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MaFLA Academy

2017 MaFLA Proficiency Academy

July 31 – August 3, 2017

Westfield State University

30 PDPs and Graduate Credits available


Proficiency Academy: Novice

Back by popular demand, Greg Duncan–an internationally recognized expert in World Language education–will lead the Novice strand of the Proficiency Academy. In the Novice strand, Greg will guide you through the ACTFL Proficiency levels, show you how to set proficiency targets for your program or course, help you design engaging and authentic performance assessments and rubrics, connect proficiency to course units and lessons using the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, and prepare you to be an empowered educator with the support of the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project. In addition to Greg’s high-quality sessions, you will join a smaller break-out group during the Academy led by facilitators experienced in teaching for proficiency. Hands-on and interactive, you will leave the Academy invigorated and with concrete materials to use when you return to school! Relevant to teachers of all languages. Come join the Proficiency movement!

Proficiency Academy: Intermediate, Assessment & Feedback

Returning for his second year at the Proficiency Academy, Thomas Sauer–a former teacher of German and World Language Specialist in Louisville, Kentucky, now working as an independent consultant and leader of two educational non-profit groups–will lead the Intermediate level of the Proficiency Academy: Principles of Proficiency – Assessment & Feedback. Designed for those who are experienced in the fundamentals of Proficiency, but who want to go more in-depth into developing assessments and providing meaningful feedback, Thomas will explore performance assessments, proficiency-inspired rubrics, personalized feedback, and proficiency-based grading practices. Relevant to teachers of all languages.

View the MaFLA Proficiency Academy, 2017 schedule & directory.

Early Bird Registration Deadline: June 1, 2017

  • MaFLA Member: $450
  • Non-Members: $510
  • Lodging: $110
  • 1 Graduate Credit: $210
  • 2 Graduate Credits: $385

Regular Registration Deadline: July 1, 2017

  • MaFLA Member: $475
  • Non-Members: $535
  • Lodging: $110
  • 1 Graduate Credit: $210
  • 2 Graduate Credits: $385

Late Registration Deadline: July 17, 2017

  • MaFLA Member: $500
  • Non-Members: $560
  • Lodging: $110
  • 1 Graduate Credit: $210
  • 2 Graduate Credits: $385

Registration includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee breaks). Lodging is optional.

*No on-site registration will be available.
**Cancellation/refund policy: There is a $25 processing fee for refunds or cancellations. Refunds are at the discretion of the Academy team; no refunds will be given after July 17.

To learn more about the MaFLA Proficiency Academy, see the archive of our 2016 Academy or our 2015 Academy.