Foreign 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 Al-cArabiyya, the journal of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic. It holds the AATA Annual Meeting, usually in conjunction with the Middle East Studies Association (MESA).
  • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) AATF, founded in 1927, is the largest national association of French teachers in the world. The aim of the Association shall be 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. AATF produces two well-known publications-- the French Review, a scholarly journal of French studies known the world over, and the National Bulletin, a newsletter devoted to the teaching and promotion of French and Francophone studies.
  • American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) Founded in 1926, AATG believes that bringing the language, literature, and cultures of the German speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor, which serves an essential national interest. AATG supports the teaching of the German language and German-speaking cultures in elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education in the United States. 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 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. ACTFL is uniquely positioned to lead this endeavor by meeting the needs of language professionals, ensuring a dynamic and responsive organization, working proactively through advocacy and outreach, working to ensure that the language-teaching profession reflects the racial, ethnic and linguistic diversity of U.S. society, and promoting research that impacts the development of professional programs and enhances the quality of language teaching and learning.
  • Association of Departments of Foreign Languages (ADFL) ADFL is a central resource for the language and literature community in the United States and Canada. ADFL's broad membership base of departments in diverse languages and every type and size of postsecondary institution makes it an ideal context for the examination and articulation of issues confronting the field and the development of fieldwide policy. The ADFL articulates fieldwide consensus on standards of good practice on such topics as class size and workload, evaluation of teaching and scholarship, the employment of adjunct faculty members, and procedures for departmental review.
  • College Language Association (CLA) CLA, founded in 1937 by a group of Black scholars and educators, is an organization 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 fosters high professional standards for teachers of language and literature and promotes productive scholarship among its members; publishes scholarly books of critical essays and bibliographical references; encourages interest in creative writing; holds an annual convention for presentation of scholarly papers, exchange of ideas with other colleagues, and dialogue with specialists brought in by the Association; and maintains a Placement Directory for its members.
  • International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) IATEFL is one of the most thriving communities of ELT teachers in the world. IATEFL's mission is to link, develop and support English Language Teaching professionals worldwide. This mission is achieved through: regular publications, including six copies of our magazine IATEFL Voices and a free conference selections publication; the Annual International Conference with an extensive programme of talks and workshops; sixteen Special Interest Groups to help teachers develop their own lines of interest; reduced rates on a number of selected professional journals; funding support through Scholarships so that deserving teachers can get involved in our Annual Conference, SIG events and online courses; links with Teachers' Associations in other countries for teachers to share knowledge and experience; and assistance in helping new groups to establish their own a local Teachers' Association, including advice on how they can make the most of support and funding benefits.
  • Modern Language Association (MLA) MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars. Founded in 1883, MLA provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA promotes the study and teaching of languages and literatures through its programs, publications, annual convention, and advocacy work. MLA exists to support the intellectual and professional lives of its members; it provides opportunities for members to share their scholarly work and teaching experiences with colleagues, discuss trends in the academy, and advocate humanities education and workplace equity. The association aims to advance the many areas of the humanities in which its members currently work, including literature, language, writing studies, screen arts, digital humanities, pedagogy, and library studies.
  • Society for Classical Studies (SCS) The Society for Classical Studies (SCS), founded as the American Philological Association (APA) in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. The Society fosters programs to: 1) Reassert the importance of primary and secondary school teaching and provide more support for improved pedagogy at all levels of teaching; 2) Improve working conditions and scholarly opportunities for university and college teachers; 3) Increase communication with audiences beyond its membership; 4) Meet the scholarly the needs of the profession; and 5) Coordinate and systematize data collection in order to provide an accessible and reliable information base to support Association goals.
  • The American Classical League (ACL) ACL was founded in 1919 for the purpose of fostering the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome. ACL is devoted to the study and teaching of Classical Studies, Greek and Latin learning and the instruction of classical languages.

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