Welcome to the NFMLTA!

Welcome to the NFMLTA, a network of modern language teacher associations which promotes the teaching of modern languages, literatures and cultures in educational endeavors throughout the United States. The publication of the Modern Language Journal is central to the mission of the Federation. Through grants, awards and support for member organizations, the NFMLTA advocates for continuous advancement of scholarship and pedagogy in modern language instruction. The NFMLTA has published the Modern Language Journal continuously since 1916.


NFMLTA offers travel, dissertation, and research support grants for graduate students and other language professionals whose research are related to the expansion, promotion and improvement of the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures. Applications for NFMLTA support grants can only be made online.


NFMLTA supports both the Paul Pimsleur Award and the Emma Marie Birkmaier Award. The cash support by NFMLTA for these two awards illustrates NFMLTA’s commitment to research in foreign and second language acquisition and to the application of its results to the classroom.

Emma Marie Birkmaier Award

Paul Pimsleur Award


There is one class of members in the Federation, which shall consist of associations of teachers of the modern languages. Member organizations are: