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Professional Organizations for Chinese Teachers

(Note: Many of these organizations host annual conferences, publish professional journals, and also have state and/or local chapters that sponsor activities for students and offer resources for teachers.)

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools (CLASS)

Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA)

Language Resource Centers

(Note: There are 14 National Language Resource Centers in the U.S. These centers typically offer access to high quality classroom resources, professional development opportunities, and research. The Foreign Language Resource Centers link will take you to a page that lists all of them.)

Center for Language Education and Research (Michigan State University)

Foreign Language Resource Centers

National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (Iowa State University)

National World Language Organizations

American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators, and Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC)

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Modern Language Association (MLA)

National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)

Regional World Language Organizations

(Note: These organizations typically host annual conferences.)

Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSC)

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)

Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)

South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA)

Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)

State World Language Organizations

(Note: Most states have a state world language association. These organizations typically hold annual or bi-annual conferences, publish and distribute bulletins or newsletters several times per year, and sponsor events for students. Post your state world language organization's website here.)

Foreign Language Association of Missouri (FLAM)

Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ)

Iowa World Language Association (IWLA)

Kansas World Language Association (KWLA)

Michigan World Language Association (MiWLA)

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)

Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA)

Professional Listservs

(and online communities)

FLTEACH - An organization for teachers of all world languages

Indiana Chinese Language Network - An organization for Chinese language teachers

MACUL - An organization devoted to technology in K-12 education

Nanduti - An organization for elementary language teachers

Other Professional Organizations

for Administrators, Community Members, Curriculum Supervisors, Librarians, Parents, & Unions

American Association of School Administrators (AASA)

American Federation of Teachers (AFT)

American Library Association (ALA)

Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development (ASCD)

National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

National Education Association (NEA)

National Middle School Association (NMSA)

National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)

National School Boards Association (NSBA)

U.S. Department of Education (USDE)

Special Education

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)


Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)

Association for Educational Communications & Technology (AECT)

The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

Computer Using Educators (CUE)

Consortium for School Networking (CoSN)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL)

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