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Foreign Language Education Professional Organizations

Symbol
Name
AAAL
American Association of Applied Linguistics
AACC
American Association of Community Colleges
AATA
American Association of Teachers of Arabic
AATF
American Association of Teachers of French
AATG
American Association of Teachers of German
AATI
American Association of Teachers of Italian
AATSP
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
AAUSC
American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators
ACL
American Classical League
ACTFL
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ACTR
American Council on the Teaching of Russian
ADFL
Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
AERA
American Association of Educational Research
AP®
Advanced Placement
APLS
Association of Proprietary Language Schools
BALLI
Beliefs About Language Learning Inventory
CAL
Center for Applied Linguistics
CALICO
Computer Assisted Learning Instruction Consortium
CALPER
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
CARLA
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
CASL
Center for Advanced Study of Languages
CASLS
Center for Applied Second Language Studies
CCNAA
(Chinese) Coordination Council for North American Affairs
CCSSO
Council of Chief State School Officers
CEFR
Common European Framework
CeLCAR
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
CERCLL
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literature
CIA
Central Intelligence Agency
CIEE
Council on International Education Exchange
CLASS
Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools
CLEAR
Center for Language Education and Research
CLTA
Chinese Language Teachers Association
CSCTFL
Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
DLI
Defense Language Institute
DOD
Department of Defense
DOE
Department of Education
ELP
European Language Portfolio
ERIC
Educational Resources Information Center
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FLAP
Foreign Language Assistance Program
FLEA
Foreign Language Exhibitors Association
FLNAEP
Foreign Language National Assessment of Educational Progress
FLES
Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools
FLEX
Foreign Language Exploratory Programs
FSI
Foreign Service Institute
IALLT
International Association of Language Learning Technology
   IB
International Baccalaureate
   ILR
 Interagency Language Roundtable
Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
   IPA
Integrated Performance Assessment
 ISTE
International Society of Technology in Education
JNCL
Joint National Committee for Languages
LARC
Language Acquisition Resource Center
LCTL
Less Commonly Taught Languages
LLC
Language Learning for Children
LTI
Language Testing International
MLA
Modern Language Association
MOPI
Modified Oral Proficiency Interview
NABE
National Association for Bilingual Education
NADSFL
National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages
NAEP
National Assessment of Educational Progress
NAIS
National Association of Independent Schools
NALRC
National African Language Resource Center
NASSP
National Association of Secondary School Principals
NCALS
National Council of Associations of Chinese Languages Schools
NCATE
National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCLB
No Child Left Behind
NCJLT
National Council of Japanese Language Teachers
NCLRC
National Capital Language Resource Center
NCSS
National Council for the Social Studies
NCSSFL
National Council of State Supervisors for Languages
NEALRC
National East Asian Languages Resource Center
NECTFL
Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
NEH
National Endowment for the Humanities
NFLRC
National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
NFMLTA
National Federation of Modern Language Teacher Associations
NHLRC
National Heritage Language Resource Center
NLRC
National Language Resource Centers
NMELRC
National Middle Eastern Language Resource Center
NCSSFL
National Council of State Supervisors for Languages
NNELL
National Network for Early Language Learning
NCSSFL
National Council of State Supervisors for Languages
NSA
National Security Agency
NSEP
National Security Education Program
NSLI
National Security Language Initiative
NRCCUA
National Research Center for College Unviersity Admission
OPI
Oral Proficiency Interview
PAU
Performance Assessment Unit
PNCFL
Pacific Northwest Council for Foreign Languages
SALRC
South Asia Language Resource Center
SCOLT
Southern Conference on Language Teaching
SEELRC
Slavic and East European Language Resource Center
SIG
Special Interest Group (ACTFL, TESOL, AERA)
SWCOLT
Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
TESOL
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TPRS
Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
TPR
Total Physical Response
UbD
Understanding by Design
WPT
Written Proficiency Test