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World language departments are composed of teachers of many different languages. How can we work together and grow even when our languages are wildly different? This presentation focuses on the experiences of teachers of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) and give advice on how language departments can collaborate and grow as a community despite the differences between target languages. 

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Opening the Silos: How to Coordinate Planning and PD across Languages

Amanda Lanier & Grant Castner | July 20, 2022
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Are you operating in a “silo” or not?

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