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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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    Dear Lance, I believe you missed the point. My main point was that when you address hot issues like this in class to remember there are many sides to an issue, to have your students explore all media sources from all sides and explore possible solutions. That's all. Have a blessed day. Donna ------------------------------ Donna Obrzut dobrzut@sbcglobal.net...

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    Sorela (et al.), I believe in free speech as long as it doesn't contain, or condone hateful messages. Thus, my surprised reaction to Donna's reply was certainly more...visceral...but I've settled upon knowing that some people can't be reasoned with. This—especially considering the hypocrisy of certain mission statements from Donna's school:...

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    Dear Donna Obrzut, The foreign language classroom is NOT the place for political conversations, especially during and after a heated and divisive campaign such as the one we just had. Neither I nor your students should know what your political preferences are; the classroom is not the place for proselytism. The more our students learn about...

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    Our department shows Sweet Fifteen to our Spanish 1 students every year. It is timeless. They love it! I also have them research immigration laws. Although it is complicated, it opens their eyes to the various nationalities that have immigrated here throughout history and how difficult and how lengthy the process may be. It also began a conversation...


  • 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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