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ACTFL Celebrates Excellence in Language Education

ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2021 recipients of the ACTFL Professional Awards, an annual program that recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of language education.

2022 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year Announced

ACTFL is pleased to announce the 2022 National Language Teacher of the Year has been awarded to Heather Sweetser, an Arabic instructor at the University of New Mexico (UNM), and a regional finalist representing the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT). The award presentation was held during the Opening General Session of the 2021 Virtual ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo on Friday, November 19.

ACTFL Proudly Releases New Vision Statement

ACTFL has a responsibility not only to ensure that all learners have access to language education, but also to convey the importance of language learning to the broader community. To that end, ACTFL is pleased to release a new vision statement, recently approved by the ACTFL Board of Directors: "ACTFL envisions an interconnected world where everyone benefits from and values a multilingual and multicultural education."

ACTFL Announces Lead with Languages Advocacy Month 2022

Each February, ACTFL and its Lead with Languages public awareness campaign propose digital activities to recognize the achievements of language advocates from around the country and promote the value of U.S. world language education.

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ACTFL Statement On Russian Invasion Of Ukraine

The leadership of ACTFL strongly condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, a sovereign nation with its own linguistic and cultural identity.

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ACTFL Statement on School Shooting in Uvalde, TX

We are once again heartbroken by another horrific school shooting in the United States, this time in Uvalde, TX. We grieve with the entire Robb Elementary School community. In 2022 alone, there have been 27 school shootings—and this comes on the heels of a racist-driven shooting that targeted Black shoppers in a supermarket in Buffalo, NY, and an attack that was directed at Taiwanese churchgoers in Laguna Woods, CA, all in the past two weeks.