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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 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.
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.
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.
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.
ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2022 awardees of the ACTFL Research Priorities grants. Each project either initiates a new research study, supports or expands a study underway, or explores an emerging research area connected to one or more Research Priority areas. The studies were selected after a thorough review by an expert review panel. The selected studies will each receive a grant of up to $3800, with $2500 payable upon acceptance and the remaining $1300 upon receipt of a final report and article submission to Foreign Language Annals (FLA).
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive licensee of ACTFL assessments, are proud to announce the launch of this year’s ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) on September 15, 2021.
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive licensee of ACTFL assessments, are proud to announce the launch of the 2022-23 ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) on September 15, 2022.