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A widely known theory of second language acquisition.
Since its inception in 1980, the AAUSC has worked (1) to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the US; (2) to strengthen development programs for teaching assistants, teaching fellows, associate instructors, or their equivalents; (3) to promote research in second language acquisition and on the preparation and supervision of teaching assistants; and (4) to establish a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among those concerned with language program direction.
American Councils creates opportunities that prepare individuals and institutions to succeed in an increasingly interconnected world, and works in the areas of international education, academic exchange, and overseas language immersion.
UCIEP is committed to setting and achieving high standards in Intensive English Programs (IEPs), to educating institutions to the fact that adequate support of IEPs would lead to international students better prepared to succeed in their academic studies, and to providing a forum for IEP directors to exchange ideas, information and experiences. UCIEP mission is the advancement of professional standards and quality instruction in intensive English programs at universities and colleges in the United States.
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The National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) is a joint project of Georgetown University (GU), The George Washington University (GWU), and the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL). NCLRC is located in Washington, DC, and is one of fifteen nonprofit Language Resource Centers nationwide, created to improve and strengthen the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages. Funding for the center comes from the U.S. Department of Education. Since its inception in 1990, the NCLRC has conducted activities in the areas of testing, learning strategies, materials development & methodology, technology, professional development, and dissemination of information on commonly and less commonly taught languages.
Connecting the UK to the world and the world to the UK, the British Council is Britain's international cultural relations body. In an inter-dependent, turbulent world, [the British Council] believes that creating opportunities for people to understand each other better, work together more, and learn from one another is crucial to building secure, more prosperous and sustainable futures for us all.
Perseus Digital Library's mission is to make the full record of humanity - linguistic sources, physical artifacts, historical spaces - as intellectually accessible as possible to every human being, regardless of linguistic or cultural background.
BESIG, the Business English Special Interest Group of IATEFL, is a professional body of individuals representing the interests and serving the needs of the international business English teaching community.
EnglishUSA’s mission is to provide support, standards, and advocacy for intensive English programs in the USA. Its vision is to be the recognized voice of intensive English programs in the USA. EnglishUSA values engagement, integrity, excellence, and collaboration.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is dedicated to providing a comprehensive range of research-based information, tools, and resources related to language and culture. CAL is a private, nonprofit organization working to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture. Established in 1959, CAL is headquartered in Washington, DC. CAL has earned a national and international reputation for its contributions to the fields of bilingual, English as a second language, literacy, and foreign language education; dialect studies; language policy; refugee orientation; and the education of linguistically and culturally diverse adults and children.
The UCLA Center for the Study of Evaluation (CSE) and, more recently, the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) strives to improve the quality of education and learning in America. CSE/CRESST contributes to the development of scientifically based evaluation and testing techniques, encourages the development, validation and use of sound data for improved accountability and decision making, and explores technological applications to improve assessment and evaluation practice. Today CSE/CRESST research and development serves government, military, and pre-K through college-level education and training.
ILTA's purpose is to promote the improvement of language testing throughout the world. It does this by (1) stimulating professional growth through workshops and conferences; (2) promoting the publication and dissemination of information related to the field of language testing; (3) developing and providing for leadership in the field of language testing; (4) providing professional services to its members; (5) increasing public understanding and support of language testing as a profession; (6) building professional pride among its membership; (7) recognizing outstanding achievement among its membership; (8) cooperating with other groups interested in language testing; and (9) cooperating with other groups interested in applied linguistics or measurement.
The Regional Language Centre (RELC), an educational project of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO), is located in Singapore. Since its inception in July, 1968 SEAMEO RELC has not ceased to strive towards higher goals in the service of language education of the countries of Southeast Asia. The members of SEAMEO are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Vietnam. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Spain are associate members.
Teaching Foreign Languages K - 12 is a video library illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages. The language classrooms shown in this library include Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Chinese.
The Meridian International Center promotes global leadership through the exchange of ideas, people, and culture. Their mission is to create innovative exchange, education, cultural, and policy programs that advance three goals: (1) Strengthen US engagement with the world through the power of exchange; (2) Prepare public and private sector leaders for a complex global future; and (3) Provide a neutral forum for international collaboration across sectors.
TESOL's mission is to develop and maintain professional expertise in English language teaching and learning for speakers of other languages worldwide. TESOL values professionalism in language education, individual language rights accessible, high quality education, collaboration in a global community, the interaction of research and reflective practice for educational improvement, and respect for diversity and multiculturalism.
The purpose of EALTA is to promote the understanding of theoretical principles of language testing and assessment, and the improvement and sharing of testing and assessment practices throughout Europe. EALTA is a professional association for language testers in Europe. EALTA’s interests are independent of those of any other organization, and was set up with financial support from the European community.
CEA's mission is to promote excellence in the field of English language teaching and administration through accreditation of English language programs and institutions worldwide. CEA strives to achieve its mission by using widely-held standards to foster continuous program development through a rigorous process of regular self-assessment and peer evaluation.
Educational Testing Services (ETS) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research. In addition to assessments, ETS conducts educational research, analysis and policy studies and develops a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English-language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education. The organization serves individual students, their parents, educational institutions, and government agencies.