NORTH BRANFORD, Conn. (PRWEB) October 18, 2017
The Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL) is celebrating its 30th anniversary this week, as part of its Fall Conference being held in Tinley Park, IL. For thirty years, this state organization continues to bring together hundreds of foreign language educators across Illinois to learn and share best practices. The 2017 conference theme is “Explore the Core, the World Language Core: Motivate, Measure, Maximize.”
SANS Inc. Software and Network Solutions, a U.S. based company and leader in the development of mobile and networked instructional technology for language learning, is the corporate sponsor for the organization’s 30th Anniversary celebration and cake cutting. “SANS is pleased to support ICTFL as a catalyst to advance the teaching of foreign languages in Illinois,” said SANS president Ron Remschel. “Congratulations to ICTFL and all of your members as you celebrate this important milestone.”
“Our conference will focus on the ACTFL Core Language Practices for Learners and Educators. Our distinguished guest speakers, including Kristopher Morehead, Sara Merideth, and Todd Bowen, will provide our members with strategies to implement these core practices to empower and engage language students in real-world communication,” said Leann Wilcoxen, ICTFL Executive Director. “We are grateful to SANS Inc. for the local and national support to help us continue this work as we celebrate our 30th year,” she added.
The 30th Anniversary cake cutting celebration will be held on October 20th at the ICTFL 30th Anniversary Awards Luncheon, with Carrie Toth, ICTFL president, joined by Ken Busam, SANS midwest regional manager.
SANS Inc. is a leading U.S. based, instructional technology provider for language learning programs – FL, ESL, and ASL. Technologies include the SANSSpace™ LIVE browser-based mobile language learning platform with synchronous and asynchronous learning and the Virtuoso™ and Soloist® networked language lab software suite. SANS is committed to providing software solutions that address teaching and learning modalities and work within the IT framework of the school or government agency using it. For more information, visit http://www.sansinc.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Illinois Council of the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ mission is to improve the study and teaching of modern and classical languages and their literatures and cultures at all levels of instruction. Key goals include increasing the professional competencies of teachers through education programs and in-service training and providing a framework within which Illinois foreign language organizations can cooperate in improving the quality of learning and teaching. For more information, visit http://www.ictfl.org.
SANSSpace LIVE is a trademark of SANS Inc. Virtuoso and Soloist are trademarks of Sony Electronics Inc. Virtuoso and Soloist software incorporate SANS and Sony technology.