Iowa World
Language Association

About IWLA

The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is devoted to advancing the worldwide mission of education and world languages, literature and culture by:

  • Promoting the study of world languages and cultures.
  • Promoting language curricula, from primary to post-secondary levels, to enable students to become proficient in the target language.
  • Opening the doors for multi-lingual interaction with other cultures.

To this end IWLA provides opportunities and support for language teacher education by:

  • Facilitating the implementation of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages through the 5 C's: Communication, Culture, Connection, Comparison and Communities.
  • Creating opportunities and finding resources for practicing teachers to update their skills and improve their teaching.
  • Encouraging the use of new teaching methodologies and technologies in language education.

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