Dear FLANC Members,
Happy school year to everyone in the language teaching community!
On behalf of the Executive Council, I welcome our returning and new members and invite them to join me in thanking Dr. Fabián Banga, our 2014-2016 FLANC president, for his splendid job at guiding our association through two very productive and exciting years. It is certainly an honor and a privilege for me to follow on someone who has been an outstanding leader and colleague. I am especially grateful to know that I will be able to rely on his support and advice along my term.
Reflective of his dynamism as a professional, not only did Dr. Banga diligently fulfilled his duties as president but he has been also our association Webmaster for many years now. As such, this summer, he took on the responsibility to update our site and turn it into a sophisticated, yet very user friendly and resourceful tool for our members. Please, take a few minutes to visit our revamp website <www.fla-nc.com> and you will learn of the range of opportunities offered to the diverse language teaching communities in the region. While in our site, explore the various grants and awards available to instructors as well as their students, such as the Gisèle Hart Membership Award, for new teachers, and the Alexandra C. Wallace Essay Contest, for students interested in conveying their experience in learning a second language. Embracing our fall conference motto “GoGlobal@FLANC”, we are starting a “Digital Art Contest” and inviting students to create a clip related to the advantages of becoming proficient in another language and culture. The video clip awarded the first place will be featured in our FLANC website! Continue reading “President’s messages – Fall 2016”