Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

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Welcome to the 2019 CSCTFL – OFLA Joint Conference Planning Page!

Regular Registration is open!

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At CSCTFL, the days are just packed!

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Conference Program Updates

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Workshops offer extended opportunities to focus on a central topic under the guidance of expert, nationally-recognized presenters.

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Note: Additional fees ($65 half-day and $95
are charged for these special professional development experiences.

Fast facts

Conference Dates
March 14 – 16, 2019

Hilton Downtown
Columbus, Ohio

Learning Experiences
27 full- and half-day workshops
250 60-minute sessions

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Conference Information to Help YOU Plan

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Keynote Address

Greg Duncan

Friday, March 15 9:00 – 10:45


Start exploring! Investigate the conference program
by theme, language, and presenter type!

2019 List of Sessions

Sessions by Theme

Sessions by Language

Best of Sessions

Exhibitor Sessions

Note: Attendance at all one-hour sessions is included in the conference registration fee.

Signature Experiences

CSCTFL Conference
and Extension Workshop

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Learning: Developing Communication with Language and Culture

Thursday, March 14: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Paul Sandrock, Director of Education, ACTFL
Kathy Shelton, World Languages Education Program Specialist, Ohio Department of Education

Unwrap the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and the Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication to create a blueprint for effective language learning and developing intercultural competence. Focus on helping learners demonstrate their improving Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational Communication and growing Intercultural skills.

Note: Anyone who registers for the conference may also register and pay for this outstanding learning experience. Participants may also be nominated by their state or organization to extend the workshop.

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Leadership Development 

Thursday, March 14: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Strong leadership is a quality that every organization needs in order to thrive This workshop focuses on leadership skills and will be presented by members of the CSCTFL Board and recent ACTFL Leadership participants. It is offered free of charge but participants must be sponsored by a state or other language association, apply in advance, register for the conference, and pay conference registration fees. Self-nominations may also be accepted.

For more information

CSCTFL Leadership Application Form

Study Abroad Scholarships

CSCTFL and our generous sponsors offer a variety of study abroad scholarships, including:

  • Vivian Harvey Scholarship
  • Goethe Institut Scholarship
  • Cemanahuac Educational Community in Mexico
  • Study Spanish in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala
  • Centro Mundolengua Summer Scholarship

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To apply


Be sure to nominate qualified candidates for Central States Awards.

CSCTFL Teacher of the Year

Paul Simon Award

Founders Award

The Hotel and Conference Center

Hotel highlights and reservation form

By staying at the conference hotel, you
help CSCTFL remain the affordable and friendly conference!

Learn more about this win-win situation

Bucket list: Dining, Arts and Adventure

Map and Driving Directions

Parking Options

 Continuing Education and Graduate Credit Through Ashland University

CEU and Graduate Credit

Contact information

Questions? We have answers! Click here to access the FAQ page

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For questions about registering for the conference, please e-mail: csctfl.exec.director@gmail.com





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Ishpeming, MI 49849 
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