2007 Hall of Fame Nominee

Christie Moraga

West Woods Upper Elementary
Farmington, CT
2007 Finalist from NECTFL

French and Spanish

2005: The Year of Languages has given me more conviction, ammunition and inspiration to talk about the many facets of language and cultural acquisition. With whom do I discuss that one is never too young or too old to study a language, or toss around new ways to make languages come alive in the classroom? I talk to and enlist my family, my world language colleagues, my school community, and people in the larger community, both in person and on-line. I have always tried to spread the joy for learning languages to my students, but now I feel that the cause has become bigger and more important. It’s time to convince the public at large about the value of language learning and culture.