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The ICTFL Mission Statement

 

The purposes of the Council are to improve the study and teaching of modern and classical languages and their literatures and cultures at all levels of instruction.

 

The Vision of ICTFL

  • For all Illinois students to be proficient in a second language, helping them to become world-class learners and global communicators.
  • To offer support and guidance to all those who educate students learning a second language.
  • To find and support new ways to incorporate second language learning in students and education.

 

The ICTFL Plan

  • Increasing professional competencies of teachers through education programs and in-service training.
  • Providing a framework within which Illinois foreign language organizations can cooperate in improving the quality of learning and teaching.
  • Keeping members informed of current issues and trends so they may become better educators.
  • Encouraging excellence in education through public recognition of outstanding programs and individuals.
  • Cooperating with regional, national and international organizations and agencies whose purposes are compatible with those of I.C.T.F.L.
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The ICTFL Constitution

The ICTFL Constitution is available in a downloadable and printable PDF form.  See below.

 

ICTFL PRESIDENTS 1987 – 2016

  • 1987-1988              John Miles
  • 1989                       Albert Turner, deceased
  • 1990                       Shelly Kelz
  • 1991                       Suzanne Coons
  • 1992                       Susan Leibowitz
  • 1993                       Luz Berd
  • 1994                       Paul Griffith, deceased
  • 1995                       Susan Johnson
  • 1996                       Leann Wilcoxen
  • 1997                       Earl Thompson
  • 1998                       Waunita Kinoshita
  • 1999                       Carole Ann Ryan, deceased
  • 2000                       Christine Ingraffia
  • 2001                       Angeles Moran
  • 2002                       Barbara Bell
  • 2003                       Dan Stoyak
  • 2004                       Virginia Gramer
  • 2005                       Kathy Stoyak
  • 2006                       Samantha Godden-Chmielowicz
  • 2007                       Todd Bowen
  • 2008                       Jo Anne Bratkovich
  • 2009                       Julie Jezuit
  • 2010                       Joan Stopka
  • 2011 – 2012            Kathleen Priceman
  • 2013-2014              Linda Egnatz
  • 2015-2016              Mary Slider