Founded and incorporated in 1969, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) is a regional foreign language organization that serves 14 Midwestern states through its annual spring conference.
The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign serves the seventeen states of: Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
The annual Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages includes approximately 140 workshops and sessions presented by world language teachers at all levels of instruction. It is governed by a Board of Directors which is elected by the membership of the CSCTFL Advisory Council as outlined in its by–laws.
CSCTFL’s history (conference locations, themes and Reports, Board Members, Executive Directors and Awards) includes all the prominent names in second language acquisition in this country. It has addressed and continues to address the latest trends and issues in the foreign language teaching profession.
CSCTFL’s aim is to promote the study of world languages on all levels of instruction. CSCTFL publishes the Central Connection three times a year: the Conference Preview, the Conference Preliminary Program, and the Conference Program, It also publishes a conference proceedings book, the CSCTFL Report.
The annual conference, which attracts approximately 1,500 participants from all around the United States and the world, stimulates research in second-language learning and teaching, and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and thoughts about foreign language teaching.
What does CSCTFL offer?
- An annual, friendly conference at accessible, Midwestern locations
- Interaction with K-16 professionals
- Over 100 exhibits
- Excellent resources for professional development
- A Leadership Program
- Extension Workshop programs
- Numerous scholarship, grant and award opportunities
- Representation on the on the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL)
- Representation on the ACTFL Board of Directors
CSCTFL is not a membership organization, but participants may choose to join the CSCTFL’s Advisory Council and receive free conference registration and other privileges and opportunities for professional involvement and development.
The CSCTFL Advisory Council elects a Board of Directors to govern the corporation. Any individual or institution interested in furthering the goals of the corporation may join the CSCTFL Advisory Council.
As a part of CSCTFL’s Advisory Council Membership, one receives the following each year:
- Gratis conference registration
- A reception and meeting at the annual conference
- Nominating privileges for the Board of Directors and CSC awards
- Voting privileges
- Grant and scholarship opportunities
- Special mailings
- Committee membership privileges