*Please note that the following descriptions come directly from each organization's website. American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • The 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 instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 7,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
  • Improving communication through better understanding of language and culture.
Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)
  • 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.
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL)
  • 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.
Discover Languages (ACTFL)
  • Discover 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.
Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL)
The National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS)
  • The mission of the Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS) is that the member organizations of JNCL-NCLIS are united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English and at least one other language. Language and international education are clearly in the public and national interest. Knowledge of other languages increases intellectual abilities and provides a window of understanding to other customs and cultures. Although once considered basic educational priorities, language education and international studies lack adequate support and recognition as essential components of today's school curriculum. Only with language competence can Americans hope to conduct effective trade policy, expand international trade, ensure the integrity of national defense, enhance international communication, and develop a truly broad-based education for all citizens.
Indiana Department of Education – World Languages
  • Provides information on World Languages Education in Indiana including standards, resources, news and events, enrollment trends, etc.
Indiana State Board 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.
 United States Department of Education