World Languages Summer Seminar

Caring for Our World,
Caring for Ourselves:
Honoring Indigenous Voices

July 15th - 20th, 2022


The new California World Languages Standards (2019) and Framework (2020) are the guiding principles to connect social emotional wellbeing and accelerate learning in world language and dual immersion classrooms. Participants will integrate authentic resources that support students to become resilient multilingual 21st century global citizens who:

Join us at UC Santa Barbara for a healing journey.  For five days in July, Summer Seminar will bring together world language and dual language immersion educators to learn together, to engage in self-care and, most importantly, to celebrate our commitment to remaining resilient during challenging times. CWLP resolves to center the strengths, values, languages, cultures and wellbeing of students, families, colleagues, and ourselves in order to amplify the learning of all California students.

Co-sponsored By

Our 2022 Keynote Speakers

Fri, July 15th, 7:30 pm

Quirina Luna Geary 

Chairwoman, Tamien Nation

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Sat, July 16th

Saeeda Hafiz

Certified yoga instructor and holistic nutrition educator

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Sun, July 17th

Ying Jin


Mandarin Educator

2018 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year

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Mon, July 18th

Dr. Celia Chomón Zamora

Director of Professional Learning and Certification, ACTFL

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Tues, July 19th


Dr. Tiffany Lee

Professor and Chair

Native American Studies

University of New Mexico

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Wed, July 20th

Roxana Norouzi

Executive Director


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2022 Strand Titles

Framework-Aligned Instructional Practices –

On the Path to Proficiency for ALL With Framework-Aligned Instruction

Facilitators: Christine Lanphere / Nicole Naditz

Dual Language Immersion for Spanish – 

Inmersión Dual:  Marcando una diferencia radical en lengua y justicia

Dual Immersion: Making a Radical Difference in Language and Justice

Facilitators: Dr. Eduardo Muñoz Muñoz, Ph.D. / Dr. Angela Palmieri, Ed.D.

Project-Based Language Learning –

Discovering your identity through a Pathway for  Wellness

Facilitators: Luz Griselda Ramírez / Anna Chavez

Mandarin Strand – 

Global Competence, Interculturality and Social Emotional Learning in the Mandarin Class


Facilitators: Ying Jin / Zoey Liu

Japanese Strand – 

Connecting to the World with Care: Empowering the Japanese class through Social Action

Facilitators: Yoshiko Saito-Abbott, PhD / Rie Tsuboi

French Strand – 

Social Justice, Social Media and Authentic Tasks in the French Class

La Justice sociale, les Médias sociaux, et les Tâches authentiques dans le cours de français 

Facilitator:  Catherine Ousselin 

Spanish Strand – 

Connect to the Heart, Connect to the World in the Spanish Class

Conectar con el corazón, conectar con el mundo en el aula de español

Facilitators: Antonio Tunzi / Maylén Rafuls Rosa

Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Strand – 

Reclaiming Identity: Instructional Strategies for Less Commonly Taught Languages


Facilitators: Iman Hashem / Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard

Leadership Strand – 

Integrative Leadership Development for Caring World Language Educators

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

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Student Strand  – 

Teach to Become an Agent of Change

Facilitators: Alfredo Varela / Carmen Ríos-Álvarez

Contact Us

Have a question about the seminar? Feel free to contact us to learn more. Please use the contact information below:

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

Liz Matchett

Executive Director, CLTA

California Language Teachers’ Association


Halima Mohammed

Academic Program Professional, California World Language Project

Stanford University
520 Galvez Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-3084