Foreign Language Teaching Conference to Take Place at St. Lawrence University

CANTON, New York — The Professional Development Conference for language teachers will hold a Foreign Language Teaching Conference in conjunction on March 22 at St. Lawrence University.

Teachers from St. Lawrence and surrounding counties are invited to attend workshops on their specialties and share their favorite methodologies for teaching foreign languages.

By the end of this conference, teachers should have more knowledge about the following topics:

  • Practical applications of technology to teaching languages and cultures
  • Traditional and non-traditional ways of teaching culture
  • Assessment
  • Approaches to teaching proficiency (TPRS, Flipped classroom etc.
  • Technology in education

Françoise Piron and educator and presenter with extensive knowledge of the French language and culture as well as pedagogical techniques in the World Language Classroom, will be the keynote speaker. Piron received the NYSAFLT Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award K-12 in 2015. Her topic, “Building Connections,” will discuss strategies and activities that provide rich learning experiences for students. 

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Eben Holden. To register, visit The deadline for registration is Feb. 15.

For more information, contact Gisele El Khoury, director of St. Lawrence University’s Language Resource Center, at, or Lora Lunt, professor of modern languages, at

About St. Lawrence University

Founded in 1856, St. Lawrence University is a private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,500 students located in Canton, New York. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global. Visit


Gisele El Khoury, 315-229-5154, 

News Release

Feb. 1, 2019


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