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ACTFL Announces Winner of 2012 Edwin Cudecki Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marty Abbott
(703) 894-2900 Ext. 110

September 21, 2012, Alexandria, VA - The Edwin Cudecki Award recognizes both a person and a phenomenon. Edwin Cudecki's active professional life was characterized by the promotion of stronger ties between foreign language education and the constituencies from which it draws its support and which it serves. As Director of Foreign Languages for the Chicago Public Schools, he devoted his life to fostering collaboration and building a strong foundation for the support of foreign language education, both locally and nationally.

The ACTFL Edwin Cudecki International Business Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals who have developed ties between international business, language education, and international studies with the support of the Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA), the International Business Council MidAmerica (IBCM), and the Illinois Ethnic Consultation (IEC).

In 2005, the ACTFL Board of Directors voted to change the name of the award in order to broaden the scope of possible recipients. It was decided that this award would be made by the ACTFL Board of Directors.

This year ACTFL will recognize Governor Jack Markell of Delaware during the 2012 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo in Philadelphia, PA. Governor Markell mentioned earlier this year in his State of the State “this program [World Language immersion] is a critical part of preparation for the future.”

UPDATED 11/28/2012:

Watch Governor Markell's acceptance video from the 2012 ACTFL Convention in Philadelphia:

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ACTFL is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,000 members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research students and language education resources. As part of its mission and vision, ACTFL provides guidance to the professional and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures.

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Date: 
Friday, September 21, 2012