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The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is proud to offer The Language Educator, a publication for ACTFL members that provides educators of all languages at all levels with a single, comprehensive source of news and information. As the professional association serving this broad education community, ACTFL has the breadth of resources necessary to ensure comprehensive and timely coverage of all aspects of language teaching and administration.

For the newest educators as well for those with years of experience, The Language Educator has been recognized as the most knowledgeable resource focusing on the profession. The magazine is published every February/March, April/May, August/September, and October/November.

A complimentary subscription to the digital edition of The Language Educator is included with ACTFL Basic membership, and members receive both the digital and the print editions at the Plus and Preferred Membership levels. Make sure you don’t miss future issues of the most talked about publication in the profession; join ACTFL today!

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From ACTFLthe only national organization serving educators of all languages at all levelsan attractive and informative magazine offering comprehensive coverage of important trends and developments in language education:

  • Exciting new programs and best practices being used across the country and around the world
  • Technology advances in language education
  • The hot news in early language learning and brain research
  • The latest developments at colleges and universities
  • State and federal legislation and tips for advocacy
  • Interviews with prominent individuals about world language teaching and learning
  • Information that educators of every language at any level will find useful in the classroom immediately

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We are always looking for excellent photos to consider for the cover of The Language Educator. Please upload your best photo illustrating language learning here.

Every issue of The Language Educator includes double-blind, peer-reviewed Focus Topic articles on important aspects of language teaching and learning. Special emphasis is placed on new technology, innovative programs, and all levels of education from early language learning through postsecondary study. This is the one resource that language education professionals seek out for new and useful ideas, better methods, career planning and program materials.

PLUS: A full menu of regular departments:

  • Inside ACTFL: An update from the organization representing educators at all levels
  • Lead with Languages: Be part of ACTFL’s efforts to make language education a national priority
  • Legislative Look: Policy and legislation news and ways to advocate for language education
  • Noteworthy News: Language news from around the world
  • Perspective: An editorial on the most important language issues today
  • Educator’s Tip: Top tech tools and how to use them by language educators
  • Tech Watch: A spotlight on new software, apps, podcasts, websites and other useful tech tools.
  • So You Say: A dialogue with our readers that generates professional feedback on current issues
  • Upcoming Events: A calendar of professional language education events and opportunities

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