The World-Readiness Standards for Language Learning not only define the critical role of world languages in our students’ future careers, but also provide a framework for the curricular integration of collaboration with communities beyond the classroom in order to encourage students to appropriately and effectively engage in global communities both during and after their formal language instruction.
The ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative recognizes outstanding community-engaged learning experiences within the world languages curriculum at all levels of instruction. Such initiatives may include a variety of experiences which engage students in cultural communities beyond tourism-based travel. Students of all ages and schools of all demographics can participate in a community of a different culture through activities such as service learning, project-based learning, internships, research projects, and virtual class exchanges.
ACTFL members who have actively engaged their students in using the target language to participate in a global community during the 2017-2018 school year may seek recognition for Global Engagement by filling out the application below. The deadline to apply for the 2018 Recognition Program is May 28, 2018. All applications will be reviewed by a committee approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors.