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ALEXANDRIA, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce Raghida Dergham as its new Opening General Session Keynote Speaker for the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Washington, DC, on November 22, 2019. Her keynote address is entitled, “Dare to Differ: Empowerment, Respect, and Inclusion.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce BBC anchor Katty Kay as the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Washington, DC.

NEW ORLEANS (November 16, 2018)— The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce that Rebecca Aubrey, an Elementary World (Spanish) Language Teacher at Ashford School in the Ashford School District in Ashford, Connecticut, and a representative of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) has been named the 2019 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. The announcement was made during the Opening General Session of the 2018 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in New Orleans on Friday, November 16.

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.

NASHVILLE—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the 2018 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Ying Jin, a Chinese teacher at Cupertino High School in the Fremont Union High School District in Cupertino, CA, and a representative of the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2017 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Nashville on Friday, Nov. 17.

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

BOSTON—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce the 2017 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Katrina Griffin, a German teacher at North County High School in Glen Burnie, MD, who represents NECTFL. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2016 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Boston on Friday, Nov. 18.

ARLINGTON, VA — Author and innovator Mike Walsh will kick off ACTFL 2016 with a keynote speech at the Opening General Session on Friday, November 18 on “The Language Factor: Impacting the Future.” Walsh is CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing business for the 21st century advising leaders on how to thrive in this era of disruptive technological change.

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) announced today that Rick Steves, renowned guidebook author and travel television host, will deliver the keynote address during the Opening General Session of its Annual Convention on Friday morning, November 20, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. The focus of his address will be, "Developing a Global Perspective through Travel".

Alexandria, VA — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has been honored with a Silver Award in Convention Promotion Package category in Association TRENDS’ 2013 All-Media Contest. It was one of nearly 470 entries in the association publications contest.