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ACTFL supports and conducts ongoing research through special projects and partnerships. Research is conducted across the spectrum of language education, including language test development, data collection, survey research, program evaluation and the use of technology in language instruction.

Research Programs

Funding for Critical Research

We provide Research Priorities Grants to ACTFL members for empirical research on six priority areas that are currently critical to improving World Language education. Submissions open each spring.

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Internship & Scholars Program

A pathway to the profession with projects framed by ACTFL to further its research priorities, professional learning and other projects. Opportunities open annually each spring.

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Research in Brief

Written for educators, administrators, policymakers, and community members, these briefs address commonly asked questions in an easy-to-understand format around key topics.