The COFLT Teacher of the Year Award recognizes COFLT members whose solid record includes the elements below:
Candidates must be a current COFLT member and a current world language teacher. Following ACTFL's guidelines "Successful candidates must be full-time language educators who spend at least fifty-percent (50%) of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching during the next two (2) years."
Only COFLT members may be nominated or self-nominate. Nominee must have been a member of COFLT for a minimum of three consecutive years.
For submission, timeline, and process information, please read below.
Not sure who to nominate? Think of a colleague who inspires or motivates you, who is passionate about language teaching, who contributes to the profession in meaningful ways (large or small). Nomination form.
Deadline for COFLT TOY nominations is April 1. ONLY applications submitted via the COFLT website will be considered for COFLT awards. All inquiries and contact regarding awards should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominate or self-nominate by April 1st (extended to May 1st, 2023). The nomination documents for this award include:
In order to be considered for the COFLT Teacher of the Year (TOY) Award, the following items must be completed and submitted to email@example.com as a single PDF file no later than 4:00 p.m. on April 1 of each year (extended to May 1st, 2023).
Three nominees will be selected to move their application forward. The selected nominees will be asked to submit additional documentation.
REQUIREMENTS for selected nomineesB. Headshot
Recent COFLT TOYs
More about Teacher of the Year
COFLT to PNCFL
The COFLT TOY will compete at the regional level with TOYs from each Pacific NW state. One of these TOYs will be awarded the Pacific Northwest Council For Languages (PNCFL) TOY. The State of Oregon is allowed to submit one (1) name for consideration for the Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL) Teacher of the Year award. In order to be eligible for this award, the nominee must have been a member of PNCFL for at least three years (bonus: membership in COFLT confers membership in PNCFL!).
Each nomination must be submitted before 5:00 pm Pacific time on January 15 following PNCFL instructions. For more information, please go to the PNCFL website.
PNCFL to ACTFL
PNCFL is allowed to submit one (1) name for consideration for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Teacher of the Year award. This person will then compete with other regional TOYS at the national level as the National Language Teacher of the Year selected by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
More information can be found following ACTFL's Teacher of the Year Program.