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Monday, December 11, 2017

 
College of Education and Human Performance World Languages Education

Professional Organizations

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)

AATSPFounded in 1917, the AATSP is the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive language-specific professional association in the United States. Our some 12,500 members are educators and others who endorse our mission to promote, develop, and advance the teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and related languages, literatures, and cultures in the United States and in other countries from primary through graduate school. We publish a highly acclaimed quarterly journal, Hispania; a general newsletter, Enlace; and a Portuguese Newsletter. We sponsor Phi Lambda Beta (college Portuguese honor society), the National Spanish Examinations (for secondary school students), the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (secondary school honor society), and the Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad (middle school community service honorary society).
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American Council on the Teaching of World Languagess (ACTFL)

ACTFLThe American Council on the Teaching of World Languagess (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Since its founding, ACTFL has become synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in meeting the changing needs of foreign language educators and their students. From the development of Proficiency Guidelines, to its leadership role in the creation of national standards, ACTFL focuses on issues that are critical to the growth of both the profession and the individual teacher. Through their membership, new as well as veteran teachers are making an important investment in the future.
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Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

SCOLTOrganized in 1965, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching is one of five regional affiliates of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The fourteen affiliates in the SCOLT region are as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of these states, because of their physical proximity to other regional organizations, are “shared” with the Northeast Conference, the Central States Conference, or the Southwest Conference.
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Florida World Languages Association (FFLA)

FFLAThe Florida World Languages Association (FFLA) is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to the study and teaching of languages and cultures.  Membership is open to educators of all levels (K-20) and all languages. FFLA is an affiliate of the American Council on the Teaching of Languages (ACTFL) and its member organizations include the Florida Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (FAATSP), the Florida chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF-FL), the Florida Association of Teachers of German (FATG), the Classical Association of Florida (CAF), the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ),  the Florida Association of Teachers of Italian (FATI), the Florida American Sign Language Teacher Association (FASLTA), the Florida World Languages Instructors in Community Colleges (FFLICC) and the World Languages Association for Managers in Education (FLAME).
FFLA's annual state conference is held every October and affords attendees the following benefits: over 100 professional workshops; 40+ exhibitors with the latest in educational technology, textbook and other language teaching material; renowned keynote and featured speakers; networking with colleagues.
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The University of Central Florida World Languages Education Advisory Council

College of Education and Human PerformanceThe University of Central Florida World Languages Education Advisory Council consists of pre-service teachers, public school foreign language teachers and bilingual elementary teachers who informally teach a second language to their charges, principals, curriculum coordinators, University of Central Florida professors from the World Languages Education Program and Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, and the Florida Department of Education World Languages Representative.  This council holds meetings twice a year at various Central Florida school districts to accommodate all of the members.  The council members work together in addressing issues of concern to the stakeholders in foreign language education.   

Membership on the Council allows foreign language educators to assist in the development of programs and initiatives that affect foreign language teaching and learning in the service area of the University of Central Florida.  It also provides members an opportunity to become familiar with different programs and resources for foreign language instruction in the different school districts.  Finally, networking opportunities abound.

For information about the University of Central Florida Foreign Language Education Advisory Council, please contact the Council Chair, Dr. Karen Verkler, at 407-823-5235 or .