Enhancing and expanding multilingual and multicultural education worldwide
We are a membership community of language education professionals passionate about expanding cultural richness and diversity at all levels of education. Together we provide resources to address challenges to meet the changing needs of language educators and their learners.
ACTFL’s innovative quality research, standards, assessments, professional development, and publications empower us to advance the practice of language learning. The influence of our work cascades through society one learner at a time.
Providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages (adopted November, 2004)
ACTFL envisions an interconnected world where everyone benefits from and values a multilingual and multicultural education.
Adopted in 2023, ACTFL's values represent the organization's core beliefs and principles
We cultivate relationships with internal and external groups to bring new resources/opportunities to world languages. We facilitate dialogue and amplify voices across communities, languages, and instructional contexts. With relevant partners, we provide welcoming spaces for members of the language education community to share ideas and support each other.
We commit to intentional outreach to ensure all people feel welcomed, engaged, and valued, to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to increase transparency in our processes. We foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding.
We exemplify visionary leadership by offering cutting-edge programs and services, adapting to our changing environment, and consistently pursuing new opportunities when they arise.
We stand by our name and our commitment to high standards and continuous improvement. We provide trusted resources. If we fall short of our own standards, we hold ourselves accountable.
We are dedicated to the success of the profession. We believe in what we do and are committed to growth and advancement.
We are committed to delivering top- quality, highly respected, and valued products and services that elevate the professional ability and development of language educators.
The five pillars of this plan ensure that initiatives propel us into a better future.
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