Editor’s note: In this piece, Caleb Powers and Grace Davis, co-chairs of the SOWLE student organizing committee at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, share information about the 2020 Symposium on World Languages Education.

Registration is now open for the 2020 Symposium on World Languages Education (SOWLE). The event is hosted by the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS) and will be held virtually on November 7 & 14, 2020. You can view the program of events here.

SOWLE is an annual conference that provides language teachers with opportunities to discuss current trends and issues in world languages education. The Symposium is a student-organized event hosted by the Graduate School of Translation, Interpretation, and Language Education at MIIS. This year’s theme is “Language Teaching in 2020: Tackling Racial Inequity.”

The SOWLE committee considers this theme 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.

Please click here to register or click here for more information. If any questions arise, please do not hesitate to contact the SOWLE committee at sowlemb@gmail.com.