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2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 11, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time!

The annual convention of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) will be Friday, November 22 through Sunday, November 24, 2019 (Pre-Convention Workshops scheduled on Thursday, November 21) at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. The ACTFL Convention features over 800 educational sessions covering a wide spectrum of the language profession. The ACTFL Convention is a national event bringing together over 7,000 attendees from all languages, levels and assignments within the profession.

The goal of the ACTFL Annual Convention is to provide a comprehensive professional development experience for language educators of all languages and levels. Compelling proposals address the needs of today’s learners and educators by focusing on innovative programs, emerging trends and research-informed practices. Please read all instructions very carefully before you submit your proposal online.

When you log in, it is very important that you carefully read all the information in the Submission Guidelines and Presenter Responsibilities and view the tutorial video before proceeding to complete your online submission. You can only submit using the online form.  Please note that you can submit only one proposal as a lead presenter and be listed on only one as a co-presenter. In addition, each proposal can only have one lead presenter and one co-presenter.

We encourage all language educators to submit a proposal for consideration. The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, January 11, 2019Late submissions will not be considered.

Not sure how to write a proposal? Read the helpful tips and watch the video below to find out how to write a successful ACTFL proposal.


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