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Professional Organizations for Teachers

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the United States.

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
The largest national association of French teachers in the world.

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
Promotes the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels.

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)
The only national individual membership organization dedicated to the advancement and improvement of the language, literature, and culture of the German-speaking countries.

Association of the Teachers of Japanese (ATJ)
An international, nonprofit, nonpolitical organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics dedicated to teaching and scholarship and to the exchange of information among teachers and other professionals to help broaden and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture.

Midwest Modern Languages Association (M/MLA)
The Midwest Modern Language Association (M/MLA) is a non-profit organization of teachers and scholars of literature, language, and culture. A regional affiliate of the Modern Language Association, the M/MLA provides a forum for disseminating scholarship and improving teaching in the fields of literary and cultural criticism. The members of the M/MLA hail from many different departments, including Comparative Literature, English, French, German, Italian, Linguistics, and Spanish.

American Classical League (ACL)
The purpose of the American Classical League is to foster the study of classical languages in the United States and Canada. Membership is open to any person who is committed to the preservation and advancement of our classical inheritance from Greece and Rome. The League includes teachers of Latin, Greek, and Classics on elementary, secondary, and college levels.

APA Classics
The American Philological Association (APA), founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," is the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations.
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Muncie, IN 47306

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