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Meet the Consortium Partners

These organizations collaborate to support language learning and make information about programs, professional development, and capacity available to a wide range of audiences. Click on the arrow next to the description of each partner to learn more.

The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (the Alliance) gathers and disseminates information about the languages spoken in the United States, speakers of those languages, and programs to develop those languages – with a focus on community-based and K-12 settings. Learn more
AATG logo The American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) believes 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. Learn more
AATSP logo The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP supports the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information through its programs, publications, research projects, and extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions at home and in other countries. Learn more
ACTFL logo 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. With more than 12,000 members, ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of language educators and their students. Learn more
Aldeen Foundation logo Over the past two decades, Aldeen Foundation has been committed to helping increase the capacity of every teacher who is seeking improvement and growth in his or her profession through onsite professional development workshops. In addition to its onsite teacher training workshops, the Foundation expanded its services to include an online education component specifically addressing the training of Arabic teachers in the field of teaching Arabic as a foreign language. Learn more
Asia Society logo Asia Society is the leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, the Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future. Learn more
Association of Chinese Schools logo Association of Chinese Schools (ACS) was founded by Prof. Peter P.C. Chou and six schools in Philadelphia in 1974. The goals are to provide a forum for Chinese language and culture schools to share their common interests, to exchange views and ideas, to assist school activities, to improve the quality of teaching, to promote Chinese teaching into the mainstream American education system. ACS is a non-profit, non-political independent organization. Learn more
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) seal California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is a preeminent center of intellectual and cultural activity in Inland Empire of Southern California. Opened in 1965 and set at the foothills of the beautiful San Bernardino Mountains, the university serves more than 20,000 students each year and graduates about 4,000 students annually. Learn more
Chinese Heritage Language Education and Research Project (CHeLER) logo CARLA–Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition–at the University of Minnesota is one of the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. Learn more
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) logo Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) fosters innovation by providing research-based solutions to materials creation, implementation, and evaluation and assessment. CASLS is a National Foreign Language Resource Center and home to the Oregon Chinese Flagship Program. Learn more
Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) logo The Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR) at Michigan State University 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. Learn more
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) logo The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) produces and disseminates high quality foreign language Open Educational Resources (OERs) that is offered freely for anyone to use, re-mix, improve, and redistribute. Learn more
Chinese Heritage Language Education and Research Project (CHeLER) logo The Chinese Heritage Language Education and Research Project (CHeLER) at the University of Toledo seeks to improve the teaching and learning of Chinese heritage language and culture in the United States by gathering and disseminating resources related to Chinese heritage education and information about community-based Chinese heritage programs to educators, parents, and the general public. Learn more
The DesiLearn initiative, managed by the National Capital Language Resource Center at The George Washington University, collects extensive information about K-12 and community-based programs involved in the teaching of fifteen South Asian languages. Learn more
The Heritage Language Initiative (HLI) in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University seeks to address the needs of speakers of languages other than English in the university and in the community. It also works to build on the strengths that come from bilingualism. Learn more
Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), represents the language profession to the United States. As a professional organization in teaching, translation, interpreting, testing, research, and many other fields, we raise public awareness of language as an enterprise vital to the U.S. Learn more
La Guardia Community College, of the City University of New York is named for Fiorello H. LaGuardia, New York City’s New Deal mayor, who inspired a city of immigrants. Located at a transit hub that links Queens, the city’s most ethnically diverse borough, with the world center of finance, commerce and the arts, the college provides access to higher education and serves New Yorkers of all backgrounds, ages and means. Learn more
NCOLCTL–National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, housed at Indiana University, is a national alliance of organizations dedicated to the growth and support of teaching less commonly taught languages in American academic institutions. Learn more
National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) is an organization of education agency personnel from states across the United States who have the responsibility for providing oversight of K-12 foreign/world language education at the state level. Learn more
The National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa is dedicated to improving foreign language learning and teaching in the U.S. and has particularly distinguished itself in its focus on the less commonly taught languages of Asia and the Pacific. Established in 1990, NFLRC is the oldest of only fifteen Title VI-funded Language Resource Centers across the US. Learn more
The National Heritage Language Resource Center develops effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first by creating a research base and then by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education. Learn more
The STARTALK initiative, managed by the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, seeks to expand and improve the teaching and learning of strategically important world languages that are not now widely taught in the United States. Learn more