations close Dec. 31
3 - It's time to register for the SWCOLT-CLTA webinar (Thurs., Dec. 14)
4 - Register for the SWCOLT-HALT conference, too!
Info at


Check out this PD opportunity from SWCOLT/CLTA and safe Thursday, Dec. 17 for this amazing event! Info .net.


Thurs., Dec. 14 is SWCOLT/CLTA's next up in our Webinar Series. Check it out & join us! This will be a fun, inspiring webinar well worth your time during this busy month. Info & registration at &


Where will you be from Feb. 29-Mar. 2? If SWCOLT-HALT '24 is on your calendar, be sure to register by Nov. 30 at Early Bird rates! This is a do-not-miss event for WL educators in beautiful Honolulu, HI. Register at


Early Bird for SWCOLT-HALT 2024 ends Nov. 30--just one week left to register at discounted rates. Visit for information.


FULL-TIME K12 EDUCATORS AND GRADUATE STUDENTS! You may be eligible for a scholarship to attend the ๐Ÿต๐˜๐—ต ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—–๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ, either in person in Tucson, Arizona, or online. Depending on your status, the awards may apply to conference and/or workshop registration, and to lodging.

๐——๐—ฒ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ:
๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ, ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ.

Proposals submitted for this event address how intercultural learning might foster peace; what intercultural education for peacebuilding that is cognizant of disparity and pain might look like; connections between intercultural peace and other dimensions that our language curricula and programs could help students to explore; and ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ด๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น, ๐—ฏ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฝ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ด๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€.

Visit the conference website for details about all of the presentations at ICC 2024:

Please share widely with interested educators!
AZLA- Arizona Language Association, ACTFL, Arizona Department of Education, AATSEEL (Amer. Assoc. of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages), AATG Arizona Chapter, American Association of Teachers of Persian - AATP, American Association of Teachers of German, American Association of Teachers of French, AATSP American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, American Association of Teachers of Arabic, AATJ - American Association of Teachers of Japanese


๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ธ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜€!
Funding for scholarships comes partially from Arizona International, the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS), the National Foreign Language Resource Center, and CALPER-Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Other conference sponsorship from:
College of Humanities at The University of Arizona
Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at The University of Arizona
UArizona College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
UArizona Center for East Asian Studies
University of Arizona Center for Latin American Studies
Cmes UA
Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research

Webinar - Shaping the Future of Education: Integrating World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP) in Language and Culture Programs - CERCLL 11/23/2023

FREE CERCLL PD Webinar- A great learning opportunity!
Shaping the Future of Education: Integrating World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP) in Language and Culture Programs, presented by
Diana Ruggiero, Ph.D, University of Memphis.
๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿต๐˜๐—ต, 9 am PST, 10 am Arizona MST, 12pm EST, UTC-7. Go to the event page to see what time that is where you are, and to register.

Webinar - Shaping the Future of Education: Integrating World Languages for Specific Purposes (WLSP) in Language and Culture Programs - CERCLL A webinar presented by Diana Ruggiero, Ph.D, University of Memphis ย  November 29th, 2023, at 10 am Arizona time (Click here to see what time that is where you are) ย  Abstract: The need for specialized communication abilities across various vocations proliferates today. To address this need, it is ...


It's almost time for our November SWCOLT-CLTA Webinar Wednesday! Mark your calendar for Nov. 8 & register now . . . What an opportunity to learn from Margarita De Leon Viera, Nevada's Teacher of the Year. Start November with renewed inspiration! Info at or


SWCOLT 2024 award nominations are open--nominate a deserving colleague today! Application deadline is Dec. 15. Info at


Apply for or nominate a Future Language Educator for a SWCOLT-VHL scholarship. Our profession needs outstanding future educators! Application deadline: Dec. 31. Visit

SWCOLT 10/28/2023

Have you registered for SWCOLT-HALT '23? Early Bird registration closes Nov. 30. More info at You don't want to miss this conference!

SWCOLT Southwest Conference on Language Teaching


What new for YOU on Weds., Nov. 8? A SWCOLT-CLTA webinar by Nevada's amazing Teacher of the Year, Margarita DeLeon Viera. Don't miss it! Register at More information at


Will you be at SWCOLT-HALT 2024? Info & Registration at Don't miss the opportunity to learn & grow professionally--under the Hawaiian sun! Join us on Feb. 29-Mar. 2!


Where will you be on October 11? Participating in the SWCOLT-CLTA Webinar Wednesday with Kristina Sedberry, of course! Registration & info at or Too busy on Oct. 11? Plan to attend an upcoming Best of the SW--there's one scheduled each month!


Did you miss Best of the Southwest webinar #1? If so, don't miss out again. Save the date of OCTOBER 11 for Webinar #2 with Kristina Sedberry, Texas' Teacher of the Year. Register at or get info at This is a "don't miss" opportunity for you and your students!


Just 5 days left to submit a proposal for SWCOLT-HALT 2024. Conference information & proposal submission form available at It's going to be an amazing conference in Honolulu on Feb. 29-March 2! Don't miss this opportunity to share your expertise with WL colleagues.


Don't forget that tomorrow (Sept. 13) is our first "Best of the Southwest Webinar Wednesday" featuring our 2023 Teacher of the Year, Natalie Lalagos, Spanish teacher from Hawaii! Register at The cost is only $25 (or free for SWCOLT or CLTA members). This is a do not miss opportunity for WL teachers!


Planning to submit a proposal for SWCOLT-HALT 2024 in Honolulu? Don't forget that the deadline is Sept. 30. Don't miss out on the opportunity to share your expertise with WL colleagues!


SWCOLT & CLTA are excited to presentour first "Webinar Wednesday" of the school year. Natalie Lalagos, SWCOLT Teacher of the Year, will host a Q & A on Sept. 13 at 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Participants will receive access to a 45-min. recorded video & materials prior to the webinar. On Sept. 13, attend a 30-min. Q & A with Natalie. You will love this new format! Register at Cost is $25 per webinar if you are not a SWCOLT or CLTA member. More info at


This is a reminder that the Call for Proposals for SWCOLT/HALT 2024 is open through September 30. Submit your proposal for a 60-minute session or a 15-minute "idea" session at today! We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Honolulu, Hawaii! (Additional conference details are being finalized and will be on our website very soon.)


Our SWCOLT member state of Hawaii and the residents of Maui are in our thoughts and prayers as the recovery continues from the recent fire in Lahaina.

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