Welcome to the ICTFL Professional Community of Language Educators!

Welcome to the wonderful world of ICTFL professional news and activities! The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages welcomes you. It is the ICTFL goal to provide you with a user-friendly, interactive, up-to-date website to help you in your foreign language classroom. Please explore the site and contact us with your comments and suggestions.

ICTFL Accepting Nominations for the 2017-2018

ICTFL members will elect the following officers this fall for the 2017/2018 term: 1st VP, 2nd VP, Secretary, Treasurer and Regional Directors.  The current 1st Vice President will become the President.

To be considered for the slate, please read the job descriptions and return the corresponding completed Nomination form (downloadable below) to Linda Egnatz, Nominations Chair, at webmaster@ictfl.org by June 1, 2016.


Employment Opportunities

Click to view current world-language job postings.

To post world-language related job opportunities, please contact our ICTFL Executive Director at director@ictfl.org or use the convenient Contact tab. 

Kickstart the School Year with Helena Curtain

Kickstart the School Year with Helena Curtain


2016 ENCORE PERFORMANCE! Summer Oral Proficiency Interview Workshops




Travel with ICTFL to Ecuador & the Galapagos Islands in 2017

Plan now for an experience you'll never forget . . . Come to our April 7th meeting to learn more!

ICTFL will host Illinois language teachers and their guests on the adventure of a lifetime!  12 spots left!


Serve as a 2016 ICTFL Fall Conference Volunteer

Fall Conference 2016 co-chairs, Kathryn Wolfkiel and Jane Swisher, invite you to join their Conference Committee.  It takes many willing hands and a constant influx of creative ideas to present the quality Conference we do every year.  Even though the general structure of Conference ’16 is in place and many committee members are already in place, more are welcome.


ISBE announces Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy Implementation Rules!

Per the ISBE website, a school district may establish a program to recognize high school graduates who have attained a high level of proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English, by designating on a student's transcripts and high school diploma his or her receipt of the State Seal of Biliteracy.  To do so, a school district must apply (application PDF below) and follow the ISBE rules and procedures.  The proficiency level required to receive the Illinois State Seal of Biliteracy is Intermediate High (see the performance descriptors for this level at


The Seal of Biliteracy is "A Game Changer" - Ed Week


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