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  • 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

    Hello Everyone, My name is Vetriselvi Rajamanickam. I was born in Tamil Nadu, India and received my Bachelor's degree in History and Master's degree in History from India. I'm currently in the process of starting my PHD in Tamil language development. I moved to the United States with my family in 1988. When my children started middle school, I realized ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Hi Chris -- Thanks for getting this conversation started!  We love the idea of using Lead with Languages  images to kick start a classroom conversation, and it sounds like that was a really productive discussion about study abroad options with your school's counselor. Something to keep an eye out for early next week: The next installment of the ...

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  • Posted in: Language Educators

    I'm a high school teacher.  So far this year I've been projecting LeadWithLanguages screenshots on my computer screen as students walk in.  And then I read it and comment briefly on it. Takes 1-2 minutes, although sometimes I get into sharing an anecdote or story that the news headline or quote inspires.   My next step with this is to start presenting ...

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  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Did you know that February 2018 is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month ? Launched earlier this year, Lead with Languages is a national, multi-year initiative to prioritize language education. Ultimately, our mission is to create a new generation of Americans competent in other languages and cultures and fully equipped to compete and succeed ...

  • Posted in: Language Educators

    Hello, I am Heather Vasquez.  I am new to a lot of the components of the site.  I will be attending the ACTFL national convention for the first time this year.  I am very excited.  I am looking forward to meeting many of you in Nashville! ------------------------------ Heather Vasquez hvasquez@hvc.rr.comTeacher ------------------------------

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