External Resources


U.S. Government Offices

There are a number of U.S. Government Offices which offer technical assistance directly relevant to English learners (ELs).

Government-Funded Centers

In addition to offices within the U.S. Government, the U.S. Department of Education and other government offices fund technical assistance centers which provide expertise and resources on topics relevant to EL education.

Comprehensive Content Centers

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes
Rutgers University (National Institute for Early Education Research)
New Brunswick, NJ
 As one of 22 Comprehensive Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes (CEELO) was designed to strengthen the capacity of State Education Agencies (SEAs) to lead sustained improvements in early learning opportunities and outcomes.

Center on Great Teachers and Leaders
American Institutes for Research
Washington, DC

The Great Teachers and Leaders Center team stands ready to help state and its districts build a diverse and talented educator workforce that is ready to support all of students, especially those in underserved contexts.

Center on School Turnaround
Sacramento, CA

The Center for School Turnaround and Improvement (CSTI) at WestEd is a nationally recognized leader in the research and development of solutions that support systemic improvement for all schools. 

Center for Early Care and Education Research – Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) 

FPG Child Development Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180
CECER-DLL is an initiative targeting children who are dual language learners (birth to age 5) and their families across settings such as early care and education center-based programs, home-based and family child care providers, and Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Vanderbilt University
Department of Special Education
Box 328 GPC
Nashville, TN 37203
CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

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ELs And Early Childhood

Center for Early Care and Education Research – Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) 

FPG Child Development Institute
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB 8180
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8180
CECER-DLL is an initiative targeting children who are dual language learners (birth to age 5) and their families across settings such as early care and education center-based programs, home-based and family child care providers, and Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Vanderbilt University
Department of Special Education
Box 328 GPC
Nashville, TN 37203
CSEFEL is focused on promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

Head Start ECLKC
The Head Start Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center provides information to help design, implement, and coordinate program activity, improve program operations and performance, and develop and realize national program priorities and program improvement initiative

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ELs And Educational Research

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) 
ERIC Project
c/o Computer Sciences Corporation
655 15th St., NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005-5723
ERIC is an online digital library of education research and information that provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research.

Institute of Education Sciences (IES)
555 New Jersey Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20208
IES provides rigorous and relevant evidence on which to ground education practice and policy. By identifying what works, what doesn't, and why, it aims to improve educational outcomes for all students, particularly those at risk of failure.

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ELs And Special Education

Many ELs qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The centers listed on this page are funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Special Education Programs (OSEP).

Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) 

18 A Regent Park Boulevard
Asheville, NC 28806
The goal of CELL is to promote the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.

National Center on Educational Outcomes 
University of Minnesota
207 Pattee Hall
150 Pillsbury Dr., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) was established in 1990 to provide national leadership in designing and building educational assessments and accountability systems that appropriately monitor educational results for all students, including students with disabilities and ELs.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) 
Campus Box 8040, UNC-CH
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8040
NECTAC serves IDEA Part C-Infant and Toddlers with Disabilities Programs and IDEA Part B-Section 619 Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities in all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions to improve service systems and outcomes for children and families.

National Research Center on Learning Disabilities (NRCLD) 
Vanderbilt University
Peabody College, Box 328
Nashville, TN 37203-5701
NRCLD's goal is to help educators, policymakers, and parents understand the complexity and importance of making sound decisions regarding whether a child has a specific learning disability. This includes ELs, along with other students.

Office of Special Education Program's Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network
The Office of Special Education Program (OSEP), U.S. Department of Education, hosts the TA&D Network to support projects that provide information and technical assistance to states, local schools, educational professionals, and families.

Reading Rockets 
2775 S. Quincy Street
Arlington, VA 22206
Reading Rockets is national multimedia project offering information and resources on how young kids learn to read, why so many struggle, and how caring adults can help.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) 
University of South Florida
Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute
Department of Child & Family Studies
13301 N. Bruce. B. Downs Blvd, MHC2-1134
Tampa, FL 33612-3807
TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.

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ELs And Technology

Center for Implementing Technology in Education (CITEd) 
American Institutes for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-3835
CITEd identifies evidence-based practices for integrating instructional technology to support the achievement of all students.


