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We are a broad group of world language educators, researchers, and supporters who are passionate about language learning and dedicate their lives to making the world better through language. You are a professional. ACTFL is your professional home. Welcome.
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ACTFL assessments are used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring, and promotional qualification.
Race, Diversity, and Social Justice
ACTFL is committed to DEI and ensuring that language is for everyone.
Inspire Future Educators and Learners
The Language Connects Foundation (LCF) is a national philanthropic endeavor created in partnership with parent organization ACTFL to uplift language educators and champion language education. LCF's work helps ensure a diverse, well-prepared, and highly skilled language educator workforce for generations to come.
Enhancing and expanding multilingual and multicultural education worldwide
ACTFL is an individual membership organization of thousands of language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Powering the future of language education
ACTFL’s resources, backed by sound research and decades of experience ensure you have the tools to deliver successful instruction.
Learn why ACTFL assessments are considered the gold standard for assessing performance and proficiency by institutions, companies, and governments.
Explore ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Can-Do Statements, and more to help guide your strategy and practice.
Read The Language Educator (TLE), Foreign Language Annals (FLA), and ACTFL books to get timely information on WL education trends and technology.
ACTFL offers a variety of methods to advance professional development to help you, your school or district succeed.
ACTFL offers a variety of training and certification programs designed to meet the needs of world language educators, researchers, and administrators.
Find a variety of on-demand learning, workshops, and webinars delivering the latest training to you, your department, or your school district.
Mentoring, volunteering, and many other programs to support your career journey. From new teachers to seasoned professionals, we’re here for you.
Language education provides tangible benefits. The research proves it.
Did you know that language learning boosts academic achievement, provides cognitive benefits and promotes positive attitudes and beliefs about other languages and cultures? See what the research says.
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ACTFL Publications Cover the Profession
ACTFL’s publications elevate understanding and support for the value of language learning at all levels of instruction.