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State Board of Education report regarding the increased ACTFL scores for the OPI and WPT in the romance languages only. Please click here for more information.

Congratuations to Adelia Couser, a student at Quinnipiac, who has been selected as the winner of the Kenneth A. Lester Summer Immersion Scholarship. Adelia will be taking part in a summer session sponsored by Delibes in Spain.

Congratulations to Natalia Gimenez, a student at Southington High School, whose essay was selected as the winning essay for this year's Essay Contest.  Please visit the Essay Contest page for more information and to read this well done essay.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Poster Contest.  Please visit the Poster Contest page for more information. Please click here to view the winning posters!

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. You may also view additional photos of the Rhyme Celebration by clicking on the "PHOTOS" tab at the top of this page.

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.

STARTALK Lead with Russian Teacher Trainee Courses - Summer 2015
Open to Connecticut teachers and teachers from out of state more

State Board of Education News Regarding WL Certification
State Board of Education report regarding the increased ACTFL scores for the OPI and WPT in the romance languages only. more

How some states are staffing dual-language programs more

Oppose Cuts to NSF Funding more

APAPRO - Association of Peruvian American Professionals

ACTFL Professional Awards
Please check these out! more

The Results of the Grand Concours 2015

Please complete this Technology/Education Survey

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

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

AATF National Convention in Saguenay, Quebec
July 8-11, 2015 More.

Leadership Initiative for Language Learning
Summer Institute: July 21 -23, 2015 at The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH) More.

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