Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

Announcing the ACTFL K-12 National Language Teacher of the Year Award

Academic journal article Foreign Language Annals

Announcing the ACTFL K-12 National Language Teacher of the Year Award

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In celebration of 2005: The Year of Languages, ACTFL and the New Visions in Action Task Force on Teacher Recruitment and Retention are proud to announce the first annual National Language Teacher of the Year competition.

Documents and procedures were developed with the input of Teacher of the Year candidates from Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT), their nominators, the evaluation panel, state foreign language leaders, and the SWCOLT Board of Directors. Regional representatives of the ACTFL Executive Council also reviewed the final document.

The proposal to establish a national award for "Language Teacher of the Year" is intended to elevate the status of our profession at the state, regional, and national levels by creating opportunities for recognizing the most accomplished members of our profession. First and foremost, this proposal is designed to involve all of our state, regional, and national organizations in promoting our profession. second, it is intended to create as many media opportunities as possible to increase the visibility of the importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.

Phase I: Portfolio Development and Submission: Each state's foreign language association or other designated state organization is invited to submit to that state's regional language association a nomination form and accompanying portfolio for one state-sponsored foreign language teacher of the year candidate. …

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