All ACTFL Research Briefs are publicly available here, and some may also be featured in ACTFL publications Foreign Language Annals and The Language Educator. New briefs will be published periodically throughout the year.
ACTFL Research Briefs Call for Proposals
The ACTFL Research Briefs Task Force is seeking authors for the ACTFL Research Briefs. The ACTFL Research Briefs are short reports intended to provide an accessible summary of current research relating to world language education in the United States. The intended audience is stakeholders like administrators, legislators, state boards of education, school board members, students, and parents. Please see the Author Guidelines for more information on what to include in the Research Briefs.
The ACTFL Research Briefs will be published online on the ACTFL website, with a possibility of parallel publication in the ACTFL flagship publications: Foreign Language Annals and/or The Language Educator.
Currently, we are accepting proposals for Research Briefs written on the following topics.
Please address one of these topics in your proposal; proposals written addressing other topics will not be considered at present.
- What level of proficiency is attained after X years of world language study
- Academic outcomes of world language study
- Cognitive outcomes of world language study
Please fill out the form below to submit your proposal. The deadline date to submit your proposal will be May 15, 2023. Proposals will be considered starting on May 15, 2023.
Questions can be directed to Dr. Pamela Wesely - email@example.com or Dr. Margaret Malone -firstname.lastname@example.org