50th Annual IFLTA Conference
ExpandINg Avenues to MultilINgual Proficiency
November 1 – 3, 2018
INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Dr. Stephen Krashen
Dr. Stephen Krashen is an internationally renowned linguist, educational researcher and political activist. He is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, having moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994. He is a prolific writer and researcher, with almost 500 publications in the fields of second-language acquisition, bilingual education, and reading. He has lectured at hundreds of universities and conferences.
Dr. Stephen Krashen is perhaps best known for his five-fold second language acquisition theory: Acquisition-Learning hypothesis, the Monitor hypothesis, the Natural Order hypothesis, the Input hypothesis, and the Affective Filter hypothesis. He is also the cofounder of the Natural Apporach and the creator of sheltered subject matter teaching. In recent years he has been an outspoken proponent of bilingual education and voluntary free reading.
Stephen Krashen is one of the most significant contributors to the advancement of language learning. Countless teachers around the world have based their classroom teaching methods on his theories.
His most recent papers can be found at http://www.sdkrashen.com.
NATIONAL DISTINGUISHED PRESENTERS
Ken Stewart, 2006 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
Lisa Lilley, 2010 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year and ACTFL President-Elect
Linda Egnatz, 2014 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
Todd Bowen, CSC Teacher of the Year Finalist and IFLTA officer
Jill Woerner, 2012 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Finalist
Laura Roche, 2017 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Finalist
Melissa Dalton, 2018 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Finalist
Brenna Byrd, 2018 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Finalist
Lee Bishop, 2018 CSC Teacher of the Year Finalist
OUR IFLTA TEACHERS OF THE YEAR PRESENTERS
IFLTA Teacher of the Year Representatives in Central States
Keiko Kuriyama, IUPUI
Louisa LaGrotto, North Central High School
Rachel Parroquin, University of Notre Dame
IFLTA Teacher of the Year
Angelika Becker, Carmel High School
Concha Marin, Park Tudor School
Guohe Zheng, Ball State University