American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages:

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.

Since its founding (in 1967), ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. 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.


The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching:

The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching is a regional foreign language teachers' organization that hosts an annual conference in partnership with state foreign language teacher associations. The participating states in SWCOLT are Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah.

The purposes of the organization include:

  • Disseminating and publicizing information, data, and materials which promote, develop, and enhance the study and teaching of languages together with their literatures and cultures
  • Cooperating with state, national, and international organizations whose purpose is to enhance second language study and teaching
  • Recognizing and publicizing excellence in second language study and teaching
  • Promoting the work and interest of state language organizations


American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

American Association of Teachers of German

American Association of Teachers of French

American Association of Teachers of Italian

American Association of Teachers of Japanese

American Association of Teachers of Arabic

The Chinese Language Teachers Association:

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