Events and Deadlines

Webinars, workshops, and more ways to enhance your professional development and career path

Events

Here you'll find the latest information on professional development opportunities and deadlines. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates on existing events, new events, and opportunities to grow your career.

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Now accepting applications for AAPPL Raters

The application is currently open for the following 8 languages including: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Deadline is August 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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Learn more about the Position

ACTFL is seeking a graduate student (MA or Ph.D.) in world language education, world language, applied linguistics, or a related field to obtain real-world experience in the journal publication process working with Foreign Language Annals. The deadline to apply is August 1.

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ACTFL Foundational Series—Registration is Limited, register now!

These workshops are intended for all language educators, whether you’re a pre-service or beginner teacher, an experienced teacher looking for a refresher, or you are simply new to proficiency-based language teaching. Sign up for one or bundle all three. Registration is Limited and closes on Wednesday, August 7 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

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ACTFL Consulting

ACTFL’s team of experts can provide a detailed task analysis to determine the desired level of language needed for a given position and provide an education on test procedures and accurate interpretation of proficiency ratings. ACTFL seeks Cebuano language consultants to participate in a work group tasked with creating scoring protocol for listening proficiency tests. This test is being developed by the Defense Language Institute on behalf of the US government.

When: August 26- 29, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET

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Topic: Linguistic Justice: Black, Indigenous, and Queer Languaging

When: Aug 29, 2024, 7:00 p.m. ET 

Speakers: Tasha Austin (University of Buffalo), James Coda (University of Tennessee Knoxville), Maria Datel (Boston University)

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Topic: Anticolonial/Antiracist Approaches to 'Cultures' and 'Communities'

When: Sep 26, 2024, 7:00 p.m. ET 

Speakers: Uju Anya (Carnegie Mellon University), Dorie Conlon (Glastonbury Public Schools, Connecticut), Priscilla Layne (University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill)

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Topic: Liberation through Access: Innovative Program Models

When: Oct 24, 2024, 7:00 p.m. ET 

Speakers: Jill Landes-Lee (University of Utah)

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How to Leverage AI to Create a Lesson Plan

Discover how to generate high-quality lesson plans in minutes, all tailored to your specific learning objectives and student needs. Discover how AI can create clear explanations of complex grammar concepts, generate vocabulary lists tailored to specific topics, and even craft engaging quizzes and warm-up activities.

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Neurodiversity: An Overview for World Language Educators

This course focuses on neurodiversity in the world language classroom. It challenges the idea that one learning style fits all and emphasizes embracing each student's unique strengths. The course aims to:

• Dismantle the myth that learning differences prevent language acquisition.
• Empower educators to celebrate neurodiversity and create a more inclusive learning environment.
• Equip teachers with research and resources to support all learners.

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Digital Micro-Learning Series

The ACTFL Discover program is designed to support world language educators by offering accessible and flexible digital micro-learning courses, providing the tools they need to make a real impact in the classroom.

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Acquiring Language through Mindfulness, Brain Breaks, and Purposeful Play

This course emphasizes the critical role of breaks, mindfulness practices, and structured play in supporting neurodivergent learners and fostering an inclusive classroom environment.