East Bay World Language Project
EBWLP was established in November 1993 and is currently hosted by the Berkeley Language Center (BLC) at the University of California, Berkeley. We officially changed our name from the East Bay Foreign Language Project (EBFLP) to the East Bay World Language Project (EBWLP) as of July 1, 2012. The central mission of the EBWLP is to provide professional learning programs that meet the needs of language educators in its service region that includes Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano counties. The site offers a multi-tier program to strengthen participants’ academic content knowledge and content-specific pedagogical skills including technology in order to promote student learning and achievement. Additionally, the site offers a program to build leadership skills that will allow teachers to become leaders at their schools as well as program leaders with EBWLP. The programs provide multiple paths of entry designed to accommodate the varied backgrounds and experiences of teachers of World Languages, English Language Learners, and Heritage Language Learners. The site offers both year-round and summer programs, including Foundations of Effective Language Teaching I, Foundations of Effective Language Teaching II, Integrating 21st Century Technology into the World Language Classroom, and Leadership Skills Symposium. The East Bay World Language Project also offers consulting, coaching, and professional learning programs for individual schools and for districts.