To foster a collaborative network that empowers educators by sharing meaningful, purposeful and effective FLES practices that guide and advance proficiency-based language teaching and learning at all ages and levels
Every child deserves the opportunity to learn another language
FLESFEST is a one-day conference, held in February, that promotes standards-based World Language learning from Early Start to Long Sequence, in articulation between FLES (Foreign Language in the Elementary School), middle school, secondary school, and post-secondary language programs. Started in 1989 as an extension of FLES networking sessions held at the WAFLT Fall Conference in Appleton, WI, FLESFEST provides an opportunity for world language teachers of all levels and programs to share best practices, ideas and challenges, to learn from each other and to offer support for lifelong learning of world languages.
Who are we? A collaborative network
What do we do? Empower educators; share meaningful purposeful and effective FLES practices
Why do we do it? To guide and advance proficiency-based language learning
For whom do we do it? World language and other educators and language learners of all ages and levels