Our mission is to advance the teaching of languages and cultures in Minnesota.

2015 Fall Conference: Educating Global Citizens

Join us on October 23-24 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. This year our theme focuses on educating our students for their roles as world citizens. This conference will ask you to consider the many ways you address global citizenship in your classroom. How could you encourage your students to think globally? How could they engage in activities that go beyond your classroom walls? What technologies could you use to prepare your students for their roles as future leaders in a global society? 

Keynote Speaker Stacie Berdan

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an international careers expert and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. She provides practical and relevant advice on the value of understanding cross-cultural environments, the benefits of feminine leadership, and the need for developing a global mindset in all American students today. She spent the majority of her career at Burson-Marsteller and Unilever, where she served as strategist, coach, and counselor to CEOs, politicians and senior executives around the world. Her extensive global leadership experience in corporate communications, brand marketing, public affairs and cross-cultural consulting extends across four continents with a specific focus on Asia.

In addition to the Keynote Address, Stacie will lead a Post-Conference Workshop.

Learn more about the conference

2014 Conference attendee highlights:

"Meeting and working with [2014 conference keynote] Yo Azama was inspiring and energizing."

"The entire conference was wonderful. Yo Azama was an awesome speaker; engaging, entertaining, and had a great message. I left each of my breakout sessions with new tools to use in my class, and I loved the opportunity to network with other language professionals."

"Connecting with others, particularly with colleagues and friends whom I haven't seen in a while. Overall, you all did a great job with the conference; it was clear that you worked hard to put together a quality experience for everyone who attended. I appreciated that as an attendee. It was a really nice day; thanks for all of your work!!"

"Connecting with world language teachers and learning from them. Yo Azama was a lot of fun (which is important at an event like this!) and I learned about opportunities for students and teachers at the exhibits and through the presentations. It was all good!"

Nominate a Champion of Languages

MCTLC accepts nominations through June 15 of every year for our annual recognition of stellar work and dedication to language learning in Minnesota. Visit the awards page now to learn more.

Proficiency Certificate and Bilingual Seal Workshop

On April 11, MN world language educators learned about new legislation passed during the 2014 session. It amended the language for world language proficiency certificates to include possible college credit and established state bilingual and multilingual seals that require awarding of college credit. Students who demonstrate intermediate-low and intermediate-mid/high proficiency on a validated assessment are eligible to earn a world language proficiency certificate. Read more about the Seal of Biliteracy at sealofbiliteracy.org.

Career Opportunities in Language Education

The educational job hunt is always on! MCTLC maintains a page dedicated to career opportunities for language professionals. Whether your organization is hiring or you are looking for your next professional home, bookmark our Job Postings page.

MCTLC Welcomed CSCTFL 2015 to Minneapolis

The 2015 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages took place March 12-14 at the Downtown Minneapolis Hilton Hotel. MCTLC, as member of ACTFL's Central States, was pleased to be the local host. We welcomed over 1000 language teaching professionals from 17 states in the largest regional professional development conference of its kind.

Upcoming Events

23 Oct 2015 7:00 AM • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
23 Oct 2015 7:30 AM • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

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