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Fall Conference 2016

Ready for the World: Language is the Link

The 2016 Fall Conference theme is all about preparing our students to be ready for the world, that is, the 21st Century, through language- and culture-learning. What is our role as language teachers in the ACTFL World Readiness Standards? Discover how to make them the center of our teaching and our students' learning. Conference at a Glance now available!  Checkout full sessions descriptions here.

2016 Conference Program

Click here to view the digital program!

Conference Information

Friday, October 28, 2016

Earle Brown Heritage Center,
Brooklyn Center Map/Directions

7:30 Registration Opens
8:00 Exhibits Open
8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:30 50-minute Breakout Sessions Begin
9:30 Keynote Address
12:00 Awards Luncheon (included in registration) and Annual Meeting
5:00 Breakout Sessions End

Session titles will be announced here as they become available

Post-Conference Workshops

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Brooklyn Center High School Map/Directions

Post-conference workshops are intensive 3-hour experiences intended to help you dig into a topic or method with an experienced practitioner.

Workshop titles and descriptions will be announced here as they become available.


Adjacent to the Earle Brown Heritage Center is the Embassy Suites, a longtime supporter of MCTLC and your place to stay for the conference and all year long. Mention MCTLC when you book!

6300 Earle Brown Drive

Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, 55430

Tel: 1-763-560-2700 

Tips for Registration and Payment

PayPal Caveats and Workarounds

We use Paypal to process online payments. A PayPal account is not necessary, however currently it requires that the registrant also be the cardholder since it automatically populates that person's name into its system.

For registrants whose organization will make payment, there are three options:

  1. Request that a check be mailed to MCTLC, PO Box 11926, St. Paul, MN 55111. The registrants' name must be included so that we know to whom to apply payment.
  2. MCTLC Treasurer Kimerly Miller can forward an invoice to the person who will be paying but that person's contact information must be in our system. Go here to add your name to our mailing list. That person may then use PayPal to process a credit card.
  3. Make payment and request reimbursement.

Register as a Group

Register your colleagues as a group using the "register a guest" option.

The person who registers the group should be the person making payment. In other words, the person whose name is on the credit card should be the primary registrant since PayPal will require that person to be the cardholder. If the cardholder is not in the group use one of the methods outlined above.

Register on Paper

Click here to open and print a paper registration form. Once received, we will confirm your registration via email.

Fall Conference Makes You a Member

Your paid registration to MCTLC Fall Conference automatically begins or renews your one-year membership, including delivery of Language Magazine® to the address on file. To that end, please ensure that you update your profile with your year-round address. 

Who do I contact?

Contact MCTLC Webmaster to edit your registration or add a workshop and with technical questions. 

Treasurer Kimerly Miller can help with payment questions. See above for PayPal tips.

Presenters, contact President-Elect Allison Spenader.

Payment and Refund Policies

Review all policies here.


Interested in advertising or exhibiting? Click here to learn more.

Current 2016 Conference


Betty’s Business

CETA Tours

Comprehensible Midwest

Concordia Language Villages (CLV)

Confucius Institute at the University of Minnesota

Educational Programs LLC


EF Educational Tours

EMC School


Extempore, The Speaking Practice App

Heart of the Sky Fair Trade Fundraisers

Language & Friendship

Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Zoo




Nexus Holidays


O'Neill Language Academy, Inc.

One Good Story

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts

Organic World Language (OWL)


Project Minnesota/León

Sanako Language Labs

Santillana USA Publishing

Sans Inc. 21st Century Technology for Language


Students Love Travel

TPRS Books

TPRS Publishing

Vista Higher Learning

Vistas in Education


Advertisers/Promotional Materials:


Teachers Pay Teachers


National Geographic Cengage Learning

Concordia College


Betty’s Business - Registration desk bouquet

Vista Higher Learning - Exhibitor refreshment break and

two first-time attendee scholarships

EF Educational Tours - First-time attendee scholarship

Language & Friendship - Exhibitor Refreshment break

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts - Registration desk 


Explorica - Conference lanyards

Concordia Language Villages - Conference folders

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