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  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Dear ACTFL Community, Thank you for your continued engagement throughout this year! In order to help organize the Community a little better, we have created an "Educator Resources" Community . All non-ACTFL events and services must be posted in this Community. Examples include (but are not limited to): call for proposals/submissions, conference ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Welcome to the ACTFL Community! Our ACTFL community gets bigger every day. Many of you already know one another, while others are brand-new faces. For everyone new, and not-so-new, take a little time to introduce yourselves. Share your name, where you're from, what language(s) you teach, at what level, and why you believe language education is ...

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  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Thank you. I like the term "academic Spanish". ------------------------------ Lorra Metko lorrametko@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Thank you for your insight. I appreciate hearing the experience of a Heritage Language speaker. Also, I like the term "un anglicismo"; it doesn't sound as pejorative as "Spanglish". ------------------------------ Lorra Metko lorrametko@gmail.com ------------------------------

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    I had that problem a few years ago and convincing the administration to create a Spanish class for Heritage Learners was one of my biggest fights. Unfortunately, the class was eliminated when I left the school, so they are all back in a regular Spanish class.  The use of Spanglish is a tricky one basically because I am not sure what it means here in ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Brigid, I used the VOCES on-line curriculum for my home schooled high school students this year. There are many cultural articles, videos, pictures, but many of them are in English. When I first signed up for the program, I noticed this and called to speak with a representative from Teacher's Discovery. She told me that in the Spanish II series ...


  • 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 ... more

  • Get Involved! Volunteer With ACTFL

    Calling All ACTFL Members: Get Involved! In the upcoming weeks, we will be listing available volunteer opportunities here on the ACTFL Community. In the meantime, we encourage you to login to the Community and edit your Volunteer Profile and opt-in to ... more

  • ACTFL Sponsored Workshops

    Five ACTFL-sponsored workshops have been scheduled at four convenient locations around the country. Registration is open for all workshops listed. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a section has filled, any additional ... more

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