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The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
The American Council of Teacher of Russian/American
Council for Collaboration in Education and Language Study
- The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education is a national, voluntary
association of colleges and universities with undergraduate or graduate programs to prepare
professional educators. The Association supports programs in data gathering, equity,
leadership development, networking, policy analysis, professional issues, and scholarship.
- ACTR/ACCELS is a private, non-profit educational association and exchange organization
devoted to improving education, professional training, and research within and about the
Russian-speaking world, including the many scores of non-Russian cultures and populations
in the regions of central and eastern Europe and Eurasia.
American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- The American Educational Research Association is concerned with improving the educational
process by encouraging scholarly inquiry related to education and by promoting the
dissemination and practical application of research results. (español) (français)
Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education
- AACE is an international, educational, and professional organization dedicated to the
advancement of the knowledge, theory, and quality of learning and teaching at all levels with
information technology. This purpose is accomplished through the encouragement of
scholarly inquiry related to information technology in education and the dissemination of
research results and their applications through publications, conferences,
divisions/societies/chapters, and inter-organizational projects
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- ASCD is an international, nonprofit, nonpartisan education association committed to the
mission of forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners. ASCD
provides professional development in curriculum and supervision; initiates and supports
activities to provide educational equity for all students; and serves as a leader in education
information services. (About ASCD in español)
Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional
- National, individual membership organization devoted to the improvement of teacher
education for both school and campus-based teacher educators. ATE members represent over
650 colleges and universities, 500 major school systems, and the majority of the state
departments of education.
- The Association of B.C. Teachers of English as an Additional Language advances the profession
of teaching English as an additional language in B.C. through professional development,
promotion of standards, advocacy and representation.
- The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium is a professional organization that
serves a membership involved in both education and high technology. CALICO has an
emphasis on modern language teaching and learning, but reaches out to all areas that employ
the languages of the world to instruct and to learn. CALICO is a clearinghouse in computer
assisted learning and instruction.
California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)
- CABE, through its large statewide membership with over 60 local chapters, is committed to
promoting quality education for over a million language minority students in California.
Faced with this ever-increasing enrollment of language minority students, CABE's
objectives include: Assuring that students will attain high levels of literacy; Assuring that
students will achieve in academic areas; Providing students with a positive environment for
learning; Encouraging its members to actively participate in the responsibility of preparing
all students to become successful contributors to our complex multicultural society.
California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of
Other Languages (CATESOL)
- California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) is an organization
dedicated to the support of English as a Second Language teachers throughout both California
and Nevada. CATESOL serves teachers at all levels, from elementary to university.
- California Tomorrow is a nonprofit organization dedicated to contributing to the building of a
strong and fair multiracial, multicultural, multilingual society that is equitable for
everyone. They believe such a society involves promoting equal opportunity and
participation -- social, economic and educational -- and embracing diversity as our
Center for Equal Opportunity
- Conservative think tank devoted exclusively to three areas: affirmative action, immigration
and assimilation, and bilingual education. CEO seeks to block the expansion of racial
preferences and to prevent their use in employment, education, and voting. CEO promotes the
assimilation of immigrants into society and elimination of bilingual and multicultural
Council of the Great City Schools Online
- A coalition of some 50 of the nation's largest urban public school systems working to
promote urban education through legislation, research, media relations, management,
technology, and other special projects. Includes full-text issues of Urban Educator, the
nation's voice for urban education; a conference agenda for urban educators, newsletters,
and The Urban Source--the Council's on-line link to urban education resources.
Education Week on the Web
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
- The nation's premiere online educational newspaper of record. Their goal is "being the place
on the World Wide Web for people interested in education reform, schools, and the policies
that guide them."
Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education
- HACU has grown to more than 179 member institutions located in 14 states, Puerto Rico and
six countries. As a national association representing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs),
HACU's work is to promote nonprofit, accredited colleges and universities where Hispanics
constitute a minimum of 25 percent of the enrollment at either the graduate or
undergraduate level. HACU's mission is to promote the development of member colleges and
universities; To improve access to and the quality of post-secondary educational
opportunities for Hispanic students; and To meet the needs of business, industry and
government through the development and sharing of resources, information and expertise. Of
note is The HACU National Internship Program. The HACU National Internship Program
(HNIP) works with HSIs, federal agencies and corporations to recruit well-qualified and
motivated students. Students selected for the program are undergraduate and graduate
students, have a minimum 3.0 GPA and are active in community and campus activities. HNIP
began in 1992 and has placed thousands of students in federal and corporate internships
across the nation.
- Professional association for people who work with or care about potentially English
proficient learners and who believe that bilingualism is good for the nation.
International Reading Association
- The International Reading Association seeks to promote high levels of literacy for all by
improving the quality of reading instruction through studying the reading process and
teaching techniques; serving as a clearinghouse for the dissemination of reading research
through conferences, journals, and other publications; and actively encouraging the lifetime
reading habit. The Association has over 90,000 members and attempts to promote literacy
at all age levels in 90 nations.
