ACTFL-Hosted Virtual Synchronous AAPPL Familiarization

AAPPL Familiarization Workshop

Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 10:00am – 6:00pm Eastern Time

Join us for this ACTFL-hosted virtual AAPPL Familiarization via Zoom!

Registration is limited and closes at 5:00pm Eastern Time on Wednesday, April 24, 2024. You will be enrolled in the accompanying LMS course on Thursday, April 25.

Registration Fee: $219 for ACTFL members, $269 for non-members

Description: This one-day introduction to the ACTFL Assessment of Performance towards Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is intended for all language professionals. This workshop will link proficiency and performance to show how these concepts both inform the AAPPL and can be used to assess growth in the three modes of communication. Identifying the traits of Novice, Intermediate, or Advanced learners will be addressed and ideas for moving students along the continuum will be discussed. Participants will articulate learning goals in addition to creating rubrics and activities for their classrooms based on the proficiency and performance- based constructs presented in the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate what the AAPPL is, its purpose, and what it measures
  • Describe the characteristics of the major ACTFL proficiency levels and how they connect with the performance descriptors for language learners and ACTFL-NCSSFL Can-Do Statements
  • Apply the Can-Do Statements, performance descriptors, and proficiency guidelines to create rubrics and prompts targeting Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced levels
  • Develop activities that target interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal modes of communication using an iterative approach for a given subject or level that includes all skills (listening, reading, speaking, and writing)
  • Assess AAPPL speaking and writing samples to determine whether the response meets or does not meet a targeted level
  • Provide feedback to peers on their rubrics, activities, and goals
  • Reflect on ways in which AAPPL objectives and outcomes can be addressed in the classroom in curricula, program goals, and proficiency targets for learners.


Member Rate: Membership dues must be paid prior to registering for the workshop to register at the member rate. Please note, ACTFL will not refund the difference for those who register at the nonmember rate and then later join ACTFL. ACTFL membership fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

School Purchase Orders: If you need to submit a purchase order, please email for further instructions. Please make sure to read our full Purchase Order page for additional details and requirements.

Cancellation Policy: All cancellation requests must be made in writing to Refunds cannot be processed for cancellations after the start date of the workshop. Should you need to cancel, you will be charged a 20% cancellation fee. Refunds will be processed in the same manner in which payment was received. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

4/27/2024 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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