ACTFL Association News


Sign up for a summer oral proficiency workshop

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

ACTFL-sponsored OPI workshops have been scheduled at the following locations this summer: San Diego State University, Portland (Ore.) Public Schools, Glastonbury (Conn.) High School and Washington & Lee University (Lexington, Va.). These workshops introduce the ACTFL rating scale, the structure of the OPI and techniques of administering and rating the OPI. Learn more.


Apply for 2017 language scholarships

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 23, 2017

Language scholarship applications are now open! Further your language skills by applying for a scholarship in one of five languages offered: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Italian and Spanish. There are also scholarships available for high school, undergrad, and graduate students. The deadline is March 31. Learn more.


Volunteering with ACTFL has never been easier

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

Have you always wanted to volunteer with us, but didn't know how to get involved? We've established a new volunteer portal on the ACTFL Community. Log in and use the "Volunteer" dropdown menu feature, which allows you to check out volunteer opportunities and update your preferences.


Lead with Languages: Make language proficiency a national priority

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 21, 2017

Released in conjunction with a congressionally mandated study on foreign languages, the national Lead with Languages campaign is backed by diverse representatives from education, business, government and nonprofit sectors. Learn more.


Teachers Crossing Borders educator trips to Panama and France -- Deadline tomorrow!

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 14, 2017

ACTFL and EF Tours have collaborated to offer language and culture immersion experiences in Panama and France this summer. These programs are open to ACTFL members only. The deadline to apply is tomorrow, March 15. Learn more.


Teachers Crossing Borders educator trips to Panama and France -- Deadline soon!

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 09, 2017

ACTFL and EF Tours have collaborated to offer language and culture immersion experiences in Panama and France this summer. These programs are open to ACTFL members only. The deadline to apply is March 15. Learn more.


Lead With Languages: Make language proficiency a national priority

ACTFL SmartBrief | Mar 02, 2017

Released in conjunction with a congressionally mandated study on foreign languages, the national Lead With Languages campaign is backed by diverse representatives from education, business, government and nonprofit sectors. Learn more.


Teachers Crossing Borders educator trips to Cuba, Panama & France -- Deadline soon!

ACTFL SmartBrief | Feb 28, 2017

ACTFL and EF Tours have collaborated to offer language and culture immersion experiences this summer in Cuba, Panama and France. These programs are open to ACTFL members only. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Cuba, and March 15 for France and Panama. Learn more.




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