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MCTLC Welcomes CSCTFL to Minneapolis in 2015


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

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Proficiency Certificate and Bilingual Seal Workshop

On April 11, learn about new legislation passed during the 2014 session 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. More information and registration.


Rethinking WHAT We Teach: Content Language Integrated in the World Language Classroom

Please join Educator in Service Jan Holter Kittok in Rochester for day-long professional development on April 25. Read more and register here.


2015 Fall Conference: Educating Global Citizens
Call for Session and Workshop Proposals Now Open

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? Learn more about the conference and register now.

Proposals for 50-minute sessions on October 23 and 3-hour workshops on October 24 are being accepted through April 12. Submit your proposal today.


ACTFL Teacher of the Year Yo Azama Keynotes
2014 Fall Conference

Always thought-provoking, Azama proved why he was ACTFL 2012 Teacher of the Year. He delivered a memorable and powerful keynote address at MCTLC's Fall conference on Friday, October 24. Diversity, Equity,  and World Languages: Empowering Teachers for Change.  A native of Okinawa, he teaches Japanese at North Salinas High School in Salinas, California with dynamic interactive activities. Azama shared the story of how students came up with the idea to produce this language PSA. His students are clearly inspired by his energy and ingenuity.

Conference highlights included:

"Meeting and working with 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.

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.


Upcoming Events

11 Apr 2015 9:00 AM • Minnesota Department of Education, Conference Center A, Room 14
25 Apr 2015 8:30 AM • Rochester Community and Technical College
23 Oct 2015 7:30 AM • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

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