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


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!

ICTFL offers summer OPI Training - 2 Locations! 2 Dates!

ICTFL 2015 TALL-IL 2.0 / 2.5 Summer Institutes

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.

Kickstart the 2015-16 School Year with Helena Curtain

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


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  or Dr. Montserrat Mir, montserratmir@ilstu.


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. 




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