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Competition for the Best Teaching Resources

NAATPL Instructor Award for Exemplary Teaching and Learning Materials

The NAATPL Award aims to recognize and promote outstanding resources designed to enhance teaching and learning at all levels of instruction (K-16). The Award carries an amount of $500, and a certificate of recognition in the two following categories:

K-12 teachers including community/Saturday school teachers

Higher-education language instructors


Submitted materials should meet the following criteria:

1. Creative and innovative supplement to existing materials.

2. Based on authentic materials if applicable/relevant to the task/purpose.

3. Methodologically well organized, with clearly designed pre- and post-task activities, and teacher’s instructions.

4. Tested in practice (e.g., has been used during class time and adjustments/edits have been considered).

5. Accessible online or submitted electronically to Agnieszka Jezyk at with the subject line "LAST NAME Instructor Award Materials" (e.g., "SMITH Instructor Award Materials").

6. Based on the ACTFL standards (noting which specific level of proficiency and skills the materials target) or in the case of elementary/Saturday schools - the age of students.

7. Non-infringing on any copyrights.

8. Should involve a project that can be completed within at least one lesson or can be extended into the duration of the project.

Submission Deadline: November 15, 2021.

Award Winner Announcement: December 10, 2022.

In case of any questions related to the submission process, please contact the award committee coordinator,


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