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ICTFL Fall Conference 2016    ●    October 20-22     ●     Tinley Park Convention Center

ILLINOIS COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES, Box 64, Oglesby, IL 61348              815/863-5181

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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.



An exciting educational competition and opportunity for high school students to learn about the European Union and the euro

Teacher Orientation/Information Workshop

Friday, November 11, 2016

12:00—4:00 pm

From the virtual world to the real world: Technology in the foreign language classroom

Downstate Illinois AATSP Fall 2016 Workshop presents: From the virtual world to the real world: Technology in the foreign language classroom.  Presenter Rachel L. Shively (Ph.D., University of Minnesota) is an Associate Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics at Illinois State University (ISU). She has taught English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Foreign Language classes in the community and university settings since 2003 and regularly teaches a course at ISU about technology in the foreign language classroom for pre- and inservice K-16 teachers.


Chicago Area Chapter AATSP 37th Oral and Artistic Contest

The Chicago Area Chapter AATSP will host the 37th oral and artistic contest that honors the memory of a past president, Fenando Mendoza. The poster contest is open to students in grades 6-12 and the Poetry Contest is for students 1st - Jr. College. The event is on November 19th at Niles North High School. All information and entry forms are on the site:

all registration forms and monies need to be sent to: 

Nominate a deserving colleague NOW for an ICTFL Award

Learn more about ICTFL Awards including:
     -Teacher of the Year
     -Distinguished Service Award
     -Presidents Award
     -Award for New Teachers of Foreign Language
     -Award for College Foreign Language Teaching Majors
Awards Nomination deadline:  Friday, September 16th

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