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ACTFL announces recognition of outstanding achievements in language education

CONTACT: Lisa Campo
(703) 894-2900 x119

ALEXANDRIA —The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) has chosen the winners of its professional awards, which recognize outstanding contributions to the field of language education.

Global Engagement Initiative Recognition Awards:

  • Day Worker Stories, Notre Dame High School, San Jose, California
  • Colombia Study Tour, Stockton University, New Jersey
  • Service Learning in Spanish, Butler University, Indiana
  • Bienvenue à Durham, Duke University, North Carolina
  • Centerville High School Spanish Exchanges, Centerville, Ohio
  • Spanish and Service Learning in Guatemala, Juniata College, Pennsylvania

ACTFL/CENGAGE Learning Faculty Development Programs Award For Excellence In Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology With IALLT (Postsecondary): Mary Toulouse, Lafayette College, Pennsylvania

ACTFL-NYSAFLT Anthony Papalia Award For Excellence In Teacher Education: Christina Frei, University of Pennsylvania

ACTFL-NFMLTA/MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award For Research In Foreign Language Education: Shoko Sasayama, University of Tokyo

ACTFL Florence Steiner Award For Leadership In Foreign Language Education (K–12): Janine Erickson, Denver Language School, Colorado

ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award For Leadership In Foreign Language Education (Postsecondary): Mary Lynn Redmond, Wake Forest University, North Carolina

ACTFL-NFMLTA/MLJ Emma Marie Birkmaier Award For Doctoral Dissertation Research In Foreign Language Education: Claire Louisa Knowles, University of Memphis, Tennessee

ACTFL Nelson Brooks Award For Excellence In The Teaching Of Culture: Karin Baumgartner, University of Utah

ACTFL Award For Excellence In Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology With IALLT (K–12): Douglas Philipp, Cheyenne Mountain High School, Colorado Springs, Colorado

ACTFL Melba D. Woodruff Award For Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Program: Glastonbury Public Schools, Connecticut

The winners will be recognized at an award presentation at the 2017 ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo in Nasvhille.

Learn more about ACTFL’s professional awards

About ACTFL:

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the national association for language education professionals from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. With more than 12,000 active members, ACTFL provides innovative professional development opportunities, acclaimed training and certification programs, and widely cited books, publications, scholarly journals, research studies and language education resources, including Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator magazine. As part of its mission and vision, the organization provides guidance to the profession and to the general public regarding issues, policies, and best practices related to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures. ACTFL is a leading national voice among language educators and administrators and is guided by a responsibility to set standards and expectations that will result in high quality language programs.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017