Related Non-Profit and Professional Organizations

Research Centers And Non-Profit Organizations

The BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
BUENO Center for Multicultural Education
UCB 247, School of Education
Boulder, CO 80309-0249
Through a comprehensive range of research, training, and service projects, the BUENO Center promotes quality education with an emphasis on cultural pluralism. The Center is deeply committed to facilitating equal educational opportunities for cultural and language minority students.

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
4646 40th Street, NW
Washington DC 20016-1859
CAL carries out a wide range of activities to accomplish its mission of improving communication through better understanding of language and culture, which includes promoting and improving the teaching and learning of languages, identifying and solving problems related to language and culture, and serving as a resource for information and conducting research.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity and Excellence (CREDE)
Graduate School of Education
University of California
1640 Tolman Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
CREDE is focused on improving the education of students whose ability to reach their potential is challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or practices in the classroom.

¡Colorín Colorado! 
Colorín Colorado
3939 Campbell Ave.
Arlington, VA 22206
Colorín Colorado  is a free web-based service, funded by the American Federation of Teachers, with additional support from federal education sources and private foundations, that provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English learners (ELs).

Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA) 
5815 Callaghan Road
Suite 101
San Antonio, TX 78228
IDRA is an independent, private non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening public schools to work for all children.

National Center on Response to Intervention (RTI) 
American Institutes for Research
1000 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007-3835
The Center’s mission is to provide technical assistance to states and districts and to build the capacity of states to assist districts in implementing proven models for RTI and Early Intervention Services.

Rethinking Schools 
1001 E. Keefe Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Rethinking Schools addresses equity issues in public schools, assisting teachers, administrators, and parents in reformation efforts.

Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) 
Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
600 Washington St., SE
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
SBAC is a collection of 31 states that have been working collaboratively since December 2009 to develop a student assessment system aligned to a common core of academic content standards to apply for a Race-to-the-Top Assessment grant.

Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) 
1628 16th Street, NW
3rd Floor
Washington, DC 20009-3099
SEARAC is a national organization that advances the interests of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans by empowering communities through advocacy, leadership development, and capacity building to create a socially just and equitable society.

World Class Instruction and Design Assessment (WIDA) Project 
Wisconsin Center for Educational Research (WCER)
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1025 W. Johnson Street, MD #23
Madison, WI 53706
WIDA advances academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and professional development for educators.

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Professional Organizations

The American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 
2100 Roswell Road
Suite 200 C PMB 214
Marietta, GA 30062

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) 
American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO
555 New Jersey Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20001

The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
1703 N. Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO)
One Massachusetts Avenue, NW •
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-1431

The Council of Great City Schools (CGCS)
1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 702
Washington, DC 20004

The International Literacy Association (ILA)
800 Barksdale Rd.
PO Box 8139
Newark, DE 19714-8139

Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 
1325 18th St. NW,  #211
Washington, DC 20036-6501

The National Association for Bilingual/Bicultural Education (NABE)
8701 Georgia Avenue
Suite 611
Silver Spring, MD 20910

National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME)
2100 M Street, NW
Suite 170-245
Washington, DC 20037

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
1313 L St., NW
Suite 500
Washington, DC 20005

The National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE)
1800 Diagonal Road
Suite 320
Alexandria, VA 22314-2840

National Education Association (NEA) 
1201 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036-3290

The National Indian Education Association (NIEA) 
110 Maryland Avenue, NE
Suite 104
Washington, DC 20002

The ESEA Network 
532 North Franklin Street

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1925 Ballenger Avenue
Suite 550
Alexandria, VA 22314-6820

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Civil Rights And Advocacy Organizations

Asian American Alliance  (AAA)
1000 East 116th Street
Carmel, IN 46032

Asian Pacific American Legal Center (PALC)
1145 Wilshire Blvd

2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017

1444 I Street, NW
Suite 800
Washington, DC 20005

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA) 
6001 Gulf Freeway, B1
Houston, TX 77023

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC)
121 Oronoco Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE)
8100 Corporate Dr.
Suite 401
Landover, MD 20785

