Dalton-Punahou Global Language and Culture Institute

The Dalton-Punahou Global Language and Culture Institute features workshop sessions on topics of interest to teachers of world and classical languages, Kindergarten – grade 12.

The Dalton School – Punahou School Global Language and Culture Institute
January 12 – 14, 2017
Punahou School

About Paul Sandrock

Paul Sandrock, director of education at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), directs this national organization’s professional development and initiatives around standards, curriculum, instruction and performance assessment.


Previously, Paul was assistant director of content and learning at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), coordinating the areas of English language arts, mathematics, international education and world languages. He earlier served as the DPI state-wide consultant for world languages. Paul taught Spanish for 16 years in middle school and high school, and authored “The Keys to Assessing Language Performance as well as Planning Curriculum for Learning World Languages”. Paul previously served ACTFL as a board member and president and received ACTFL’s Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education, K – 12. In the past year, Paul has worked intensively with schools and districts in Maryland, Texas, Missouri and Malaysia to focus their language programs on proficiency level learning targets, units centered around the three modes of communication, and assessments to chart progress in improving learners’ language performance.



Emily McCarren
Academy Principal

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Lori Langer de Ramirez
Director, World and Classical Languages and Global Language Initiatives, The Dalton School