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The Language Connects Foundation aims to advance and deepen the breadth and scope of ACTFL’s work, as well as build out innovative new programming with a goal to help ensure a diverse, well-prepared, and highly effective language educator workforce today and for generations to come.

Amplifying ACTFL’s Efforts

For more than 50 years, ACTFL has been a trusted voice and steadfast partner in the language education profession, touching all aspects of the language teaching and learning experience. As the largest individual membership organization serving the needs of language educators, it has made powerful strides in the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

ACTFL's Impact


Mentor/Mentee educator pairs who have completed the ACTFL Mentoring Program in the past 10 years


Members who participate in one of 19 ACTFL Special Interest Groups (SIGs)


Approximate funding granted to Research Priority Grant recipients since the program’s inception in 2010


Future educators accepted into the Lead with Languages Teacher Scholarship Program since 2019


Individuals & programs recognized with ACTFL Professional Awards since 2013


Language educators who have completed an ACTFL workshop in the past 5 years

Tremendous work has been done to uplift the language teaching profession and champion language learning, but at this current crossroads—as more and more teachers, facing significant financial and systematic challenges, are feeling unsupported and, at times, isolated—we must do more to shine a light on their concerns and expand access to the professional development, recognition, research, and resources they need.

With increased funding sought through the Language Connects Foundation’s development efforts—and the invaluable support of foundations, corporations, and passionate individuals who understand the importance of language education—we will be able to amplify ACTFL’s already significant impact to an unprecedented scale, reaching more educators and learners than ever before.