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ACTFL NAMES DR. CELIA ZAMORA AS DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND CERTIFICATION
ACTFL is pleased to announce that Dr. Celia Chomón Zamora has been named Director of Professional Learning and Certification at ACTFL, effective July 1, 2021.
ACTFL Board of Directors Votes to Keep Future Conventions Out of States with Anti-Transgender Laws
Members of the ACTFL Board of Directors unanimously passed a motion on May 22, 2021, that will exclude any yet-to-be contracted locations with current or pending anti-transgender legislation from future consideration to host the ACTFL Convention until such legislation is overturned or reconsidered.
Class Size as a Factor Influencing Language Learning
It is evident that class size impacts a multitude of factors related to teacher efficacy and student success across all disciplines, including K-20 World Language education. Communication is at the core of the World-Readiness Standards and students are learning to interact with cultural competence, connect with other disciplines, and use the language to investigate and interact in order to participate in multilingual communities. Maintaining smaller class sizes has a positive effect on student achievement and satisfaction.
Remote Assessment for World Language Teaching and Learning
The COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to many ongoing inequities in education and has raised various challenges for assessing student progress in remote, in-person, and hybrid learning environments. Ensuring learners’ access to online learning and assessments remains a high priority. The myriad challenges of connecting to remote assessments and health, safety, and other considerations for in-person assessments show the complexity of assessment.
ACTFL Statement in Support of the Transgender, Non-Binary and Gender Nonconforming Communities
ACTFL is alarmed by the recent wave of proposed and, in some cases, passed state legislation targeting transgender, non-binary, and gender nonconforming individuals. This type of legislation is discriminatory, it is born out of hate and scapegoating, and is antithetical to the values of ACTFL and the language education profession. We unequivocally condemn these cruel pieces of legislation.
Digital Badge Program to Recognize Language Proficiency
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce a new digital badging program through Credly. Digital badges are now issued to students in higher education institutions and adults completing an official ACTFL proficiency assessment, and may include the associated ACE CREDIT recommendations for the ACTFL assessment taken.
Announcing Three Amazing Keynote Speakers at ACTFL 2021 Virtual
ACTFL announces speakers for 2021 Virtual Convention.
ACTFL Statement Against Anti-Asian Racism
ACTFL is outraged by the increasing instances of racism and violent hate crimes perpetrated against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) people across the United States.
Lead with Languages Advocacy Month 2021 Announced
For a fourth consecutive year, ACTFL is celebrating Lead with Languages Advocacy Month in February 2021. As part of its greater mission to improve and expand the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction, each February, ACTFL and its Lead with Languages campaign propose initiatives and digital activities to celebrate the achievements of language advocates from around the country and bring awareness to the value of world language education in the United States.