2014 Fall Conference Registration


This year's conference will again be held at the Tinley Park Convention Center in Tinley Park, IL (Harlem Ave. and I-80).  Our conference also has a new innovative look.  Our theme:  "A Gallery of Strategies:  Touch up your Professional Portrait" has been designed with the new ISBE Teacher Evaluations in mind.  We're invited AdvanceLearning and Thomas Sauer of the TELL Project to "Curate" our training.  Attend both Friday and Saturday and return to your schools with "Studio" work evidence documenting each of the four Danielson Domains.  PDs (formerly CPDUs) will be provided for both our pre-Conference TALL-IL 2.0 Workshop and Fall Conference attendees.  REGISTER NOW.

Join ICTFL's Cuba Educational Exchange - Summer 2015

JOIN ICTFL for our most unusual summer Teacher Tour thus far - CUBA!

Just an FYI!  This tour has been so popular, we have only four slots remaining. 


Carrie Toth, Illinois, named 2014 CSCTFL Teacher of the Year!

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.

Fund for the Future Conference Scholarships

If you are a pre-service, first-year or second-year language teacher, apply for an ICTFL Fund for the Future Scholarship to attend the ICTFL 2014 Fall Conference.  To learn more, download the PDF application form below.


Downstate AATSP / AATF and ICTFL present AMY LENORD

Maximum Brilliance - Hidden Facets of Authentic Resources - SEPTEMBER 27, 2014

We all know that authentic resources are "gems," but are we maximizing their potential in our instruction? Like a precious stone each authentic resource has hidden facets that, if recognized and designed well, can make the communicative modes shine in our instruction.

Featuring Amy Lenord, Teacher, Author, Blogger, and according to her biography,  “a complete Spanish nerd.”  To learn more about Amy, you can visit her website:   http://www.amylenord.net/


FY 2014 Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant Available

The Illinois Arts Council Agency and the Illinois State Board of Education are pleased to announce that funding is available for public school districts in fiscal year 2014 with the Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant. 

Congratulations! ICTFL President named the ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.


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