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


Join us for our

2019 MCTLC Fall Conference!


Peak Practice:
Peak Proficiency

October 25-26

Crown Plaza Minneapolis West

3131 Campus Drive

Plymouth, MN 55441

 What's new?

 - Pre-conference Workshops Friday

 - MCTLC Fall Conference Saturday

 - Location: Crown Plaza

 - Fall Conference Registration Now Includes TWO DAYS of      Breakout Sessions!

Conference Highlights:

We are entering an exciting period of extension and expansion for MCTLC as we stretch our fall conference to two days! 

Over 60 breakout sessions

Session Strands focusing on:

Integrated Performance Assessments

Teaching for Proficiency

Elementary Language Teaching

Heritage Learning Teaching and Learning 

Comprehensible Input (CI) & TPRS

Get to know our Keynote: Martina Bex






Sessions and Workshops from

National Presenters 

Carol Gaab (Fluency Matters)

Kara Parker (Creative Language Classroom)

Annabelle Allen (La Maestra Loca)

And more!!!

Interested in Presenting:

Click here to submit a proposal. 

Proposals are due by Thursday, April 25.  

MCTLC has a new VP!

Megan Budke currently teaches Spanish at Wayzata West Middle School.  She has served as the World Language Resource Teacher for Wayzata Public Schools, where she managed the curriculum review process for the district’s world language program.  She created and facilitates Wayzata’s Bilingual Seal program, awarding students World Language Certificates and Bilingual/Multilingual Seals based on language proficiency.  She also played an instrumental role in creating and facilitating Wayzata’s Grading for Learning program, which utilizes standards-based grading practices at all Wayzata middle schools. Megan has extensive experience collaborating and designing professional development for world language teachers at all levels.  She has provided regular professional development around world language curriculum design, Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs), proficiency versus performance in the world language classroom, and world language digital tools.  In 2015, she led the 4-part professional development series IP- Yay! Assessing What Matters in collaboration with MCTLC, MDE, CARLA, and MNCoWL and facilitated the Measuring What We Value in the K-8 Classroom session in collaboration with MCTLC.  This year, she is leading the 5-part series Rate it! Assessing Student Performance in the World Language Classroom in collaboration with MCTLC, MDE, CARLA, and MNCoWL.  She has presented at the Wayzata Summer Technology Institute, the Minnetonka Technology Summer Institute, and the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures Conference.




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.

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