• "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart."

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  • "Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

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    "To have another language is to possess a second soul."

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Welcome to PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada)

Did you know that Nevada has newly adopted state standards?  World language teachers from K-16 from around Nevada worked together with the Nevada Department of Education to develop the new state standards which replace those last written in 1997.  The new standards will be implemented in each district by the 2015-2016 school year. Proficiency is the guiding principle in the new standards.  Thank to you all that helped to create and provided feedback on these new standards!

Congratulations to Ryan Smith from Washoe County for being awarded the title of 2015 Nevada World Language Teacher of the Year. Best of luck to Ryan as he goes to SWCOLT in February for the chance to be chosen as the SWCOLT Teacher of the Year. Thanks for representing Nevada, Ryan! Nevada World Language Teacher of the Year is an application process open each Fall to all Nevada world language teachers. Check back in August for the 2016 application.

What’s going on in your classroom? Is there an event , project or activity that deserves recognition? Have your students gone above and beyond? Do you want to show off what’s happening in your classroom? Then use Teacher’s Best. Look under Resources for Teacher’s Best to submit your amazing feat for recognition.

What’s your favorite activity to do in your classroom? Are you willing to share it with others? Do you need some ideas? Then be sure to check out Activities (under Resources) to get inspired and Submit a Resource (under Resources) to share your ideas!

Our Mission


To stimulate the interest of all peoples everywhere in the learning and preserving of skills in international languages, including the learning of English as a second/foreign language.


To foster discussion and interchange of ideas relative to the study of international languages.


To recognize excellence in the study and teaching of international languages through participation in the activities of the Association.


To join with affiliate organizations at state, regional and national levels in advocating for the study of international languages.