• 20 May 2016 2:30 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    At its meeting in San Diego, CA in November 2015, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Board of Directors approved a proposal to make changes to the way the organization delivers benefits to its members. As a result of this action, on July 1, ACTFL will unveil a new tiered membership structure.

    Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership based on the career stage of the individual—Regular, New Teacher, Student, Retired. Moving forward, membership categories will be benefit-driven, giving members more control over the benefits they receive and in what format. ACTFL has created some unique membership packages that will allow language educators to choose the benefits that best help them achieve their professional goals, including a BASIC online-only level, a PLUS level that closely mirrors the existing package of benefits, and PREFERRED levels that bundle professional development like ACTFL virtual learning modules, as well as some of ACTFL’s acclaimed publications.

    For existing members, nothing will change until the next renewal period. At that time, members will have the ability to choose which new membership level works best for them. As an added convenience, they’ll also be able to pay for their membership in installments and/or set up auto-renewal. 

    Questions about ACTFL membership? Contact ACTFL at (703) 894-2900 or

  • 11 Apr 2016 1:51 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

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    Call for Applications! 

    2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

    The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

    Now that this opportunity is available for community college faculty, librarians, and administrators, the Center for Global Studies would like to ask for your assistance in publicizing this call for applications. Our center would greatly appreciate if you could forward this announcement to interested parties through your institution's resource pages, newsletters, social media outlets and listservs.

    The 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Lab is open from July 18 until July 29. Fellowships will cover travel, housing, and parking costs and a research honorarium for select participants. Participants will be eligible to receive subsequent development grants. For more information on awards, eligibility, and instructions to apply, visit our website. 

    The Center for Global Studies partners with the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center (REEEC) to promote the internationalization of community college curricula. Follow this link for more information on fellowships and the Summer Research Lab at REEEC. Participants in the two programs will be invited to share their work and establish collaborations in a joint workshop on July 22

    To be considered for full funding, please submit an online application by May 2, 2016.

    Applications will be accepted until May 17, 2016.

    Are you interested in exchanging ideas on international partnerships and engagements with representatives of higher education from around the world? Participate in the Conference on Global Collaboration in Higher Education at Illinois, August 1-2, 2016. Additional funding may be available for Summer Lab participants.

    This program is made possible by generous funds from the U.S. Department of Education Title VI Program and co-sponsorships from the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies and the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

     Center for Global Studies

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    303 International Studies Building
    910 South Fifth Street
    Champaign, IL 61820 USA

    Phone: (217) 265-5186
    Fax: (217) 333-6270

    © 2014–2016 University of Illinois Board of Trustees

  • 28 Mar 2016 3:24 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Greetings from the University of Colorado Boulder!

    My name is Edwige Simon, I am the Director of the Elevate Certificate in Technology Integration in the World Language Curriculum offered elevate-certificate.pngby the University of Colorado Boulder ( Elevate is a brand new, fully online and very affordable graduate program designed specifically for language educators.

    Our next course will be on Telecollaboration and Language Learning and teach how to organize linguistic and cultural exchanges with partner classes abroad using simple and free tools such as blogs, Skype, or e-mail. It is an 8 week, fully online course worth 2 graduate credits. Tuition for this course $640.

    Please check out the attached flier and help us spread the word about this unique program by sharing it with your fellow language teachers in Oregon. 

    Feel free to email me or call me if you have any questions or suggestions for Elevate or if you would like to see a copy of the syllabus for the upcoming course. My cell phone is (303) 249-5970.

    Thank you for your time!


    Elevate is growing! We are adding new courses. Join the Elevate mailing list to get notified of upcoming courses, program news and scholarship information.


    Edwige Simon, PhD
    Director of the Elevate Program
    Founding Editor of the FLTMAG.COM 

    Anderson Language & Technology Center 
    The University of Colorado at Boulder
    Hellems 147
    (303) 492-7225

  • 17 Mar 2016 7:15 PM | Anonymous

    Position Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher Jesuit High School

    Job Opening: 1.0 FTE Spanish Teacher. Click here to view the vacancy notice. The teacher application is below. The deadline is March 30, 2016.

    To download a teacher application, please click here. If you have any questions regarding the teaching application, please contact Linda Pieratt

  • 17 Feb 2016 7:50 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Southern Oregon University offers the Summer Language Institute, designed specifically for high school and middle school teachers. 

    SOU SLI Brochure.pdf

    Please note that the application deadline is only two weeks away, on March 3, 2016! 

    The Summer Language Institute is a unique and intensive program. Students can earn their MA degree in Spanish or French Language Teaching over the course of three summers, or take classes for professional development, all on site in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico or Angers, France.  

    Please see our web page for complete information. 

    Thank you, 


    Joanna Steinman
    Graduate Program Specialist
    Southern Oregon University

  • 16 Feb 2016 2:13 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Register now for COFLT Spring Conference Workshops held on 

    Saturday, March 12 at Lewis and Clark College, Portland.  

    This year the spring conference will follow a full-day workshop only format.  Sign up for one of four workshop tracks: 

    1. TPRS/Comprehensible Input
    2. Social Justice
    3. Proficiency in Action
    4. ACTFL OPI Familiarization 
    All workshops will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m with a one hour lunch break (lunch provided).  Visit the Spring Conference page for more information.
  • 12 Jan 2016 3:08 PM | COFLT (Administrator)

    COFLT is seeking volunteers to join the Board in August 2016.  Elections will be held in the Spring, and the term will begin with the August board meeting. We are in need of representatives for 9-12, post-secondary, and immersion, as well as a secretary.  If you are interested in running for election, please complete the elections form.

  • 07 Jan 2016 12:21 PM | COFLT (Administrator)
    Start or Grow an Arabic or Mandarin Program at your School

    The Teachers of Critical Languages Program (TCLP) aims to help U.S. K-12 schools start or grow an Arabic or Mandarin Chinese language program. TCLP places teachers from China and Egypt in U.S. host schools for an academic year where they teach Mandarin or Arabic language and culture. Funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education TCLP provides teachers’ salaries, healthcare, roundtrip airfare, training, and ongoing program support.


    TCLP Application Deadline: January 25, 2016 at 11:59pm (EST). For more information and to apply, please visit You can also e-mail your questions to

    For more information or questions about this program, contact:

    Samantha Berk
    Program Assistant, Teacher Programs
    American Councils for International Education
    1828 L Street N.W., Suite 1200
    Washington, D.C. 20036



  • 23 Nov 2015 10:11 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Oppose Cuts to International Education.  

    Send a message to your representative to urge them to support funding for international education.

    House and Senate Appropriations Committees are meeting right now to negotiate funding levels and severe cuts to international education are on the table!

    Act now to tell appropriators that international education programs are crucial for educating U.S. students for our interconnected world and training experts in foreign languages and cultures! 

    Join the Coalition for International Education and NHA in opposing these cuts! 

    Click here for more information on the proposed cuts to Title VI and Fulbright-Hays.

  • 17 Nov 2015 10:11 AM | COFLT (Administrator)

    Learn more about Syria

    This Refugee Backgrounder from the Center for Applied Linguistics provides basic information about Syrian refugees. It includes a brief guide to Syria’s history, people, and cultures and looks at the current crisis in Syria and conditions faced by refugees

    Download the Refugee Backgrounder (pdf).

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