New! ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2024

ACTFL releases brand-new update to the gold standard document.

ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo

Register today for ACTFL in Philly in 2024! Join 6,000 of your colleagues at the biggest and best world language event of the year!

ACTFL Assessments

ACTFL assessments are used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies and private corporations for purposes such as: academic placement, student assessment, program evaluation, professional certification, hiring, and promotional qualification.

Race, Diversity, and Social Justice

ACTFL is committed to DEI and ensuring that language is for everyone.

Inspire Future Educators and Learners

The Language Connects Foundation (LCF) is a national philanthropic endeavor created in partnership with parent organization ACTFL to uplift language educators and champion language education. LCF's work helps ensure a diverse, well-prepared, and highly skilled language educator workforce for generations to come.

Getting Started

Enhancing and expanding multilingual and multicultural education worldwide

ACTFL is an individual membership organization of thousands of language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

Powering the future of language education

ACTFL’s resources, backed by sound research and decades of experience ensure you have the tools to deliver successful instruction.


Learn why ACTFL assessments are considered the gold standard for assessing performance and proficiency by institutions, companies, and governments.

Educator Resources

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

Access ACTFL Publications

Read The Language Educator (TLE), Foreign Language Annals (FLA), and ACTFL books to get timely information on WL education trends and technology.

Professional Development

ACTFL offers a variety of methods to advance professional development to help you, your school or district succeed.


ACTFL offers a variety of training and certification programs designed to meet the needs of world language educators, researchers, and administrators.

Workshops, Online Demand Learning and Webinars

Find a variety of on-demand learning, workshops, and webinars delivering the latest training to you, your department, or your school district.

Career Development

Mentoring, volunteering, and many other programs to support your career journey. From new teachers to seasoned professionals, we’re here for you.

Language education provides tangible benefits. The research proves it.

Did you know that language learning boosts academic achievement, provides cognitive benefits and promotes positive attitudes and beliefs about other languages and cultures? See what the research says.

Academic Achievement
Language learning correlates with higher academic achievement
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Skill Transfer
Language learners transfer skills from one language to another
Research Findings
Test Scores
Language study results in higher SAT and ACT scores
Research Findings
Language Brokering
Translating for family improves academic performance and self-efficacy
Research Findings
Language learning can benefit all students
Research Findings
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On-demand Courses

Your gateway to online on-demand professional development courses


ACTFL Publications Cover the Profession

ACTFL’s publications elevate understanding and support for the value of language learning at all levels of instruction.

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