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The Texas Foreign Language Association

Volume 2 Issue 1 Winter 2018

Letter from the Editor

TFLA Executive Board
Marie Douglass
The new semester is in full swing and at TFLA, Connie DeCastro-Herz
we are excited for all the professional Gregg Juarez

development opportunities we have coming up. Gwen Chen

Diana Sullivan
We are enjoying the regional workshops and we
Susan Dworaczyk
look forward to the Summer Institute and the Fall Nella Spurlin
Conference. It’s going to be a great year and we Lauren Snead

are thrilled to have you as part of this World Adrian Kasbergen

Meredith G. Clark
Language community.
MayDell Jenks

Lauren Snead, Ed.D.

In This Issue

 Calling all student artists!  Upcoming Fall Conference

 Call for Journal Manuscripts  Upcoming TFLA Summer Institute

 Upcoming Regional Workshops  SWCOLT Teacher of the Year

 Upcoming TFLA Summer Institute  T. Earl Hamilton Scholarship

See Your Student’s Work on the
TFLA Journal Cover

We are looking for the best

student art related to world
language education to be the
cover of our next TFLA
Journal. Have your students
submit their art via PDF to by
April 1, 2018. We look forward
to seeing the wonderful
Call for Journal Manuscripts
TFLA welcomes a variety of articles related to foreign language and second language
acquisition. The audience of the TFLA Journal includes educators and administrators of
all levels of foreign language education. Consider submitting your article related to foreign
language teaching strategies or research in foreign language. Membership is not required
for submission.

The following manuscript requirements should be followed for article submissions:

 Formatting Guidelines - Submissions must adhere to APA 6th edition guidelines.

 Photographs - Send photographs as separate files.
 Language - Articles should be written in English, but may include examples, words,
and short statements written in other languages. Please include the English translation
for these words.
 Length – Article length is limited to 5,000 words.
 Publication – The submission must not be published, in press, or under review
anywhere else.
 Submission - Please submit articles electronically to

Please submit articles by April 1, 2018 for the Spring 2018 edition .If you have any
questions, please contact Lauren Snead, Director of Publications at publica-
2018 TFLA Summer Institute
July 23—25, 2018
San Marcos, Texas

Regional Spring Workshops

Friday, March 2: Wichita Falls
Region 9
Saturday, March 3: San Antonio
Region 20
Friday, March 23: Waco
Region 12
Saturday, April 7: Sugarland
First Colony Middle School
2018 TFLA Fall Conference
October 25 - 27, 2018
Hyatt Regency—Riverwalk
San Antonio, Texas

Call for Proposals for Fall Conference

Available at
Congratulations to Jennifer Melgar!
Our TFLA Teacher of the Year won the regional SWCOLT Teacher of the Year.
She will compete at the national level at ACTFL in November.
T. Earle Hamilton Student Scholarship
In honor of T. Earle Hamilton,
founder of the Texas Foreign Lan-
guage Association, scholarships
ranging in amounts from $250 to
$2,500 will be presented to out-
standing high school seniors who
have completed at least the third
level of second language study and
who plan to continue the study of a
foreign language at the college/
university level. TFLA members
may nominate one graduating sen-
ior each year. The TFLA Scholar-
ship Committee will select scholar-
ship winners based on academic
language study and plans for con-
tinued language study.

Due March 23

More information available at