Dear FLENJ Members,
As August winds down and you are all headed back to school with renewed energy and great new ideas for this academic year, FLENJ is gearing up for a year full of exceptional professional learning opportunities, new and fun ways to connect with colleagues, and improved resources!
This is FLENJ's 100th birthday and in honor of that milestone, we set out to welcome 100 new members. Recently, we reached that goal when Monica Lluch of Far Hills Country Day School became a member. Monica is an experienced teacher who shared,
“I have been to FLENJ sponsored events, and each time come away with wonderful connections, resources and ideas to implement in my classroom and to further my own professional growth. In the end, I realized that supporting these organizations is key to the overall growth and development of the world language teaching profession."
We hope to continue to grow our membership and by doing so, expand your professional networking opportunities, and strengthen our collective voice as a league of devoted professionals with an eye on our need for a globalized future.
Our Summer Refresher was a resounding success! Over 140 people attended and our very generous host Rowan University provided us with an excellent learning space and fantastic support for our event.
It is also my pleasure to announce our brand new website! We are continuing to upgrade it and bring you FLENJ information in ways that will help you access all of the benefits of your membership including awards, special pricing for events, and great resources in the members only section.
Our well-known workshop series is kicking off with Caleb Howard presenting “Helping Students Thrive in a 90+% Target Language Environment” on October 27th. Register now for this and other workshops in our series.
All of us at FLENJ wish you a terrific school year that inspires you and your students! Be the teacher whom your students will always remember!!
All my best,