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November 16-18, 2012

ACTFL Annual Convention

Many Languages: One United Voice
Philadelphia Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA
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Welcome to the 2012-2013 membership year!
As a NNELL member, you will receive this electronic newsletter containing organizational updates, news in the field, and information on events for early language educators. Please contact NNELL if you are having difficulty viewing this newsletter.

NNELL's 25th Anniversary
Join other NNELL members in celebrating NNELL's 25th Anniversary at the ACTFL Convention in Philadelphia November 16-18, 2012. Network with colleagues at the NNELL Breakfast on Saturday morning and stop by the NNELL booth any time during the convention to renew your membership, discuss the many benefits our members enjoy or to network with other NNELL members.

NNELL Sessions at the ACTFL Convention
  • Friday, 1:15: Aligning our Targets: Proficiency, Learning, Assessment, Alyssa Villarreal, Helena Curtain, Gregory Duncan, Convention Center Room 102A
  • Friday, 3:45: Helping Students Discover Their Voices through Digital Storytelling, Dorie Perugini, Convention Center Room 102A
  • Friday, 5:00: Digital Portfolios in the Early Language Classroom, Nathan Lutz, Convention Center Room 102A


There will be a NNELL Regional and State Representative Meeting on Friday, 11/16/2012 from 11:00 - 12:00 in the Convention Center in Room 101. All representatives attending the convention are urged to attend.


Remind others to renew their membership
As the new membership year gets underway, remind other early language educators that NNELL wants to keep members connected to others interested in early language learning around the nation. Have them consider joining NNELL or renewing their membership today so that they can take advantage of all that NNELL has to offer!

Nominations now being accepted

The NNELL Nominations Committee is now accepting nominations for the Executive Board offices of:

  • Vice President
  • Treasurer


Please send the name of the nominee, a resume, and two letters of recommendation to ppatrick@nnell.org by September 30, 2012. Visit http://www.nnell.org for more information. The committee will select two nominees per office for the ballot. Voting will take place in October.


Learning Languages Journal

The theme of the fall edition of the Learning Languages Journal is: Literacy Through Language Learning: Connecting with the Common Core. Article proposals are due to the editor by September 15, 2012. To submit a proposal, please contact Rita Oleksak at roleksak@nnell.org. NNELL went green last spring an all Journals are available to members on the Members Only website at http://www.nnell.org.



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