World Language Associations
NYS World Language Associations
NYSAFLT is an organization that represents LOTE from all regions of New York and surrounding states and whose purpose is to serve the needs of the profession dedicated to the development of second language skills and cultural awareness among students. NYSAFLT provides its members with a network of communication with colleagues throughout the state, opportunities for professional growth through conferences, institutes and colloquia held regionally and statewide, a direct link with the State Education Department, and an advocate’s voice among the members of the Board of Regents and the state’s legislators.
NYSAWLA is a statewide professional organization that supports leaders of World Language programs with professional development, advocacy efforts, networking opportunities, access to resources, and the development and administration of FLACS Regional Checkpoint A & B Language Exams. NYSAWLA also holds a yearly conference for world language educators.
The local affiliate of the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers, the New York City Association of Foreign Language Teachers/UFT (NYCAFLT/UFT) is an important venue for teachers of foreign languages in New York City public schools to share best practices. Its members include in-service and retired teachers of Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and less commonly taught languages.
National World Language Associations
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,500 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher.
NCSSFL is an organization of education agency personnel from across the United States who have the responsibility of foreign/world language education at the state level. NCSSFL benefits from the support of designated representatives from states that do not yet have education agency personnel in foreign/world language education, from organizations whose missions include world language education, and from retired educators who have served in these roles.
The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages serves educators in all languages (including classical, less commonly taught, and ESL), at all levels from kindergarten through university, in both public and private settings. In existence since the late 1940s, NECTFL is the largest of five regional associations of its kind in the United States, representing educators from Maine to Virginia but exercising leadership nation-wide.
Other National World Language Associations
AAS - Association for Asian Studies http://www.asian-studies.org/
AATA - American Association of Teachers of Arabic http://www.aataweb.org/
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/
AATK - American Association of Teachers of Korean http://www.aatk.org/
AATSEEL - American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages http://www.aatseel.org/
AATSP - American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese http://www.aatsp.org/
AATT - American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages http://www.princeton.edu/~turkish/aatt/
ACTR - American Council of Teachers of Russian http://www.actr.org/
ALTA - African Languages Teachers Association http://altaonweb.org/
APA - American Philological Association https://classicalstudies.org/
ASLTA - American Sign Language Teachers Association https://aslta.org/
ATJ - Association of Teachers of Japanese http://www.aatj.org/
CLCA - Cantonese Language and Culture Association https://uga.collegiatelink.net/organization/clca
CLASS - Chinese Language Association for Secondary -Elementary - School http://www.classk12.org/
CLTA - Chinese Language Teachers Association http://clta-us.org/
NAACLT - North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers http://www.naaclt.org/
NCJLT - National Council of Japanese Language Teachers http://www.webjam.com/ncjlt
NORTANA - Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America http://nortana.org/