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Alexandria, VA — On December 13, 2013, ACTFL’s revised ACTFL/CAEP Program Standards for the Preparation of Foreign Language Teachers were approved by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) State Partnerships and Content Areas Committee. These standards are a revision of the formerly approved 2002 standards, and have been developed by a grass-roots effort over the last two years.

Alexandria, VA — The National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) collaborated to create a new document to help language learners know “how” and “how well” they should be able to use language in an instructional setting (classroom, online, or independent learning) across five major levels (Novice through Distinguished).

Alexandria, VA — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has been honored with a Silver Award in Convention Promotion Package category in Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest. It was one of nearly 470 entries in the association publications contest.

Orlando, FL—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced the election of two new at-large Board Members at its Opening General Session during the 2013 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, in Orlando, FL.

Aleidine (Ali) Moeller of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Juan Carlos Morales of the Delaware Department of Education were elected by the ACTFL membership in the most recent Board Elections. Both will begin their three year terms on the ACTFL Board on January 1, 2014.

Orlando, FL – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the 2014 National Language Teacher of the Year Award has been awarded to Linda Egnatz, a Spanish language teacher from Lincoln-Way Community High School in Frankfort, IL and a member of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2013 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Orlando, FL.
 

Orlando, FL – The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced the 2014 President-Elect of the organization during the Opening General Session of its Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, November 22, in Orlando, FL.

Jacqueline Bott Van Houten was elected by the ACTFL membership in the most recent Board Election held in October.

Alexandria, VA – Instilling a global mindset is one of the most important things parents can do for their children – and for the long-term success of our country – according to Stacie Nevadomski Berdan and Marshall S. Berdan, husband-wife coauthors of RAISING GLOBAL CHILDREN (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL); 2013; $15.95).

Alexandria, VA — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is proud to announce the new Editor of the Foreign Language Annals (FLA), Dr. Anne Nerenz, outgoing member of the ACTFL Board of Directors. Nerenz will assume this position beginning January 1, 2014.

Alexandria, VA (October 11, 2013) — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is proud to announce the launch of a collaborative project with the European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe (ECML).  The central aim of the project is to determine what student and initial teachers consider to be good practices in foreign language teaching. The project involves student teachers and initial teachers of languages in the USA and throughout Europe observing foreign language classes and documenting ‘indicators’ of good practices in specific areas.

WHEN: September 30, 2013

TIME: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

WHERE: Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College, 3501 University Blvd East, Hyattsville, MD. Parking in the adjacent garage is free of charge to event attendees.

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