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  • Collaborating Around Languages and Literacy: ACTFL LLCC

    The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages describe literacy through the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive and presentational) and connect with 21st century literacies defined as: cross-cultural relationships, global audiences, ethical responsibilities, multimedia texts, multiple streams of information and technology tools. Participants will increase their repertoire of instructional strategies for the three modes of communication. This project will create a meeting place for world language educators from across the United States. Be part of this initiative by creating one or more collaborative teams.

  • ACTFL Executive Director Appointed to AAAS Commission to Conduct National Study on Language Learning

    Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), represented by its Executive Director, Marty Abbott, will participate in the newly formed American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS) Commission on Language Learning, a national effort to examine the current state of U.S. language education, to project what the nation’s education needs will be in the future, and to offer recommendations for ways to meet those needs.

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  • The iFLT conference is for proficiency-minded language teachers who are serious about helping students develop fluency in any target language. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/iFLT15

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    iFLT Conference

    The 4th annual International Forum on Language Teaching will be held July 14-17, 2015 at Tartan High School in Oakdale, MN. The iFLT Conference is a progressive language teaching conference focuses on best-practices in second language teaching...

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  • UPDATE on ¡Buen camino! A reading & listening language adventure in Spanish book series: There is a SPANISH WRITING COMPETITION for College and High-school students taking place right now. The deadline for submissions is April...

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  • As we begin the new year, I would like to welcome all of our SIG members—new and established—to the exciting discussions we have begun regarding language, culture, and how they are intertwined. As you have heard from the conference or related...

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  • Hello to all Cutlure SIG members! As the semester ends at my university, I am moved and impressed by the work that our teacher candidates have accomplished. I have the incredible opportunity to work with colleagues who believe in the power of...

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