Language learners – whether native speakers, heritage speakers, or second language learners – bring assets to celebrate. From a national perspective, learn about new challenges facing and resources available to the world language teaching profession. What are some resources and initiatives available for supporting all students to reach higher levels of proficiency? Be inspired by programs and initiatives to reward and celebrate proficiency, such as Competency Based Credits and the Seal of Biliteracy. Learn about ACTFL initiatives that support the study of LCTLs, including new testing packages for a variety of languages, as well as how ACTFL’s strategic plan and convention opportunities celebrate and uplift our collective mission, namely access and opportunities to the study of all languages.