Professional Development Beyond FLAVA

Technology for a Monday Morning

Registration deadline March 15

Dear Foreign Language Teachers,

My colleagues and I hope that you will join us for a full day of complimentary professional development programming in the International Commons of the Carole Weinstein International Center at the University of Richmond on Friday, April 6. Co-organized by foreign-language specialists at UR, VCU, and Vista Higher Learning, the event will encourage instructors to participate in a series of interactive workshop sessions on different themes and pedagogical approaches. The event is titled, “Technology for a Monday Morning,” and teachers will exchange tools, activities, and experiences that have inspired successful learning outcomes for students across all different language programs.

For more information about the event, speaker biographies, FAQs, and more, please visit:

As space is very limited, please register by March 15. However, if you are unable to attend this event, please let us know by emailing Michael Marsh-Soloway at

Summer Language Institute for Spanish and French Teachers

Application deadline March 2

Southern Oregon University’s Summer Language Institute enables you to earn your MASTER’S in Spanish or French Language Teaching while working as a practicing teacher. Don’t need a Master’s degree but still want to keep learning? Join our program in beautiful Guanajuato, Mexico, or Angers, France, for one summer or one session to obtain credits, renew your certification or simply gain new skills and insights into teaching. Accessible tuition rates and students from out of state do not pay extra. Visit our website for more information:

Session 1: June 24 – July 13, 2018
Session 2: July 15 – August 3, 2018

Note: applicants can submit letters of recommendation and test scores after the deadline without incurring a late fee if they turn in the main application on time.

ACTFL 2018 Summer Scholarships

Applications for the 2018 summer scholarships are now open! Summer scholarships are available exclusively for ACTFL members and include language refresher courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, Italian, and Spanish. Courses range from online to around the world.

In-person locations include:
Cairo, Egypt
Bordeaux, France
Sorrento, Italy
Cuernavaca, Mexico
Quetzaltenago, Guatemala
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Salamanca, Spain

Applicants must be a current ACTFL member and paid through March 31, 2018 to be eligible to apply. Applicants must submit supporting documents, including two letters of recommendation by the application deadline of March 31. Applications missing supporting documents, recommendations, or applications from non-members will not be considered.

Read through the list of current scholarships to view the different scholarships currently offered. We encourage you to submit an application and take advantage of this special member benefit.

CLEAR Summer Workshops

The Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) at The Ohio State University is excited to announce its fully-funded, four-week summer program for K-12 educators to experience the Andes!

 CLAS received a grant from the Fulbright-Hays Groups Projects Abroad (GPA) Program in the U.S. Department of Education to fund a seminar for K-12 educators titled “Teaching the Andes: Redefining the Common Good and Reclaiming the Public Square“.  This program will take twelve educators in various disciplines to Ecuador and Peru from June 16-July 16, 2017. The grant will cover the majority of costs for the program, and participants will only be required to pay for expenses related to a pre-departure orientation in Columbus, Ohio.

Participants will benefit from a wide variety of activities that explore the history, politics, language, and culture of the Andes while developing innovative approaches to teaching and studying the region, in addition to Quechua language instruction.

We ask that you please share widely this opportunity with anyone interested in attending this program. If you would like to learn more about “Teaching the Andes”, please visit our grant website. For questions or concerns, please email Megan Hasting, Assistant Director at the Center for Latin American Studies.


ACTFL’s Language Educators’ Learning Portal is your gateway to high quality professional development resources, keeping you connected with what’s most effective in language learning—at your pace and on your schedule. ACTFL’s library of Virtual Learning Modules (VLMs) is designed for busy teachers and administrators seeking professional development on demand.

Every unique series offers its own recorded webinars, discussion guides and related articles designed for further reflection. Whether you’re looking for individual learning or whole department discussion, VLMs are ideal for guiding collaborative study as a Professional Learning Community or Network.

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