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Registration for the 10th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers is now OPEN. Please check the "Featured Events" below (on this page) for more information and to register for this conference.

Please TAKE ACTION and voice your support of the Seal of Biliteracy to our CT legislators by clicking on the link below. Let's work together to make Connecticut the 15th state to offer its students a Seal of Biliteracy! 
Link: http://capwiz.com/actfl/issues/alert/?alertid=69650626&type=ST&show_alert=1

Please consider sharing your WL teaching expertise with your peers by presenting a workshop at the 2016 CT COLT Fall Conference on October 24, 2016 at the CoCo Key Water Resort, Hotel & Convention Center in Waterbury, CT.  Please click here to submit your proposal.

The current issue of the CT COLT Newsletter, Connecticut COLT World Language News Exchange, is now online.  Please click here to download a copy.

The materials for the 2016 Poster Contest are now online.  The theme is Buiding Proficiency in Today's Digital Natives.  The deadline for submission of posters is March 4, 2016.  Please click here for more information.

NECTFL is excited to release the preliminary program of the 62nd Annual Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages! Get your pencil out and start taking notes as to which sessions you would like to attend. There are so many outstanding sessions, we're sure you will have a hard time making choices! We can't wait to see you in February in New York City! http://www.nectfl.org/conference

What do you know about the Seal of Biliteracy?  Please click here for more information about this important initiative in progress in the State of CT and to find out how to contact your state representative about this important matter. Let your voice be heard!

Join CT COLT for a special Summer PD experience.  Laura Terrill will be returning to CT to present a workshop entitled Integrating the Six Core Practices into your IPA on June 23 and 24, 2016 at Glastonbury High School.  For more information and to register for this exciting PD opportunity, please click here.

The Poetry Recitation Registration Materials and rules are now online.  Please click here to download the registration materials.  Need help filling out the registration forms? Please click here to download directions for filling out the forms. For more information and news about this year's contest, please click here.

CT COLT’s NEW blog forum is up and running!  Please join other world language educators just like yourself as we help one another, seek support, share best practices and discuss the latest research. We look forward to reading your thread soon! To access the blog forum, click on "The Column" link in the upper right corner of this page.

Tell Your Member of Congress to Support the World Language Advancement Act (WLAA) - See more at: http://capwiz.com/actfl/home/#sthash.mqNAwM6V.dpuf (http://capwiz.com/actfl/home/)

Important International Travel Plans Survey:  Due to the recent atrocities in Paris, CT COLT is seeking your input regarding international travel in your respective districts. We appreciate in advance if you can take a few minutes to complete this short survey by clicking on the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/bo1ef8mfHJ

CALL FOR PROPOSALS Extended to January 5th!!
11/19/2015
CCSU Spring Language Teacher Conference 2016 more

FLENJ, Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey
11/30/2015
Offers member registration rates to CT COLT members for their conference on February 26-27, 2016 more

CT COLT now accepting website advertising
9/13/2012
For more information on placing a banner advertisement on this site... more

Registration Now OPEN for the 10th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers
3/5/2016
Integrating Heritage Speakers and Foreign Language Learners in the Classroom More.

SAVE THE DATE - April 6, 2016
4/6/2016
Poetry Recitation Contest More.

SAVE THE DATE - April 7, 2016
4/7/2016
Rhyme Celebration More.

Langcampct
4/9/2016
PD for World Language Teachers by World Language Teachers More.

SAVE THE DATE - May 16, 2016
5/16/2016
SCSU Olympics of World Languages - Register by December 15, 2015! More.

Glastonbury Public Schools and ACTFL Present MOPI Workshop
7/18/2016
Only Sponsored MOPI for 2016 - Convenient Location (Glastonbury High School) - Choose from 3 Language Sections (Spanish, French, English/Mixed Languages) More.

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The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) promotes, advocates for and fosters the teaching and learning of World Languages and Cultures. We support, guide and connect educators, students, policy makers and the public through professional development, scholarship and collaborative initiatives.

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