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February 7–9 at the NY Hilton Midtown

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Keynote Speaker

2019 Session Proposal


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Keynote Speaker, Dr. Eileen GlisanDr. Eileen W. Glisan is Distinguished University Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), where she coordinates the Spanish Education K-12 Program. She was President of ACTFL in 2010 is certified by ACTFL as an oral proficiency tester of Spanish. In 1997 she was Chair of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and was also President of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA). She is co-author of Teacher’s Handbook: Contextualized Language Instruction, a leading methodology text now in its fifth edition. She is also co-author of the newly published text, Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices, and of the 2013 text, Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment. She has published numerous articles in edited books and scholarly journals such as The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, and The Canadian Modern Language Review. Dr. Glisan is the recipient of several awards including the 2012 PSMLA Frank Mulhern Leadership Award for Outstanding Leadership in World Languages and Cultures, the 1996 Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, given by ACTFL and the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, and the 2008 Nelson H. Brooks Award for Distinguished Service and Leadership to the Profession given by NECTFL.

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Closed for 2018. Please consider applying for a scholarship next year!

Conference Scholarships
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1. Thanks to very generous grants from Vista Higher Learning and from the NYS Statewide Language Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBE-RN) at NYU, NECTFL is pleased to announce 25 scholarships for new teachers (1-5 years experience) and 25 partial scholarships for experienced “mentor” teachers (7+ years of experience) to attend the 2018 Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages February 8-10, 2018 in New York City. Click here for complete details and to apply.

Scholarship for a professional development course in Germany
Are you a German teacher and AATG member? Apply for a Goethe-Institut scholarship for a professional development course in Germany in 2018! Click here to apply. Deadline: December 1.

Documents and ID Numbers:

NJ Business Registration Certificate
NYS CTLE Sponsor ID: 23206
NYCDOE Vendor ID# 131972962
Sole Vendor Letter (PDF)

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Past Conferences

Strengthening World Language Education: Standards for Success, Carole Smart, Chairperson

2017 Conference Program

Special Issue of the NECTFL Review based on the 2016 conference theme: