Affinity Groups

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ACTFL Affinity Groups are for a safe and confidential space to individuals (both ACTFL members and non-members) who share a specific element of their identity. If you identify with more than one of the groups, you are welcome to join as many groups as you would like.

Affinity Groups will meet monthly January through June 2024 via Zoom. We welcome all who identify with the group to join us for free-form discussion with a professional facilitator about issues important to your identity. You'll find the full list of available groups at the bottom of this page.

Please note that you must personally identify with the group you join. Allies are important, but these groups are for those that share the stated identity.

ACTFL Affinity Groups

Please visit the individual group pages below for more information and to sign up.

Affinity bipoc
BIPOC Educators Affinity Group

This series of conversations is designed for language educators who identify as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color).

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LGBTQIA+ Educators Affinity Group

This group is for language teachers who identify as LGBTQIA+ to have a brave space for thoughtful discussions related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual (LGBTQIA+) issues.

Affinity Disability
Disabled Educators Affinity Group

This is an affinity space for language educators with one or multiple disabilities.

Affinity Neurodiversity
Neurodivergent Educators Affinity Group

The Neurodivergent Affinity group is a teacher-led group for language educators who identify under the Neurodivergent umbrella.

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New Teachers Affinity Group

Our group's multifaceted goals support new teachers (fewer than five years in the classroom).

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Immigrant Educators

This series of conversations is designed for language educators who identify as first-generation immigrants. First-generation immigrants refer to individuals who moved from their country of origin to a new country, typically with the intention of settling and establishing a new life.