ACTFL Foundational Series 2023

ACTFL Foundational Series

These three half-day virtual workshops (via ACTFLearn Central and Zoom) on ACTFL fundamentals are perfect for beginning educators or those new to proficiency-based teaching. Join us and discover the transformative power of these resources and learn how to apply them within your language classroom.

Registration closes on Monday, October 2!


Foundations of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines

Saturday, October 14 at 11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

What is proficiency and how can I focus my instruction on helping my learners continuously develop and strengthen their proficiency?  Examine the characteristics of the major levels of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and identify what changes as learners move through the Low, Mid, and High sublevels across the Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced ranges of proficiency. Apply that understanding to analyze and adjust classroom tasks to guide learners to demonstrate the targeted level of proficiency. 

Foundations of the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages

Saturday, October 21 at 11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Language provide the framework for designing curriculum, planning instruction, and guiding learners. Standards put the focus for language programs on what learners should know and be able to do (and how well). Experience the process for using the standards to develop a unit of instruction. Reflect on how these standards can help develop "world-ready" learners.


Foundations of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements

Saturday, October 28 at 11:00am - 2:30pm Eastern Time

The NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements capture the key elements of proficiency to guide educators as they design tasks for learning or assessing language performance and to guide learners as they monitor their progress along the proficiency continuum.  Unwrap the components of the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements and discover how they are connected, linking language and culture.  Identify specific strategies to help learners develop and apply what they need to raise their language performance to a higher level. Support your learners by focusing on what they can do!


Attending each virtual workshop in its entirety (including completing the post-workshop tasks on the LMS) equates to 4 hours of professional development. Completing all three in the series equates to 12 hours of PD! After registering, additional details about joining our ACTFLearn Central course for the workshop and accessing the Zoom meeting will be sent to participants several days prior to the workshop date.


Registration Options:

Please choose the option that reflects the workshops you wish to attend.

NOTE:  A recording of each workshop will be provided, in the case of last-minute scheduling conflicts for participants. We do not, however, recommend planning to only watch the recording as live attendance is necessary for receiving a certificate of participation.


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 Friday, October 13. 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.

10/6/2023 - 10/28/2023

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