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The Spring Edition of the CT COLT World Language News Exchange is now available.  Please click HERE to download the newsletter.

The 11th CCSU Conference for Language Teachers will be held on April 22, 2017. The theme of the conference is Intercultural Competence in the World Language Classroom. Please click HERE for registration information.  Please click HERE to view the program and workshops that will be offered.

Connecticut has wonderful news with regards to the Seal of Biliteracy! Last week, the Education Committee heard and read testimony asking for their support of H.B. 7159.  The Education Committee passed it unanimously.  Now the bill moves to the House and Senate for a vote.  Please click HERE for more information.

If you missed the last CT LILL webinar on February 21st, feel free to click on the link below to learn some great strategies for improving Target Language Use in the classroom. Please click HERE to go to the CT LILL page and information on the 7th CT LILL Webinar.

Join us for an amazing Summer Proficiency Institute on June 26-27 with Thomas Sauer.  For more information, click HERE to see the informational flyer and the link to register.

We are pleased to announce that the 2017 CT COLT Essay Contest materials are now online.  The theme for this year is World Languages: A CAN-DO Mindset.  Please click HERE to access the materials necessary to compete in this contest.

Please consider serving as a judge at the 2017 Poetry Recitation Contest.  Please click HERE for more information and to download the invitation to be a judge.

Please consider proposing a workshop for the 2017 CT COLT Fall Conference.  The theme for this year's conference is "World Languages: A CAN-DO Mindset."  Please click HERE to submit a proposal.  The deadline for the submission of proposals is June 30, 2017.

NEEDED:  COORDINATORS FOR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.  There are THREE Coordinator positions available on the CT COLT Board of Directors.  The Coordinator positions have replaced the Regional Directors positions.  The following Coordinator positions are available: Membership, Community & Business Outreach, and Hospitality. If you are interested in applying for one of the coordinator positions, please click here to download the description of positions and the nomination form.

 CT COLT offers three monetary awards for teachers (Helen Amaral Award, Jane G. Graveen Award and Robert G. Mead, Jr. Award) and two scholarships for students (Irene Stanislawczyk Scholarship and Kenneth A. Lester Student Summer Immersion Scholarship). Please consider donating to one, two or all of the following funds for scholarships and awards.  If you wish to donate please click here.   We greatly appreciate your generosity.

CT COLT’s NEW blog forum is up and running!  Please join other world language educators just like yourself as we help one another, seek support, share best practices and discuss the latest research. We look forward to reading your thread soon! To access the blog forum, click on "The Column" link in the upper right corner of this page.

The NNELL Summer Institute - July 7-9, 2017
STEAMing Ahead: Thinking and Problem Solving for Early Language Learners more

Call for Proposals for the 2018 NECTFL Conference

Alyssa Villarreal to keynote the 2017 Fall Conference

Check out the DATES for CT COLT Activities
Poetry Contest, Rhyme Celebration, Essay Contest, Poster Contest more

Donations to CT COLT Award and Scholarship Funds

CT COLT now accepting website advertising
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2017 CT COLT Rhyme Celebration
April 5, 2017 More.

2017 CT COLT Poetry Recitation Contest
April 25, 2017 - Bristol Central High School More.

2017 CT COLT Fall Conference
Save the date - October 23, 2017 More.

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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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