Council of Language


The Connecticut Council of Language (CT COLT) stands with educators in higher education whose programs will be affected by the proposed higher education budget cuts put forth in Governor Lamont’s state budget plan. Any decision, financial or otherwise, which results in a reduction of world language education at any level has grave consequences for our state. Access to quality world language education from elementary through college levels is critical to our economic competitiveness as a state and as a nation, as well as defense and diplomacy. Depriving our students of the opportunity to develop linguistic and cultural competencies is counterproductive to nurturing global citizens at home and abroad. We urge the state government to reconsider these proposed cuts. Click here to learn more and take action!

Check out our Professional Learning Series and start #FindingJoy in Language teaching.  Click here for more information and to register.

CT COLT Election Season is coming soon!  Information about open Board Coordinator Positions and the nomination process will be posted here starting on March 1.

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Welcome to CT Colt

Our Mission: The Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT) promotes, advocates for and fosters the teaching and learning of World Languages and cultures. With a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we support, guide and connect all educators, students, policymakers, and the public through professional development, scholarship, and collaborative initiatives.  Check out our full strategic plan here.


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