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ACTFL and LTI Introduce Groundbreaking Automated Scoring System for the AAPPL Spanish Presentational Writing Component

ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI) proudly announce the launch of an automated scoring system for the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) Spanish Presentational Writing (PW) component.

ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

ACTFL is pleased to introduce the five Regional Language Teachers of the Year who are finalists for the 2024 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year.

ACTFL & LCF Announce 2023 Teacher Scholarship Program Recipients

ACTFL and the Language Connects Foundation (LCF) are delighted to announce the selection of the 2023 awardees of the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program.

ACTFL Statement on WVU Plan to Eliminate World Language Programs

ACTFL condemns in the strongest terms the proposed elimination of world language programs at WVU.

ACTFL Names Interim Editors For Foreign Language Annals

ACTFL is proud to announce that Drs. Kristin Davin and Francis Troyan will serve as Interim Editors of the association’s quarterly scholarly journal Foreign Language Annals (FLA) effective August, 2023. The current Editor, Dr. Julie Sykes, is stepping down to take on the role of Chief Innovation Officer at Lingro Learning.

ACTFL Statement on SCOTUS Decision to Strike Down Student Loan Forgiveness

ACTFL strongly opposes the recent decision by the Supreme Court to strike down President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. This decision will have major negative implications for our collective ability to recruit and retain a well-prepared, diverse, and highly effective language teacher workforce.

ACTFL Statement on SCOTUS Decisions to Strike Down Race-Based Policies in College Admissions

ACTFL expresses deep disappointment and concern regarding the recent decision by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS), in which it ruled that colleges and universities can no longer consider race in the admissions decision-making process. Ignoring decades of judicial precedent, the decisions rendered in both Students for Fair Admissions Inc. v. President & Fellows of Harvard College and Students for Fair Admissions, Inc. v. University of North Carolina pose a grave threat to the future of the language educator pipeline and significantly undermines this nation’s ability to create a more equitable education system and society.

Paul Sandrock Retires from ACTFL

ACTFL announced today that Paul Sandrock, ACTFL Senior Advisor for Language Learning Initiatives, is retiring, effective July 1, 2023.

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