Connections to Teaching Professionals

American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The American Council  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Since its inception in 1917, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) has promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second-language study and supports projects to that end.
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
The aim of the American Associatio of Teachers of French is to represent the French language in North America and to encourage the dissemination, both in the schools and in the general public, of knowledge concerning all aspects of the culture and civilization of France and the French-speaking world.  The Association shall by all means at its disposal support projects destined to advance the French language and literature.
American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
American Association of Teachers of German is based on the belief that bringing the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor which serves essential national interests. It's the only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries.
With over 5,200 members, the AATG is for teachers of German at all levels of instruction and all those interested in the teaching of German.
Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ)
The Association of Teachers of Japanese is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics, which works to promote academic work in the field and to broaden and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture.It publishes the Journal of the Association of Teachers of Japanese twice each year and the ATJ Newsletter four times annually.
American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
The American Association for Applies Linguistics is a professional organization of scholars who are interested in and actively contribute to the multi-disciplinary field of applied linguistics. AAAL members promote principled approaches to language-related concerns, including language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and language policy and planning.
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA)
The American Association of Teachers of Arabic aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature.
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
The American Association of Teachers of Italian promotes the study of Italian language, literature, and culture in schools, colleges and universities in North America. It has approximately 1,500 members worldwide. The Association publishes the quarterly journal, Italica, and a twice-yearly.
American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs (AAUSC)
The American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs works to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the America; to strengthen development programs for teaching assistants, teaching fellows, associate instructors, or their equivalents; to promote research in second language acquisition and on the preparation and supervision of teaching assistants; and to establish a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among those concerned with language program direction. Includes online material pertaining to foreign languages program administration.
Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL)
The Association of Departments of Foreign Languages addresses the professional concerns of administrators from nearly 1,000 departments at two- and four-year colleges and universities. The association also publishes the ADFL Bulletin.
California Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
The California Language Teachers Association is an association of language professionals which sponsors activities that promote, support, and enhance the teaching of world languages. Activities include an annual state-wide conference, workshops, publications, a Web site, placement information, representation in Sacramento, recognition of special service to foreign languages education.
Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC)
The Foreign Language Association of Northern California serves as a link among regional organizations as well as among groups of teachers of various languages taught in the schools of Northern California.
International Association for Language Learning and Technology (IALLT)
The International Association for Language Learning and Technology is a professional organization, established in 1965, whose members provide leadership in the development, integration, evaluation and management of instructional technology for the teaching and learning of language, literature and culture
Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL)
National Council for Languages and International Studies member organizations are united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language.
Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its over 30,000 members in 100 countries to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities.
National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
The National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages epresents the teachers of Arabic, Chinese, Hindi, Russian, Swahili, Tagalog, and many other languages which are important in this world but which are relatively unfamiliar to most Americans. The CouncilNet web site is the hub of CouncilNet, the World Wide Web based network for organizations representing the less commonly taught languages in the United States.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA)
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs is funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement & Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students to collect, analyze, and disseminate information relating to the effective education of linguistically and culturally diverse learners in America.
National Education Association (NEA)
The National Education Association was founded in 1857 "...to elevate the character and advance the interests of the profession of teaching and to promote the cause of popular education in the United States...". The NEA has remained constant in its commitment to its original mission.
Today, NEA has the largest college and university faculty and staff membership in the United States, representing more than 200,000 higher education employees in public, as well as private, institutions nationwide.
National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)
The National Network for Early Language Learning is an organization for educators involved in teaching foreign languages to children. The mission of the organization is to promote opportunities for all children to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
The Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages is an international education association headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. It has more than 14,000 members. Its mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individual language rights.