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ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative Award

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages not only define the critical role of world languages in our students’ future careers, but also provide a framework for the curricular integration of collaboration with communities beyond the classroom in order to encourage students to appropriately and effectively engage in global communities both during and after their formal language instruction.

The ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative Award recognizes outstanding community-engaged learning experiences within the world languages curriculum at all levels of instruction. Such initiatives may include a variety of experiences which engage students in cultural communities beyond tourism-based travel. Students of all ages and schools of all demographics can participate in a community of a different culture through activities such as service learning, project-based learning, internships, research projects, and virtual class exchanges.

ACTFL members who have actively engaged their students in using the target language to participate in a global community during the 2019-2020 school year may seek recognition for their Global Engagement programs by filling out the application below. The deadline to submit an application to be considered for the 2020 award is May 29, 2020.

All applications will be reviewed and assessed by a committee approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors, according to the Global Engagement Initiative Award Evaluation Rubric (PDF). The committee will select up to three programs to recognize, and programs may receive this recognition only once every four years.

Click here to view recently recognized Globally Engaged programs.