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Benefits

Become a member of ACTFL and enjoy the following benefits:

FREE SUBSCRIPTIONS TO TOP-NOTCH LANGUAGE PUBLICATIONS INCLUDING:

  • The Language Educator—published four times a year, our award-winning magazine highlights proven classroom techniques, new technology, innovative products, and much more
  • Foreign Language Annals—published quarterly, FLA features original work focused on the latest practices, methods, and research

DISCOUNTS ON UNPARALLELED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

  • ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo—more than 6,000 language professionals and 600 educational sessions under one roof, the most extensive event of its kind
  • Virtual Learning Module Series for Professionals—designed to inspire and led by educational experts, each online series delivers new insights and proven techniques that you can use right away
  • Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshops—the nation's standard for proficiency testing

EXCLUSIVE ACCESS TO:

  • Members-only news and information—receive the ACTFL Connection e-newsletter, ACTFL SmartBrief, and use of the Members Directory online
  • Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and other Online Community eGroups—networking and information sharing on specific topic areas of interest to different subsets of the membership at-large

INVALUABLE CAREER RESOURCES LIKE:

  • Job Central—connecting job seekers and employers at all levels and languages
  • Mentoring Program—designed to help early career language educators succeed in their current assignments and learn the skills to be successful in the future

ACTFL MEMBER INSURANCE PROGRAM:

Discounts on:

DISCOUNTS ON POPULAR ACTFL PRODUCTS INCLUDING:

  • Books and eBooks like Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Eileen W. Glisan, and Francis J. Troyan and The Keys to Planning for Learning by Donna Clementi and Laura Terrill
  • Language career-focused DVDs
  • AAPPL Conversation Builder – a web-based tool for creating and assigning original interpersonal tasks, providing feedback to students. Tasks may be created, shared, searched for in any language, on any subject, and at any level.
  • Online Courses
  • Weber State Online Methods Course - ACTFL and Weber State University developed an online teaching methods course that reflects state-of-the-art research and practice in foreign language education. This course is offered through WSU Online.
  • UMUC Certificate Program - University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers ACTFL members a specialized online graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Integration designed for individuals teaching world languages on the K-12 and higher education level. This graduate certificate program is offered as part of the ACTFL-UMUC Education Alliance.
  • Classics in the 21st Century Classroom - an online, self-study course as a professional development companion to the ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA). Upon completion, teachers may claim continuing education credit by notifying ACL.

And much more!

What Our Members Are Saying

I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas