NECTFL Awards Due!

Interested in attending NECTFL?

MFLA offers two awards for members that will send them to the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, one of the largest regional language conferences in the country.  The deadline for both awards is November 16, 2017.


The NECTFL Mead Leadership Fellows Program, with support from SANS, Inc., supports world language teachers in the development of a project that contributes to the foreign language teaching profession and advances quality language instruction.

Who may apply? Educators of ALL LANGUAGES at ALL LEVELS are encouraged to apply to this program. Each scholarship recipient will be assigned a mentor with expertise in the area of that person’s project, and NECTFL will facilitate virtual and, if possible, face-to-face meetings of the two.  MFLA selects a nominee to send each year & very often that person is selected by NECTFL to be a Mead fellow.

What funding is included? Mead Fellows accepted to participate in 2018 will be funded as follows:

  • Conference registration fees will be waived in 2018 (year of acceptance) and 2019 (the year in which the recipient presents project results).
  • One night at the conference hotel, the NYC Hilton Midtown will be reimbursed by NECTFL.
  • And NECTFL will reimburse up to $575 for travel expenses.
  • In addition, MFLA will provide a stipend of $500 for the first year and up to $500 for the second year.

To apply, complete the application packet, which you can download from the MFLA website and return it to MFLA per the instructions.

MFLA will select one application per year to submit to NECTFL. The NECTFL Mead Committee will select a maximum of three 2018 Fellows from among the applications submitted by state associations.


The A & R Scholarship covers the registration fee for a MFLA World Language teacher to attend the NECTFL Conference as an additional opportunity to access quality professional development.

Any current member of MFLA who is teaching one or more world languages full time at the K-16 level in public, private or parochial schools is eligible to apply.

Applications are available on the MFLA website under AWARDS.  The application packet includes the application, a recommendation and a 500 word essay concerning the importance of professional development  to the individual and how attending would benefit the instructional practices of the applicant.