2020 Conference

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Languages for All: Envisioning Language Learning Opportunities for Every Learner

February 13–15, NYC Hilton Midtown


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Advance registration rates extended through Friday, January 24. Register before rates increase!

Documents and ID Numbers:

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

HiltonThe New York Hilton Midtown is now accepting reservations for our event. The 2020 conference rate is $232 per night (single or double) plus taxes & fees. Cut-off Date Extended to February 5

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New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 6th Ave., New York, NY 10019

Keynote Speaker, Laura TerrillDr. José L. Medina is the founder and Chief Educational Advocate at Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions. Prior to establishing the boutique educational consulting firm, Dr. Medina was a Scientific Researcher and the Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC. José provides dual language technical assistance, professional development, and job-embedded support to dual language programs across the United States and globally. He is a former dual language school principal and has served as an administrator at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Medina co-authored the third edition of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and is the developer of the C6 Biliteracy Framework, a lesson planning framework specifically designed for educators serving in dual language settings.

The deadline to submit proposals has passed (May 3). If you are an exhibitor submitting a vendor session, please visit our exhibitor information page.

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2020 Mentor/Mentee Conference Scholarship Information:
DEADLINE: Rolling until all scholarships have been awarded.
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 20 scholarships for new teachers (1-5 years experience) and 20 partial stipends for experienced “mentor” teachers (7+ years of experience) to attend NECTFL 2020. Mentors may also attend the pre-conference workshop 14. Instructional Coaching Skills for Teacher Growth at no additional cost. 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 2020! Click here to apply Deadline: Extended to Friday, December 13.

NECTFL Future Language Educator Scholarship
NECTFL is pleased to announce the NECTFL Future Language Educator Scholarship. A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a future language educator from the NECTFL region to be used during the semester/year devoted to student teaching (graduate or undergraduate). The recipient will receive one night hotel stay and a complimentary registration to the NECTFL conference to accept the award. The scholarship will be awarded at conference and may be used either during that spring session or the following fall semester.

  • Current college transcript (official or unofficial)
  • A one-page typed statement of your future plans to become a language teacher (Times New Roman 12, 1-inch margins)
  • A list of community activities including membership/participation in professional organizations for future educators
  • A link to a media presentation stating why you want to become a language teacher. (You may include examples of strategies, tasks, assessments that they have “tried out” in their pre-service experiences.) Ten minutes maximum.
  • If available, documentation of an OPI score in the advanced range, Praxis score and/or other assessment required for certification.
  • Recommendation letters from the following people:
    • college/university methods instructor
    • language professor/instructor

Click here to apply Deadline: Friday, January 3.

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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Future Conferences

  • February 25–27, 2021, NY Hilton Midtown
  • February 10–12, 2022, NY Hilton Midtown

Past Conferences

2019: Authentic Language, Authentic Learning, Rosanne Zeppieri, Chairperson

2018: Unleashing the POWer of Proficiency, Bill Heller, Chairperson

2017: Strengthening World Language Education: Standards for Success, Carole Smart, Chairperson

2016: Developing Intercultural Competence through World Languages, Rebecca K. Fox, Ph.D., Chairperson

2014: Sustaining Communities with World Languages, Janel Lafond-Paquin, Chairperson

2013: Developing Leaders for Tomorrow’s Learners, Arlene F. White, Chairperson

2012: Global Identities, Jennifer L. Steeley, Chairperson