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Language Education Acronyms

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AACC American Association of Community Colleges
AATA American Association of Teachers of Arabic
AATF American Association of Teachers of French
AATG American Association of Teachers of German
AATI American Association of Teachers of Italian
AATSP American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
AAUSC American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators
ACL American Classical League
ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
ACTR American Council on the Teaching of Russian
ADFL Association of Departments of Foreign Languages
AP® Advanced Placement
APLS Association of Proprietary Language Schools
BALLI Beliefs about Language Learning Inventory
CAL Center for Applied Linguistics
CALICO Computer Assisted Learning Instruction Consortium
CALPER Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research
CARLA Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
CASL Center for the Advanced Study of Languages
CASLS Placement Center for Applied Language Studies
CCNAA (Chinese) Coordination Council for North American Affairs
CCSSO Council of Chief State School Officers
CEF Common European Framework
CELCAR Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region
CIA Central Intelligence Agency
CIEE Council on International Education Exchange
CLASS Chinese Language Association of Secondary–Elementary Schools
CLEAR Center for Language Education and Research
CLTA Chinese Language Teachers Association
CSCTFL Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
DLI Defense Language Institute
DOD Department of Defense
ELP European Language Portfolio
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigation
FLAP Foreign Language Assistance Program
FLEA Foreign Language Exhibitors Association
FLES Foreign Language in the Elementary Schools
FLEX Foreign Language Exploratory Programs
FSI Foreign Service Institute
IALLT International Association of Language Learning Technology
IB International Baacalaureate
ILR Interagency Language Roundtable
INTASC Interstate New Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium
IPA Integrated Performance Assessment
ISTE International Society of Technology in Education
JNCL/ NCLIS Joint National Committee for Languages/National Council for Languages and International Studies
LARC Language Acquisition Resource Center
LCTL Less Commonly Taught Language
LLC Language Learning for Children SIG
LTI Language Testing International
MLA Modern Language Association
MOPI Modified Oral Proficiency Interview
NABE National Association for Bilingual Education
NADSFL National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages
NAEP National Assessment of Educational Progress
NALRC National African Language Resource Center
NCATE National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
NCLIS National Council for Languages and International Studies
NCLRC National Capital Language Resource Center
NCJLT National Council of Japanese Language Teachers
NCSSFL National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages
NEALRC National East Asian Language Resource Center
NECTFL Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
NEH National Endowment for the Humanities
NFLRC National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center
NFMLTA National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations
NLRC National Language Resource Centers
NMELRC National Middle Eastern LanguageResourceCenter
NNELL National Network for Early Language Learning
NSA National Security Agency
OPI Oral Proficiency Interview
PNCFL Pacific Northwest Council for Foreign Languages
SALRC South Asia Language Resource Center
SCOLT Southern Conference on Language Teaching
SEELRC Slavic and East European Language Resource Center
SIG Special Interest Group (ACTFL)
SWCOLT Southwest Conference on Language Teaching
TPR Total Physical Response
TPRS Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling
UbD Understanding by Design
WPT Writing Proficiency Testing

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