ACTFL Research Briefs
Fernando Rubio, Ph.D., and Director of the Second Language Teaching and Research Center (L2TReC) at the University of Utah, was requested to write the first Research Brief for ACTFL, titled: The Impact of Early Language Learning (Fernando Rubio, 2022).
ACTFL Research Briefs are a new initiative for sharing research both within and beyond the ACTFL community. These short pieces report what the research shows about key topics, like the importance of early world language study, the impact of world language study on cognitive or academic outcomes, and more.
Written for educators, administrators, policymakers, and community members, the ACTFL Research Briefs focus on world (non-English) language education in the United States. They address the questions that we are commonly asked about language teaching and learning.