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SEELANGS (Slavic and Eastern European Languages and Literature List) is an e-mail-based forum for nonreal-time communication over the Internet. Anyone who has an e-mail address capable of sending and receiving mail on the Internet may subscribe. It is an academic discussion list and is aimed primarily at teachers and students of Russian and other Slavic and East European languages and literature. It exists to facilitate discussion of topics of interest to those people.

The University of Minnesota's Center for Advanced Research for Language Aquisition provides a searchable database of where language courses are offered across the US.  One of the main objectives of the Less Commonly Taught Languages Project is to track information on locations in North America where students can study specific less commonly taught languages. Our database contains information on course offerings for over 300 languages at more than 2,000 colleges and universities in North America, and at elementary, middle and high schools. More than 25 Less Commonly Taught Languages are listed on the distance ed database of credit courses. We encourage the submission of summer courses and will list them promptly.

The Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), a nonprofit, non-political, scholarly society, is the leading private organization in the world dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about the former Soviet Union (including Eurasia) and Eastern and Central Europe.

The International Association for Teachers of Russian Language and Literature organizes conferences and seminars for educators.


Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

Founded in 1974, The American Council of Teachers of Russian (ACTR) is a professional membership association for American teachers of Russian language and literature. With more than 1,650 members, ACTR is dedicated to advancing the teaching of Russian through publications, programs, and conferences.

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures.

The American Council  on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.