The Civil Rights Project / Proyecto Derechos Civiles
8370 Math Sciences
Box 951521
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1521

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)  
One Dupont Circle, NW
Suite 430
Washington, DC 20036

Hispanic Education Coalition (HEC)
[Coalition of 25 member organizations, co-chaired by MALDEF, listed below, and the Migrant Legal Action Program]

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
2000 L Street, NW
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20036

Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF) 
1016 16th Street, NW,
Suite 100
Washington, DC 20036

National Coalition for Asian American Community Development (CAPACD) 
1628 16th Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington DC 20009

National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
1516 P Street, NW
Washington, DC  20005

1126 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Tools for EL Research

Sources For English Learner (EL) Data

Consolidated State Performance Reports

The Consolidated State Performance Report (CSPR) is the required annual reporting tool for of each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, as authorized under Section 9303 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended.


Data.ed.gov is a website developed by the Department of Education to share data about its grant programs and is part of the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative. The Department will use data.ed.gov to publish data sets about its grant programs and performance and other data that it collects on an ongoing basis. 

ED Data Express

ED Data Express is a website designed to improve the public's ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. The site is designed to be interactive and to present the data in a clear, easy-to-use manner, with options to download information into Excel or manipulate the data within the website. The site currently includes data from EDFacts, Consolidated State Performance Reports (CSPRs), State Accountability Workbooks, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP), the College Board, and the Department's Budget Service office.

ED Data Inventory

The goal of the ED Data Inventory is to describe all data reported to the U.S. Department of Education, with the exception of personnel and administrative data. It includes data collected as part of grant activities, along with statistical data collected to allow publication of valuable statistics about the state of education in this country. The ED Data Inventory includes descriptive information about each data collection, along with information on the specific data elements in individual collections.

Civil Rights Data Collection

The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) collects data on key education and civil rights issues in our nation's public schools for use by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR), other Department of Education offices, and other policymakers and researchers. This data collection provides information about students in public elementary and secondary schools on a variety of indicators, including enrollment, access to educational programs or services, and academic proficiency results, "disaggregated" (or broken out) by factors including race, ethnicity, sex, and disability.

National Center for Educational Statistics

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. Access a variety of tools for working with this data at the NCES Data Toolspage.

NAEP Data Explorer

With the NAEP Data Explorer (NDE) you can create statistical tables, charts, and maps to help you find answers. Explore the results of decades of assessment of students' academic performance, as well as information about factors that may be related to their learning.

Childstats.gov: Forum on Child and Family Statistics 

Childstats.gov is the website of the Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics (the Forum), a collection of 22 federal government agencies involved in research and activities related to children and families. The Forum's annual report, America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, provides the nation with a summary of national indicators of child well-being and monitors changes in these indicators over time.

Child Trends Data Bank

Resource for the latest national trends and research on over 100 key indicators of child and youth well-being. Information compiled by the non-profit organization Child Trends.

Migration Policy Institute Data Hub

The Data Hub showcases the most current national and state-level demographic, social, and economic facts about immigrants to the US; as well as stock, flow, citizenship, net migration, and historical data for countries in Europe, North America, and Oceania. Track historical immigration trends, see which global cities have the largest immigrant populations, and learn more about refugee and asylum patterns.

U.S. Census Bureau

Authorized under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code, the mission of the US Census Bureau is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.

U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides data every year—giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services. Among the many questions in the survey are questions about languages spoken at home and English speaking ability for each household member. 

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Relevant Journals

The following journals regularly cover topics relevant to the education of English learners (ELs), and can be consulted for further research:


Annual Review of Applied Linguistics

Applied Linguistics

American Educational Research Journal

Bilingual Research Journal

Bilingualism: Language and Cognition

Childhood Education

Educational Assessment

Educational Researcher

Language Learning

International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education

Journal of Teacher Education

Language Learning and Technology

Language Policy

Language Teaching Research

Language Testing

Linguistics and Education

Modern Language Journal

International Journal of Multicultural Education

NABE Journal of Research and Practice

Review of Educational Research

Studies in Second Language Acquisition

Teaching and Teacher Education

The Reading Teacher

Theory into Practice

TESOL Journal

TESOL Quarterly

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Federally Funded Research On EL Education

Department Of Education (ED)

Investing in Innovation(i3)


Purpose: Provide competitive grants to applicants with a record of improving student achievement and attainment in order to expand the implementation of, and investment in, innovative practices that are demonstrated to have an impact on improving student achievement or student growth, closing achievement gaps, decreasing dropout rates, increasing high school graduation rates, or increasing college enrollment and completion rates. 

