World Languages

  • American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) 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. AATA publishes the journal Al-cArabiyya and holds the AATA Annual Meeting.
  • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) The aim of AATF is to represent the French language and to encourage the dissemination of knowledge concerning all aspects of the culture and civilization of France and the French-speaking world. AATF produces two publications: the French Review, a scholarly journal of French studies, and the National Bulletin, a newsletter devoted to French and Francophone studies.
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) AATG believes bringing the language, literature, and cultures of the German speaking world to all is a vital humanistic endeavor. AATG promotes the study of the German-speaking world in all its linguistic, cultural and ethnic diversity, and endeavors to prepare students as transnational, transcultural learners and active, multilingual participants in a globalized world.
  • American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) AATSEEL advances the study and teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. AATSEEL embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures. AATSEEL holds an annual conference and publishes the Slavic and East European Journal and the AATSEEL Newsletter.
  • American CouncilĀ  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) ACTFL is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL's mission is providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages.
  • Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) ADFL's broad membership base of departments in diverse languages and every type and size of postsecondary institutions makes it an ideal context for the examination and articulation of issues confronting the field and the development of fieldwide policy. ADFL articulates fieldwide consensus on standards of good practice on such topics as class size and workload and the evaluation of teaching and scholarship.
  • College Language Association (CLA) CLA is comprised of college teachers of English and foreign languages which serves the academic, scholarly and professional interests of its members and the collegiate communities they represent. CLA publishes scholarly books, holds an annual convention and maintains a Placement Directory for its members.
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) IATEFL's mission is to link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide. IATEFL publishes the magazine IATEFL Voices and hosts the Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops.
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) MLA promotes the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work. MLA aims to advance many areas of the humanities, including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies.
  • Society for Classical Studies (SCS) SCS is a society for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. SCS's goals are to: 1) Reassert the importance of school teaching; 2) Improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university/college teachers; 3) Increase communication with audiences; 4) Meet scholarly needs; and 5) Coordinate and systematize data collection.
  • The American Classical League (ACL) ACL's purpose is to foster the study of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of classical inheritance from Greece and Rome.

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Foreign Languages and Literatures (Posted 08/14/18)
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Schenectady, NY

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Cleveland, OH

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Grand Rapids, MI

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