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The purpose of the NFMLTA is the expansion, promotion, and improvement of the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures throughout the United States through a variety of activities including, but not limited to, publication of The Modern Language Journal. The National Federation of Modern Language Teachers’ Associations was founded in 1916. The charter member organizations were the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the New Jersey Foreign Language Teachers Associations, and The New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. Currently, there are 17 member organizations. 


 

Initiatives

NFMLTA is always searching for new initiatives that support the organization’s mission of the expansion, promotion, and improvement of the teaching of languages, literatures, and cultures throughout the United States. We invite suggestions of worthy initiatives that NFMLTA can consider. Please contact NFMLTA Board of Director member .. More

Awards

The Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education was created in 1977 in response to the initiative of an anonymous donor. It was established as a memorial to Paul Pimsleur and ... More

The Birkmaier Award was established in 1980 to recognize an author of doctoral dissertation research in foreign language education that contributes significantly to the advancement of the profession. Beginning in 1989, ... More

 

Member Organizations

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

  • Charter member organizations, namely, The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, the New Jersey Foreign Language Teachers Associations ... More

 

 

NFMLTA Centennial Anniversary Celebration

The year 2016 will be a momentous one for The Modern Language Journal! Published on behalf of the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, the Journal will complete one hundred years of continuous publication, making it the profession’s oldest generalist journal devoted to language teaching and learning.

A number of celebratory events will take place throughout the year. Quite fittingly, the central activity is a centenary special issue, MLJ 100, Supplement 2016, which will appear in January 2016. Its opening contribution is a collaboratively written article by the Douglas Fir Group, a group of 15 scholars in the field who, over a period of close to two years, developed a framework for SLA research in a multilingual world.  It is an expansive and thought-provoking proposal that looks at what research into language teaching and learning might look like in the 21st century. .... More - Centennial Celebration