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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: Jason Martel, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
Vice-Chair: Anne Cummings Hlas, University of Wisconsin Eau Claire
Secretary: Kelly Conroy, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Past-Chair: Lou Tolosa-Casadont, University of Georgia

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. 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