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    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...

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    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...

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    Hello fellow colleagues, I am doing research as we are looking into a new textbook for our high school district. While we are very excited, we are also knee deep in sales pitches/choices. Choices have been narrowed down to: (in no order) 1.) Advancemos, 2.) Mundo Real, 3.) Exploremos. I would love to hear your thoights on the textbook programs...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    I have not posted any new threads for a while but after attending the NECTFL Conference last week, I felt the need to ask a question to fellow World Language teachers. At the conference I was asked how I was addressing the latest news from Washington DC. Sadly I had no answer, at least not the one they wanted to hear. Honestly, I did not address...

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    Thanks, Nathaniel, for this very fine analysis of the various terms. When I look for research literature, I do search the keyword "second language," (as well as "foreign language," of course), but rarely do I search "world language" because in my area, relating to learning disabilities, it just is not used. ------------------------------ Irene...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Nathaniel, thank you for this thoughtful contribution! I'm going to chew on this for a while! Cheers! Grant Sent from Broca's Area ------Original Message------ The position statement by ACTFL has done a great service in distinguishing between human language and other languages. It has excluded the languages of DNA genetic code and binary computer...


  • Special Focus Topics Submission: Empowering Learners

    The August/September 2017 "The Language Educator" magazine is currently seeking responses to the following question:

    Empowering Learners

    Motivation is a key component in learning. What does “learner-centered instruction” really look like? Technology... more

  • 2017 Language Scholarships

    Language course scholarships are now accepting applications for 5 different languages (Arabic, Chinese (mandarin), French, Italian, and Spanish). You must be a current ACTFL member to apply. Applicants may submit applications for multiple scholarships.... more

  • 2017 Convention Call for Proposals

    Be a part of the experience! Now it’s time to get serious about taking your idea and turning it into a convention proposal. Submit a proposal to be considered to present at the 2017 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo of the American Council... more

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