Iowa World
Language Association


This page shows upcoming events either sponsored directly by IWLA or determined to be of high interest to world language professionals in Iowa. If you have an event to suggest, please contact Carrie Morris ( or Stacy Amling (

Upcoming events

    • 02 Mar 2018
    • 03 Mar 2018
    • Grand View University

    On the first weekend of March, the Iowa chapter of the AATSP and Grandview University in Des Moines, IA team up to provide this wonderful professional development opportunity for our teachers.

    Join us for our annual AATSP Café Latino!
    2018 Theme: El Amor Por España

    Friday 3/2 from 5pm-10pm and Saturday 3/3 from 7:30am-5:30pm

    Registration: Sign up Here!

    Cost: $40 ($25 for students; high school or undergraduate)

    Graduate credit is offered for $100 through Grandview University and License Renewal credit from AEA for $35.

    Before March 2nd:

    Read: Historias de la Artámilas by Ana María Matute

    Prepare: A classroom activity. This can be your favorite activity or your students’ favorite activity. These will be shared in a small group on Friday evening.

    Also, please bring a Latin or international food item to share at our Friday night potluck.

    Contact AATSP President, Amy Schumann with questions. cafe-latino/

    • 07 Mar 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Dunkerton High School 509 S Canfield Rd, Dunkerton, Iowa 50626

    Dunkerton High School will be hosting a FREE comprehensible input training provided by TPRS Books. This would be great for world language and ESL teachers, as well as instructional coaches and administrators. To register, please fill out the google form below. You will get to help plan what kinds of presentations are included with your feedback when signing up. To reserve your spot, we are asking you to provide a $10 deposit, which will pay for lunch the day of the workshop. Contact Allison Wienhold with any questions.

    If you would like to sign up, please fill out this google form…/1FAIpQLSfTRX-ZbTIKsbm7U-…/viewform

    • 10 Apr 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Central College 812 University St., Pella, Iowa 50219

    Dear Spanish Teachers and Students,

    We would like to extend our gratitude for your participation in the fourth annual Spanish Quiz Bowl. We are looking forward to a great day of language/culture learning and competition. Spanish II, III and IV will participate in the similar stations, although the material for the three levels will be different.

    The following information will give your teams an overview of each station and a starting point for preparation. Some stations are easier to prepare for than others. Every team has access to this information and how much your teams decide to prepare is up to you.  

    Buena Suerte,

    Laura Catherine Carruthers-Green, AATSP-IA

    Jason Noble, AATSP-IA

    Dr. Allison Krogstad, Central College

    • 13 Apr 2018
    • 12:45 PM - 3:45 PM
    • Ankeny High School

    The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) President, Dr. Pam Wesely of the University of Iowa, will be presenting a workshop on the Iowa World Language Competencies on Friday, April 13 from 12:45-3:45 pm at Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa.

    The Iowa World Language Competencies were written in collaboration with the IA Dept. of Ed, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the IWLA, and world language teachers from around the state. The competencies are divided by level (1-5) and include ACTFL's proficiency levels and "I can" statements. 

    This workshop will first present the background and vetting process. We will then explain how they should be read. We will then transition to implementation with some guided work time built in. This free workshop is open to administrators, curriculum directors, and especially world language teachers who are interested in implementing the Iowa World Language Competencies at their school.

    RSVP requested to Angela Worley - angela.worley@ankenyschool

    • 12 Oct 2018
    • 13 Oct 2018
    • DMACC-Ankeny

Past events

01 Nov 2017 IWLC Workshop
13 Oct 2017 2017 IWLA Conference
13 Oct 2017 2017 IWLA Advertising/Sponsorship
13 Oct 2017 2017 Exhibitor Registration for IWLA Conference
03 Mar 2017 2017 IA-AATSP Café Latino - PD Weekend
07 Oct 2016 2016 IWLA Conference
07 Oct 2016 2016 Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration for IWLA Conference
09 Oct 2015 2015 IWLA Conference
08 Apr 2015 2015 Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration for IWLA Conference
12 Mar 2015 CSCTFL 2015
06 Mar 2015 Café Latino - Professional Development Weekend Immersion
28 Feb 2015 Tete-a-Tete Workshop - University of Iowa
10 Nov 2014 Iowa Culture & Language Conference (ICLC)
10 Oct 2014 2014 Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration for IWLA Conference
10 Oct 2014 2014 IWLA Conference
25 Jul 2014 Immersion Retreat for Language Teachers at Simpson College
06 Jul 2014 University of Iowa World Languages Institute
16 Jun 2014 Tech Integration & Instruction for the 21st C. Learner
11 Apr 2014 SLA Symposium "Crossing Borders: Engaging and Connecting" - Univ of Iowa/Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
20 Mar 2014 CSCTFL 2014
07 Mar 2014 Café Latino - Professional Development Weekend Immersion
01 Mar 2014 Tete-a-Tete Workshop - University of Iowa
11 Dec 2013 NNELL Webinar - Raising global children
11 Oct 2013 2013 IWLA Conference
26 Jul 2013 Immersion Retreat for Language Teachers at Simpson College
12 Jul 2013 NNELL Summer Institute - SAVE THE DATE!
27 Apr 2013 Elementary Language Workshop
19 Apr 2013 SLA Symposium "Contexts of Learning" - University of Iowa
08 Apr 2013 UNI Roundtable: Language Teaching Opportunities and Challenges
04 Apr 2013 Refugees in the Heartland
21 Mar 2013 National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) webinar
14 Mar 2013 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
02 Mar 2013 Tete-a-Tete Workshop - University of Iowa
01 Mar 2013 Café Latino - Building Communication Skills for a Global World
05 Feb 2013 National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) webinar
02 Feb 2013 ELL Teacher Preparedness Workshop
09 Dec 2012 IWLA Executive Board meeting
16 Nov 2012 ACTFL National Conference
13 Oct 2012 2012 IWLA Technology Workshop
12 Oct 2012 2012 IWLA Conference
03 Aug 2012 Immersion Retreat for Language Teachers at Simpson College
21 Apr 2012 CANCELED!!!! Tête-à-Tête
08 Mar 2012 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
24 Feb 2012 Tête-à-Tête Professional Development Workshop (click for flyer)
04 Feb 2012 Elementary School World Language Workshop at Iowa State
19 Jan 2012 ISU $500 Discounts for Spain to 1st 10 Teachers
18 Nov 2011 ACTFL Conference
27 Oct 2011 Re-Creation: Musical Reception of Classical Antiquity
08 Oct 2011 2011 IWLA Conference Technology Workshop
07 Oct 2011 2011 IWLA Annual Conference: Survival Guide to the 21st Century Language Learner
06 Oct 2011 Conference Kick-off Wine and Cheese Reception
05 Jul 2011 Want to Incorporate Africa into your curriculum?
12 May 2011 Tête-à-Tête Meeting: Mentoring Session (click for flyer)
09 Apr 2011 Conference on the State of K-12 Language Education in Iowa
09 Apr 2011 Tête-à-Tête
22 Oct 2010 2010 Conference: Languages are Everyone's Business
01 Jun 1990 1990 Annual Meeting
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