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ACTFL Releases Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines.  Please click here to view the press release.

To view photos of this year's Rhyme Celebration, please click here.

Congratulations to all the Poetry Recitation Contest Winners who received medals at the 2015 contest.  Please click here to view the listing of winners.

Connecticut State Board of Education Meeting.  Six CT COLT members attended the CT State Board of Education Meeting on February 4th to express the importance of the reinstitution of the World Language Consultant position.  Elizabeth Lapman, James Wildman, Linda Dalpe, Rita Oleksak, Lea Graner-Kennedy and Jessica Haxhi addressed the State Board of Education during the Public Participation section of the meeting. Please click here to see the minutes from that meeting.

Check out this video of the NNELL Summer Institute held in Glastonbury.  Click here to view the video.

Which foreign language should you learn?  Click here to find out.

Fall Conference 2015 - CALL FOR PROPOSALS:  Please consider sharing your world language expertise with your colleagues by submitting a proposal to present a workshop at this conference. If you are planning to present a workshop at ACTFL in 2015, why not consider presenting the workshop at the CT COLT Fall Conference as a trial run. Please click here to access the online workshop proposal form.

Paul Sandrock's Keynote Address from 2014 Fall Conference:  Please click here to view the slides used during the keynote address at the 2014 Fall Conference.

The CT COLT Cadre of Professional Development Facilitators invites all World Language teachers to a multi-district, collaborative sharing and work session:  Rubrics: Measuring Progress in the Three Modes of Communication.  The program will be held on April 6, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CREC, 34 Sequassen Street, Hartford, CT, Room 269. Please click here for more information and to register for this FREE program.  

Kenneth A. Lester Student Summer Immersion Scholarship
Now available to all students (Pre-K through University) more

Check out the "Lead With Language" Video
Shown at the 2014 ACTFL Convention in San Antonio, Texas more

The U.S. Department of State Announces Scholarships for American High School Students to Study Abroad

Connect with Languages
A World Language Resource Website more

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements
Progress Indicators for Language Learners more

Seal of Biliteracy
Check out this website! more

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

CT COLT COFLIC Meeting: Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CT COLT Cadre of Professional Development Facilitators
Invites all World Language teachers to a multi-district, collaborative sharing and work session More.

SAVE THE DATE - April 25, 2015
Olympics of World Languages at Southern CT State University More.

CT COLT 2015 Essay Contest

SAVE THE DATE - 2015 CT COLT Fall Conference
We are now accepting proposals for workshops for this conference. More.

Our Mission

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.

Contact Information

Elizabeth K. Lapman
Lewis S. Mills High School, 26 Lyon Road, Burlington, CT 06013

Paul M. St. Louis
275 Cedar Swamp Road, Monson, MA 01057