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  • Global Engagement Initiative Award

    The World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning not only define the critical role of world languages in our students’ future careers, but also provide a framework for the curricular integration of collaboration with communities beyond the classroom in order to encourage students to appropriately and effectively engage in global communities both during and after their formal language instruction.

    The ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative recognizes outstanding community-engaged learning experiences within the world languages curriculum at all levels of instruction. Such initiatives may include a variety of experiences which engage students in cultural communities beyond tourism-based travel. Students of all ages and schools of all demographics can participate in a community of a different culture through activities such as service learning, project-based learning, internships, research projects, and virtual class exchanges.

    ACTFL members who have actively engaged their students in using the target language to participate in a global community during the 2017-2018 school year may seek recognition for Global Engagement by filling out the application below. The deadline to apply for the 2018 Recognition Program is May 28, 2018. All applications will be reviewed by a committee approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors.
  • ACTFL Mentoring Program - Mentees

    The ACTFL mentoring program was created to provide tools and resources to help new educators succeed. Mentoring is an incredibly vital component to educator success and development.

    Applications for mentees is currently open. Mentor applications will open at the end of May.

    This year, the ACTFL mentoring program offers two mentoring options: for educators in a traditional classroom setting, and educators who teach online. Each group will receive support throughout the program from both ACTFL and their assigned mentor.

    For the traditional program, mentees must have five or fewer years of experience in a classroom.

    For the distance learning program, mentees must have three or fewers years of experience in teaching online.