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The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 ACTFL Professional Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the field of language education, and Appreciation of Service Awards, which recognize ACTFL volunteer leaders for their numerous contributions to ACTFL and the language education community at-large.

ALEXANDRIA, VA (DECEMBER 3, 2018) -- The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce that Lisa Lilley Ritter will be the new President of ACTFL for 2019. Ritter served as President-Elect for the 2018 term following a three-year term as a member of the ACTFL Board of Directors. Her term as ACTFL President will begin on January 1, 2019.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Achievements in Language Education Awards and 2018 Appreciation of Service Awards.

ALEXANDRIA —The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has chosen the winners of its professional awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the field of language education.

Global Engagement Initiative Recognition Awards:

BOSTON—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recognized outstanding contributions to the field of language education with an award presentation on Friday evening, Nov. 18, at the 2016 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Boston.

ACTFL Past-President Jacque Bott Van Houten presided over the awards ceremony, which was held in honor of 2016 ACTFL President Pete Swanson. The following awards were presented:

Global Engagement Initiative Recognition Awards

ARLINGTON, VA — ACTFL Global Engagement Initiative submissions and Professional Award nominations are now open. The deadline to apply is May 28, 2016.

This year ACTFL will recognize Governor Jack Markell of Delaware during the 2012 ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo in Philadelphia, PA. Governor Markell mentioned earlier this year in his State of the State “this program [World Language immersion] is a critical part of preparation for the future.”

Yo Azama, a Japanese teacher at North Salinas High School in Salinas, CA, was named the 2012 National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at the organization’s annual convention held in Denver, CO.

Lisa Lilley, a Spanish teacher at Central High School in Springfield, MO, has been selected as the 2010 National Language Teacher of the Year by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).  The award was presented at the association’s 43rd Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in San Diego, CA on November 20, 2009.