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)
- Promotes appropriate uses of technology to support and improve teaching and learning.
Representing more than 40,000 educators, ISTE provides: Curriculum for learning about
technology and integrating it into the classroom. Research results and project reports.
Leadership for policy affecting educational technology.
The Japan Association for Language Teaching
- A professional organization of people interested in promoting excellence in language
learning and teaching. Nearly 4,000 members in almost 40 chapters and affiliates across
Japan as well as members abroad.
- Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-- KOTESOL is a not-for-profit
organization established to promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate
cross-cultural understanding among persons concerned with the teaching and learning of
English in Korea.
Linguistic Society of America
- The Linguistic Society of America was founded in 1924 for the advancement of the scientific
study of language. The Society serves its nearly 7,000 personal and institutional members
through scholarly meetings, publications, and special activities designed to advance the
discipline. An interest in linguistics is the only requirement for membership. The Society is
an affiliate of the Permanent International Committee of Linguists (CIPL), a constituent
society of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), a member of the Consortium of
Social Science Associations (COSSA), the National Humanities Alliance (NHA), and the
American Association for the Advancement of Science.
- Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is a national nonprofit
organization whose mission is to protect and promote the civil rights of the more than 29
million Latinos living in the United States.
Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE)
- MABE is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to: recognize, promote and publicize
excellence in BilingualEducation; promote efforts to assure the provision of equal
educational opportunity for all; promote the provision of services to the children, youth,
and adults at all levels in both the community and educational institutions throughout the
state by making Bilingual/Bicultural Education an integral part of the school curricula;
working toward the recognition by the legislative body, the State Board of Education and the
local school districts, of linguistic and cultural needs of bilingual speakers; promoting the
organization of workshops and conferences dealing with the needs of bilingual education; co
ordination and promoting the development of professional competence and professional
standards in Bilingual Education; and to encourage the excellence of Bilingual Education by
promoting research and other activities.
Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
- MITESOL is a nonprofit organization,created with the following purposes: To encourage
professional development, participation, and leadership, disseminate information relevant
to members of the organization, to coordinate information and activities with other
professional organizations at the state, national and international levels, to strengthen ESL
instruction and research, to advocate quality education services on behalf of ESL students and
ESL teachers, to provide information, ESL inservice workshops, consultations, and other
support services in cooperation with school administrators and teachers in other fields of
instruction, to promote a high-quality ESL component taught by ESL-trained teachers in
conjunction with services available through bilingual education and other language
programs, and to support members' participation in international TESOL conventions.
National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
- The National Association for Bilingual Education is a national membership organization
founded in 1975 to address the educational needs of language-minority students in the U.S.
and to advance the language competencies and multicultural understanding of all Americans.
National Association for Multicultural Education
National Commission on Teaching and America's Future
- The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) was founded to bring together
individuals from all academic levels and disciplines and from diverse educational
institutions, and other organizations, occupations and communities who had an interest in
multicultural education. NAME is committed to a philosophy of inclusion that embraces the
basic tenets of democracy and cultural pluralism. NAME celebrates cultural and ethnic
diversity as a national strength that enriches a society and rejects the view that diversity
threatens the fabric of a society. NAME believes that multicultural education promotes
equity for all regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, sexual
orientation, belief system or exceptionality. NAME believes that multicultural education
enables the individual to believe in one's own intrinsic worth and culture, to transcend
monoculturalism and, ultimately, to become multicultural.
- Funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York and housed at
Teachers College, Columbia University. The Commission goals are to: identify the
implications for teaching embodied in current school reforms; examine what steps need to be
taken to guarantee all children access to skilled, knowledgeable, and committed teachers
working in schools that are capable of meeting the nation's educational goals; and develop a
comprehensive blueprint for recruiting, preparing, and supporting a teaching force that can
meet 21st-century standards of high educational performance.
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
- The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education is a professional accrediting
organization for schools, colleges, and departments of education in the United States. They set
national professional standards that help to assure quality in the preparation of teachers and
other school specialists, and implement the accreditation process to determine which
institutions meet the standards.
National Council for Languages and International Studies
- The National Policy Voice for Language. The member organizations of NCLIS-JNCL are
united in their belief that all Americans must have the opportunity to learn and use English
and at least one other language. Raising the awareness of policymakers about the importance
of international education, NCLIS now represents 60 national and regional organizations
encompassing virtually all areas of the language field; the major and less- commonly taught
languages, including English and English as a Second Language, bilingual education, the
classics, linguistics, exchanges, research, technology, international business education, and
National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
- The National Council of La Raza is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan, tax-exempt
organization established in 1968 to reduce poverty and discrimination, and improve life
opportunities for Hispanic Americans.
