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Professional Development Workshops

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the world’s most trusted resource for expert-led professional development workshops on language teaching and testing. Institutions of higher learning, public and private school districts and the U.S. Government turn to ACTFL when they need reliable, expert-led professional development for language educators at all levels of instruction for language teaching and testing. With more than 30 years of proficiency tester training and language assessment experience, ACTFL Professional Development workshops are your best choice.

ACTFL Workshops are led by nationally recognized experts who specialize in the specific content areas. Most ACTFL workshops are scheduled by individual institutions, organizations, and/or school districts/university systems. They are provided on-site at the date(s) and time(s) determined by the hosting institution. Select from the following workshops to learn more:

Proficiency and Assessment Workshops

The Center for Assessment, Research and Development offers professional learning and certification opportunities focused on the assessment of language proficiency and performance along with their implications for teaching and learning. ACTFL assessments such as the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), the Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL), and the Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) provide concrete opportunities to apply language assessment principals as well as the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners. Workshops are anchored by the principal that effective assessment practices enhance language acquisition.

Contact Dr. Ann Aly at to discuss/select the workshop(s) you wish offered in your school or district.

Curriculum, Instruction, and Performance Assessment Workshops

Contact Paul Sandrock to plan customized professional development workshops. Learn more.

Details about Pre-Convention Workshops can be found on the main Convention & Expo page.