• "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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  • Teach with Students

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

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  • PLAN, SWCOLT, Arizona 2012

  • SWCOLT Local Committee, Lake Las Vegas, NV 2013

  • SWCOLT Local Committee, Lake Las Vegas, NV 2013

  • PLAN, SWCOLT, Utah 2014

  • PLAN, ACTFL, San Diego, CA 2015

  • NV Teachers of the Year-2017-2012

  • PLAN Executive Officers 2016

  • PLAN Statewide Conference 2016, Las Vegas NV

  • PLAN ACTFL 2016, Boston MA

Welcome to PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada)

It’s official-a new PLAN Executive Board has been elected.  Thank you to all that voted and to all that volunteered their time to serve our state organization.  Congratulations to our new board (listed below); we are proud to have your as our state organization leaders and look forward to the continued growth and greatness of PLAN under your leadership.
President-Ryan Smith
Vice President-Anthony T.J. Troche
Executive Secretary-Anna Cicak
Treasurer-Julie Henderson
Advocacy Chairperson-Jami Curtis
Membership Chairperson-Julie Lozada Ocampo
Professional Development Chairperson-Rachel Tillotson
Clark County Representative-Isabel Christina Buckner
Douglas County Representative-AnneMarie Chase
Lyon County Representative-Shanna Krueger

Thank you to our outgoing Board members:  Jennifer Newman-Cornell, Past President; Kolina Watt de García, Media Committee Chairperson; Barbara Bird, Higher Education Representative; Amanda Ruth, Clark County Representative.  We appreciate your hard work and dedication to help make PLAN what it is today.  To read the Jennifer’s Last Presidential Email, click here.

Congratulations to our  2017 Nevada Teacher of the Year, Rachel Tillotson, Galena HS Spanish Teacher.  Rachel was officially announced as our 2017 NV TOY at the state conference. Congratulations, Rachel!  Rachel is now getting ready to head to SWCOLT in March to compete for the title of SWCOLT TOY.  We wish you the best of luck in Oklahoma at SWCOLT!  Thank you for making Nevada proud!

Were you there?  Did you experience all of the networking and workshops that our first annual state conference had to offer on October 8th?  Over 80 World Language Educators came together at CSN Charleston to celebrate Nevada WL.  We hope that you were able to join us.  Please remember to check out the resources that presenters shared in the Google folder that was shared with you at the conference.  Look for info about the 2017 conference to come soon!

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 were 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!


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.