*Please note that the following
descriptions come directly
from each organization's website. American
Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
is the only
national organization dedicated to the improvement and
expansion of the
teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of
is an individual membership organization of more than 7,000
language educators and administrators from elementary through
education, as well as government and industry.
and Research (CLEAR)
communication through better understanding of language and culture.
States Conference on
the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
- CLEAR was established in 1996 as a Language
Resource Center (LRC) through a Title VI grant from the U.S. Department
of Education. As an LRC, CLEAR strives to promote and support the
teaching and learning of foreign languages in the United States
through its various projects and outreach activities.
- Founded and
incorporated in 1969, the Central States Conference on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages (CSCTFL) is a regional foreign language organization
that serves 17 Midwestern states through its annual spring conference.
The annual conference, which attracts approximately 1,500 participants
from all around the United States and the world, stimulates research in
second-language learning and teaching, and provides a forum for the
exchange of ideas and thoughts about foreign language teaching.
Committee for Languages (JNCL)
Languages is a new national campaign for languages which
will build on the momentum begun during 2005: The Year of Languages.
This will be a long-term effort to raise public awareness about the
importance of learning languages and understanding cultures in the
lives of all Americans.
The National Council for Languages and International
of Education – World Languages
mission of the Joint National Committee for
Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and
Studies (NCLIS) is that the member organizations of JNCL-NCLIS are
their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and
English and at least one other language. Language and international
are clearly in the public and national interest. Knowledge of other
increases intellectual abilities and provides a window of understanding
other customs and cultures. Although once considered basic educational
priorities, language education and international studies lack adequate
and recognition as essential components of today's school curriculum.
language competence can Americans hope to conduct effective trade
expand international trade, ensure the integrity of national defense,
international communication, and develop a truly broad-based education
Indiana State Board
- Provides information on World Languages Education in
Indiana including standards, resources, news and events, enrollment
States Department of Education
- The Mission of the Indiana State Board of Education
is to fulfill its statutory responsibility by establishing policies
that promote excellence in learning for all students. The Board shall
provide Leadership, Vision, and Advocacy to secure optimum educational
opportunity and benefit to the citizens of Indiana.