Enhancing and expanding multilingual and multicultural education worldwide

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We are a membership community of language education professionals passionate about expanding cultural richness and diversity at all levels of education. Together we provide resources to address challenges to meet the changing needs of language educators and their learners.

ACTFL’s innovative quality research, standards, assessments, professional development, and publications empower us to advance the practice of language learning. The influence of our work cascades through society one learner at a time.

Our Mission:

Providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages (adopted November, 2004).

Our Vision:

ACTFL envisions an interconnected world where everyone benefits from and values a multilingual and multicultural education.

Code of Conduct

Adopted in 2023, this Code of Conduct is intended to reflect the standard of professionalism to which we hold ourselves as ACTFL members, language educators and stakeholders.

ACTFL Values

Adopted in 2023, ACTFL's values represent the organization's core beliefs and principles

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We cultivate relationships with internal and external groups to bring new resources/opportunities to world languages. We facilitate dialogue and amplify voices across communities, languages, and instructional contexts. With relevant partners, we provide welcoming spaces for members of the language education community to share ideas and support each other.

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We commit to intentional outreach to ensure all people feel welcomed, engaged, and valued, to champion diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to increase transparency in our processes. We foster a culture of mutual respect and understanding.

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We exemplify visionary leadership by offering cutting-edge programs and services, adapting to our changing environment, and consistently pursuing new opportunities when they arise.

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We stand by our name and our commitment to high standards and continuous improvement. We provide trusted resources. If we fall short of our own standards, we hold ourselves accountable.

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We are dedicated to the success of the profession. We believe in what we do and are committed to growth and advancement.

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We are committed to delivering top- quality, highly respected, and valued products and services that elevate the professional ability and development of language educators.

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Meet the dedicated team of professionals here to support you!

Board 2022
Board of Directors

Leading the strategic direction to advance the mission of ACTFL.


Made up of volunteer members, committees work to continuously improve ACTFL programming.

Strategic Pillars
ACTFL Strategic Plan

The five pillars of this plan ensure that initiatives propel us into a better future.


Since 1962 we have set industry standards, established proficiency guidelines, advocated for language education funding, and connected colleagues across the globe

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Our extensive programs, resources, and passionate network of educators are here to support your professional goals.

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If you need personalized assistance or have any questions about anything ACTFL, we are standing by to assist! Call us at (703) 894-2900 or email us at headquarters@motchan.net. A team member will be happy to assist you.