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    If you're a 2016 presenter and would like to further share your presentation and/or materials, email these to .



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

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: 

A few spots remain! Join the ICTFL 2017 Professional Learning Tour to Ecuador & the Galapagos

ICTFL is very excited to share our 2017 ICTFL Professional Learning Opportunity in Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands.  We are partnering with EF to bring a very unique tour to our members that includes an optional opportunity to partner with a fellow Ecuadorian teacher during the 2016-17 school year.

Highlights of the 12-day tour include:

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


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

Congratulations to Kathleen Priceman, ICTFL 2014 Teacher of the Year

Kathleen A. Priceman, a fourth grade Spanish Immersion teacher at Abraham Lincoln School, Oak Park, IL is the Illinois Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.  She will compete this Spring in Minneapolis for the honor of 2015 Central States Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.



Illinois Seal of Biliteracy makes the front page!

The new ILLINOIS SEAL OF BILITERACY and ICTFL President Linda Egnatz make the front page of the Chicago Tribune! 

Fund for the Future ICTFL 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 an ICTFL event such as WinterFest, Kickstart or our Fall Conference.  To learn more, download the PDF application form below.



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