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Keynote Speakers for ACTFL 2023 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Announced
ACTFL is pleased to announce Kal Penn and Sarah Eagle Heart as the Opening and Closing Keynote speakers, respectively for the 2023 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo.
ACTFL Statement on Michigan State University Shooting
ACTFL is both saddened and outraged after another senseless school shooting in this country, this time at Michigan State University. Our hearts go out to the victims, their colleagues, family, friends, and the entire MSU community.
ACTFL Celebrates Achievement in Language Education
ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2022 recipients of the ACTFL Professional Awards, an annual program in recognition of outstanding contributions to the field of language education.
ACTFL Announces New Board Members for 2023
ACTFL is pleased to announce five newly elected and appointed members to its Board of Directors. L.J. Randolph, Jr. (President-Elect) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Michele Back (Higher Ed, at-large) of University of Connecticut’s Neag School of Education, Brandon Locke (PNCFL Regional Representative) of Anchorage School District in Anchorage, AK, Catherine Ousselin (K-12, at-large) of Mount Vernon High in Washington State, and Amanda Ramirez (CSCTFL Regional Representative) of Avon High School in Indiana will each begin their terms on January 1, 2023.
ACTFL Names 2023 National Language Teacher of the Year
ACTFL is pleased to announce William Lee as the 2023 National Language Teacher of the Year. The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2022 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo on Friday, November 18, at the Boston Convention Center.
Finalists Announced for ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year
Five Regional Language Teachers of the Year are finalists for the 2023 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year. The award will be announced at the Opening General Session of the ACTFL 2022 Convention in Boston, MA on Friday, November 18, 2022.
ACTFL to Launch National Foundation Endeavor
During its annual Convention & World Languages Expo to be held in Boston, November 18-20, 2022, ACTFL will celebrate with members, language advocates, and the world the launch of the Language Connects Foundation (LCF), a national not-for-profit and philanthropic organization created to uplift language educators and champion language education.
ALIRA has Launched for 2022-23 Academic Year
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive licensee of ACTFL assessments, are proud to announce that the ACTFL Latin Interpretive Reading Assessment (ALIRA) is now available for 2022-23 with updated content.
Joint Statement on Sustainable Systems for Quality Teaching
The US education system—with its promise to educate all—has been a model for the world, but it faces unprecedented challenges. The teacher shortage has recently received national attention, but the issue has been building for years. It affects some regions more than others; districts that serve rural areas and/or low-income pupils; and specific subject matter. Some states have responded by lowering the qualifications for individuals to be employed as teachers.