Professional Development

ACTFL Updates

Revised Proficiency Guidelines 

have been released

Summer 2024 offerings outside of EMME

CARLA's 2024 Summer Institute Program and Priority Teacher Professional Development Scholarship Program  

July 22-23, 2024 

Fifth annual NNELL virtual Summer Summit “Seeding a Foundation for a Multilingual World.”

We have extended the deadline to submit proposals to April 12, to give you time to put your proposal together over your spring break, if necessary.  Here is the link to SUBMIT PROPOSALS.

I am also excited to announce that the REGISTRATION LINK for the Summer Summit 2024 is also ready for you to go ahead and register. 

Join here: 

An invitation to EMME members from FLAVA

We cordially invite members of FLAVA’s  sister states in Virginia's two regional organizations, the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL) and the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) to join us for our free monthly webinars. 

Registration is required in advance for each workshop. Registrants will receive a Zoom link the day before the scheduled workshop. Participants can receive a certificate for one hour of credit toward license recertification, as applicable. Check the FLAVA website for updates.

Information on Newly revised MLRs

Maine Learning Results 2022 approved revision
WL Standards (2022-10-07 12:31 GMT-4)

We offer an affordable ($13,200) ONLINE M.Ed. with an Emphasis in World Language (Spanish, French, Italian, Latin, Mandarin, German and Portuguese) through Colorado State University. Click here for our website and here to ask for more information.

For All Language Learners and Teachers

The Professional Masters in Computational Linguistics at the University of Washington ( University of Washington, Department of Linguistics, Box 354340, Seattle, Washington, 98195 Phone Number: 206-543-2046) is one of only a few around the world. In just 12 months of full-time study, students are prepared for a variety of positions including jobs as translational technology specialists and linguistic data specialists. The program also offers an optional internship providing students with the hands-on experience that employers value, as well as monthly guest lectures, which are excellent networking opportunities. Click here for more information.

Looking for an immersion experience in a variety of languages for adults or youngsters? Check out Concordia Language Villages.

Penobscot School

Founded in 1986 as a non-profit language school and center for international exchange, Penobscot School is a unique community international school. Over the past 23 years, hundreds of people from the U.S. and from around the world have advanced their foreign language skills at Penobscot School. You are invited to be a part of this continuing experiment: language learning in the context of the exchange of ideas and knowledge. Please join the conversation at: Penobscot School


tel: 207-594-1084

Online and In Person Options!

French and Spanish

The Department of Modern Languages and Classics offers a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) French, a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) Spanish; a Master of Arts (M.A.) in French with optional concentrations in French Literature or North American French Studies. Individuals interested in applying should consult the graduate coordinator of the Department of Modern Languages and Classics for specific information on admission and graduation requirements.

Master of Arts in Teaching French

Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish


The M.A.T. in French (30 credits) and the M.A.T. in Spanish (30 credits) have been redesigned with the collaboration of the campuses of the University of Maine System and Colby, Bates, and Bowdoin Colleges specifically to meet the needs of Maine's schools. The programs offer full-time instruction during the academic year to meet the requirements of pre-service teachers and an intensive institute during the summer for in-service teachers. Candidates take seven to eight courses (21-24 credits) in language, literature, culture and linguistics in the target language, one course in language pedagogy (MLC 466/566) and one course on teaching the exceptional student in English (SED 402/500). An oral exam and a professional teaching portfolio which illustrate the candidate's familiarity with Maine's teaching standards and his/her readiness to teach a second language in the K-12 classroom are the final requirements for both degrees.

Information about the Graduate School at the University of Maine can be obtained by contacting the Graduate School at (207) 581-2072 or online at


Interested in summer study in Spain? Check out the University of Barcelona. They offer students the opportunity to book Spanish language courses and accommodation at the University of Barcelona UAB in Spain. Click here for more information.

Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes is a not-for-profit organization created by the Spanish government in 1991. Its mission is to promote the teaching of Spanish and to contribute to the advancement of the culture of the Spanish speaking countries.

Our center in Boston is also responsible for:

Click here for more information.

Outside of EMME opportunities....

University of Minnesota offerings