Only two weeks until our big summer event! CLICK HERE to register today for our FLENJ Summer Refresher to take your teaching to the next level and get your next academic year started with a burst of new energy and ideas!

Dear Fellow Educators:

We have wonderful news to share!  Senator Patrick Diegnan, who is a very strong supporter of world language education, worked with us to develop a piece of legislation to establish grant opportunities to spur Dual Language Immersion program creation in New Jersey.  Senator Diegnan introduced the bill and it PASSED in the NJ State Senate on June 22 with a unanimous bipartisan vote.  

Senator Diegnan's office released a press release regarding the vote and the legislation.  Feel free to share it with your district administrators and any other community members you can!  Now the legislation moves on to the Assembly.   FLENJ representatives will be working on connecting with Assembly Education Committee members. We will be sending out an action alert when this comes to a vote and we hope you will help us get this passed. Please consider writing to your member of the state Assembly to voice your support for dual language immersion education in our state.  You can find your Assembly members through this listing by municipality.

Here is an article released this month by the American Councils for International Education on Dual Language Immersion: Why the Dual Language Immersion Approach Will Change Achievement in American Public Schools

FLENJ Summer Refresher

Are you ready to refresh and get those ideas flowing for the upcoming school year?  I know that thinking about September is not on your radar quite yet, but consider how great you would feel with a treasure chest of great ideas and strategies ready before you even walk back in the door.  Come spend a great day of learning and networking at the FLENJ Summer Refresher on August 10th from 8:30-3:30 and get a lot of professional development for a very low price (ONLY $32 for non-members and $22 for members) while you expand your teaching repertoire and your professional circle.  Here are the great sessions we have in store for you focused on the Core Practices: 

  • “Bullseye! Hitting the 90% Target and Going Beyond: Make Every Minute Matter”
  • “Engaging All Students in the Interpersonal Mode at the Novice Level”
  • “What Can Your Students Do?”“Gaga about Gouin”
  • “Spiraling Authentic Listening and Reading Texts from Novice through Intermediate”
  • “How Do We Provide Feedback that Results in Performance Gains?”

To register and learn more, visit today!


FLENJ Workshop Series 2017-18

Registration has begun for our annual workshop series.  If you are looking for the best in world language educator professional development, then FLENJ is the place to find it!  Learn more about our presenters and their workshops at  

Wishing you all a very relaxing and refreshing day!  

Amanda Seewald  
FLENJ President

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