Other Organizations and Resources

National, State and Local Organizations

AAAL | American Association for Applied Linguistics | http://www.aaal.org/ 

AAS | Association for Asian Studies | http://www.aasianst.org

AATA | American Association of Teachers of Arabic | http://www.wm.edu/aata

AATF | American Association of Teachers of French | http://www.frenchteachers.org/

AATG | American Association of Teachers of German | http://www.aatg.org/

AATI | American Association of Teachers of Italian | http://www.aati-online.org/

AATSEEL | American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages | http://clover.slavic.pitt.edu/~aatseel/

AATSP | American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese | http://www.aatsp.org/scriptcontent/index.cfm

AAUSC | American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs | http://www.aausc.org/

ACL | American Classical League | http://www.umich.edu/~acleague

ACTFL | American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages | http://www.actfl.org/

ACTR/ACCELS | American Council on the Teaching of Russian/American Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study | http://www.actr.org

ADFL | Association of Departments of Foreign Languages | http://www.adfl.org

ALTA | African Language Teachers Association | http://lang.nalrc.wisc.edu/alta/

ATJ | Association of Teachers of Japanese | http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj

CAL | Center for Applied Linguistics | http://www.cal.org/

CALICO | Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Instruction Consortium | http://www.calico.org

COTESOL | Colorado Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages | http://www.colorado.edu/iec/cotesol/

CTIR | Center for Teaching International Relations at the University of Denver | http://www.du.edu/ctir/

FLANC | Foreign Language Association of North Carolina | http://www.flanc.org

FLAND | Foreign Language Association of North Dakota | http://fland.wikispaces.com

FLENJ | Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey | http://www.flenj.org

IALLT | International Association for Language Learning and Technology | http://iallt.org

ICTFL | Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages has the URL | http://www.ictfl.org

IFLTA | Illinois Foreign Language Teachers Association | http://www.iflta.org

IWLA | Iowa World Language Association | http://www.iwla.net/

JNCL | Joint National Committee for Languages | http://www.languagepolicy.org/

MLA | Modern Language Association | http://www.mla.org

NCTA | National Consortium for Teaching about Asia | http://www.NCTAsia.org

NCOLCTL | National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages | http://www.ncolctl.org

NCBE | National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition | http://www.ncela.us

NCLIS | National Council for Languages and International Studies | http://www.languagepolicy.org/

NCSSFL | National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages | http://www.ncssfl.org/

NEA | National Education Association | http://www.nea.org/

NNELL | National Network for Early Language Learning | http://www.nnell.org

SOCALLT | South Central Association for Language Learning Technology | http://www.socallt.org

TESOL | Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages | http://www.tesol.org

TFLA | Texas Foreign Language Association | http://www.tfla.info/

WAFLT | Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers | http://www.waflt.org

 

National Foreign Language Resource Centers
The U.S. Department of Education has funded the following National Foreign Language Resource Centers across the country, mind established to improve and enrich the nation’s foreign language capacity.

 

Selected Regional Foreign Language Conferences

  • Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSC)
    Serves 17 Midwestern and Central states through an annual conference, advocacy activities, and professional awards
    http://www.csctfl.org
  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)
    Serves the Mid-Atlantic coastal states and the Northeastern states. NEC’s website includes information on the annual conference, NEC membership, publications, and links to other regional conferences and resources
    http://www.dickinson.edu/nectfl
  • Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL) serves the Pacific North Coast and Western states. PNCFL holds an annual conference and publishes LINGO, a journal devoted to all aspects of languages and cultures
    http://www.pncfl.org
  • Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
    Serves the Southern and South Central states. SCOLT publishes SCOLTalk, a semiannual newsletter with information about upcoming conferences; Dimension, the selected, edited proceedings of the annual conference; Research Within Reach; and Managing the Foreign Language Department
    http://www.scolt.org/
  • Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
    Works to promote, develop, and enhance the study and teaching of foreign languages and cultures. SWCOLT serves the Southwestern states
    http://www.swcolt.org/

 

ListServs

Causerie is a general French discussion list. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE CAUSERIE YOURLASTNAME YOURFIRSTNAME
to listserv@uquebec.ca.

EDUFRANÇAIS is an international list where French teachers at all levels and in all countries can exchange cultural and linguistic information about France and other francophone countries. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to listserv@univ-rennes1.fr.

ESPAN-L is a list for teachers and speakers of Spanish. Discussion includes a wide range of topics from cultural notes to grammatical points. Send the message
SUBSCRIBE ESPAN-L YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to listserv@vm.tau.ac.il.

The Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH) is the major listserv for foreign language teachers, with lively and informative discussions. To subscribe, leave the subject line blank; send the message
SUB FLTEACH FIRSTNAME LASTNAME
to listserv@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu.

France is a listserv for discussions about the French language. To subscribe send the message
SUSCRIBE FRANCE FIRSTNAME LASTNAME
to France_langue@culture.fr.

The Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections (K-12) list provides a service for foreign language teachers seeking partner classrooms for international and cross-cultural electronic mail exchanges (not individual penpals). To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to IECC-REQUEST@STOLAF.EDU.

LCTL-T is a discussion list for teachers of less commonly taught languages (i.e., all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German). To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE LCTL-T YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to listserv@tc.umn.edu.

LIM-A hosts discussions about language immersion programs. Teachers, administrators, and parents are welcome to join. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE LIM-A YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to LISTSERV@tc.umn.edu.

LLTI, Language Learning and Technology International, serves as a distribution point for information on language learning and technology, language lab technology, computer supported language learning, interactive video, interactive audio, language workstations, international standards, conversions, etc. Subscribers can post notes and queries as well as search databases. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE LLTI YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to LISTSERV@DARTMOUTH.EDU.

LTEST-L, Language Testing Research and Practice, is an open forum for discussion of issues related to language testing, theory, and research. Members are primarily university professors, graduate students, and institutions such as the Educational Testing Service. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE LTEST-L YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to listserv@psuvm.psu.edu.

ÑANDU participants discuss timely issues related to foreign language learning in Grades K-8, provide

esources to one another, and share experiences with early sequence programs. To join Ñandu, send the message
SUBSCRIBE YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to nandu-request@caltalk.cal.org.

RIBO-L is a list for German and English discussion. Postings are in both languages. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE RIBO-L YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to LISTSERV@URIACC.URI.EDU.

SLART-L is for those involved in second language acquisition research or teaching. Participants may discuss
research in progress, solicit advice, and post papers for feedback. To subscribe, send the message
SUBSCRIBE SLART-L YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME
to listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu.

Additional ListServs may be found by connecting to http://www.tesol.net/langlist.html.

 

Other Resources