Events and Deadlines

Webinars, workshops, and more ways to enhance your professional development and career path


Here you'll find the latest information on professional development opportunities and deadlines. Bookmark this page and check back often for updates on existing events, new events, and opportunities to grow your career.

Virtual AAPPL Familiarization Workshop

April 27 one-day introduction to the AAPPL for all language professionals. Link proficiency and performance to show how these concepts both inform the AAPPL and can be used to assess growth in the three modes of communication. Registration closes April 24 at 5:00 p.m.

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The Future of WLE Research: Transdisciplinary Connections

Date: Thursday, April 25, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. ET

Session Description: Research in world language education (WLE) stands to gain valuable insights by fostering transdisciplinary connections among related fields, such as applied linguistics, ESL, language arts, and others. These connections span diverse educational contexts (preK-12, post-secondary, etc.) as well as a variety of instructional modes (face-to-face, virtual, study abroad, etc.). Together, we will explore how transdisciplinary connections can shape a WLE research landscape that centers themes of justice and liberation.

Speakers: Aris Clemons (University of Tennessee Knoxville), Ryuko Kubota (University of British Columbia)

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Find a Scholarship

Applications are currently open for summer study abroad scholarships. Each scholarship has it's own application criteria and deadlines some close as early as March 30. Scholarships are available in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Teacher Scholarships Available

The Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program provides recipients with an award of $1,500 per academic year.  Open to students of both 2-year and 4-year institutions. Applications close May 31.

ACTFL & Language Connects Foundation Professional Award Nominations are now open!

Nominations are now open! The ACTFL & LCF Awards are presented annually to recognize excellence in various aspects of world language instruction at the K-12 and post-secondary levels. N

The deadline to nominate or self-nominate is June 14, 2024, 5:00 PM ET.

Now accepting applications for AAPPL Raters

The application is currently open for the following 8 languages including: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Deadline is August 1, 2024, 11:59 p.m. ET.

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How to Leverage AI to Create a Lesson Plan

Discover how to generate high-quality lesson plans in minutes, all tailored to your specific learning objectives and student needs. Discover how AI can create clear explanations of complex grammar concepts, generate vocabulary lists tailored to specific topics, and even craft engaging quizzes and warm-up activities.

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Neurodiversity: An Overview for World Language Educators

This course focuses on neurodiversity in the world language classroom. It challenges the idea that one learning style fits all and emphasizes embracing each student's unique strengths. The course aims to:

• Dismantle the myth that learning differences prevent language acquisition.
• Empower educators to celebrate neurodiversity and create a more inclusive learning environment.
• Equip teachers with research and resources to support all learners.

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Digital Micro-Learning Series

The ACTFL Discover program is designed to support world language educators by offering accessible and flexible digital micro-learning courses, providing the tools they need to make a real impact in the classroom.