Spring Conference 2024

The program features a morning session on best practices and current pedagogical trends by Dr. Natalia Prunes, renowned linguist from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Concurrent sessions before and after lunch by distinguished IFLTA presenters, IFLTA Teachers of the Year, and Best of IFLTA sessions. Sessions in English but materials in French, German, Chinese and Spanish

Where: Campus Center at IUPUI, 420 University Boulevard

Registration: Register Here

Parking: Vermont Street Garage - parking cost is not included

This event is sponsored by:

Complimentary continental breakfast and light lunch included.

We invite you to donate to the Pamela Gemmer Scholarship fund for first time attendees at the IFLTA 2024 Fall Conference (check or cash only, please).

Professional Development Hours awarded to all participants.

For more information contact: Israel F. Herrera, Chair IFLTA Pam Gemmer Spring Conference, herrerai@indiana.edu 

Tentative Schedule

PDF of program available here - includes descriptions of sessions

9:00 - 9:30 am Coffee and Light Breakfast

9:30-11:30 am SPANISH WORKSHOP: “Aproximación histórica y discusiones en torno a la clase de español como lengua segunda o extranjera”, Natalia Prunes, in Spanish, Material in Spanish, room CE 306

9:30 am- 10:20 am Jane Holzer, German and French, Best Practices with Comprehensible Input

10:35 am- 11:25 am  Madeline Hennessy, French, Boredom Busters

(run parallel to Dr. Natalia Prunes's presentation 

11:30- 12:45 pm Lunch 

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Nicci Carney, Spanish, Tips and Tricks from Señora Carney

1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Xiaojing Kou, Multilingual and Multimodal Language Generative AI tools for World Language Instructors

2:00 - 2:50 pm Chunmei Guan, World Languages, Effective Strategies in Advocating World Language Programs

2:00 - 2:50 pm Diana Kinser, Rekindling Your Enthusiasm for Teaching


Jane Holzer

Madeline Hennessy

Nicci Carney

Xiaojing Kou

Chunmei Guan

Diana Kinser