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Research

Mission Statement:

The primary purpose of the ACTFL Research SIG is to provide leadership in conducting research to inform instructional practices and build theory, as well as demonstrate how research is shaped by knowledge and theory generated from instructional practices. At this national forum the SIG membership meets to provide a supportive critical community to discuss and guide the national and local agendas toward meaningful research on the teaching and learning of languages.  A significant part of each year's annual meeting, the SIG sponsors pre-conference workshops on research, roundtables and panel presentations, which provide a venue for both experienced researchers and graduate students to update their research skills, receive mentoring, and provide leadership in the direction of world language research.

Current Officers:

Chair: Kristin Davin, Loyola University Chicago
Vice-Chair: Francis Troyan, The Ohio State University
Secretary: Angela George, University of Calgary
Grad Student Rep: Reuben Vyn, University of Iowa

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the Research SIG Online Community eGroup.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join this SIG, contact us. ACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

ACTFL has been a foundational support to me throughout my career. As a district world languages coordinator, the support I need from ACTFL is different from what I needed as a classroom teacher, but the community of learners that ACTFL provides each one of us has remained constant and faithful over time.

Greta Lundgaard, Plano Independent School District