National Council of State Directors for Bilingual Edcuation
- The Council is organized exclusively for educational purposes. The Council's purposes
include: increasing the effectiveness of state educational agency personnel involved in
bilingual/English to speakers of other languages (ESOL) education by: acting as an
information service for state programs, experimental studies and latest developments;
cooperating with other organizations in the improvement of instruction in bilingual/ESOL
education; promoting the study of languages and related research; developing position papers
on issues in bilingual education/ESOL; and providing leadership for the development and
maintenance of bilingual/ESOL education throughout the country.
The National Council of Teachers of English
- The NCTE is devoted to improving the teaching of English and the language arts at all levels of
education. Since 1911, NCTE has provided a forum for the profession, an array of
opportunities for teachers to continue their professional growth throughout their careers,
and a framework for cooperation to deal with issues that affect the teaching of English.
National Indian Education Association
- The mission of the National Indian Education Association is to support traditional Native
cultures and values, to enable Native learners to become contributing members of their
communities, to promote Native control of educational institutions, and to improve
educational opportunities and resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives throughout
the United States.
New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages/Bilingual Education (NJTESOL/NJBE)
- New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages-New Jersey Bilingual
Educators. A professional organization for those concerned with the teaching of English as a
Second Language, Bilingual Education and Standard English as a Second Dialect.
New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
Pennsylvania Association for Bilingual Education (PABE )
- A multicultural, multilingual professional association fostering the awareness and
appreciation of biculturalism and bilingualism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in
- PABE is a multilingual, multicultural association founded in 1977 which represents all
language groups and educational sectors through the Pennsylvania Commonwealth.
The Sociology of Education Association
- The Sociology of Education Association is an informal group of scholars and educators from
both the fields of sociology and of education, who meet annually to engage in discussion of
issues at the intersection of sociology and education. The SEA exists outside of the formal
structure of any of the major professional organizations.
- REFORMA is committed to the improvement of the full spectrum of library and information
services for the approximately 22 million Spanish-speaking and Hispanic people in the
United States. REFORMA has actively sought to promote the development of library
collections to include Spanish-language and Hispanic oriented materials; the recruitment of
more bilingual and bicultural library professionals and support staff; the development of
library services and programs which meet the needs of the Hispanic community; the
establishment of a national information and support network among individuals who share
our goals; the education of the U.S. Hispanic population in regards to the availability and
types of library services; and lobbying efforts to preserve existing library resource
centers serving the interests of Hispanics.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
- TESOL's mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching
English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in
diverse settings while respecting individual's language rights. Site includes membership
and conference information and TESOL publications.
- An international, nonprofit organization concerned about the future of the world's cultural
and biological diversity. They report two main aims: preserving the world's linguistic
diversity, and investigating connections between biological and cultural diversity. Site
includes extensive internet index of resources on preserving linguistic diversity, language
endangerment, survival, and revitalization.
TESL Canada Home Page
- TESL Canada Journal and other resources and information from Canada's national federation
of ESL teachers.
- A provincial non-profit organization of educators and specialists in the field of English as a
Second Language (ESL) and English Skills Development. (ESD) whose goals are to advance
effective instruction and to enhance ESL & ESD learning environments throughout the
province, to establish and ensure standards in the teaching of ESL & ESD, to advise agencies
responsible for the administration of ESL & ESD, and to advocate on behalf of ESL & ESD
- TESOL France represents the interests of professionals in EFL (English as a Foreign
Language) in France, whether their concerns are in the private or public sector, classroom,
management or publication. TESOL France aims to develop meaningful contact across the
broad range that our eclectic profession represents by: keeping members abreast of a
rapidly evolving field, providing opportunities for professional development, and providing
channels for networking and exchange of information
- The Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language (SATEFL)
provides a forum for teachers and student-teachers to meet and exchange ideas on ELT.
Regular meetings are held throughout the year and an annual conference is organised along
with SATESL (the Scottish Association for the Teaching of English as a Second Language)
under the banner of TESOL Scotland.
- TESOL-Spain is an independent, philanthropic and non-profit association of English
language teachers. It is the only nation-wide organization of teachers in Spain to represent
every single sector in English teaching. It provides a forum where, for example, university
professors, primary school teachers, private language school teachers and teachers from the
Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, etc. can meet.
- The purposes of this organization is too improve the practice of language teaching, to
stimulate the professional development of the teachers of English, to strengthen instruction
and research in the teaching of English in the Ukraine.
Texas Association for Bilingual Education
- The Texas Association for Bilingual Education (TABE), founded in San Antonio, Texas in
1972, is a state advocacy organization for the rights of language minority children. The
TABE network is comprised of local school district and universities student affiliated groups
representing all major geographical regions of Texas. TABE members include parents, early
childhood education personnel, elementary and secondary school teachers and
administrators, college students, professors and university researchers.
- ThaiTESOL is a professional non-profit and non-political organization under the patronage
of H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. Its purposes
are to strengthen English Language Education at all levels, to undertake research in the
teaching of English to speakers of other languages, to promote scholarships, to disseminate
information, and to cooperate in appropriate ways with other groups having similar