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Summer Institute Workshops

ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research, and Development (CARD) is happy to announce its 2019 Proficiency & Performance Summer Institute! Registration is open for all workshops listed. Registration is processed on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once a section has filled, any additional interested registrants will be waitlisted in case of an opening. All workshop sections must also meet minimum registration requirements to be confirmed, and ACTFL reserves to right to cancel a section if minimum registration is not met.

Please take a few minutes to read all information below before making your registration.

Please do not make any non-refundable travel and lodging arrangements until receiving confirmation from ACTFL regarding registration requirements for your language section. PLEASE NOTE: Participants are responsible for their own travel, hotel, and other expenses.

Workshop Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are subject to a $100.00 processing fee unless made within forty-eight hours of initial registration. Any cancellation made within four weeks prior to the start of the workshop will be subject to complete forfeiture of registration fee. All efforts will be made to find a substitute participant, in which case a total refund will be issued.

Registration Fees and Deadlines

Please note that early bird registration deadlines are two months before the start of a workshop and regular registration deadlines are one month before the start of a workshop.


El Paso Community College (El Paso, TX)

2-DAY Modified OPI Assessment Workshop

May 20-21, 2019

This two-day workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom. Participants observe and conduct live practice interviews at Novice and Intermediate proficiency levels. Participation in a MOPI Assessment Workshop is the first step toward becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with Limited Certification.

Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

English/Mixed Languages
Arabic
Spanish
French

FEE: $500 (Early bird)/$525 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $400 (Early bird)/$425 (Regular)

 

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Writing Guidelines Familiarization

May 22, 2019

Intended as an introduction to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012 – Writing, this workshop introduces participants to the major and minor level descriptors and the criteria for assigning a global writing proficiency rating. Participants explore a variety of writing tasks across levels of proficiency, evaluate language samples based on the criteria as described in the guidelines, and design appropriate writing activities and writing assessment prompts at the four major levels

Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

English/Mixed Languages

FEE: $250 (Early bird)/$275 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $200 (Early bird)/$225 (Regular)

 

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Hotel*

As of 4/3/2019

Homewood Suites by Hilton El Paso Airport
https://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/E/ELPHWHW-AMC-20190519/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Group Name: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Group Code: AMC
Check-in: 19-MAY-2019
Check-out: 23-MAY-2019
Address: 6656 Gateway Blvd. East, El Paso, Texas 79915
Phone Number: (915) 342-9037


University of Madison-Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

4-DAY OPI Assessment Workshop

June 3-6, 2019

This four-day workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom. Participants observe and conduct live practice interviews across all proficiency levels (Novice through Superior). Participation in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop is the first step toward becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with Full Certification.

Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Korean
LCTL/Mixed Languages (conducted in English) - SOLD OUT
Russian
ELL (English for English Language Learners)
SpanishSOLD OUT

FEE: $950 (Early bird)/$975 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $850 (Early bird)/$875 (Regular)

 

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2-DAY Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) Rater Training Workshop

June 5-6, 2019

The two-day WPT Rater Training Workshop introduces participants to the ACTFL Writing Scale and the protocol for rating the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) at all levels of proficiency. Participants will become familiar with the assessment criteria for writing, the structure of the WPT, and will gain practice in applying the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012Writing to the rating of samples in their target language (when available). Following the workshop, participants will be eligible to apply for Full WPT Rater certification.

Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

English/Mixed Languages

FEE: $500 (Early bird)/$525 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $400 (Early bird)/$425 (Regular)

 

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Hotel*

As of 4/18/2019

Hampton Inn & Suites Madison/Downtown
Group Name: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Group Code: FLW
Address: 440 W. Johnson St. Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 255-0360
Booking Link


PK Yonge Developmental Research School (University of Florida, Gainesville)

1-DAY Familiarization Workshops

July 8, 2019
Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

OPI Familiarization

Intended for all language professionals, this one or two-day workshop familiarizes participants with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, ACTFL Rating Scale, and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Participants will hear samples at each proficiency level and discuss the implications of proficiency for academic and professional purposes. The two-day option provides additional emphasis on the implications and applications for instruction and can be customized to address specific program needs and goals.

July 9, 2019
Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

AAPPL Familiarization

This one-day introduction to the ACTFL Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is intended for all language professionals. This workshop will link proficiency and performance to show how these concepts both inform the AAPPL and can be used to assess growth in the three modes of communication. Identifying the traits of Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced learners will be addressed and ideas for moving students along the continuum will be discussed. Participants will articulate learning goals and in addition to creating work to rubrics and activities for their classrooms based on the proficiency and performance-based constructs presented in the workshop.

