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Why Join ACTFL?

ACTFL is the premier membership association for more than 11,000 language professionals at all levels. Connect with and learn from a select network of educators, researchers, administrators...anyone involved in the language eduction space. Join us!

Here's what you get as an ACTFL member:


Connect & Engage

Take part in online discussions with your network of peers who face similar challenges and can help you find solutions, through Special Interest Groups (SIG) and other online community groups.

Connect 1:1 with a mentor to gain insights and skills to be a successful language educator, through our mentoring program. Or, if you prefer a more casual, peer-to-peer connection, sign up for our Pair & Share program to get insight and tips.

Find your tribe with exclusive access to our Member Directory online.

Job Central

Exclusive Career Resources

Members get exclusive discounts on virtual and in-person, world-class professional development through our ACTFLearn Central professional development portal.

Enhance Your Career through ACTFL Job Central and professional awards.

Expand your leadership skills by volunteering. Join a committee, be a part of a special project, or share your knowledge. New opportunities are added throughout the year, so check back often.

Land your dream job or find qualified employees at Job Central, including career resources and coaching.


ACTFL Members Save Big

Receive member discounts on ACTFL publications and products: Books (print and electronic) and posters, and online courses.

Save on registration fees to attend the ACTFL Convention & World Languages Expo, any of our Proficiency and Performance Assessment Workshops or enrolling for our Virtual Learning Modules.

Protect yourself with one-year of free life insurance, and discounted professional and personal insurance options for life, auto, home, health, disability and professional liability, offered through our partnership with Forrest T. Jones Consulting Company.

Up To Date

Content and Information You Need

Members-only access to The Language Educator magazine, where you will learn about classroom techniques, new technology, innovative products, and the latest research

Free subscription to our scholarly journal, Foreign Language Annals (FLA). FLA brings you quarterly updates on language research and cutting-edge topics that make you a more informed educator.

Breaking news straight to your inbox with Connection. Keeping up with current news is easy—members receive our exclusive Connection newsletter.

Membership Options

Customize your ACTFL journey! There are five levels of membership to choose from based on your unique needs and desired outcomes.

Regardless of level, ALL members receive these shared benefits:

  • ACTFL Job Central, targeted job board and career growth resources and add your ACTFL membership to your resume and social media accounts!

  • You're eligible for ACTFL awards: Nominate colleagues (or yourself!) for one of 12 distinguished ACTFL Professional Awards for contributions to the field.

Membership Types

In addition to shared benefits, each level is customized to give you more of what you want. Multiyear discounts are available to save even more!
View our printer-friendly (PDF) for a list of our Membership Levels

Basic - the best value!

$45 per year ($85/2YR, $125/3YR)
  • Subscription to TLE magazine, FLA journal and Connection newsletter

  • All shared benefits listed above

  • Exclusive member discounts on ACTFL products/services

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$85/YR ($160/2YR, $235/3YR)
  • All the benefits of Basic

  • Free access to two (2) e-books of your choice per year

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Preferred - Publications

$165 per year ($310/2YR, $465/3YR)
  • All the benefits of Plus

  • Free access to ALL ACTFL eBooks

  • Choice of two (2) free print publications per year

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Preferred - Professional Development

$325 per year ($600/2YR, $875/3YR)
  • All the benefits of Plus

  • Free access to select on-demand courses
    *New courses will be available in the spring

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$375 per year ($700/2YR, $975/3YR)
  • All the benefits of Plus and Preferred, combined into one package

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“Collaborating with peers for ACTFL has connected me to other teachers in the field and helped Less Commonly Taught Languages to have representation in major discussions. I invite my colleagues to volunteer, promote awareness for the World Languages, and grow professionally!”

Eugênia Fernandes
University of California, Davis

“Being a member of ACTFL has expanded my ability to connect with language teachers all over the country. I have learned so much from other members and strengthened my network for language acquisition advocacy! I look forward to being able to connect with even more language professionals in the future and collaborating to continue my work with DEI!”

Armando O. Johnson
Central High School, Springfield, MO

“ACTFL membership helps me stay updated and engaged with the language-teaching profession. The networking opportunities also serve as my personal affinity group: this is where I vent, receive validation, learn, and find ways to cope with the many challenges faced by language teachers.”

Angelica DaSilva
Middle Tennessee State University

“ACTFL has helped me on every step of the way in my professional journey--from when I was a novice teacher and needed activities to engage my students on Monday morning, to later in my career when I met other scholars in my field through ACTFL SIGs who became my collaborators on research and projects to advance our profession.”

Victoria Russell
Valdosta State University

“ACTFL provided me with all the resources needed to become a phenomenal teacher. ACTFL gave me the pedagogical support to engage my learners at K-12 level and the university level. ACTFL made it easy to address culture in my classrooms. ACTFL gave me a sense of belonging.”

Marie-Conceptia Girault
Greenville County Schools

“Volunteering with ACTFL is such a rewarding and fulfilling experience for me. I love having the opportunity to work with World Language educators who are just beginning their careers as educators and sharing my experiences with them as a mentor. Having the chance to serve on ACTFL awards and scholarships committees as a volunteer is equally rewarding. I’m so glad that ACTFL affords its members these opportunities!”

Heidi Trude
Loudoun County Public Schools

Affiliated Organizations

National, regional, and local nonprofit associations serving the language community are welcome to join ACTFL as an Affiliated Organization. For-profit organizations, schools, universities, and institutions are not eligible. Cost varies based on organization size.

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