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世界杯开户网址 is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.

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About us

Providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages, 世界杯开户网址 is an individual membership organization of more than 13,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. Since its founding in 1967, 世界杯开户网址 has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their learners. It is where the world’s educators, businesses, and government agencies go to advance the practice of language learning.

Strategic Plan

世界杯开户网址 leads in advancing the value of world languages and empowering all learners to become linguistically and culturally competent through these strategic plan priorities:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Outreach and Advocacy
  • Teacher Recruitment and Retention
  • Research
  • Professional Development
"If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
Nelson Mandela
What we offer

From print and e-books to a quarterly scholarly journal, Foreign Language Annals, and The Language Educator magazine, 世界杯开户网址 publications keep members abreast of the latest trends in education.

Professional Learning

We offer online video tutorials exposing world language teachers to the best practices of the profession, in addition to in-person workshops on proficiency, curriculum planning, and a variety of topics.

Convention & Expo

Connect and engage with more than 7,000 language professionals at more than 800 educational sessions. The Annual Convention offers language educators at all levels a variety of relevant and applicable education.

Career Resources

世界杯开户网址’s Job Board connects job seekers and employers at all levels and all languages. Resume and career counseling are available upon request.

Get Involved

Make your mark in the language education field by getting involved with 世界杯开户网址 and your state organization. Run for an 世界杯开户网址 Board seat or Special Interest Group (SIG) chair. Start the process of getting a Biliteracy Seal on your state’s high school diploma. By volunteering with 世界杯开户网址, you’re adding to your resume and furthering your career.


Follow 世界杯开户网址 Alerts to get the latest information on language education policy. Work with us and your state organization to further raise awareness on the benefits of language learning.

Become a Member

世界杯开户网址’s 13,000 members share a common goal: to inspire, educate and prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. Our membership benefits help educators strive to achieve that goal every day.


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