SEETAW Slavic and East European Teachers Association of Washington
The Slavic East European Teachers Association of Washington (SEETAW) was formed in October 2018 to provide recognition of and support to the growing number of teachers of Russian and other Slavic and East European languages in Washington state. These teachers are providing an invaluable service to children and teenagers in our state who are Heritage language speakers of these languages and are eager to develop their proficiency in both the spoken and written word. In addition, we hope to increase interest in expanding language programs for second language learners who have an interest in the languages and cultures of these regions and perhaps hope to live, work, study, or travel there in the future.
Our priority goals include:
● Promotion and expansion of Slavic and East European languages in K-12 and higher education.
● Outreach to Slavic and East European language communities in our state about World Language Competency-Based Credit Testing and the Seal of Biliteracy.
● Support for heritage language learners and community-based language schools.
● Professional development for teachers of Slavic and East European languages in our region and integration into the world language teaching profession.