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  • 2018 Special Focus Topics - The Language Educator

    Each of the four issues of The Language Educator in 2018 will include a "focus topic" section featuring article submissions coming from varied perspectives related to the topic—reflecting different levels, languages, methods, backgrounds, opinions, and experiences. The articles in this focus section will again be double-blind reviewed by two language education experts, in addition to TLE and ACTFL staff.

    Each of these focus topics will explore recommendations from the Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2017 report, America's Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century. Contribute your stories and examples of how language educators are responding to this urgent national language crisis.

    PLEASE NOTE:

    We urge you to submit original, previously unpublished articles for these issues directly using the online form. You will upload your article directly to the site for a specific issue, and you can find more information about formatting and content.
    Only articles submitted for the focus topic sections will go through a peer-review process.

    If you would like to submit an article for consideration for The Language Educator that is not meant for a special focus topic section, please upload it here.
    Focus topic articles, while peer-reviewed, should still follow The Language Educator Author Guidelines and should be written in the style of a magazine feature article, with direct quotes from multiple primary sources and intended to appeal to educators of all languages at all levels. They should not be narrowly focused research articles or dissertations with literature reviews, etc. Please do not submit a paper that is meant for an academic journal; we suggest you send these to Foreign Language Annals for consideration.
  • 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