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Due to vacations and snow storms, we have extended the deadline for the submission of poetry recitation contest materials to February 28th.  That is the FINAL postmark deadline for this year's contest.  No extensions will be granted for dates after February 28th.

Join us for an amazing Summer Proficiency Institute on June 26-27 with Thomas Sauer.  For more information, click HERE to see the informational flyer and the link to register.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 CT COLT Essay Contest materials are now online.  The theme for this year is World Languages: A CAN-DO Mindset.  Please click HERE to access the materials necessary to compete in this contest.

In light of the new graduation requirements, we would appreciate your input on a special survey.  To take the survey, please click HERE.

Please save the date for an engaging CT LILL webinar from 4:00-5:15 on February 21st. We will explore strategies to improve Target Language Use in the classroom with Linda Egnatz, the former ACTFL ToY. If you are interested in attending, please contact Lea at GranerKennedyL@ctcolt.org.

Please consider serving as a judge at the 2017 Poetry Recitation Contest.  Please click HERE for more information and to download the invitation to be a judge.

Please consider proposing a workshop for the 2017 CT COLT Fall Conference.  The theme for this year's conference is "World Languages: A CAN-DO Mindset."  Please click HERE to submit a proposal.  The deadline for the submission of proposals is June 30, 2017.

The Guidelines, Registration Form and Rubric for the 2017 Poster Contest are now available. Please click HERE to download this year's information.

The 2017 Poetry Contest materials and registration forms are now online.  Please click HERE to view the list of materials to download.

NEEDED:  COORDINATORS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  There are THREE Coordinator positions available on the CT COLT Board of Directors.  The Coordinator positions have replaced the Regional Directors positions.  The following Coordinator positions are available: Membership, Community & Business Outreach, and Hospitality. If you are interested in applying for one of the coordinator positions, please click here to download the description of positions and the nomination form.

 CT COLT offers three monetary awards for teachers (Helen Amaral Award, Jane G. Graveen Award and Robert G. Mead, Jr. Award) and two scholarships for students (Irene Stanislawczyk Scholarship and Kenneth A. Lester Student Summer Immersion Scholarship). Please consider donating to one, two or all of the following funds for scholarships and awards.  If you wish to donate please click here.   We greatly appreciate your generosity.

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.

Call for Proposals for the 2018 NECTFL Conference

Alyssa Villarreal to keynote the 2017 Fall Conference

Check out the DATES for CT COLT Activities
Poetry Contest, Rhyme Celebration, Essay Contest, Poster Contest more

Donations to CT COLT Award and Scholarship Funds

CT COLT now accepting website advertising
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2017 CT COLT Rhyme Celebration
April 5, 2017 More.

2017 CT COLT Poetry Recitation Contest
April 25, 2017 - Bristol Central High School More.

2017 CT COLT Fall Conference
Save the date - October 23, 2017 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.

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