NM OLÉ is a nonprofit professional association for language teachers in New Mexico, dedicated to promoting the effective teaching of all languages. NM OLÉ is an affiliate of ACTFL (the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages) and SWCOLT (the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching).

NM OLÉ promotes second language instruction and the development of language programs within the State of New Mexico, provides a unified voice addressing issues of second language instruction, supports second language teachers and their professional development, and provides a forum for sharing ideas and concerns among second language teachers.

Membership in NM OLÉ  is open to anyone interested in foreign language education. Please visit our membership page to find out how to become a member. 


  • President: Julie Trappett

  • Past-President: Lorraine Leftwich

  • President-Elect: Elizabeth Taylor

  • Treasurer: Lorraine Leftwich

  • Secretary:

  • SWCOLT Representative: Virginia Rinaldi

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