Educator Resources

ACTFL strives to ensure that world language educators at all levels have the tools they need to succeed

Explore ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, Can-Do Statements, and more to help guide your strategy and practice.

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World Readiness Standards

The World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages create a roadmap to guide learners to develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural competence.

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ACTFL Performance Descriptors

The ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners are designed to describe language performance that is the result of explicit instruction in an instructional setting. These new Performance Descriptors reflect how language learners perform.

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Can-Do Statements

The 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements: the result of collaboration between the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and ACTFL.

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Guiding Principles

These Guiding Principles for Language Learning identify what is effective in language learning and guide educators and learners.

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Proficiency Guidelines

The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines are a description of what individuals can do with language in terms of speaking, writing, listening, and reading in real-world situations in a spontaneous and non-rehearsed context.