Spring 2017 CCFLT Conference

Thank you all your participation! We look forward to seeing you all again next year!

February 23, 24 & 25, 2017
Embassy Suites, Loveland, CO

Conference theme: Principles and Practice


“CCFLT Friend of Foreign Languages Jamie Laurie is both a polyglot and platinum selling recording artist Johnny5 of The Flobots. He shared his love of language and culture with attendees at this year’s CCFLT Spring Conference.”

CCFLT 2017: why attend the spring 2017 CCFLT conference!

2017 spring conference: Full Program

Presenters’ slides and materials

KrashenKeynote Speaker: Dr. Stephen Krashen

Dr. Stephen Krashen is Emeritus Professor of Education at USC. He is best known for developing the first comprehensive theory of second language acquisition, introducing the concept of sheltered subject matter teaching, and as the co-inventor of the Natural Approach to foreign language teaching. He has also contributed to theory and application in the area of bilingual education and literacy. His recent papers can be found at http://www.sdkrashen.com.

Dr. Krashen was the 1977 Incline Bench Press champion of Venice Beach, California and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He hopes you will follow him on twitter (@skrashen) so he can achieve his goal of catching up to Justin Bieber.

He holds a PhD in Linguistics from UCLA, as well as an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, awarded by Lewis and Clark College, Portland. He was elected a member of the Reading Hall of Fame in 2005.

We need both solid SLA principles and solid classroom practices.  At the CCFLT spring conference you will get both, plus plenty of friends and fun.

“He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards ship without a rudder and compass and never knows where he may cast.”

—Leonardo da Vinci

“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”

—Sun Tzu