These grants will (1) allow eligible entities to expand and develop innovative practices that can serve as models of best practices, (2) allow eligible entities to work in partnership with the private sector and the philanthropic community, and (3) identify and document best practices that can be shared and taken to scale based on demonstrated success. 


Current Awards: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/innovation/awards.html.


The Institute of Education Sciences (IES)


Purpose: The Institute of Education Sciences has an overarching priority to support research that contributes to school readiness and improved academic achievement for all students and particularly for those whose education prospects are hindered by inadequate education services and conditions associated with poverty, race/ethnicity, limited English proficiency, disability, and family circumstance. 

Types of awards: IES supports a number of different types of programs, which can be explored here: 

http://ies.ed.gov/funding/index.asp#current. These include Education Research Programs, one of which focuses on English learners. Information about the English learner research program can be found here: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/ncer_rfas/ell.asp.


Current Awards: http://ies.ed.gov/funding/grantsearch/.

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Health And Human Services (HHS)

The National Institutes of Health (NIH)


Purpose: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) fund a wide range of research and other programs that could relate to English learners. For example, the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) funds research on children, including some research studies on education of English learners. 


Current awards: http://report.nih.gov/award/index.cfm

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The National Science Foundation (NSF)

Education and Human Resources (EHR)



Purpose: The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950, as amended (42 USC 1861-75). The Act states the purpose of the NSF is “to promote the progress of science; [and] to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare by supporting research and education in all fields of science and engineering.” 

Types of awards: NSF funds research related to ELs under a number of different program areas. The program area most relevant to EL education research is Education and Human Resources (EHR), which includes four organizations: Graduate Education (DGE), Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings (DRL), Undergraduate Education (DUE), and Human Resource Development (HRD). Specific funding opportunities can be found on the organization subpages, linked from the EHR main page.


Current awardshttp://www.nsf.gov/awards/award_visualization.jsp?org=EHR

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Teaching of World Languages

In addition to links related to EL education, NCELA maintains directories to support the teaching of world languages.

Language Resource Centers

Since 1990, the U.S. Department of Education has provided Language Resource Center(LRC) grants for the establishment and operation of centers that serve as resources for improving the nation's capacity for teaching and learning languages other than English through teacher training, research, materials development, and dissemination projects.


Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
The Pennsylvania State University
5 Sparks Building
University Park, PA 16802-5203


Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
140 University International Center
331 17th Ave., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414


Center for Applied Second Language Studies
5290 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-5290 


Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy
University of Arizona
423 E. University Blvd.
Modern Languages 561
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067


Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
Indiana University
718 Eigenmann Hall
1900 East 10th Street
Bloomington, IN 47406 


Center for Language Education and Research
Michigan State University
UPLA Building
Suite 101
East Lansing, MI 48824 


Language Acquisition Resource Center
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-7703


National African Language Resource Center
University of Wisconsin-Madison
4231 Humanities Building
455 N Park Street
Madison, WI 53706


National East Asian Language Resource Center
100 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Rd.
Columbus, OH 43210


National Foreign Language Resource Center
University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
1859 East-West Road #106
Honolulu, HI 96822-2322


National Heritage Language Resource Center
University of California, Los Angeles
1333 Rolfe Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1411


National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
Iowa State University
N131 Lagomarcino Hall
Ames, IA 50011


National Middle East Language Resource Center
Brigham Young University
214 HRCB
Provo, UT 84602


South Asia Language Resource Center
The University of Chicago
Judd Hall 438
5835 S. Kimbark Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

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World Languages: Professional, Research, And Non-Profit Organizations

Language Teaching & Learning


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1001 N. Fairfax St.
Suite 200
Alexandria, VA 22314


Modern Language Association
26 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10004-1789


Joint National Committee for Languages and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (JNCL-NCLIS) 
4646 40th St., NW
Suite 310
Washington, DC 20016


National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) 
4231 Humanities Bldg.
455 N. Park Street
Madison WI 53706
NCOLCTL's mission is to increase the number of Americans who choose to learn one or more of the less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) as a means of enhancing cross-cultural communication among citizens of the United States.

