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Statement on New ICE Guidelines on International Students

ACTFL and other organizations weigh in on new ICE guidelines.

ACTFL Welcomes 2020 Interns and Scholars

ACTFL’s Center for Assessment, Research and Development is pleased to announce this summer’s recipients of its 2020 Internships and Scholars Program.

ACTFL Statement: New Immigration Restrictions Will Harm Language Programs and Limit Educational Opportunities for Students

ACTFL strongly opposes new immigration restrictions imposed by the Trump Administration in Proclamation 10014 as amended, which will severely impact language programs in schools at all levels across the country.

ACTFL Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and Systemic Racism in the U.S.

ACTFL denounces systemic racism and police brutality against the Black community, Native and Indigenous communities, and communities of color in this country. As we have stated before, racism, bigotry, and white supremacy have no place in American society. We share in your grief and commit to do our part to combat these ideologies and systems of hate.

ACTFL Releases ACTFL Test of English Proficiency

ACTFL is pleased to announce the release of the ACTFL Test of English Proficiency (TEP) designed to assist in determining the English proficiency of postsecondary students.

ACTFL Releases Proficiency Placement Test in French And Spanish

ACTFL is pleased to announce the release of the ACTFL Proficiency Placement Test (APPT) designed to assist in the placement of incoming post-secondary learners, based on their language proficiency.

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Diversity and Inclusion In World Language Teaching & Learning

ACTFL values diversity and strives for inclusion across world language teaching and learning contexts.  It is committed to continuous reflection and evaluation of its specific practices and initiatives to promote diversity and inclusion. ACTFL believes strongly in equal access to world language study and equitable opportunities for all individuals to develop linguistic and cultural competence and pedagogical knowledge. No individual should experience marginalization of their contributions or talents because of their unique attributes.

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The Role of Technology in Language Learning

ACTFL strongly recommends that a language educator be responsible for the planning, instruction, assessment, and facilitation of any language course, leveraging technology to support language learning. Language instruction is best guided by language educators rather than solely delivered via a computer program or by a non-content specialist.

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The Role of Language Learning in Valuing Diversity and Promoting Unity

Recognizing the current contentious climate in the U.S., the ACTFL believes it is uniquely positioned to help bridge the ideological gaps that divide our nation. We stand with our more than 13,000 members in asserting strongly that diversity and intercultural competence are qualities that must be embraced in the U.S. and throughout the world.

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