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  • Apply to be a 2018 Summer Institute Host

    If you are interested in your institution/organization being considered to host a 2018 Summer Institute Workshop, please review the below and consider submitting a request.  ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research and Development will convene a review board to select summer 2018 locations. 2018 Summer Locations will be announced in November 2017.

    If you have any questions, please contact Ann Aly at workshops@actfl.org.

    Benefits:



    • Valuable professional development opportunity for your teachers, faculty, and colleagues

    • Workshop makes your institution a national center for professional development training, bringing language professionals to your district from national and international schools.

    • Host Schools and Institutions will be highlighted in ACTFL publicity, including announcements in ACTFL Member News, the ACTFL website, and ACTFL membership mailings.  These announcements reach an estimated 50,000 language professionals in the United States and abroad.

    • 50% registration discount (early-bird) will be extended to local faculty on a first-come, first-serve basis.


    The workshop fees are as follows:4-day workshop: Early-bird: $950 (non-member)/$850 (member); regular registration: $975 (non-member)/ $875 (member)
    2-day workshop: Early-bird: $500 (non-member)/$400 (member); regular registration: $525 (non-member)/ $425 (member)
    1-day workshop: Early-bird: $250 (non-member)/$200 (member); regular registration: $275 (non-member)/ $225 (member)

    Discounted faculty registrations are limited to three per language section and total registrations across sections will be taken into account if more slots are needed for faculty in a particular language.

    Deadline: October 16, 2017 at 5pm Eastern time

  • Call for 2017-18 Research Project Proposals

    The ACTFL Research Priorities Project supports empirical research on six priority areas that are currently critical to improving foreign language education. Proposals can initiate a new research study, support/expand a study under way, or explore an emerging research area that is connected to one or more Research Priority areas. The research grants are funded by ACTFL. 

    The five priority areas are:

    Integration of Language, Culture, and Content
    Foreign Language Teacher Development
    Classroom Discourse
    High-Performing Language Programs
    Language Use in the Community
    Preference will be given to proposals that focus on the cognitive developments of language learning.

    The deadline for proposals is June 1 at 5 pm.