Professional Learning

World-class learning delivered by expert facilitators for busy professionals

Professional Learning

ACTFL delivers the latest strategies and techniques based on research to advance professional development. Whether you're an individual, school, or district our programs help you succeed. Learn your way with synchronous, asynchronous, and hybrid learning opportunities available for both individuals and institutions.

Did you know that members have exclusive access to programs and received huge discounts on all professional development? Join ACTFL for only $45 per year and help your career flourish.

Workshops by Type

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Individual Workshops

ACTFL holds virtual assessment workshops multiple times per year that are open for individual registration. These workshops include the AAPPL Familiarization, OPI Familiarization, OPI Assessment, and Modified OPI Assessment.

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Institutional Workshops

Expert facilitators with a wide range of linguistic, professional and educational backgrounds. We can accommodate groups of LCTL educators, native and indigenous language communities, and international schools.

Online Learning

Whether your looking for micro-learning courses or advancing your degree, we have options for busy professionals

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ACTFLearn Central

ACTFLearn Central is your gateway to high-quality professional learning, keeping you connected with the most up-to-date and effective resources in language education.

Partner Programs
Partner Programs

ACTFL offers a variety of online learning courses. Virtual education allows you to enjoy a more flexible schedule, reduce degree program costs, and further your education and career.

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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.

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Facilitator-in-Training Webinars

Join us on Tuesdays in February and March for FREE 60–90-minute webinars led by ACTFL’s exceptional Facilitators-in-Training!

Leadership Initiative

Leadership Initiative for Language Learning (LILL)

A two-year program for empowering individuals to become agents for change, in order to foster a growth mindset focused on effective teaching and learning, and purposeful nurturing of leadership skills, all in the service of learners. Learn more about this program

Scholarships and Grants

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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Study Abroad Scholarships

These are not ACTFL programs, but are provided as information the information of ACTFL members. Scholarship opportunities open each spring.

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On-demand Courses

Your gateway to online on-demand professional development courses