Join Klett World Languages at ACTFL 2023!

We look forward to meeting you and other language educators at the ACTFL 2023 Convention and World Languages Expo, in our home city of Chicago this November 17-19!
Keep scrolling for more information about finding our booth, the different events we'll be hosting and participating in, and much more.

Meet us at booth #4823

Our team members will be happy to chat with you at our booth #4823! Stop by to take a look at our new print materials, learn more about our digital products and platforms, take part in one of our book signing events, discover Professional Development opportunities, and more.

KWL Sponsored Workshops

Dynamic Teaching with Authentic Language and Culture Materials

🗣 Virginie Karniewicz, Managing Editor at Klett World Languages

💬 French

🗓 Friday, November 17th

🕒 10:30 am – 11:15 am

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #3

Discover a world of authentic materials and their role in inspiring language learners. Explore examples such as festival posters, social media campaigns, film posters, photographs, infograhics, and more. Learn where to find these resources within the book’s structure and how to implement them effectively, with three levels of exploitation: communicative, linguistic, and cultural. Dive into step-by-step approaches for before, during, and after activities, fostering interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal language skills. Harness inductive grammar, support for language, production models, and boost your teaching with authentic resources.

Myths & Misconceptions in Communicative Language Teaching

🗣 Sara Stefanich & Tris Faulkner, Kalamazoo University

💬 English

🗓 Friday, November 17th

🕒 11:30 am – 12:15 pm

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #3

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) has become the standard in language teaching approaches. If you ask language teachers what approach they follow they will likely state they follow a communicative approach. However, there are many ways to achieve a communicative classroom. In this presentation, we discuss common myths and misconceptions about CLT and show it is not a “one size fits all” approach, but rather an empirically based and adaptable method that promotes successful language learning.

dance academy
Get Your Groove On! Salsa Dance Workshop for Teachers
💃 Dance Academy of Salsa
💬 English
🗓 Friday, November 17th
🕒 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #3

Join us for a lively Salsa Dance Workshop designed exclusively for teachers! Shake off the stress and step into the world of Salsa as you learn a few sizzling moves and have a blast. This workshop offers a fun and relaxing break from the classroom, allowing you to unwind, connect with fellow educators, and discover the joy of dance. No experience required – just come with enthusiasm and be ready to dance your heart out!


Embracing Change: Empowering Global Goals in the WL Class!

🗣 Heidi Lechner, Libertyville High School

💬 English

🗓 Friday, November 17th

🕒 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #3

Shift the lens of your world language class from a local to a global perspective using the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals.  You will create global citizens, engaged learners, and make your language class more relevant to teens!  This session will show you how to introduce the goals, how to find ready to use resources, and how to implement the global goals without replacing your current curriculum.

Mariachi Sirenas on Identity and Heritage

🗣 Juanita Calvo, Klett World Languages & Mariachi Sirenas

💬 English and Spanish

🗓 Saturday, November 18th

🕒 8:15 am.- 9:00 am

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #7, Exhibit Hall F

A morning workshop designed to explore the power of music in language and cultural education. Kickstart your day with a captivating 30-minute performance by Mariachi Sirenas, followed by an enriching discussion on the importance of mariachi music in shaping identity and its relevance for heritage speakers. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to enhance your teaching techniques and enrich your classroom experience.

Reading Strategies that Support Language Acquisition

🗣Diego Ojeda, Louisville Collegiate School

💬 Spanish

🗓 Saturday, November 18th

🕒 11:15 am – 12:00 pm

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #4

Diego Ojeda will present a variety of proven reading strategies adaptable to different proficiency levels, This session emphasizes adaptability and customization to meet diverse learner needs. Educators will discover the value of incorporating authentic materials into their teaching, fostering cultural richness in language learning. Engaging teaching techniques will be explored to promote active reading and critical thinking, creating an interactive learning environment.

Creating Inclusive Italian Language Curricula: Strategies for Success

🗣Valentina Morello, University of Arkansas & Enza Antenos, Montclair State University

💬 English and Italian

🗓 Saturday, November 18th

🕒 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

📍 Exhibitor Workshop Room #4

Join us for an insightful exploration of innovative strategies aimed at fostering diversity and inclusion in Italian language education at the higher education level in the US. Discover practical approaches and curriculum design techniques that empower Italian professors to create inclusive classrooms, embrace multiculturalism, and enhance the learning experience for all students.

Book signing events at our booth

Honing Our Craft:
World Language Teaching Today

With editors Kim Potowski and Florencia Henshaw

🗓 Friday, November 17th

🕒 Starting at 2:30 pm


Reporteros Readers + 24 horas en...

With editor Diego Ojeda

🗓 Saturday, November 18th

🕒 Starting at 12:15 pm


We also hope to see you at one of these co-sponsored events:
ICTFL Reception

Friday, November 17 at 5:00 PM

We’re proud to partly sponsor the reception of the Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. 

NADSFL/NCSSFL Annual Meeting

We’re proud to partly sponsor the Annual Meeting of the National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages and the National Council of State Supervisors for Foreign Languages.

ACTFL Award Ceremony​

Friday, November 17th at 6:30 pm

Join us as the Learning Connects Foundation and Klett World Languages Award for Sustainable Development Education in the World Language Classroom 2023 recipients are honored.


Meet the ACTFL team!

Our team members look forward to meeting you at ACTFL.


  • Iván Ferrero Ruiz
  • Aisha Khan
  • Hanne Sinclair

Higher Education

  • Juanita Calvo
  • Sergio Troitiño


  • Laura Pearson
  • Iván Ferrero Ruiz

Higher Education

  • Dr. Kathryn Miner


  • Ryan Knott
  • Tyler William Johnson

Higher Education

  • Dr. Kathryn Miner


  • Iván Ferrero Ruiz

Higher Education

  • Dr. Kathryn Miner
  • Hanne Sinclair, Vice President of Sales
  • Aisha Khan, Director of Sales
  • Patrick Wallace, Strategic Relationship Specialist
  • Dr. Sara Stefanich, Professional Development Coordinator
  • Maggie Connell, Bids & Proposals Coordinator
  • Melissa Schwab, Document Production Specialist
  • Eduard Sancho, Editorial Director, K-12
  • Ainara Munt, Digital Content Manager, K-12
  • Beatrice Biella, Managing Editor, French K-12
  • Virginie Karniewicz, Managing Editor, French K-12

About us

Klett World Languages is the Chicago-based arm of the Klett Group, one of the leading educational institutions in the world. In addition to creating K-12 and Higher Education products specifically for the U.S., Klett World Languages combines the following prestigious international portfolios: Difusión (Spanish), Ernst Klett Sprachen (German), Éditions Maison des Langues (French), and Casa delle Lingue (Italian).
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