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VFLA Conference 2018

Developing the “Can Do” Attitude: Guiding Learners to Grow and Show their Proficiency 

Paul Sandrock of ACTFL

15 March, 2018, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT*

Register for the conference here!

VFLA members and members of other NECTFL state associations receive a discounted rate.

What do learners need to develop and practice to move along the proficiency continuum:  from Novice to Intermediate and from Intermediate to Advanced?  The revised NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements provide that roadmap for educators and learners to focus on essential communication strategies for effective language learning.  The new Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication, outline ways to implement the Cultures Standards, showing what learners “can do” as they “investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices, products, and perspectives. Apply the Can-Do Statements to design curriculum, formative and summative assessments, units, learning plans, and instructional strategies.  To make this workshop productive for you, please bring the outline of one unit you teach, to apply the concepts and practical examples for developing and assessing the Interpersonal (conversations) and Presentational (creating a message) Modes of Communication.

*Thanks again to St. Mike's for granting us access to such a great space, with no charge!

After 5 March, member registration $125, non-member registration $150, on site only.


1 January – 8 March 2018

On site
15 March 2018

VFLA Members



Non-VFLA members



Members of other NECFTL state organizations


Student Teachers


If you would like to attend our conference as an exhibitor, please register here.


Resources from the 2017 conference

Laurie's website (with links to resources)

Laurie's blog

Allison's presentation

Allison's blog post about her Parallel Storyline activity in class (with videos)

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