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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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    Check out/talk to Scott Benedict - a guru of Standards Based Grading in the WL classroom. https://teachforjune.com/ teachforjune Workshops Home - teachforjune Workshops Get news updates, special promotions, teaching tips and much more conveniently in your inbox. A teachforjune...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Join the AATSP in launching our Centennial Celebration The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) will be celebrating its 100 th anniversary beginning with the 2017 Conference in Chicago, Illinois and ending with the 2018 Conference in Spain. The 2017 AATSP Conference will have an exciting selection of sessions,...

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    My name is Della. I am from Columbia, SC. I am the program coordinator for a new language immersion program that offers Spanish and Chinese. I currently work with teachers at the Pre-K and Kindergarten levels. I began my teaching career in China where I taught English for 2 years. After focusing on international education in my Master program,...

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    I am the World Language specialist for our district and could use the help of others that are currently employing standards based grading in their districts. Our district is moving to standards based grading so some schools are piloting it this year. They are using a grade book that lists the standards for each course. All "graded" work must be...

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    Facilitating Thinking and Learning with Chat Stations (post from September) This post is the third in a four series lesson on Identity for my upper level Spanish class. Although we finished this unit back in September, the idea of having students talk out what they have read and learned was really vital to their success on a reading comprehension...

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    I am ecstatic to announce to you the 2nd issue of the Memo!! The content (errors and acquisition orders studied by Dulay & Burt in the early 70's) of this second issue of the memo is what every language teacher needs to know. And you could learn it all in just 20 minutes of reading! If you feel as strongly as I do and believe as I do in...

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    Soy profesora de español en Tufts University, y estoy trabajando con el Center of Learning and Teaching sobre un proyecto para explorar varios estilos de aprendizaje en las clases de lengua española, del cuarto, quinto, y sexto semestre. Estaría muy agradecida si algunos de sus profesores pudieran participar en una encuesta,...

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    ¡Buen camino ! A reading & listening language adventure in Spanish book series is offering a SPANISH WRITING COMPETITION for College/University and High-school students. Deadline for submissions: March 31st, 2017 . The book series ¡Buen camino ! A Reading & Listening Spanish Language Adventure (Easy Reader) is...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Great question! If I understand it correctly, you want to be able to assign and track online reading in the target language. While there are not (currently) categories such as Spanish or German , you can use the challenges feature to assign students specific web pages in order to track and give them credit for time spent reading on those pages....


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  • Call for Proposals: ACTFL Research Priorities

    The purpose of the ACTFL Research Priorities initiative is to support empirical research on six priority areas that are currently critical to improving language education. Proposals can initiate a new research study, support/expand a study under way,... more

  • Feedback Request: Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication

    An ACTFL task force has completed a tool with Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication. Its purpose is to support the integration of the Communication and Cultures standards in teaching and learning.

    Before this tool is published, we would... more

  • New Membership Levels

    Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership to language educators like you based on career stage — Regular, New Teacher, Student, etc. Moving forward, membership levels will be more benefits-driven, giving you control over what you'd like... more

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