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MBWLP: Monterey Bay World Language Project

    MBWLP Leadership Team
    MBWLP Leadership Team

    For over 20 years the Monterey Bay World Language Project (MBWLP), one of the sites of the California World Language Project affiliated with the California Subject Matter Project, has been offering seminars to promote best language teaching practices in Monterey, San Benito & Santa Cruz counties. The MBWLP Team is composed of experienced language teachers because we believe that “Teachers Teaching Teachers” is the most effective way to encourage the use of proficiency-oriented, standards-based strategies to improve student performance. Please join us, fees negotiable!

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    2019-20 Programs

    The Monterey Bay World Language Project at California State University, Monterey Bay invites you to participate in the 2019-2020 Seminars for World Language Teachers

    Deepening Literacy for Emerging Language Learners

    2019 Literacy Workshop

    2-day workshop presented by MBWLP at CSUMB, and the California Reading and Literature Project, UC Santa Cruz Educational Partnership Center.

    Saturday, 09/14/2019, 9:00AM-4:00PM and Saturday, 09/21/2019, 9:00AM-4:00PM

    The CA EL Roadmap calls for intellectually rich learning experiences that emphasize engagement, interaction, discourse, inquiry, and critical thinking. This guidance, along with the rigor necessary to master the CA ELD Standards, ELPAC, and 21st Century Skills, compels us to examine how we develop and deepen our students’ literacy.

    This two-day workshop will guide ELD and World Language Teachers in:

    • Utilizing high-impact literacy strategies that support CA ELD Standards and ELPAC preparation
    • Exploring connections between literacy instruction in Designated ELD for Newcomers and World Languages courses
    • Grounding instructional decisions for literacy in the CA EL Roadmap and the 21st Century Skills Map for World Languages


    Cher Nicolas Appel ELD Curriculum Specialist | EL Specialist | Instructional Coach | Secondary ELD and English Teacher

    Yo Azama 2012 ACTFL National Teacher of the Year | 2013 Outstanding Teacher of America Recipient | MBWLP Team Leader | Salinas Union High School | District Lead Coach


    Prices for both days:

    • Early Bird $120 per person or $140 per person after 08/31/2019
    • Early Bird $100 per person for two or more teachers from the same school or $120 per person after 08/31/2019
    • Early Bird $70 First-year teacher or accompanied by student-teacher or $90 per person after 08/31/2019
    • Early Bird $60 Student teachers or $80 per person after 08/31/2019)

    LUNCH INCLUDED! (no parking permit required)

    Questions or Concerns? Feel free to email us or call Angelica at (323) 246-7485

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    Monterey Bay World Language Project 2019-20

    2019-20--Program 1

    A Call to Action: Reaching Global California 2030 with New World Language Standards

    Description: World Language Teachers have a critical role in supporting Global California 2030, an initiative that aims to more than triple the number of students graduating with the State Seal of Biliteracy. In order to prepare our students for Global California, join us in unpacking the new 2019 California World Languages Standards and learn how they can guide both teachers and learners in their journey to thrive in an ever-changing interconnected world. Participants will collaboratively create, adapt, and share standards-aligned curriculum and take home practical resources and applications.

    2018-2019 core workshop series! This is a five-day series, with sessions held on the following days from 9AM to 4PM:

    • September 28, 2019
    • October 26, 2019
    • February 8, 2020
    • March 7, 2020
    • April 18, 2020

    Early Bird Registration deadline is September 14th, 2019!

    Prices for both days: $200 per person; $250 per person (After 9/14/2019)

    $150 per person for two or more teachers from same school; $200 per person (After 9/14/2019)

    $75 First year teacher or accompanied by student teacher; $125 per person (After 9/14/2019)

    $25 Student teachers; $50 per person (After 9/14/2019)

    Register for program 1

    Program 2

    Technology Seminar for World Language Teachers

    The use of technology in a 21st Century Skill embedded in all the Common Core and World Language Content Standards. Your students can become more proficient in the target language by using computer-based and web tools. In this 2-day workshop, you will be able to create engaging lessons for appropriate learning stages maximizing your teacher effectiveness.

    Presenters Yo Azama and Cameron Chien

    Dates: 01/11/2020 and 01/25/2020 9am-4pm

    Location: CSUMB @ Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA 93940


    Program 3

    Spanish for Heritage Speakers Workshops

    Merging the New CA World Languages Standards in our Spanish Heritage Classroom Practice

    We are excited to present this workshop series in collaboration with presenters Eduardo Muñoz Muñoz and Antonio Tunzi Gutiérrez, two exceptional presenters who will facilitate and share their skills with participants interested in learning more about the new CA World Language standards and its integration into Spanish Heritage classrooms.

    Presenters Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz and Antonio Tunzi Gutiírrez

    Dates: 02/15/2020 and 03/14/2020 9am-4pm

    Location: CSUMB @ Ryan Ranch, 8 Upper Ragsdale Drive, Monterey, CA 93940

    Register at EarlyBird rates through Feb. 5, 2020

    Register for Program 3

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    Keep in touch


    MBWLP Contact Information

    Mailing Address:


    100 Campus Center

    Seaside, CA 93955


    Street Address (for GPS navigation only!): 3050 Divarty Street, Seaside, CA 93955 See on Google Maps

    Phone: (831)582-4256

    Note: MBWLP moved to a new location in August 2019. The office is now Room 2411 in the East Wing of Academic 3, the main building for the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

    School of World Languages and Cultures

    (831) 582-3863
    (831) 582-3885