ACTFL is a membership community of language education professionals passionate about expanding cultural richness and diversity at all levels of education. Together they provide resources to address challenges to meet the changing needs of language educators and their learners. ACTFL sets the standards for foreign language education in the United States.
The International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) is a professional organization that provides leadership in the integration of instructional technology into the foreign language classroom.
A regional group of IALLT, NEALLT seeks to create a sense of local community amongst language learning technology professionals at universities, colleges and schools within Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
NCOLCTL represents less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) within the United States and around the world. NCOLCTL strives to address the communication and information needs of the individuals, organization, and institutions interested in the teaching and learning of LCTLs.
In 1990, the Department of Education established the first Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at U.S. universities in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in language teaching and learning.
Title VI of the Higher Education Act now supports sixteen LRCs, creating a national network of resources to promote and support the teaching and learning of foreign, heritage, and indigenous languages.
LRCs create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for teachers and instructors, and conduct and disseminate research on language learning. They include:
- Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC)
- Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
The Pennsylvania State University
- Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
University of Minnesota
- Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)
University of Oregon
- Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
University of Arizona
- Center for Integrated Language Communities (CILC)
City University of New York
- Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
- Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR)
Georgia State University
- Curricular Enhancement, Development, Access, and Research (CEDAR)
University of Cincinnati
- National African Language Resource Center (NALRC)
- National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)
University of Hawai‘i
- National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)
University of California, Los Angeles
- National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL)
California State University, Fullerton
- Professionals in Education Advancing Research and Language Learning (PEARLL)
University of Maryland, College Park
- Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC)