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Helen Amaral Award

In 1990, an annual $1,000 was established in memory of Helen Amaral, President of the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers from 1986 - 1988, and former Foreign Language Department Head in Newtown, Connecticut.  She served the world language profession, students, and adults in an exemplary way throughout her professional career.

(If you wish to make a donation to this fund, please click here.)


To help defray the cost of travel or study abroad in existing programs or one designed by the applicant in order to enhance language skills, absorb contemporary culture, and/or gain historical perspective.


A world language teacher with five years of continuous CT COLT membership, currently employed, teaching three or more classes in world languages and/or serving as an administrator.  Priority will be given to proposals designed to improve language and/or cultural proficiency.  Only those who have NOT previously received this award will be considered.


March 31st

Please click here to obtain more information and an application form.

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The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) promotes, advocates for and fosters the teaching and learning of World Languages and Cultures. We support, guide and connect educators, students, policy makers and the public through professional development, scholarship and collaborative initiatives.

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