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June 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Pacific Time

Thank you for taking the time to attend the NLCC Webinar, June 3, 2021, titled “Planning a Successful Language Program,” presented by Tachini Pete. And if you were unable to attend, we’re sorry to have missed you.

You’ll find on this page the survey link about the presentation, links to the references shared by Tachini, as well as the recording of the webinar, when it becomes available.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the NLCC T/TA Center.

Maria Griffin, M.A. Center Director (maria@sisterskyinc.com)
Tachini Pete, T/TA Director (tachini@sisterskyinc.com)
Barbie Stensgar, Project Coordinator (barbie@sisterskyinc.com)

The recording of the presentation is being processed for ADA compliance and we’ll have it available soon. Please check back to access the recording.

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The goal for “Planning a Successful Language Program” is to provide information about three (3) key areas of development essential for effective language programs.

As a result of this webinar, the attendees/community will:

  • Identify assessment tools to gauge community awareness.
  • Understand current language transfer efforts and resources available in the community.
  • Identify community resources to support and grow an effective language program.


Tachini Pete, (Salish/Navaho), Director of Training and Technical Assistance, NLCC T/TA Center.


Knight, Ben. “How long does it take to learn a foreign language?” 11 October 2018. Cambridge University Press, ELT Blog. Document. 28 April 2021.

Lewis, Benny. “The CIA is Wrong: It Doesn’t Take 1,000 Hours to Learn a Language.” n.d. Fluent in 3 Months. February 2021.

Plestad, Barbara A., Pamela Jumper-Thurman and Ruth W. Edwards. “Community Readiness for Community Change (Community Readiness Model handbook 2nd edition).” 2014. Ed. Linda R. Stanley. Colorado State University Tri-Ethnic Center. Document. 10 October 2017.

U.S. Department of State. Foreign Language Training. 30 January 2021. Web article. 20 March 2021.