2022 ACTFL Conference
Schedule of Events

'Meet The Exhibitors' Hours

Friday, November 18th

10:15am – 11:15am

Exhibit Hall Opening with Welcome Coffee

Saturday, November 19th

9:00am – 9:45am

3:30pm -4:30pm

Sunday, November 20th

9:00am – 10:00am

Sessions Hosted by LTI & LUV

How does your orchard grow? Proficiency Assessment and AAPPL Data Reports

Friday, November 18th, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

The ACTFL Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) is an online assessment that provides measurements across all language skills. It produces results that can be compared across classes, schools, and districts, and its granular ratings scale documents movement towards higher levels of proficiency. In this session, participants will gain insight on how they can track progress toward proficiency of learners, recognize growth and achievement, and evaluate their program through test data collection and analysis.

Presenters: Francesco Fratto, Herricks Public Schools; Lingling Xie, Herricks High School; Jennifer Dobberfuhl Quinlan, Language Testing International

Fostering Global Communication through Topic-Based Virtual Exchanges

Friday, November 18th, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

For language students to become proficient, cultural literacy is a necessity. Therefore, cultural literacy must be intentionally incorporated into each course. Level Up Village fosters world language learners’ intercultural communicative competence through secure video exchanges on our innovative global collaboration platform. Students have real-world conversations and cultural discussions with global peers. We channel students’ curiosity about the world, create awareness of cultural similarities and differences, and help them develop as global citizens.

Presenters: Alejandro Cisneros, Language Testing International; Paula Van Ells, Language Testing International; Scott Gravina, Language Testing International

Intercultural Communication is the Key to Global Competence

Sunday, November 20th, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Instilling global competence is a primary goal of language learning, but planning for meaningful interactions with target language cultures has never been more challenging. Explore creative ways to connect your students with language speakers locally and internationally and infuse your classroom with intercultural communication!

Presenters: Jennifer Carson, Old Dominion University

Other Sessions Involving Proficiency and Assessments

Thursday Workshops

The ABCs of Proficiency-driven Lessons

Thursday Workshop

50 Shades of Grades: Assessing for Proficiency

Thursday Workshop

Friday Sessions

Journey to Proficiency: Taking the On-Ramp

Friday, November 18th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM

ImpACTFL Stage: An Overview of ACTFL Assessments

Friday, November 18th, 11:30AM - 12:15PM

ACTFL SideBar: Grammar, Proficiency, and CI in One Department

Friday, November 18th, 12:30PM - 1:15PM

Chinese Proficiency Grading Standards for International Chinese Language Education

Friday, November 18th, 1:30PM - 2:15PM

On Target: Redesigning Community College Curriculum for Proficiency Growth

Friday, November 18th, 1:30PM - 2:15PM

Oral Fluency and Strategy Use of CFL Learners Across Proficiency Levels

Friday, November 18th, 2:30PM -2:45PM

Tech Toolbox: Using the Best of Virtual Learning to Promote Proficiency

Friday, November 18th, 2:30PM - 3:15PM

Proficiency in Virtual Reality: ACTFL Can-Do Statements in VR Immersions

Friday, November 18th, 3:30PM - 4:15PM

Scaffolding the Path to Proficiency: Chat Mats & Sentence Builders

Friday, November 18th, 3:30PM - 4:15PM

Language Connects Foundation: A Bold Vision to Elevate the Language Education Profession

Friday, November 18th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Beyond the Shoulder Partner: Proficiency Through Cooperative Groups

Friday, November 18th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Charting Students' Development of Intercultural Competence and Proficiency

Friday, November 18th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Saturday Sessions

ImpACTFL Stage: Proficiency and Performance: The AAPPL Model for Task Design

Saturday, November 19th, 9:00AM - 9:45AM

ACTFL Research-Oriented Papers on Oral Proficiency

Saturday, November 19th, 11:15AM - 12:00PM

Developing Language Proficiency in an Online Environment

Saturday, November 19th, 11:15AM - 12:00PM

Conducting Oral Proficiency Interviews of Advanced Language Students

Saturday, November 19th, 11:15AM - 12:00PM

Teacher Beliefs on Oral Proficiency: Implications for Classroom Practice

Saturday, November 19th, 11:15AM - 11:30AM

Secondary Students' Perceptions About Proficiency-based WL Pedagogy

Saturday, November 19th, 11:45AM - 12:00PM

ImpACTFL Stage: Words Matter: Updates from ACTFL

Saturday, November 19th, 1:30PM - 2:15PM

Enhance Proficiency Through Authentic Songs and Original Rhymes

Saturday, November 19th, 1:30PM - 2:15PM

The Proficiency Outcomes of F2F and Online Intensive Summer LCTL Programs

Saturday, November 19th, 1:30PM - 1:45PM

ImpACTFL Stage: ACTFL's Five Pillars

Saturday, November 19th, 2:30PM - 3:15PM

Grammar's Role in Proficiency-based Teaching

Saturday, November 19th, 2:30PM - 3:15PM

Making Your Textbook Work for Your Proficiency-based Goals

Saturday, November 19th, 2:30PM - 3:15PM

ACTFL SideBar: What is Proficiency and How do I Grade That?

Saturday, November 19th, 3:30PM - 4:15PM

Spanish Conversation Courses, ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the OPI

Saturday, November 19th, 3:30PM - 4:30PM

Best of SCOLT: It's GAME TIME! Low Prep, Low Tech, High Engagement Games to Promote Proficiency

Saturday, November 19th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Build Proficiency with Podcasts: Communication & Culture Across Modes

Saturday, November 19th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Enhancing Engineering Degrees Through Targeted Proficiency Instruction

Saturday, November 19th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Proficiency-based Teaching and CBL in the German Classroom

Saturday, November 19th, 4:30PM - 5:15PM

Lessons Learned; Avoiding Burnout with Oral Proficiency Teaching Strategies

Saturday, November 19th, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Next Station: All Aboard for Proficiency

Saturday, November 19th, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Self-report Proficiency Measures and Machine Learning

Saturday, November 19th, 5:45PM - 6:00PM

Sunday Sessions

Intensive Speaking Activities and its Effects on Language Proficiency

Sunday, November 20th, 8:00AM - 8:15AM

Interactions in the Oral Proficiency Interviews: A Vygotskian Approach

Sunday, November 20th, 8:00AM - 8:45AM

Level Up Your Technology Use: Focus On Student Centered and Proficiency

Sunday, November 20th, 8:00AM - 8:22AM

A Small Step Towards Proficiency, A Giant Leap for Language Acquisition

Sunday, November 20th, 10:00AM - 10:45AM

Writing with a Purpose from the Beginner to the Advanced Level

Sunday, November 20th, 10:30AM - 10:45AM

Virtual Sessions

Assessing Proficiency and Cultural Competence in Healthcare Spanish Classes

Virtual Session

Build Proficiency for Novice Learners Through Inquiry

Virtual Session

Spontaneous Language Use: Increasing Language Output Through Debate

Virtual Session