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    In the era of standards, how do language educators create assessments of language performance and growth in global competence? What strategies for evaluation or feedback provide learners with guidance to improve their performance? How do such assessment and evaluation practices align with the assignment of a grade?

  • Make sure to have Rick Steves books for signing, pick-up at ACTFL 2015!

    Rick Steves, renowned guidebook author and travel television host, will deliver the keynote address on Friday morning, Nov. 20. Three of his books, "Europe 101: History and Art for the Traveler," "Europe Through the Back Door," and "Travel as a Political Act," are now available for pre-order. Order his books now and have them available for pick-up at ACTFL Central, ready to have them signed following his keynote address! The Advance Registration deadline is Oct. 28 and be sure to book your hotel arrangements.

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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

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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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