Announcements

  • ACTFL Website Downtime

    Upgrade Coming! Starting the evening of Wednesday, April 29 through Friday, May 1, ACTFL will be upgrading the My ACTFL Portal and ACTFL Store. Online transactions (including renewals, event registrations, store purchases, and certifications) will not be processed online or by staff during this downtime. ACTFL sites requiring a login to access content will also experience downtime during the upgrade.  We expect all sites and processes to be fully restored and functional by Monday, May 4. We thank you for your patience during this upgrade and apologize for the inconvenience.

  • COVID-19 Resources Community

    To better organize all the suggestions and resources, we've created a specific Community for those new to online teaching and learning. Please share your resources here.
  • February is Lead with Languages Advocacy Month!

    Throughout the month of February, the Lead with Languages campaign celebrates stories from students, parents, teachers, and others who are advocating for language education programs across the United States. Advocates are encouraged to change their profile pictures, share with policymakers key findings about the value and impact of language learning, and take additional actions in support of language programs at the local, state, and federal levels.

     

    Improved cognitive benefits and problem solving skills. Increased empathy and tolerance. Heightened demand in the job market. More ways to connect and thrive in our interconnected, 21st century world... Show us your “why” by creating an original, positive meme in support of language learning as part of our #LangMeme2020 Challenge on social media. 

    Visit the Lead with Languages site for more details, including other ways to get involved, and download your media kit today. Then be sure to spread the word to fellow advocates!

  • February/March "So You Say"

    Every learner has a unique background, different strengths, and varying needs. How is your language program actively differentiating learning strategies, assessments, program options, and policies so as to be truly inclusive and support all language learners? Describe what is working in your program to ensure that it supports every learner, including students with special needs, learning disabilities, ADD/ADHD, anxiety disorders, or sight and hearing challenges.

  • 2020 ACTFL Convention Reviewers

    Thanks again to everyone for a great Convention! A reminder to ACTFL members, you can still volunteer to review proposals for 2020 - login to the community (community.actfl.org/home) and find it under the current volunteer opportunities in the volunteer section in the main, green menu bar. Not a member? Join and apply!

    We need general reviewers from all languages and levels, and also reviewers for our 19 Special Interest Groups (SIGs). Reviewers may only review for one group (either the general submissions or for a specific SIG). Reviewers have approximately a month to review assigned proposals. A rubric is provided to guide you, along with guidelines.

    We hope you consider volunteering!
  • SIG Officer elections

    Calling all ACTFL members - just a reminder to apply for the current SIG Officer positions. Use the volunteer opportunities to find it and apply for the position of choice.
  • Convention early bird registration & new educator scholarships

    Just a reminder that the early bird registration deadline is coming up, July 10. Make sure to have your membership renewed/joined and register for the Convention by the deadline for the early bird rate.

    First-time attendee new educator scholarship applications are also due on July 10. Read more about that available scholarships here and submit your application by the deadline.

    We look forward to having you join us in DC in November!