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Teacher Development

The Teacher Development SIG was established to provide a forum for the discussion of foreign language teacher preparation, both at the preservice and the inservice levels. Critical to the SIG are issues regarding the pedagogical and linguistic knowledge and skills necessary for foreign language teaching excellence and ways to achieve such excellence. Members are encouraged to suggest topics of interest to them, to actively participate in SIG-sponsored, and to discuss both successful practice and dilemmas encountered. Activities include sessions at the ACTFL Annual Meeting and year-round networking.

Current Officers:

Chair: Lou Tolosa-Casadont, University of Georgia
Vice-Chair: Sarah Jourdain, Stony Brook University
Secretary: Jason Martel, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

Read minutes from previous SIG business meetings. Access the TD SIG Online Community eGroup. View links of interest to TD SIG members.

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’s membership is a crucial element of my professional toolbox. As an educator, author, parent, consultant, and language learning advocate, ACTFL’s forward-moving vision and inclusive approach provide me with the knowledge, resources and networking opportunities that I need to expand my horizons and advance in my career. I feel that I belong to a community that works together towards a common goal.

Ana Lomba, Preschool Languages Specialist