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ACTFL Seeks Partnerships for Phase II of Research Priorities Project

CONTACT: Marty Abbott
(703) 894-2900 Ext. 110

Alexandria, VA (February 15, 2013) – ACTFL is pleased to announce Phase II of its ongoing Research Priorities Project. The purpose of Phase II is to support empirical research on five priority areas that are critical to improving foreign language education:

  • Research Priority Area #1: FL Teacher Preparation Model Programs: Documentation, Implementation, and Outcomes
  • Research Priority Area #2: Profiles of High-Performing FL Teachers in K-16 Settings
  • Research Priority Area #3: Language Use in the Community
  • Research Priority Area #4: Mentoring K-16 FL Teachers & Classroom Discourse
  • Research Priority Area #5: High-Leverage Teaching Practices

Phase II consists of two stages:

  1. A Request for Research Partnerships (RRP) (submission deadline March 15, 2013)
  2. A Request for Proposals (RFP) (submission deadline May 20, 2013)

Researchers in need of a site to conduct a research study and/or representatives of a school district/university whose students and/or teachers would serve as research participants are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about this initiative.


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 12,300 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. For more information, visit the website at

Friday, February 15, 2013