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Updated October 2017
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UNITED KINGDOM

Ofqual. This body regulates examinations, qualifications and assessments in England.

Network for Learning/a> is run from Bath Spa University Institute for Education. Follow the link for CPD courses for language teachers.
NICILT is from Northern Ireland.

The Languages Company was set up by Lid King in 2008. "The Languages Company is committed to continuing work in support of a coherent approach to languages and multilingualism in our society."

ICT4LT focuses on helping teachers use ICT in language teaching.

Speak to the Future is a campaign organisation which makes the case for language learning in an era of relative crisis.

NALA is the National Association of Language Advisers. It is for all those who offer advice and support to language teachers.

Association for Language Learning is the major subject association for language teachers in the UK.

CLIL4Teachers is a wiki hosted by the ALL. It is a hub for teachers interested in teaching other subjects through the medium of a modern language. It contains advice, links and resources.

Linguistics Association of Great Britain

LLAS, the centre for languages, linguistics and area studies, provides professional development, resources and information to the higher education sector. It is led by Professor Mike Kelly.

Talkabout Primary MFL (UK) is an interactive network for MFL teachers at primary level.

Why study languages? (UK) is part of the Routes into Languages initiative (see below). A good source for reasons to study languages.

The TES Connect site is a major area for shared resources and ideas.

The Film in Language Teaching Association (FILTA) is "an association of language teachers, film educators and researchers. It was formed for the purpose of providing a forum for the exchange of information related to the use of film in language teaching."

MFL Resources is a Yahoo user group with over 3500 members, mainly, but not all British. You can join from the linked page.

British Council SchoolsOnline. The British Council supports and accredits collaboration between schools and advocates global citizenship for young people worldwide.

Routes into Languages.

The ISMLA (Independent Schools Modern Language Association) - "exists to provide a forum for Modern Languages teachers in Independent Secondary schools to meet, share ideas and inform themselves about and contribute to developments in Modern Languages Teaching."

The Society for French Studies.

Association for French Language Studies. This is for university level teachers.

CILT Cymru is The National Centre for Languages. This is the Welsh national centre of expertise on language teaching. Its aims are to promote greater national capability in languages and to support the work of language teachers.

Modern Foreign Languages Environment (Scot) is Scotland's hub, part of Curriculum for Excellence.

Glow (Scot). "Glow is the world's first national intranet for education." You have to live in Scotland to sign up and share resources.

Scottish CILT (Scot). A national centre for information on language teaching and research based at Strathclyde University.

IRELAND

French Teachers' Association. The hub for Irish teachers of French.

USA

Center for Applied Linguistics.

Modern Language Association.

International Association for Language Teaching Technology.

American Association of Teachers of French from Southern Illinois University.

FLTeach - foreign language teaching forum based at the State University of New York at Cortland.

Language Acquisition Resource Center from San Diego State University.

Southwest Conference on Language Teaching.

The NNELL - National Network for Early Language Learning.

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

STATE ASSOCIATIONS

Alabama Association of Foreign Language Teachers

Arkansas Foreign Language Teachers Association.

The Arizona Language Association.

Californian Language Teachers' Association.

Colorado Congress of Foreign Language.

Connectitcut Council of Language Teachers.

Florida Foreign Language Association

Foreign Language Association of Georgia.

Foreign Language Association of Georgia - a facebook group.

Hawai'i Association of Language Teachers.

Illinois Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association.

Iowa World Language Association.

Idaho Association of Teachers of Language and Culture

Kansas World Language Association

Kentucky World Languages Association

Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers' Association

Maryland Foreign Language Association

Massachusetts Foreign Language Association.

Michigan World Language Association.

Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.

Mississippi Foreign Language Association

Foreign Language Association of Missouri.

Montana Association of Language Teachers

Nebraska International Languages Association (Facebook page)

Foreign Language Educators of New Jersey

New Mexico Organization of Language Educators

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers Inc.

Foreign Language Association of North Carolina

Foreign Language Association of North Dakota

Ohio Foreign Language Association

Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers' Association

Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association

Rhode Island Foreign Language Association

South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association

South Dakota World Languages Association

Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association

Texas Foreign Language Association.

Utah Foreign Language Association.

Vermont Foreign Language Association.

Foreign Language Association of Virginia.

Washington Association for Language Teaching.

Greater Washington Association of Teachers of Foreign Language.

West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association.

Wisconsin Association for Language Teachers.

CANADA

Ontario Modern Language Teachers' Association.

The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.

ACPI - Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion

BCLCA - British Columbia Language Coordination Association
AQUELS - Association québecoise des enseignants de français langue seconde
CERLL - Centre for Educational Research on Language and Literacies, at University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

Saskatchewan Association of Teachers of French.

NEW ZEALAND

NZALT - New Zealand Association of Language Teachers

French (New Zealand) is the main hub for teachers of French in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Curriculum Online."This site offers information, resources, news, advice and guidance, inspiring school stories, practical ideas, research reports, how to get support and much, much more."

NZQA (New Zealand Qualifications Authority).

AUSTRALIA

ACARA, the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority."The Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is the independent authority responsible for the development of a national curriculum, a national assessment program and a national data collection and reporting program that supports 21st century learning for all Australian students."
Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (AFMLTA Inc.).

NAFT - the New South Wales Association of French Teachers. Formed in 1999, it describes itself as a "sizeable and dynamic professional association".

Modern Languages Teachers' Association of New South Wales.

Modern Language Teachers' Association of Victoria.

The Modern Language Teachers' Association of Queensland Inc..

ALC (Assessment of Language Competence). "The Assessment of Language Competence Certificates are designed to celebrate and enhance the learning of languages in Australia, New Zealand, the Asia-Pacific region."

Modern Language Teachers Association of Western Australia (Incorporated).

South Australian French Teachers Association Inc..

Modern Language Teachers Association of South Australia.

Australian Society for French Studies.

EUROPEAN UNION

European Centre for Modern Languages.

The Council of Europe site has the Common European Framework of Reference: Learning, Teaching, Assessment.

Association des Professeurs de Français en Autriche

APFA Association de Professeurs de Français en Autriche.

[email protected] Europa.

OTHER NATIONS

Association Français Langue Etrangère de Hong Kong (HK).

Association of Indian Teachers of French (Ind).

La salle des profs is a social hub for French teachers from the Indian sub-continent.

Fédération Internationale des professeurs de français (Fr).

FLE Asso (Fr).