SOWLE 2020 (previously known as MIIS’s Foreign Language Education Symposium - FLEDS) is an annual conference that provides language teachers with opportunities to discuss current trends and issues in world languages education. The Symposium is hosted by the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education (GSTILE) at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). 

The 2020 Symposium will be held virtually on November 7 & 14, 2020.

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This year’s theme: “Language Teaching in 2020: Tackling Racial Inequity”

The SOWLE committee considers this to be the recognition that inclusive world language teachers must actively adapt their classrooms and communities to better serve the interests and needs of their students by addressing the racism still present in our disciplines and institutions. 

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Registration will be open soon! 

Our program will be posted here shortly!