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ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 11, 2019) — The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce three newly elected members of its Board of Directors. Jessica Haxhi of New Haven Public Schools, Ying Jin of Fremont Union High School District, and L.J. Randolph Jr. of the University of North Carolina Wilmington will each begin their terms on January 1, 2020.

ACTFL is proud to support the Seal of Biliteracy (SOBL) by offering its Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and its Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) in 21 less commonly taught / tested languages including:

Albanian, Amharic, Bengali/Bangla, Bosnian/Croatian, Bulgarian, Dari, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Malayalam, Pashto, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Tagalog, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Yoruba.

The ACTFL OPI & WPT for the SOBL are appropriate for high school juniors and seniors (grades 11 & 12).

ALEXANDRIA, VA – ACTFL is pleased to announce that the ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) will now include an Interpersonal Listening and Speaking (ILS) form for students in Grades 3 and 4. This AAPPL Elementary ILS form will be available in English and Spanish and will be available to order March 1, 2020. In combination with this announcement, ACTFL has released the 2020 content topics for the AAPPL Elementary form.

Alexandria, VA  - The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is proud to announce Dr. Julie Sykes as the new Editor of the association’s quarterly scholarly journal Foreign Language Annals (FLA).  She will serve a three-year term as Editor, beginning in January 2020 and ending in December 2022 with the Winter 2022 issue. 

ALEXANDRIA, VA –  ACTFL has released the content topics for the 2020 ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL), which is available in 13 languages. The newly released topics allow instructors to create classroom and homework-based opportunities for students to perform across all modes of communication before participating in the AAPPL in the spring of 2020.

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce Raghida Dergham as its new Opening General Session Keynote Speaker for the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Washington, DC, on November 22, 2019. Her keynote address is entitled, “Dare to Differ: Empowerment, Respect, and Inclusion.”

ALEXANDRIA, VA— The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) expresses alarm over credible reports of unsafe conditions at migrant detention facilities holding adults, as well as children and minors, throughout the United States. If forced to endure without basic standards of care and adequate education, those in detention (especially the children and minors) will suffer lifelong, irreparable physical and mental harm.

ALEXANDRIA, VA—ACTFL is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has approved the release of a new Statement on Diversity and Inclusion in World Language Teaching and Learning.

ALEXANDRIA, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) today announced the findings of its survey that calls attention to the serious foreign language skills gap in the U.S. workforce.

ALEXANDRIA, VA—The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is pleased to announce BBC anchor Katty Kay as the Opening General Session Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Annual Convention and World Languages Expo in Washington, DC.

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