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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.

Photos from this year's Rhyme Celebration are now available either by clicking on the PHOTOS tab at the top of this page OR by visiting the photo gallery on Google.

CT COLT is proud to announce the winners of the 2016 CT COLT Poetry Recitation Contest. Please click here to view the list of medal winners.

CT COLT is actively seeking a host school for the 2017 Poetry Recitation Contest.  If you are interested in hosting this important contest, please check out the flyer and the host school proposal form.  Completed proposal forms may be e-mailed to president@ctcolt.org or mailed to James Wildman, Glastonbury High School, 330 Hubbard Street, Glastonbury, CT 06033.

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 Radisson Hotel in Cromwell, CT.  Please click here to submit your proposal.

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.

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.

Donations to CT COLT Award and Scholarship Funds
4/26/2016
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Latin Cross-Certification for CT Teachers
4/26/2016
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NECTFL Student Excellence Awards
4/23/2016
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ARC Program News
4/23/2016
The summer ARC program has been canceled. However, the ARC II 2016-2017 is scheduled to happen. more

News from the AATF-CT
4/23/2016
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WANTED - Host School for the 2017 Poetry Recitation Contest
4/9/2016
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CT COLT now accepting website advertising
9/13/2012
For more information on placing a banner advertisement on this site... 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.

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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Elizabeth K. Lapman

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