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Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) acknowledges the success of the 2nd annual Proficiency Assessments Summer Institute and extends its gratitude to its hosts, Brigham Young University (BYU) and University of Maryland (UMD). Looking to build on the success of last year’s sponsored OPI Workshops at BYU, ACTFL sought to expand dates and venues to meet the increasing demand for OPI training.

Alexandria, VA - The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), The Institute of Turkish Studies and the American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages are pleased to announce the online publication of Turkish annotations and samples for speaking, writing, listening, and reading to accompany the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced today that Rick Steves, renowned guidebook author and travel television host, will deliver the keynote address during the Opening General Session of its Annual Convention on Friday morning, November 20, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. The focus of his address will be, "Developing a Global Perspective through Travel".

Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. The initiative is also focusing on increasing the diversity of the students who study abroad, ensuring quality, and removing barriers to participation. ACTFL has committed to increasing the number of students who study abroad over the next five years.

Alexandria, VA—The National Standards Collaborative Board  is proud to announce the release of the newly-revised World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages: Fourth Edition.

Washington, DC—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE), the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), and TESOL International Association, have officially drafted recommendations for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy.

Alexandria, VA—The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations (NFMLTA), the Modern Language Journal (MLJ) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) are pleased to announce a call for applications for the NFMLTA/MLJ/ACTFL Dissertation Support Grants. The purpose of this collaboration between ACTFL and NFMLTA is to help support two graduate students during the research and writing phase of their dissertations that focus on the field of language teaching and learning.

Alexandria, VA—The purpose of the ACTFL Research Priorities Project is to support empirical research in six priority areas that are currently critical to improving foreign language education. Proposals can initiate a new research study, support/expand a study under way, or explore an emerging research area that is connected to one or more Research Priority areas.

Bethesda, MD—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has been honored with a Bronze award for the 2014 ACTFL Convention Preview brochure in Convention Promotion Package in Association TRENDS’ 2014 All-Media Contest. It was one of nearly 410 entries in the association publications contest.

Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce that in response to the growing demand to acquire skills in proficiency-based instruction and assessment, the 2nd annual Proficiency Training Summer Institute has been expanded to two convenient locations: Brigham Young University and the University of Maryland. The workshops will take place from June 9-12, 2015, in Provo, UT and June 22-25, 2015, in College Park, MD.

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