The official 2022 National Language Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Opening General Session of the ACTFL 2021 Virtual Convention on Friday, November 19, 2021.
ACTFL and Language Testing International (LTI), the exclusive licensee of ACTFL assessments, are pleased to announce that the AAPPL Form E will now include a Chinese (Mandarin) form, effective November 15, 2021.
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.
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 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."
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.