At its meeting in San Diego, CA in November 2015, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Board of Directors approved a proposal to make changes to the way the organization delivers benefits to its members. As a result of this action, on July 1, ACTFL will unveil a new tiered membership structure.
Since its founding in 1967, ACTFL has offered membership based on the career stage of the individual—Regular, New Teacher, Student, Retired. Moving forward, membership categories will be benefit-driven, giving members more control over the benefits they receive and in what format. ACTFL has created some unique membership packages that will allow language educators to choose the benefits that best help them achieve their professional goals, including a BASIC online-only level, a PLUS level that closely mirrors the existing package of benefits, and PREFERRED levels that bundle professional development like ACTFL virtual learning modules, as well as some of ACTFL’s acclaimed publications.
For existing members, nothing will change until the next renewal period. At that time, members will have the ability to choose which new membership level works best for them. As an added convenience, they’ll also be able to pay for their membership in installments and/or set up auto-renewal.
Questions about ACTFL membership? Contact ACTFL at (703) 894-2900 or firstname.lastname@example.org.