Our Mission and Strategic Plan

Our Mission:  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, policymakers, and the public through professional development, scholarship, and collaborative initiatives.  

Click here to access the complete Strategic Plan for 2020-2023.

Professional Affiliation and Organizations

Organizational Directors

These groups have a position for an organizational director on the CT COLT Board of Directors.

AF (Alliance Française)
ACTR (American Council of Teachers of Russian)
CLASS (Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary School)
CITA (CT Italian Teachers Association)
ClassConn (Classical Association of Connecticut)
AATF-CT (American Association of Teachers of French, CT Chapter)
CT AATG (American Association of Teachers of German, CT Chapter)
CT AATSP (American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, CT Chapter)
NNELL (National Network for Early Language Learning)
ConnTesol (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, CT Chapter)

Connecticut Resource Centers

Spanish Resource Center

University of Connecticut
Modern and Classical Language Department
350 Mansfield Road, U-1057
Storrs, CT 06269-1057
Phone: (860) 486-1520
Email:  eduardo.urios-aparisi@uconn.edu

Italian Resource Center
Maria Passaro, Ph.D., Director
Elihu Burritt Library, Room 304
Central CT State University
1615 Stanley Street
New Britain, CT 06050
Web Site:  http://www.ccsu.edu/italian
Phone:  (860) 832-0103 or (860) 832-2886
E-Mail:  passaro@ccsu.edu

National and International Organizations

AATF (American Association of Teachers of French)
AAUSC (American Association of Supervisors and Coordinators of Foreign Language Programs)
ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
ADFL (Association of Departments of Foreign Languages)
AFMLTA (Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations)
ALANZ (Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand)
AQEFLS (L'Association québécoise des enseignants de français langue seconde, Montréal)
AULC (Association of University Language Centres in the UK and Ireland)
CASLT (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers)
CIEE (Council on International Cultural Exchange)
LCTL (Less Commonly Taught Languages Project – University of Minnesota)
LRCs (Language Resource Centers)
MLA (Modern Language Association of America)
NABE (National Association for Bilingual Education)
NCLIS (National Council for Languages and International Studies

Regional Organizations

CSCTFL (Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
OMLTA / AOPLV (Ontario Modern Language Teachers Association / Association ontarienne des professeurs de langues vivantes)
NECTFL (Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
PNCFL (Pacific Northwest Council for Languages)
SCMLA (South Central Modern Language Association)
SCOLT (Southern Conference on Language Teaching)
SWCOLT (Southwest Conference on Language Teaching)

Other Organizations

CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium)
ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education)
NASILP (National Association of Self-Instructional Language Programs)
NAD (National Association of the Deaf)
NFLRC (National Foreign Language Resource Centers)

NECTFL State Organizations

Delaware Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (DECTFL)
Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME)
Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)
Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ)
Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages (GWATFL)
Maryland Foreign Language Association (MFLA)
Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)
New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT)
New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA)
Vermont Foreign Language Association (VFLA)
West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association (WVFLTA)