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    The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is a not-for-profit proactive regional organization that serves a broad constituency including language learners, educators and the larger community and is dedicated to the belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.


    The September Issue of the NECTFL Review is available now!

    As you return to the classroom and the office, be sure to consult this outstanding publication for useful, well-written articles and peer reviews of world language materials and resources! 

    Two of the articles in this issue focus on literacy—media literacy at all levels and information literacy in foreign language education. The third article discusses ideas to improve student motivation through autonomous learning choices.

    Reviews of books and other products appearing in this issue are of special interest to teachers of Arabic, French, Italian, Latin, and Spanish.

    The 2014 NECTFL Webinar Series!

    Welcome to our NECTFL webinar program open to all NECTFL members -- we present webinars of interest to all, webinars related to our annual theme (in 2014, "Sustaining Communities through World Languages"), and a special free webinar series for the newest members of the profession!

    Click on the link above to view recordings of any of this past academic year's webinars!

    Nominate Your Students for a NECTFL "Excellence in Language Study" Award

    An attractive certificate with our embossed NECTFL seal and logo, listing the student's name, language and culture studied, school name + city/state.  NECTFL information provided so you can create a press release and promote your program and its successes! 

    Congratulations to our 2014 NECTFL winners!

    James W. Dodge Advocate Award winner Clay Pell with wife Michelle Kwan (2nd from right), 2014 Conference Chair Janel Lafond-Paquin, and Stephen Kiley, husband of Ms. Lafond-Paquin (right)

    Nelson H. Brooks Leadership Award winner Gladys Lipton with Lafond-Paquin

    Stephen A. Freeman Best Published Article winner Peter Hoeyng with, from left, Dali Tan and Gisela Hoecherl-Alden, Awards Committee co-chairs, and Lafond-Paquin (Hoeyng accepted on behalf of co-authors Maximilian Aue, Marianne K. Lancaster, Hiram H. Maxim, and Caroline Schaumann)

    NECTFL Teacher of the Year Hannah Gonzalez, MFLA (center) with TOY Committee Chair Michael Donnelly and Lafond-Paquin

    NECTFL Service Award winner Julia Richardson, ACTFL, with Lafond-Paquin

    SANS, Inc./Mead Fellows Nancy Zimmerman, PSMLA (2nd from left) and Nathan Lutz, FLENJ, with Mead Committee Chair Barbara Lindsey (left) and SANS, Inc. sponsor Stella Durham (right)