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

2015 Fall Conference: Educating Global Citizens

MCTLC celebrated its yearly conference on October 23-24 at Earle Brown Heritage Center in Brooklyn Center, MN. This year our theme focused on educating our students for their roles as world citizens. This conference asked 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.

Annual Awards

Each year, MCTLC honors those who have demonstrated significant dedication to the teaching of languages and cultures. We proudly announce the 2015 recipients:

Minnesota Teacher of the Year — Grant Boulanger

Emma Birkmeier Award — Betty Lotterman

Professional Service Award — Sue Nordquist

Pro Lingua Award — Representative Kim Norton

Outstanding Student Teacher — Claire Morantes

STAR Award — 
Adele Munsterman and 
Jennifer Duronio

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.

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

20 Feb 2016 9:00 AM (CST) • RCTC Campus, 851 30th Ave SE, Rochester, MN, 55904
28 Oct 2016 7:00 AM (CDT) • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN
28 Oct 2016 7:30 AM (CDT) • Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN

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.

Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
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