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CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence Recipients announced.  Please click here to view the listing of students who received the CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence.

The CT COLT Cadre of Professional Development Facilitators is pleased to announce that they are sponsoring a workshop on August 19, 2015 at Central CT State University in Kaiser Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ($40.00 pre-registration fee; $50.00 at the door on 8/19/2015.) Please click here for more information and to register for this workshop.

CT COLT to sponsor a Summer Professional Development workshop at Glastonbury High School on July 9th and 10th.  Laura Terrill will present the workshop "Engaging Today's Learner: What Matters?" For more information, please click here.

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.

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.

Primary Source offering online course
On Latin America for K-12 Teachers. Course begins on July 8. 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

Oppose Cuts to NSF Funding more

ACTFL Professional Awards
Please check these out! more

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.

CT COLT is sponsoring a SUMMER Professional Development Opportunity
Laura Terrill will present  More.

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

August, 19th - CT COLT Cadre Summer Professional Development Opportunity for ALL WL Teachers 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