Friday, November 19th
2:30pm – 3:00pm
Saturday, November 20th
2:40pm – 3:40pm
Sunday, November 21st
10:50am – 11:35am
At Language Testing International, the exclusive provider of ACTFL language assessments, we pride ourselves in making the administration of our assessments an easy and smooth process. During this session, you will hear from LTI team members about the advanced features, easy administration, and powerful data reporting of ACTFL assessments. ACTFL Assessments can be used for student placement, monitoring progress in proficiency, and certifying language skills of students and instructors.
Level Up Village is launching two new programs to help students develop essential intercultural communication skills: Global Connections and Experiences. Through Global Connections, students connect with peers from around the world on a collaborative, cross-cultural exploration. Experiences take students on a virtual, immersive “excursion” to experience the cultures they are studying. Recorded Experiences can be followed by live video Q & A with our in-country hosts. The LUV team will demonstrate both and answer questions.
ACTFL assessments, administered by Language Testing International (LTI), are a valid and reliable means of testing and measuring students’ language abilities. They are an accepted measure and proof of proficiency recognized for the Seal of Biliteracy in 45 states. In this Showcase session, the LTI team will briefly discuss the Seal of Biliteracy and introduce ACTFL tests that can be used for students to demonstrate their proficiency and obtain the Seal in numerous commonly taught and less commonly taught and tested languages. The session will focus on the AAPPL, ALIRA, and the OPI & WPT for the Seal of Biliteracy.
This session reviews the highlights of a national survey of teachers and administrators on the Seal of Biliteracy; results show that more effort is needed to ensure equitable implementation for English and World Language learners. We will discuss obstacles and suggest practical steps to promote equality for all students to earn the SEAL.
This session provides research-based guidance on how to implement the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) in an inclusive and equitable way. Using a four P’s framework, presenters discuss the purpose of the SoBL, types of programs that support multiliteracy, the partners who should be involved, and ways in which to promote the program.