FY 2018 Arts and Foreign Language Education Grant Program

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 school districts and other eligible applicants in Fiscal Year 2018 with the Arts and Foreign Language Planning Assistance Grant.

Thank you 2017 ICTFL Conference Exhibitors

ICTFL President Carrie Toth and Ken Busam of SANS cut ICTFL’s 30th anniversary cake, generously donated by SANS.  ICTFL would like to thanks SANS and all our 2017 Fall Conference Exhibitors for their support of Illinois language educators.  We hope to see you again next year!

ICTFL member Julia Kessel named CLASS 2017 Outstanding Chinese Teacher

• AATF Chicago/Northern Illinois Chapter Member receives French Presidential Award

Félicitations, Margot!

Jobs! Jobs! JOBS!

ICTFL has several new job postings for a variety of positions.  To view posted teaching opportunities, click JOBS.  To submit a job posting, please email information and contact details to ICTFL Executive Director, Leann Wilcoxen at director@ictfl.org.

PDs for Central States Conference 2017

Illinois teachers that attended Central States in Chicago will receive an email within the next couple of weeks regarding how to obtain PDs for the conference.  You will need your IEIN, plus the number, name and length of each session you attended.

Congratulations to Kathleen Priceman, the President-elect for NNELL

Congratulations to Kathleen Priceman, the President-elect for NNELL, the National Network for Early Language Learning, for 2019-2020.  Kathleen is a 4th grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, Oak Park, and serves as the FLES Chair for ICTFL. She was ICTFL President  2011-2012, and was the Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year in 2014.


Congratulations to Susan A. Hildebrandt, Illinois State University


Congratulations to Susan A. Hildebrandt, Illinois State University Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics and Spanish, who was recently elected to a four-year term as an  At-Large member of the ACTFL Board of Directors.  Susan has also co-authored the newly published book, Understanding the World Language edTPA, with 2016 ACTFL President Pete Swanson.

Help us map the future of ICTFL Professional Development!

To better serve our members, we are asking you for your opinions and suggestions.  Please fill out this survey and submit it by Nov. 8, 2016.  Anyone who chooses to include his/her contact information at the end of this survey will be eligible to win a year's complimentary membership to ICTFL in a random drawing.  Ten such memberships will be awarded.  Winners will be announced in an eBlast.

2017 Fall Conference Presentations - Online access

Thank you to all of the presenters at the 2016 ICTFL Fall Conference.   Several of our presenters are offering their presentations online at www.pinterest.com/IllinoisCouncil.    If you're a 2016 presenter and would like to further share your presentation and/or materials, email these to socialmedia.ictfl@gmail.com .


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