The purpose of the ACTFL Research Priorities initiative is to support empirical research on six priority areas that are currently critical to improving language education.
Integration of Language, Culture, and Content
Language Teacher Development
High-Performing Language Programs
Language Use in the Community
Research on Practice in K-16 Settings
Proposals can initiate a new research study, support/expand a study under way, or explore an emerging research area that is connected to one or more Research Priority areas. Selected studies will receive a grant of up to $2,500 from ACTFL to help defray some of the research costs.