A Special Invitation to the ACTFL/UMUC Virtual Open House for Online Graduate Certificate in Instructional Technology IntegrationYou are invited to attend a Virtual Open House hosted by ACTFL and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) on August 14, 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Eastern Daylight Time.Register now for the Virtual Open House.This is your chance to learn more about our new education alliance that gives ACTFL members the opportunity to earn a specialized online graduate certificate in Instructional Technology Integration designed for individuals teaching languages at the K–12 level.The 12-credit certificate in Instructional Technology Integration adapts four courses from the UMUC Master of Education in Instructional Technology program, tailoring the courses for language teachers. Each 3-credit course focuses on incorporating current and emerging technologies into curriculum, instruction, and assessment to maximize K-12 student learning. The semester-length courses are completely online and on your time schedule (two courses begin Fall 2012; two more will be added Spring 2013).

You might ask, “Are these courses specialized for world language educators?” The answer is YES; ACTFL members adapted the courses of the Instructional Technology Integration certificate by embedding throughout all four courses the national standards for learning languages’ emphasis on interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. The course assignments focus on applications in teaching world languages.

It’s easy to enroll. Just apply for admission to UMUC (you will be eligible for a waiver of the application fee)UMUC will also offer a 25% tuition discount on out-of-state rates for ACTFL members who are not Maryland residents.

The certificate program may be completed within one academic year. Participants also have the opportunity of continuing their studies, enrolling in UMUC’s online Master of Education in Instructional Technology and applying the credits they earned in the certificate program toward the master’s degree.

Join us on August 14 and hear more about the new program. Register for the Virtual Open House.

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Register for OPI Assessment Workshops in California and Vermont this summer

ACTFL is offering two installments of its popular Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Assessment Workshop — one at Mills College (“Middlebury at Mills”) in Oakland, Calif., July 5 to 8, and one at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vt., July 19 to 22. This four-day professional development workshop is designed to introduce language educators to the OPI, the ACTFL rating scale, and the techniques for conducting and rating oral proficiency interviews. Learn more and register.

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching News

SWCOLT/AZLA in Phoenix is one month away – April 12-15!

To receive the early registration price of $150, you’ll need to register by March 13th.
Register via mail, fax, or online at
You will be able to register for $175 March 14 – March 31 via mail, fax, or online AND ONSITE April 11-14.

To receive the hotel conference rate of $99 per night, you’ll need to reserve by March 21. Register at