Innovate with Languages

Join Us in San Jose!

February 28-March 3, 2019
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
2050 Gateway Place
San Jose, CA 95110


A Note from the Conference Coordinator

The local affiliate, The Foreign Language Association of Santa Clara County (FLASSC) has been working diligently to organize the 2019 CLTA Conference, February 28 – March 3. FLASSC is sponsoring a Salsa Soiree on Friday evening from 7:30 to 9:00 pm. Do you need time to unwind after a full day of workshops? Sit and chat with friends and colleagues and learn to dance the Salsa! There will be a No-Host Bar as well as snacks to go with your drink of choice.

In an ongoing effort to improve the conference experience for California teachers, CLTA continues to offer an Early Bird Special for the Saturday/Sunday Conference plus meals for $270.00 to regular members and $260.00 for student and retiree members. CLTA has added a continental breakfast on Saturday morning from 7:00 – 8:30 a.m. The deadline for this special rate is January 15, 2019.

This year CLTA will not print a program. The entire program will appear on SCHED. By using SCHED, the CLTA Program Chair can make changes in real time. No attendee will go to a session that has been canceled because the program will be updated daily. All attendees will be sent an email so that they can get the program on one of their devices. CLTA will print an Information booklet that will include a map of the hotel, the conference-at-a-glance, all of the award winners with their pictures, information on CEUs, directions about using SCHED as well as information on the exhibitors.

CLTA is excited to announce that this year’s plenary speaker is Francisco Jiménez, the author of the short story, Cajas de cartón, that many Spanish teachers have used in their classes. The title of his speech is “The Transformative Power of Multicultural and Bilingual Education: A Personal Perspective.” After the plenary, Professor Jiménez will sign the book that Cajas de cartón appears in. The book will be available to purchase in both Spanish and English.

CLTA will be offering Continuing Education Units through Stanford University. More information will be available at the hospitality desk as well as in News Flashes that will be sent out after the first of the year.

We hope to see all of you at the 2019 Conference in San Jose!

Paula Hirsch, Conference Coordinator

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