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ACTFL on Nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education

ACTFL applauds President-elect Joe Biden on his nomination of Dr. Miguel Cardona, the current Commissioner of Education in Connecticut, as the next Secretary of Education.

Seal of Biliteracy Updated Implementation Guidelines Focus on Equity and Expansion

United by a common mission to support language learners and to advocate for languages as an asset for the communities and economies across the US, eight organizations have released updated guidelines for the implementation of the Seal of Biliteracy.

ACTFL Recognizes Achievements In Language Education

ACTFL is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2020 ACTFL Professional Awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the field of language education.

ACTFL Names 2021 National Language Teacher of the Year

ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2021 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Elena Kamenetzky, a Japanese teacher at Eastern High School in Louisville, KY and a regional finalist representing the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT).

ACTFL Awards Grants for 2020 Research Priorities

ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2020 awardees of the ACTFL Research Priorities grants.

ACTFL Announces Four New Board Members for 2021

ACTFL is pleased to announce four new members of its Board of Directors. Victoria Russell of Valdosta State University (GA) and United States Air Force Academy (CO); Maria Carreira of California State University, Long Beach, and National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC); Pam Benton of Pinellas County Schools (FL); and Jeenna Canché of Maui High School (HI) will each begin their terms on January 1, 2021.

ACTFL and LTI Announce Five Assessments Recommended for College Credit by American Council on Education

ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive provider of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce that the American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five ACTFL language proficiency assessments: ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview - Computer (OPIc), ACTFL Reading Proficiency Test (RPT), ACTFL Listening Proficiency Test (LPT), and ACTFL Writing Proficiency (WPT).

Lead with Languages Announces 2020 Teacher Scholarships

ACTFL and its Lead with Languages campaign are pleased to announce the selection of ten 2020 awardees of the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program.

ACTFL Statement on Supporting Language Educators and Learners This Fall

ACTFL is making the following five (5) recommendations in support of the language education community: 1) Prioritize Educator and Learner Health and Safety, 2) Include Language Educators in the Decision-Making Process, 3) Focus on Equity and Access, 4) Invest in a Pipeline of Well-Prepared and Diverse Educators, and 5) Make Professional Development Widely Available.

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