‘Aha Pūnana Leo 
96 Pu‘uhonu Place
Hilo, HI 96720
The ‘Aha Pūnana Leo, best known for our Language Nest Preschools, is the leading entity in Hawai‘i and the United States for indigenous language revitalization. In the past twenty years, the ‘Aha Pūnana Leo has moved the Hawaiian language from a population with less than forty children speakers to one with over 2,000 children speakers.

African Language Teachers Association
4231 Humanities Bldg.
455 N. Park St.
Madison, WI, 53706
ALTA aims to develop a field of African language teaching where members can share common interests and concerns having to do with the study of African languages.



American Association of Teachers of Arabic 
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, Alabama 35216
American Association of Teachers of Arabic (AATA) aims to facilitate communication and cooperation between teachers of Arabic and to promote study, criticism, research and instruction in the field of Arabic language pedagogy, Arabic linguistics and Arabic literature.


Asia Society
725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street)
New York, NY 10021
Asia Society was founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd. Initially established to promote greater knowledge of Asia in the US, the Society today is a global institution — with offices throughout the US and Asia — that fulfills its educational mandate through a wide range of cross-disciplinary programming.

Association of Teachers of Japanese 
240 Humanities Bldg.
279 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0279
The Association of Teachers of Japanese is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of individuals and institutions seeking to promote the study of Japanese language, linguistics, literature, culture, and pedagogy, primarily at the college or university level.


Chinese Language Teachers Association 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Department of Foreign Language & Literature
P.O Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
The Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context. It supports establishing and sustaining quality Chinese programs, K-16 articulation, teacher education and professional development, and research relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures.

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools
CLASS is a non-profit professional organization that represents all Chinese language educators at all levels from elementary to secondary schools. CLASS advances and promotes the teaching and learning of Chinese language and culture at PreK-12 schools in the United States.


National Council of Japanese Language Teachers
P.O. Box 3719
Boulder, CO 80307-3719
NCJLT is an organization dedicated to the promotion and development of Japanese language teaching at the elementary, secondary, and higher education levels across the United States. The mission of NCJLT is to support Japanese Language teachers and promote Japanese Language education. The vision of NCJLT is to foster the study of Japanese language and culture at the Pre-K-16 levels via supportive programs.


American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
Southern Illinois University
Mailcode 4510
Carbondale, IL 62901
A professional association which seeks to address the concerns of its members which include: promoting the study of languages in general and French in particular; facilitating the implementation of national and state standards in the classroom; improving the training of French teachers by encouraging minimum levels of language and cultural proficiency, and exposure to the French-speaking world through study abroad opportunities; creating opportunities and finding resources for practicing teachers to update their skills and improve their teaching; encouraging the use of new technologies in the teaching of French and actively developing materials to support this use.

American Association of Teachers of German 
112 Haddontowne Court, # 104
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034-3668
The mission of the AATG is based on the belief that bringing the language, literatures and cultures of the German-speaking world to all Americans is a vital humanistic endeavor which serves essential national interests.


American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
900 Ladd Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Since its inception in 1917, the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) has promoted the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels. Through an exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information, the AATSP encourages heritage and second-language study and supports projects to that end.


Alaska Native Language Center 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
305 N. Tanana Loop, Room 423
Box 757680
Fairbanks, AK 99775
The Alaska Native Language Center was established by state legislation in 1972 as a center for research and documentation of the twenty Native languages of Alaska. It is internationally known and recognized as the major center in the United States for the study of Eskimo and Northern Athabascan languages.

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Regional Technical Assistance Centers

For regional technical assistance centers specific to your state, see the main Title III State Information System page.