• Welcome to KWLA!

    Lucas Gravitt
    KWLA President

    Welcome to our website! We are so excited to have you learn more about our organization, our mission, and our vision for the future of World Language teaching.

  • Advocate for Language!

    Details on how to advocate for World Language programs at the local, regional and state levels can be found via this link.

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What is KWLA?

 KWLA is a network of individuals who support, promote and advocate the teaching and learning of a variety of world languages and cultures ... a clearinghouse for data, information and research relevant to effective programs and practices in the learning and teaching of world languages and cultures ... a provider of professional development for P-16+ teachers of world languages and cultures.

The Latest from KWLA ...

    • KWLA Language Talk Podcast

      KWLA has partnered with UK to offer you podcasts specific to World Language instruction. Click on the link and check out our to-date offerings!

    • Introducing On Demand Webinars

      We are pleased to announce the release of our On Demand Webinar system! Our PD Committee has been working hard to generate quality professional development that is available to all KWLA members through aMember. Check out the two that have been published! All webinars are offered to members for $25.00, and $35.00 for non-members.

    • Laura Roché Youngworth, 2015 KWLA Outstanding Teacher Award recipient

      At the annual conference of the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) held this year at the Triple Crown Pavilion, Laura "Roché" Youngworth, a French teacher at Beaumont Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky was awarded the 2015 KWLA Outstanding Teacher Award.  Click here for details

    • Kentucky Spanish Professor Elected to ACTFL Board

      Former KWLA President, Susann Davis, Spanish Professor at WKU, has been elected to the ACTFL Board! The election results were announced at the General Assembly and Keynote Address at ACTFL's 2015 Convention and Expo in San Diego, California. Congratulations to Susann!

    • Thank You to Outgoing ACTFL President, Jacque Van Houten

      Our very own Jacque Van Houten has served ACTFL in 2015 as President, and we are incredibly proud of and thankful for her leadership not only in Kentucky, but throughout the United States, as well as internationally. Thank you, Jacque!