World Languages Summer Seminar

Save the Dates!

We are hopeful that we will be able to return to UCSB in July 2022! Stay tuned for more information as we have it to pass on!

July 15th - 20th, 2022


As we wait for the 2022 Seminar to begin, last summer’s resources remain available on our website for you to enjoy.

“The Socially Just World Language Classroom: Social-Emotional Learning and Framework-Aligned Practices” was held virtually from July 16th-21st, 2021. Our professional learning emphasizing self-care in service of social justice remains available for you to explore. We focused on learning recovery and on learning opportunities that empower teachers and students to thrive in all learning settings – online, hybrid, and in person. Have a look at the Keynote Sessions on the pages that follow as we prepare for the next seminar in July 2022!

Co-sponsored By

Our 2021 Keynote Speakers

Fri, July 16th

Cecelia Jordan, MA

Founder, Love in Public, community-rooted dual-language teacher, poet, and transformative justice leader

Go to Cecelia's Keynote Page!

Fri, July 16th

Iman Hashem MA

Arabic Language Lecturer, CSULB Program Director, Occidental College World Language Project (OCWLP)

Go to Iman's Keynote Page!

Fri, July 16th

Valerie Sun, EdD

Educational Technology & Information Services Teacher Specialist and Lecturer at CSU, LA

Go to Valerie's Keynote Page!

Sat, July 17th

L.J. Randolph, EdD

Associate Professor of Spanish and Education University of North Carolina, Wilmington

Go to L.J.'s Keynote Page!

Sun, July 18th

Akash Patel

Founder, Happy World Foundation and National Council Member at United Nations Association

Go to Akash's Keynote Page!

Mon, July 19th

Roni Habib, MA

Founder, EQ Schools, public speaker and leadership consultant

Go to Roni's Keynote Page!

Tues, July 20th

Vicky Xiong-Lor, EdD

Lecturer at CSU, Fresno, Hmong Bilingual Authorization Program and Hmong Teacher 

Go to Vicky's Keynote Page!

Wed, July 21st

Shawn Ginwright, PhD

Associate Professor, Africana Studies Department, San Francisco State University

Go to Shawn's Keynote Page!

Strand Titles

Equitable Practices for Social Justice: High-Leverage Framework-Aligned Instructional Practices

Facilitators: Christine Lanphere / Nicole Naditz

Globally Competent Teacher Practices in the Socially Just World Language Classroom

Facilitators: Ryan Bosson / Helga Fasciano

Project-Based Language Learning: A Pathway for Wellness in the Socially Just Classroom

Facilitators: Luz Griselda Ramírez / Anna Chavez

Empowering the Chinese Classroom through Social Justice and Social-Emotional Learning

Facilitators: Ying Jin / Zoey Liu

From Empathy to Action: Social Justice
in the Japanese Classroom

Facilitators: Yo Azama / Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, PhD

Marcando una Diferencia: The Spanish Class as a Critical Vehicle for Social Transformation

Facilitators: Eduardo R. Muñoz-Muñoz, PhD / Antonio Tunzi

Authentic Voices, Authentic Resources: Social-Emotional Learning and Social Justice in the French classroom

Facilitators: Catherine Ousselin

STARTALK—Leadership Development for Teachers of Critical Languages and Cultures

Facilitators: Sally Mearns / Hélène Chan / Liz Matchett / Toni Theisen

Coaching Tools and Mindfulness Practices for Work and Life

Facilitators: Brandon Zaslow, EdD / Tonja Byrom / Svetlana Lazarova

Student Strand – Teach to Become an Agent of Change 

Facilitators: Mireille McNabb / Michael Vossen

Contact Us

Have a question about the seminar? Feel free to contact us to learn more

Margaret Peterson

Executive Director, California World Language Project

Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3001

Don Doehla

Director, World Languages Summer Seminar

UC Berkeley Language Center
B40 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2640

Amy Peruzzaro

Academic Program Professional, California World Language Project

Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3084