ICTFL announces Fall Conference 2015 Workshops & Sessions

ICTFL announces  its 2015 Fall Conference, "Packing the Essentials," list of Workshops, Sessions and Presenters.  Start planning now for professional growth this October 15-17.   Click SUITCASE and begin planning your Fall Conference Itinerary!  REGISTER ONLINE NOW!

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 2015 Fall Conference Registration

Register now to attend the ICTFL 2015 Fall Conference.  This event has been designed to provide you with 3 days of timely professional development specific for language educators.  You may register for just one day or save by registering for a Two- or Three-Day Package.  Luncheon is included each day.  ICTFL is an ISBE approved provider of PDs for maintaining your Illinois teacher credentials.

Kickstart the 2015-16 School Year with Helena Curtain - CANCELLED

Due to circumstances beyond ICTFL's control, we must cancel our "Kickstart" Event with Helena Curtain.


Saturday, September 19, 2015  -  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  -  Glenbrook North High School, Northbrook, IL

"Using Language Chunks to Build a Foundation for Moving from Novice to Intermediate"


Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology in World Languages

Illinois State University and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures is sponsoring a Graduate certificate that offers hands-on training in the use of new technologies in the teaching of foreign languages for K-16.  Download the PDF below for more information or contact:  Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures www.lanillinoisstate.edu  or Dr. Montserrat Mir, montserratmir@ilstu.


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


GlobalFest 2015

Join ICTFL for our 2016 Teacher Tour to ITALY!

Many of our teachers have been asking ICTFL, “Take us to ITALY!”   Next year will be the fifth year that ICTFL has offered a tour to our members.   As we’re excitedly preparing now for our 2015 trip to Cuba, we’re excited to announce our ICTFL Rome and Sorrento Tour for 2016. 



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


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