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The Language Educator Magazine Wins 2014 APEX Award for Excellence

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Marty Abbott
703-894-2900

Alexandria, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is proud to announce that its magazine, The Language Educator, won 2014 APEX Awards for Excellence in the Magazine Series category for the November 2013, January 2014, and February 2014 issues. TLE was entered in this category specifically to showcase its theme series. TLE has won APEX Awards for individual issues twice before.

“We are so pleased to be in the winners’ circle this year. We’re proud of the great work our staff have put into The Language Educator to make it such a wonderful resource for our members,” said Marty Abbott, ACTFL Executive Director.

APEX 2014—the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence—is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites.

According to the APEX 2014 judges, "The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness."

APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the success of the entry—in the opinion of the judges—in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence within the category entered.

Awards were given in 122 individual categories, within 11 main categories including: newsletters; magazines, journals and tabloids; annual reports; print media; electronic media; social media; websites; campaigns, programs and plans; writing; design and illustration; and one-of-a-kind publications.

ABOUT ACTFL
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,300 active members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research studies and language education resources, including Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator magazine. As part of its mission and vision, the organization provides guidance to the profession and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures. ACTFL is a leading national voice among language educators and administrators and is guided by a responsibility to set standards and expectations that will result in high quality language programs.

Date: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014