National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) 4231 Humanities Bldg. 455 N. Park Street Madison WI 53706 NCOLCTL's mission is to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn one or more of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) as a means of enhancing cross-cultural communication among citizens of the United States.
African Language Teachers Association 4231 Humanities Bldg. 455 N. Park St. Madison, WI, 53706 ALTA aims to develop a field of African language teaching where members can share common interests and concerns having to do with the study of African languages.
American Association of Teachers of Arabic 3416 Primm Lane Birmingham, Alabama 35216 American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) 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.
Asia Society 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street) New York, NY 10021 Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Initially established to promote greater knowledge of Asia in the US, the Society today is a global institution — with offices throughout the US and Asia — that fulfills its educational mandate through a wide range of cross-disciplinary programming.
Association of Teachers of Japanese 240 Humanities Bldg. 279 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0279 The Association of Teachers of Japanese is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals and institutions seeking to promote the study of Japanese language, linguistics, literature, culture, and pedagogy, primarily at the college or university level.
Chinese Language Teachers Association University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Department of Foreign Language & Literature P.O Box 413 Milwaukee, WI 53201 The Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context. It supports establishing and sustaining quality Chinese programs, K-16 articulation, teacher education and professional development, and research relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures.
Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools CLASS is a non-profit professional organization that represents all Chinese language educators at all levels from elementary to secondary schools. CLASS advances and promotes the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture at PreK-12 schools in the United States.
National Council of Japanese Language Teachers P.O. Box 3719 Boulder, CO 80307-3719 NCJLT is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Japanese language teaching at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels across the United States. The mission of NCJLT is to support Japanese Language teachers and promote Japanese Language education. The vision of NCJLT is to foster the study of Japanese language and culture at the Pre-K-16 levels via supportive programs.
American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Southern Illinois University Mailcode 4510 Carbondale, IL 62901 A professional association which seeks to address the concerns of its members which include: promoting the study of languages in general and French in particular;facilitating the implementation of national and state standards in the classroom; improving the training of French teachers by encouraging minimum levels of language and cultural proficiency, and exposure to the French-speaking world through study abroad opportunities; creating opportunities and finding resources for practicing teachers to update their skills and improve their teaching;encouraging the use of new technologies in the teaching of French and actively developing materials to support this use.
American Association of Teachers of German 112 Haddontowne Court, # 104 Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3668 The mission of the AATG 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.
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese 900 Ladd Road Walled Lake, MI 48390 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.
Native American, Native Alaskan & Hawaiian Language Centers
‘Aha Pūnana Leo 96 Pu‘uhonu Place Hilo, HI 96720 The ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, best known for our Language Nest Preschools, is the leading entity in Hawai‘i and the United States for indigenous language revitalization. In the past twenty years, the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo has moved the Hawaiian language from a population with less than forty children speakers to one with over 2,000 children speakers.
Alaska Native Language Center University of Alaska Fairbanks 305 N. Tanana Loop, Room 423 Box 757680 Fairbanks, AK 99775 The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)