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Language Organizations

Separated by levels of national, regional, and state, these organizations or communities serve to encourage language learning in the United States. Consisting of both private and non-profit organizations, these groups provide specific resources geared to enhancing the outreach and impact of almost all facets of language education for both teachers and students.

National Organizations
African Language Teachers Association - (ALTA)
American Association for Applied Linguistics - (AAAL)
American Association of Teachers of Arabic - (AATA)
American Association of Teachers of French - (AATF)
American Association of Teachers of German - (AATG)
American Association of Teachers of Italian - (AATI)
American Association of Teachers of Japanese - (AATJ)
American Association of Teachers of Korean - (AATK)
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages - (AATSEEL)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese - (AATSP)
American Association of Teachers of Persian - (AATP)
American Association of Teachers of Turkic Languages - (AATT)
American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators - (AAUSC)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - (ACTFL)
American Council of Teachers of Russian - (ACTR)
Association of Departments of Foreign Languages - (ADFL)
American Sign Language Teachers Association - (ASLTA)
The Association for Asian Studies - (AAS)
Chinese Language Teachers Association - (CLTA)
Fulbright Program - sponsored by the U.S. Dept. of State
International Association of Teachers of Czech
Joint National Committee for Languages & the National Council for Languages and International Studies - (JNCL-NCLIS)
National Foreign Language Resource Centers - (LRCs)
Modern Language Association - (MLA)
North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers - (NAACLT)
National Council of Japanese Language Teachers - (NCJLT)
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)
National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages - (NCCSSFL)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages - (TESOL)

State Organizations
Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers (AAFLT)
Alabama State Department of Education - Languages Other Than English
Alaskans For Language Acquisition (AFLA)
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development - Foreign Language Resources
Arizona Language Association (AZLA)
Arizona Department of Education - Foreign and Native Languages
Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association (AFLTA)
Arkansas Department of Education - Foreign Languages
California Language Teachers Association (CLTA)
California Department of Education - World Language
Colorado Congress of Foreign Language Teachers (CCFLT)
Colorado Department of Education - World Languages
Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CCLT)
Connecticut State Department of Education - World Languages
Delaware Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (DECTFL)
Delaware Department of Education - World Languages and International Education
Florida Foreign Language Association (FFLA)
Florida Department of Education - Foreign Language
Foreign Language Association of Georgia (FLAG)
Georgia Department of Education - World Languages and Global/Workforce Initiatives
Hawai‘i Association of Language Teachers (HALT)
Hawaii State Department of Education - Language Immersion
Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture (IATLC)
Idaho State Department of Education - Idaho Content Standards World Languages
Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ICTFL)
Illinois State Board of Education - Foreign Languages
Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association (IFLTA)
Indiana Department of Education-World Languages & International Education
Iowa World Language Association (IWLA)
Iowa Department of Education - Foreign Language
Kansas World Language Association
Kansas State Department of Education - World Languages
Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA)
Kentucky Department of Education - World Languages
Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association (LFLTA)
Louisiana Department of Education - World Languages and Immersion
Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME)
Maine Department of Education - World Languages
Maryland Foreign Language Association
Maryland State Department of Education - World Languages
Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MAFLA)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - Foreign Languages
Michigan World Language Association (MIWLA)
Michigan Department of Education - World Languages
Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Culture
Minnesota Department of Education - World Languages
Mississippi Foreign Language Association
Mississippi Department of Education - Foreign Language
Missouri Foreign Language Association (FLAM)
Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education - World Languages
Montana Association of Language Teachers (MALT)
Montana Office of Public Education
Nebraska International Languages Association (NILA)
Nebraska Department of Education - World Language Education
Professional Language Association of Nevada (PLAN)
Nevada Department of Education - World Language
New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers
New Hampshire Department of Education - World Language
Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey (FLENJ)
New Jersey Department of Education - World Languages
New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education (NMABE)
New Mexico Public Department of Education - Bilingual Multicultural Education Bureau
New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers
New York State Education Department office of Bilingual Education & World Languages
North Carolina Association of Foreign Language Teachers
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction - World Languages
Foreign Language Association of North Dakota (FLAND)
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction - Foreign Language
Ohio Foreign Language Association (OFLA)
Ohio Department of Education - World Languages
Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers Association (OFLTA)
Oklahoma State Department of Education - World Languages
Confederation in Oregon for Language Teaching (COFLT)
Oregon Department of Education - World Languages
Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (PSMLA)
Pennsylvania Department of Education - World Languages
Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA)
South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers Association (SCFLTA)
South Carolina State Department of Education - World Languages
South Dakota World Languages Association (SDWLA)
South Dakota Department of Education - World Language
Tennessee Foreign Language Teachers Association (TFLTA)
Tennessee Department of Education - World Language
Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA)
Texas Education Agency - Languages Other Than English
Utah Foreign Language Association (UFLA)
Utah State Office of Education - World Languages
Vermont Foreign Language Association (VFLA)
Vermont Agency of Education - Non-native Languages
Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA)
Virginia Department of Education - Foreign Language
Washington Association of Language Teaching (WALT)
Washington State Board of Education - World Languages
Greater Washington (DC) Association of Foreign Language Teachers
District of Columbia Public Schools - Language Acquisition & World Languages
West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association (WVFLTA)
West Virginia Department of Education - Foreign Language
Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers (WAFLT)
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction - World Languages Education
Wyoming Foreign Language Teachers' Association (WFLTA)
Wyoming Department of Education - Foreign Language