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Levels & Fees

Beginning July 1, 2016, ACTFL transitioned to new membership levels, allowing language educators to choose the benefits that best help them achieve their professional goals. Unless otherwise noted, all prices listed are for a period of one year. Auto-renewal and installment payment options available.

All members receive full membership benefits unless otherwise noted.  All ACTFL memberships are for the individual listed and are non-transferable and non-refundable.



Online access to membership benefits
$45 – 1 year
$85 – 2 years
$125 – 3 years


All the benefits of Basic, along with print TLE and FLA and membership in one additional SIG
$85 – 1 year
$160 – 2 years
$235 – 3 years

Preferred (Publications)

All the benefits of Plus, along with access to nine (9) ACTFL eBooks (ePub, mobi) and the option to choose two (2) of the following print publications per year (please note, our system is unable to order two copies of the same book, if you wish to order two copies, please contact

The Keys to the Classroom (Second Edition)
The Keys to Assessing Language Performance
The Keys to Planning and Learning (Second Edition)
The Keys to Strategies for Language Instruction
Implementing Integrated Performance Assessment
Teaching Intercultural Citizenship Across the Curriculum
The Nature of Language: A Short Guide to What’s in Our Heads
Raising Global Children
Words and Actions: Teaching Languages through the Lens of Social Justice (Second Edition)
Enacting the Work of Language Instruction: High Leverage Teaching Practices
While We´re on the Topic

$165 – 1 year
$310 – 2 years
$465 – 3 years

Preferred (Professional Development)

All the benefits of Plus, along with access to three (3) Virtual Learning Module series per year

Included for anyone joining or due to renew between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020:

Included for anyone joining or due to renew between July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019:

$325 – 1 year
$600 – 2 years
$875 – 3 years


All the benefits of Plus and Preferred, combined into one package
$375 – 1 year
$700 – 2 years
$975 – 3 years

ACTFL now also offers you the ability to pay for membership in automatic installments, and the ability to have your membership payment automatically processed each year. Please download a copy of the agreement form and return along with your renewal invoice or new member application for processing. Please contact us with any questions.


International fee
Required for all non-US, non-Basic member levels.  Fee is per year for each year of membership.
Price: $50/year
Special Interest Groups
Individuals must be a member of ACTFL to join a Special Interest Group The Basic membership level includes one free SIG. The Plus, Preferred, and Premium membership levels include two free SIGs.

Adding/Changing SIGs:

When joining ACTFL or renewing your membership, you will have the option to select your Special Interest Group (SIG). The first SIG is included at no additional fees with all levels of membership. For Basic levels, each additional SIG thereafter is a $5 fee per year. For Plus, Preferred, and Premium levels, the second SIG is included at no additional fee, each additional SIG thereafter is a $5 fee per year. SIGs are priced for one year; individuals purchasing multi-year membership will need to multiple the price of the SIG by the number of years to join the SIG for the length of membership. Members may join as many SIGs as they wish.

Once an application or renewal is received and processed, we are not able to change your SIG selection. You may add additional SIGs for the $5 fee, but we are not able to switch your enrollment. The enrollment in the additional SIGs will coincide with your membership renewal date and will not be extended. You can find your renewal date and memberships status in the ‘My ACTFL’ portal.  Please contact to verify in which SIG you are currently enrolled, and to make payments for additional SIGs.

Basic membership: 1 free SIG, each thereafter is $5.
Plus, Preferred, and Premium membership: 2 free SIGs, each thereafter is $5


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I’m a proud member of ACTFL because I support the organization’s vision and I believe in the importance of professional development. While individual voices are valuable, it is the collective voice of ACTFL that unifies us all in making a strong front for our profession.

Yo Azama, North Salinas High School