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Congratulations Future Educators!

Hailing from 14 home states and planning to teach seven languages other than English, please join us in congratulating our largest incoming class to date: 20 outstanding future educators who join the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program this fall!

Know a future language teacher who's currently a high school senior? The call for applications will reopen in Spring 2024.

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Celebrating the 2024 Regional Language Teachers of the Year

Announced this spring at the five regional conferences across the country, Amanda Beck, Carlos Salinas, Kei Tsukamaki, Bertha Delgadillo, and Sara Lee have been named Regional Teachers of the Year for CSC, NECTFL, PNCFL, SCOLT, and SWCOLT.

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Language Connects Foundation Announces Inaugural Board of Directors

LCF recently announced our first Board of Directors—a group representing decades of experience in education, language policy, business, and beyond, who will serve as champions of the transformative power of language learning and of the educators who make it possible.

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LCF Launches Student Ambassadors Program to Empower Language-Learner Leaders

LCF is delighted to announce a dynamic initiative that unites student language-learner leaders at the postsecondary level to champion language education.

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LCF/Vista Classroom Microgrants Empower K-12 Educators to Promote Multilingualism and Cultural Diversity

We are delighted to announce a new initiative to support K-12 language educators and their learners. Eligible individuals may apply for grants of $300 to fund a variety of projects.

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ACTFL & LCF Announce 2023 Teacher Scholarship Program Recipients

LCF celebrates the announcement of our incoming class of Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program participants.

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LCF Website Recognized with Prestigious EXCEL Award

Launched in November 2022, the LCF website placed Gold for Website (General Excellence) in the Digital Media category of the 43rd annual AM&P Network EXCEL Awards, the largest program celebrating excellence and leadership in association media, publishing, marketing, and communication.

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ACTFL/LCF Award for Excellence in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Classroom Recognizes Outstanding Language Educators

ACTFL and LCF are proud to announce the establishment of a new award aiming to recognize the efforts of language educators at all levels who have intentionally and effectively fostered accessible spaces of belonging for their learners.

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Language Connects Foundation and Klett World Languages Launch Inaugural Award for Sustainable Development Education in the World Language Classroom

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the inaugural LCF/Klett Award for Sustainable Development Education in the World Language Classroom.

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ACTFL to Launch National Foundation Endeavor

With a mission to elevate the language education profession and promote the transformative power of language learning, the Language Connects Foundation launched in November 2022. In this press release, learn more about the foundation's origins and priority focus areas.

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