Classroom Resources for Teachers

ACTFL resources to help you deliver the most effective learner experience

Welcome to ACTFL's resource hub for world language teachers! This webpage is designed to make your life as a language teacher easier by providing you with resources to help you create engaging and effective lessons.

Our team has curated a collection of resources that are designed to align with the latest language teaching practices, so you can be confident that you're providing your students with the most up-to-date resources. We understand that every language teacher has their own unique teaching style, so we've made sure to include a diverse range of alternatives that cater to different teaching approaches.

A quick search on ACTFL Central will reveal many peer-posted resources!

Not only do we suggest these resources for teachers, but we also provide a platform for collaboration and networking. The ACTFL member community of language teachers, ACTFL Central, is constantly growing, and we encourage you to connect with other teachers from around the world to share ideas and best practices.

Additionally, is an easy-to-navigate, 24/7 resource for you. Whether you're a seasoned language teacher or just starting out, ACTFL has something for everyone. Join ACTFL today and discover the endless possibilities for creating engaging and effective language lessons.

If you need more personalized assistance, you can call us at (703) 894-2900 or email and we'll do our best to guide you!

Online Community

Dedicated to Teaching/Learning Resources

Online Community dedicated to online teaching/learning resources and support ACTFL members are invited to join our dedicated community space to contribute your own ideas and resources, and to discuss challenges you may be facing and potential solutions. We ask that you please continue to abide by the Online Community Code of Conduct.

More ACTFL Resources

Here are ACTFL's main classroom resources that will guide you in standard practice and profession-leading pedagogy:

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World Readiness Standards

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural competence.

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Can-Do Statements

The 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: the result of collaboration between the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and ACTFL.

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ACTFL Performance Descriptors

The ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners are designed to describe language performance that is the result of explicit instruction in an instructional setting. These new Performance Descriptors reflect how language learners perform.

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The Keys Series

The Keys Series grounds teachers in essential teaching practices. Get all four!

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ACTFLearn Central

ACTFLearn Central is your gateway to high-quality professional learning, keeping you connected with the most up-to-date and effective resources in language education.

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Read Article

Sample Article: Cooking Up a Language Lesson as Complete and Complex as Making an Arepa by Omar Rachid

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Guiding Principles

These Guiding Principles for Language Learning identify what is effective in language learning and guide educators and learners.

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Design Communicative Tasks

Oral interpersonal communication tasks engage students for the purpose of exchanging information and ideas, meeting one’s needs, and expressing and supporting opinions through speaking and listening or signing with others.

Remote Learning Resources for Members

Members Get More Resources

Are you an ACTFL member? Members get free access to our full list of resources. If you're not yet an ACTFL member, join us today!