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  • Volunteer to be a SIG Officer

    ACTFL SIGs elect officers for two-year terms each year. This year, the below groups and positions are up for election. Interested members must be a member of the SIG and may submit only one self-nomination. If you are not sure which SIG you belong to, please use the "Communities" tab in the green menu bar above and select the "My Communities" from the drop-down to see in which groups you are currently enrolled.

    Those interested in applying must submit a 250 word, third-person statement of interest describing their background and experience, why they would be a good fit for the position, and any special plans if elected.

    2018 SIG Election Positions
    African-American Students - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Arabic - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Cinema - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Community Colleges - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Critical and Social Justice Approaches - Chair
    Distance Learning - Chair and Secretary
    Heritage Languages - Vice-Chair
    Immersion - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Korean - Secretary
    Language Learning for Children - Chair
    Less Commonly Taught Languages - Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary
    Portuguese - Vice-Chair
    Research - Chair, Vice-Chair, and Graduate Student Representative
    Spanish for Heritage Learners - Vice-Chair and Secretary
    Small Undergraduate German Programs - Chair
    Teacher Development - Chair and Secretary
    Teaching and Learning of Culture - Vice-Chair

    For anyone wishing to nominate someone else, please contact @Genevieve Borello with the person's name and email, a follow-up email will be sent to them. Self-submissions must be received through the volunteer application on/before September 16. ​Members of each SIG will be emailed a ballot in late September with information about each applicant, including the statement of interest. Submission period will be open from September 1 - 16, voting will be open for two weeks starting in late September.
  • Say You Say - Leveraging Community Connections

    What have you found to be effective ways to make language programs visible in your community? How are you making the case for languages to draw in a broad network of supporters? In what ways are language programs proving their value in your community? Share ways in which you have created, maintained, and/or leveraged partnerships and connections with organizations and communities outside of your classroom.