Foreign Language

Professional Resources

Organizations

American Association for Applied Linguistics
Information about conferences, journals and professional development
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
A national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of languages
California Language Teachers Association
The California Language Teachers Association (CLTA) is an association of language professionals which sponsors activities that promote, support, and enhance the teaching of world languages.
Center for Applied Linguistics
CAL is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems.
The National Capital Language Resource Center
Features a web-based tutorial to guide educators in creating and implementing a foreign language portfolio assessment
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition & Language Instruction Educational Programs
Resources for teachers of English as a Second Language.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
TESOL articulates and advances standards for professional preparation, continuing education, and student programs

Publications

Foreign Language Annals
A refereed journal which serves the professional interests those concerned with the teaching of foreign languages
TESL-EJ
This academic e-journal is a recognized source of ESL and EFL information
TESOL Journal
A quarterly, refereed journal which contains articles related to methodology, curriculum materials and design
TESOL Matters
A newspaper with archives available online; a useful resource for English as a Second Language
TESOL Quarterly
Articles related to theory and practice in TESOL.