MaFLA Proficiency Academy, 2022

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MaFLA Proficiency Academy will be back at Westfield State University
June 23-26, 2022

MaFLA Proficiency Academy, 2023 Sneak Preview!

Foundations of Proficiency
Rebecca Blouwolff

We are excited to announce that Massachusetts native, Rebecca Blouwolff, will be taking over our Foundations strand. With over 20 years of experience as a French teacher at Wellesley Middle School, Rebecca transformed her teaching practice by making the switch to Proficiency, leading her to be named the 2020 National Language Teacher of the Year. She is a six-time attendee and two-time facilitator of the Academy. With concrete examples and clear steps forward, she loves to break down teaching principles with curious colleagues. Rebecca will deepen your understanding of 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, and guide you in writing units and lessons using the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. In addition to Rebecca’s high-quality workshops, you will join a smaller break-out group during the Academy led by facilitators experienced in teaching for proficiency. Hands-on and interactive, the Academy will leave you invigorated and prepared with concrete materials to use in your classroom and program. If you have not attended Proficiency Academy before (regardless of your background experience as a teacher), be sure to sign up for this strand. Come join the Proficiency movement!


Principles of Proficiency: Topic TBD
Leslie Grahn

We look forward to welcoming back Leslie Grahn as the lead presenter for the Principles strand. Stay tuned for the topic of her workshop, but be prepared to be engaged and walk away with a wealth of resources to strengthen your teaching.

Due to the advanced nature of this strand, only returning attendees will be allowed to register. Anyone who has not previously attended Proficiency Academy should register for the Foundations strand.





Please contact the MaFLA Programming Coordinator and Proficiency Academy Director, Catherine Ritz, at with questions.

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