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 There are the sessions sponsored by our Chapter!

Tuesday, October 4, 8:00pm – 10:00pm

4 Communicative Skills + Technology + Fun = “Centros” (Pre-conference webinar)

Michelle Fulwider-Westall, Language 2-Way

Have you ever wondered, “How do I liven up the classroom curriculum utilizing strategies that engage diverse learners with hands-on activities based on content-related instructional materials that aren’t beholden to a particular textbook?” Or, “How do I infuse culture and technology in my instruction without being an expert?”  “Centros” may be your answer! Come & find out “how!”


Friday, October 7, 4:00pm – 4:50pm

¿Por? ¿Para? ¿Por qué? Helping Your Students Know When to Use Por & Para

Sarah Smith, Wake Forest University

Luis González, Wake Forest University

The correct usage of por and para eludes even advanced Spanish language learners. Various taxonomies exist for explaining the reasons for using por/para; however, the persistence of errors well into advanced study suggests that common classroom teaching methods are generally not effective. We will propose improved and simplified taxonomies and identify common errors and their origins. We will also rank the difficulty of acquiring the different uses of each and suggest instructional strategies.


Saturday, October 8, 2016.

8:30am – 9:20am

Transform the Classroom – Teach Verb Conjugation WITHOUT A Grammar Lecture

Michelle Fulwider-Westall, Language 2-Way

Hey, Fellow Teacher, are you at your rope’s end? Can’t seem to get your students to grasp the concept of conjugation? Stop fretting. Let me help! Over the last 10+ years I’ve created & tested the ConjuColor Approach that gets students of all ages (K-Adult Ed) conjugating with ease as the “concept of conjugation” eventually sinks in. But, in the meantime, students are able to arrive at the “right answer” and build confidence in their language skills. For all levels and languages.


9:30am – 10:20am

Distinguishing Direct from Indirect Object with a Simple Inference

Luis González, Wake Forest University

Even if you think that you do not know what an entailment is, all speakers use entailments (simple logical inferences) all the time. This presentation will show that an explanation based on entailments makes the distinction between direct and indirect object so clear that high school students and perhaps elementary school students can understand direct from indirect objects better than many teachers and scholars currently do.


10:50am – 11:40am

How to Prepare Our Students Better for the College Language Level Courses

Claudia Vestal, Wake Forest University

Anika Gray, NC A&T University

This session will help you understand the College  courses  and their levels. Get ideas on how to prepare your students better so they can advance and be successful in the global workforce.


 1:00pm – 1:50pm

Pragmatics: The Hidden Dimension of Communication

Sandra Watts, UNC Charlotte

Knowing the words and knowing how to use them are not the same thing, as anyone who tries to use a second language in a real-life context quickly discovers. The field of Pragmatics offers insights and tools for helping learners decode and adopt linguistic strategies to interact appropriately and effectively in the sociocultural context of the target language. Using examples from English and Spanish, this session provides an introduction to Pragmatics as it relates to language learning as well as suggestions for teaching effective communication in a second language and culture.

FLANC conference in its new Durham location on October 7-8, 2016. This conference brings together language professionals at all levels, from a range of languages, from all over North Carolina.  We encourage you to consider sharing your expertise and experience by presenting.  More information about the conference is available here.

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