October 19-21, 2018
Outlaw Ranch, Custer, South Dakota

The South Dakota World Languages Association (SDWLA) Conference is an opportunity to learn about the newest trends and advances in the profession and to become part of a South Dakota community of teachers who can share ideas and information.

We have also contracted Organic World Languages to provide training at no additional cost.

The SDWLA conference is the only available professional development opportunity in the state of South Dakota specific to language-teaching. You will come away with a stronger knowledge of teaching practices, assessments, current trends and issues in the profession. We offer:

  • Breakout sessions, including 30-minute presentations and hour-long workshops provided by faculty from regional universities and other experienced teachers
  • Language-specific business meetings
  • Opportunities to network with other language professionals in the state
  • Continuing education credit for attending the conference

The conference schedule is designed so no one has to miss more than one day of class and we are offering a significant discount for first-time attendees.


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Pay at the conference or send check to:
SDWLA Treasurer
910 3rd Avenue
Brookings, SD 57006


We invite middle school, high school and university instructors to submit proposals for breakout session presentations. These 30-minute or hour-long presentations should cover topics that deal with teaching language in the broadest sense.

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Submit a Proposal

Teacher of the Year Nominations

The South Dakota World Languages Association selects one teacher among the nominated candidates to honor for their efforts in language teaching. This award is open to all teachers of a second language in South Dakota. The winner will be announced during the annual SDWLA conference.

Nominate a Teacher