Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
TESOL is a professional organization based in the United States that has regional and international affiliates, such as AMTESOL. Their mission is to develop the expertise of its members and others involved in teaching English to speakers of other languages to help them foster effective communication in diverse settings while respecting individuals' language rights.

Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)
The U.S. Department of Education's official site for the Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students. Their mission is to provide national leadership to help ensure that English language learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and achieve academically and assist in building the nation's capacity in critical foreign languages. Their website contains information about services they provide, special programs, initiatives, activities, and resources available to educators, parents and students. (Formerly OBEMLA - the Office for Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs.)

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
The NCELA collects, coordinates and conveys a broad range of research and resources in support of an inclusive approach to high quality education for ELLs. This site contains links that are of interest to ESL and foreign language teachers, as well as useful links for parents such as early language teaching and bilingual parenting.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
The mission of CARLA is to study multilingualism and multiculturalism; to develop knowledge about second language acquisition; and to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment. Its projects include language in cultural contexts and networks for immersion teachers. CARLA offers conferences and summer institutes for second language teachers.

Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)

The primary objective of CLEAR is to promote collaboration in foreign language research and teacher education among colleges and universities. It focuses on learning and teaching, methods and materials, second language assessment, and linking to teachers and schools.

Center for Research on Education, Diversity, and Excellence (CREDE)
CREDE addresses specific topics such as early childhood development and education, student learning and achievement in English, cultural and linguistic diversity, and second language learning.

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
CAL is a private, nonprofit organization, established in 1959, which works to improve communication through better understanding of language and culture. This site provides a comprehensive range of research-based information, tools, and resources related to language and culture.

Southeastern Equity Center

The Southeastern Equity Center provides comprehensive technical assistance and training to hundreds of school districts in eight southeastern states in order to help them create, build, and sustain culturally-sensitive environments that provide equal access to a high standard of educational success for all students.

ESCORT (formerly Eastern Stream Center on Resources and Training)
A national resource center dedicated to improving educational opportunities for all children. Eastern Stream Center conducts professional and program development activities with federal, state, and local education agencies and schools to help improve services to English Language Learners, challenged readers, students with disabilities, and other at-risk populations.

An affiliate of the The American Library Association since 1971, Reforma is a "National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking."

ACES ProgramaciĆ³n en EspaƱol

A rich research resource for those seeking information related to Hispanic/Latino sites ranging from academics to social issues to government and non-government agencies. This resource is provided by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System.

National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)

NABE is a professional organization in the United States composed of teachers, administrators, parents, policy makers, and others who are concerned with securing educational equity for language minority students.

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