ACTFL: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - November 2013

Please see the list of presentations below to access PowerPoints, handouts, activities and materials that are being shared at the 2013 ACTFL Convention about the North Carolina World Language Essential Standards and other initiatives and projects in our state.

Biliteracy Strategies to Support the Common Core Standards
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Eastern in W311D at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)

North Carolina’s K-12 proficiency-based standards incorporate the development of biliteracy skills which support the work of the Common Core State Standards. Learn about the cross-curricular collaborations with specific examples of literacy activities from various world language programs (classical, dual language/immersion, heritage, modern).

Presentation: PowerPoint (download a copy from Google Docs) or PDF version

40 Ways card deck is online at the English Language Arts wiki ( as PowerPoint slides in a zip file and available for purchase from DPI Publications Sales for $8.

A Study on ACTFL-CEFR Frameworks in Elementary and Secondary Classroom Implementation
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Eastern in W306A at the OCCC

This session focuses on an international action research project exploring how a structured portfolio framework as provided in the European Language Portfolio and LinguaFolio models are successfully adapted and implemented by elementary and secondary teachers in their own teaching/learning environment.

Presentation: PowerPoint (download a copy from Google Docs) or PDF version

The North Carolina Dual Language Story: Ongoing Research Findings
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Eastern in W203A at the OCCC

Dual Language programs have expanded to all regions of North Carolina, partially due to the longitudinal research that shows language immersion closing achievement gaps for all students. The first two years of published findings from Drs. Thomas and Collier will be shared, along with plans for the next several years.

Presentation: PowerPoint (download a copy from Google Docs) or PDF version