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Language Learning for Children

Mission

The Language Learning for Children (LLC) Special Interest Group of ACTFL will promote and support early language programs in the U.S.A. through advocacy, networking and articulation.  The SIG will assist in the following ways:

  1. Provide a networking system within the organization that would enhance ACTFL's advocacy for early language learning at the local, state and national levels.
  2. Coalesce support for early language learning within the existing membership through articulation Pre-K to 16.
  3. Provide services such as ACTFL Conference workshops, news items in the SIG Corner of Foreign Language Annals
  4. Heighten the importance of early language learning by setting up a structure within ACTFL to reach out to other early language learning organizations.

Current Officers:

Chair: Marissa Coulehan, The Dalton School
Vice-Chair: Flor Berman, St. David's School
Secretary: Wendy Mercado, Bay Shore Middle School

Read SIG business meeting minutes. Access the LLC SIG Online Community eGroup.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join the Language Learning for Children SIG, contact usACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG. See Membership FAQ about details on adding/changing a SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

ACTFL provides opportunities at all levels in over 50 languages to dialog and exchange ideas for continually improving how we communicate language learning in our classrooms. Joining ACTFL exposes students and new teachers to the latest pedagogical methodologies beyond one’s classroom.

Janine Erickson, Denver Language School