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Language Learning for Children

Mission

The Language Learning for Children (LLC) Special Interest Group of ACTFL will promote and support early language programs in the U.S.A. through advocacy, networking and articulation.  The SIG will assist in the following ways:

  1. Provide a networking system within the organization that would enhance ACTFL's advocacy for early language learning at the local, state and national levels.
  2. Coalesce support for early language learning within the existing membership through articulation Pre-K to 16.
  3. Provide services such as ACTFL Conference workshops, news items in the SIG Corner of Foreign Language Annals
  4. Heighten the importance of early language learning by setting up a structure within ACTFL to reach out to other early language learning organizations.

Current Officers:

Chair: Kelly Davidson Devall, Valdosta State University
Vice-Chair: Caleb Howard, Dr. Mennies School
Secretary: Wendy Mercado, Bay Shore Middle School

Read SIG business meeting minutes. Access the LLC SIG Online Community eGroup.

If you are already a member of ACTFL and wish to join the Language Learning for Children SIG, contact usACTFL membership includes one free SIG; individuals may join additional SIGs for $5 per year per SIG.

What Our Members Are Saying

I cannot tell you how invaluable these have been for me in my standards work with my district.  I have shared portions of them with my teachers as part of our summer professional development and I am also using the information and philosophies with my curriculum writers this summer.  I feel compelled to thank you all once again for your forethought in providing this amazing resource to all of us in such a 21st Century format!

Sandy Harvey, World Language Coordinator, Fort Bend ISD, Texas