FEE (Both workshops): $400 (Early bird)/$425 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $350 (Early bird)/$375 (Regular)

FEE (Single workshop): $250 (Early bird)/$275 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $200 (Early bird)/$225 (Regular)

 

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Hotel*

As of 4/3/2019

Hilton University of Florida Conference Center Gainesville
Group link coming soon-for now, participants can call and mention they are with ACTFL
Address: 1714 SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32607
Phone: (352) 371-3600
Fax: (352) 384-3455


Chinese American International School (San Francisco, CA)

4-DAY OPI Assessment Workshop

July 30-August 2, 2019

This four-day workshop introduces the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and techniques of administering and rating the OPI, including its applications in the language classroom. Participants observe and conduct live practice interviews across all proficiency levels (Novice through Superior). Participation in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop is the first step toward becoming an ACTFL Certified OPI Tester with Full Certification.

Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Mixed Languages (conducted in English)
Chinese (Mandarin)
Korean
Japanese
Spanish

FEE: $950 (Early bird)/$975 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $850 (Early bird)/$875 (Regular)

 

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Hotels*

As of 5/10/2019

Hotel Epik
706 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109, 415-589-7985

Hotel Kabuki
1625 Post St, San Francisco, CA 94115, 415-922-3200


Bullis School (Potomac, MD)

1-DAY Familiarization Workshop

August 15, 2019
Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

OPI Familiarization

Intended for all language professionals, this one or two-day workshop familiarizes participants with the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, ACTFL Rating Scale, and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview. Participants will hear samples at each proficiency level and discuss the implications of proficiency for academic and professional purposes. The two-day option provides additional emphasis on the implications and applications for instruction and can be customized to address specific program needs and goals.

August 16, 2019
Registration Closed

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

AAPPL Familiarization

This one-day introduction to the ACTFL Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is intended for all language professionals. This workshop will link proficiency and performance to show how these concepts both inform the AAPPL and can be used to assess growth in the three modes of communication. Identifying the traits of Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced learners will be addressed and ideas for moving students along the continuum will be discussed. Participants will articulate learning goals and in addition to creating work to rubrics and activities for their classrooms based on the proficiency and performance-based constructs presented in the workshop.

FEE (Both workshops): $400 (Early bird)/$425 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $350 (Early bird)/$375 (Regular)

FEE (Single workshop): $250 (Early bird)/$275 (Regular) ACTFL MEMBER: $200 (Early bird)/$225 (Regular)

 

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Hotel*

As of 4/3/2019

Cambria Hotel Rockville
https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/HL98V4
Group Name: America Council on Teaching of Foreign Language
Address: 1 Helen Heneghan Way, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone:(301) 294-2200. Ask to make a group reservation under the “America Council on Teaching of Foreign Language” room block


NOTE:

  1. After completing the workshop, participants will be eligible to pursue ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, if desired. Participants may apply for certification in any language regardless of the language of training.
  2. Registrants intending to apply for Full OPI Tester Certification must participate in a 4-day OPI Assessment Workshop.
  3. Registrants intending to apply for Limited OPI Tester Certification may participate in either a 4-day OPI Assessment or 2-day Modified OPI Assessment Workshop.
  4. For more information on ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, visit: http://www.actfl.org/professional-development/training-certification/how-become-certified-tester
  5. If you wish to add your name to an already sold out session in a workshop, please write to workshops@actfl.org with your name and the desired session(s).

IMPORTANT: As prerequisite to qualify to attend all workshops above as well as apply for ACTFL OPI Tester Certification, registrants must be affiliated with an academic institution as defined by ACTFL, have an undergraduate degree in a related field, and have a minimal proficiency level of Advanced in the language of training. An academic institution is an accredited school, college, or university where foreign languages are taught. The term affiliation with an academic institution is defined as a current faculty and/or staff member who is involved in the instruction or evaluation of language students. Private language companies that offer translation services or language testing do not qualify under ACTFL's definition of an academic institution. Also, private for-profit companies do not qualify.

Registration fees do not include any travel, lodging, personal meal, or personal expenses related to participation in the workshop. The cost for registration is determined by ACTFL membership status. ACTFL members may register at discounted rates and will need to provide the ACTFL Membership ID to qualify for discounted rates. Membership must be paid before registering for a workshop. Registrants who pay for membership after registering will not be reimbursed for the difference in rates. To retrieve membership information or for issues with your registration, contact ACTFL’s Membership Department at: membership@actfl.org or (703) 894-2900. To sign up for/renew ACTFL membership, contact our membership department or visit https://www.actfl.org/membership. For additional information, please contact workshops@actfl.org.

*ACTFL does not directly endorse or sponsor any hotel or lodging option listed. Other options may also be available near the workshop sites. For more information on each hotel, reviews, and prices, to help choose your lodging, we recommend visiting: www.hotels.com or other hotel/lodging search engines and review sites.