Dear FLENJ members,

"One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child."       Carl Jung

September is a time of change, renewal, new scenarios, new people, and often nervous energy. This is true for all of us as educators and for our students. 

It is up to us to take advantage of this scenario to empower our students and ourselves by demonstrating our best practices, ideas, and intentions in our classrooms each day!   

Our passion for culture and language can translate into an inspirational pathway to true globally minded citizenship and cultural understanding for our students now and in their future academic and career decisions.


How can FLENJ help you reach these goals? 

We are thrilled to be able to provide New Jersey’s world language educators with dynamic professional development across the entire year as well as opportunities and awards to grow, recognize peers, and become more involved in our state’s world language education initiatives.

Register now for our very first workshop of the 2016-17 academic year that will greatly help you in your endeavor to keep target language instruction at the forefront of your instructional practice.  YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS THIS EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY!

On October 27, Caleb Howard, author of the blog, “Tuesday’s Tips For Staying In The Target Language” will share practical strategies for how a teacher can create a 90+% TL environment without overwhelming novice and intermediate learners. Session participants will leave the workshop with…

  • lesson plans/scripts for staying in the TL. (Some for high school/middle school students and some for elementary students.)
  • a self-developed list of immediately implementable strategies for making incomprehensible L2 input meaningful within their unique academic context.
  • a personalized plan for effective classroom management in L2.

Space is limited.  Register today!  


Each year, FLENJ raffles off a $350 stipend to our members to facilitate their registration and attendance at the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.  This is our regional professional organization and the conference will be held in New York City from February 9-11, 2017.  To enter, you must be a FLENJ member in good standing and must submit the raffle registration form by November 2nd at 5pm.  The winner will be drawn and announced on November 3rdGood luck!!

October 1 is the deadline to submit a session proposal for the FLENJ 2017 Annual Conference.  We are looking forward to seeing your proposals and building a conference that engages and inspires. Click here to read about the conference and submit your proposal!

Be sure to visit to see our new website and to learn more about our awards and professional development.  Our award applications are live now and some close in November!

Thank you for your continued support of FLENJ.  We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

All my best,

Amanda Seewald
FLENJ President


Get involved!  FLENJ NEEDS YOU!  Who is ready to help us bring these exciting events to life?  We are looking for FLENJ members interested in volunteering for our events and awards committees.  If you are interested, please complete the FLENJ Committee Volunteer form and you will hear from us very soon.  This is a great way to have an impact and share your ideas to help FLENJ best serve New Jersey’s world language teachers.


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