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Organization Profile

Organization Overview

Joint National Committee for Languages & National Council for Languages and International Studies

Headquarters

4646 40th Street, NW
Suite 310
Washington, District of Columbia 20016
United States


Telephone: (202) 580-8684
Website: www.languagepolicy.org

Organization Overview

In 1976, the Joint National Committee for Languages began as an informal coalition of eight national language teaching associations, and now has grown to over 100 members, including national, regional, and state organizations. JNCL is an entirely member-funded nonprofit education policy association, and it represents more than 300,000 professionals under its three-tiered governance. The most widely known JNCL activity is its annual Language Advocacy Day and Delegate Assembly in Washington, DC where members promote public awareness of language issues.

Since its creation in 1988, the National Council for Languages and International Studies has engaged in public advocacy on behalf of languages and international education. NCLIS is a nonprofit trade association that serves as an “action arm” for the language and international education community by translating professional priorities into national policy.

JNCL-NCLIS represents over 100 national, regional and state organizations encompassing virtually all areas of the language field: the major and less-commonly taught languages, including English and English as a second language, bilingual education, the classics, linguistics, exchanges, research, technology, and translation.

Organization Type

Vendor of Language Products or Services