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Teachers Applying Whole Language (TAWL)

TAWL Groups provide individual members, usually from the same geographical area, a local network for their interest in whole language.

TAWL Group membership in WLU is $25.00 per group each year. A minimum of five members is required to form a TAWL group. One member, usually the group contact person, must be an individual member of WLU.

To start a TAWL group, print out, complete, and mail the TAWL Group Enrollment Form with your payment to 1111 W. Kenyon Road, Urbana, IL 61801-1096.

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Current TAWL Groups

Alabama TAWL, Birmingham, AL
Contact:  Sue Seay

Center for Expansion of Language & Thinking (CELT), Bloomington, IN
Contact:  Ann M. Alexander

Central Illinois TAWL, Mahomet, IL
Contact:  Deborah MacPhee
Louisville TAWL, Louisville, KY
Contact:  Kathryn Whitmore
Mid-Missouri TAWL, Columbia, MO
Contact:  Nancy Knipping

North Fork TAWL, Mattituck, NY
Contact:  David P. Schultz
Tucson TAWL, Tucson, AZ
Contact:  Caryl Crowell

For additional contact information or to join one of these groups, email 


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