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Professional Development

ACTFL Professional Development Services

Empowering Language Educators Through Collaboration

ACTFL provides services that respond to your needs and are focused on:

  • Implementing Standards for Learning Languages
  • Using assessment to inform instruction, backward-design units, and guide program development
  • Developing and reviewing curriculum
  • Using effective, Standards-based teaching strategies
  • Incorporating technology tools for 21st century learning
  • Integrating Standards into teacher preparation programs

ACTFL provides services in multiple formats:

  • On-site workshops and facilitation
  • Videoconference sessions for coaching and follow-up
  • Online webinars and learning modules

ACTFL supports language programs at all levels, in all venues:

  • Pre-Kindergarten
  • Elementary Schools
  • Middle Schools
  • Senior High Schools
  • Colleges and Universities
  • U.S. Government
  • Online Learning

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshops

ACTFL organizes and schedules OPI Assessment Workshops at different locations across the country. Individual academic institutions may also schedule OPI Assessment Workshops on-site. These workshops introduce participants to the concepts and strategies for assessing functional language ability. OPI and MOPI Assessment Workshops are the first step toward OPI tester certification.

  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop (4 days)
  • Modified Oral Proficiency Interview (MOPI) Assessment Workshop (2 or 3 days)
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Familiarization and Implications Workshop (1 or 2 days)

Program Review Services

ACTFL/NCATE

As a member of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), ACTFL invites individuals to apply to become program reviewers. Program reviewers are trained to examine the reports and data submitted by institutions seeking NCATE recognition of their foreign language teacher education programs.

K-12 Language Programs

ACTFL provides customized consultation and review services to K-12 language programs in the areas of curriculum, assessment practices, program effectiveness, and use of assessment data.

ACTFL Performance Assessments

The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages

AAPPL Measure: Assessing, Reporting and Analyzing Performance Outcomes in all three Modes of Communication

  • Four separate scores: Interpretive Reading, Interpretive Listening, Presentational Writing, and Interpersonal Speaking/Listening
  • Offered in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian, Spanish and ESL

Latin

ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA): The American Classical League and ACTFL have teamed up to develop and offer a test of reading comprehension from ancient Rome through 21st Century online uses.