2022 Annual Conference: The Future Is Language

FLENJ will host a virtual Annual Conference

on April 29th, 2022

Register today!

Join us for excellent, forward-thinking professional development! You will be able to choose from many interactive, virtual sessions that pique your interest and meet your needs. Registering for the event also allows you to participate in great networking opportunities, our annual business meeting, and the student and teacher awards ceremony. See below for a list of our pre-recorded sessions, as well as the conference lineup and schedule.

Thursday, April 28th: Pre-recorded Sessions
  • “Spreading the Gospel of Optional Homework” – Jamie Micallef
  • “#OneStopShop for Novice-Intermediate Oral Proficiency Gen Z teachers” – Holly Morse & Rosemarie Armstrong
  • “No Camera? No Mic? No Problem: Check Understanding with Nonverbal Responses” – Anita Young
  • “The Framework of the Future (Building Literacy into EVERY class)” – Alana Kubeczka
Friday, April 29th: Tentative Schedule


  • Kick Off Meeting: Welcome!


  • Making 🔗Connections to Content through the Visual Arts, Arianne Dowd
  • Gender Inclusion & Diversity in the World Language Classroom, Katina Genouzos & Marisol Ramos
  • Creating Personalized Learning through Student Choice in IPA Development, Maureen Lamb & Michael Orlando
  • Empowering World Language Learners through Metacognitive Strategies, Jessica Castro-Verrault & Ellen Blejwas
  • You Can’t Spell CI Readers Without Culture! Julia Koch


  • How to Build a Unit that Goes Way Beyond Comprehension Questions with Short Film, Arianne Dow
  • Effective Language Acquisition through Music, Daiana Tukachinsky
    Let’s Get Lit(erature)! Courtney Rems
  • Empower Learners & Support the Future Educator Pipeline, Erin Whelchel
  • The 3 Es of 21st century teaching; Engage, Edutainment &
    Evaluate, Glenn Cake
  • Supporting Elementary Foreign Language Educators Through
    Technology, Elsa Mena


  • Business Meeting & FLENJ 2022 Awards


  • Let’s Keep our Students Talking: Communication is Key! Maria Kostis
  • Social justice and the Art of the Latin American Artists, Gracia Delgado-Lavallee
  • Won’t You Be My (Digital) Neighbor? Jason Caputo
  • Engaging all Students in the Hybrid WL Classroom, Dana Pilla
  • The Intersections of the WL & ESL Classrooms, Tatiana Meza, Steven Cannon, & Angello Villarreal


  • I BELIEVE…Encouraging Proficiency Through Mindfulness and SEL Activities, Jennifer Schwester
  • Easy & Practical Authentic Texts, Laura McClintock
    Using CGI in your proficiency-based CI (comprehensible input)
    classroom, Alisa Dupuy
  • Maximizing a Cultural Experience Across Proficiency Levels:
    Teacher Collaboration Across Language Levels, Angello Villareal & Marisol Perez


  • Concluding Remarks, Feedback Form & Prize Raffle