The annual Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages includes approximately 200 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.

The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages serves the fourteen states of: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

You can be part of this process through regular attendance at the annual conference.

In addition, one can join the Advisory Council, and receive free conference registration along with other privileges and opportunities for professional involvement and development.

Conference Highlights

  • Explore ways to help students succeed in a global society
  • Learn about colleagues' languages
  • Discuss, debate, and learn about methodologies, cultures, and communities
  • Share solutions to problems
  • Investigate modes of assessment
  • Explore uses of technology
  • Learn techniques to motivate and stretch language proficiency
  • Generate excitement about language learning
  • Energize language educator


Performance + Proficiency = Possibilities

2017 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

March 9 - 11, 2017
The Palmer House Hilton 
Chicago, IL


Central Connection: Conference Preview

Conference Information

Welcome from the Program Chair
Conference Information To Help You Plan
Conference Preview Schedule
Workshops Preview
Sessions Preview
Keynote Speaker
2017 Planning Team
Conference Workshop/Extension Workshop
Leadership Program
Graduate Credit
Continuing Education Credit
Looking for Ways to Fund Conference

Administrator Letter

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservation
Staying at the Conference Hotel
Directions to the Hotel

City Information

Welcome from the Local Liaison
"Chi-town" video
Restaurants In The Area