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The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL), a 501c(3) non-profit organization, develops national policy priorities and recommendations for the Language Enterprise, including world language education PK-20, research, training, assessment, translation, interpreting, and localization.

The National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS), a 501c(4) non-profit organization, works with the U.S. Congress and Executive Branch to raise support for language policy priorities and to advocate for implementation of language policy recommendations.

Together, JNCL and NCLIS collectively represent more than 130 member organizations, research institutions, and companies encompassing virtually all aspects of the language enterprise.

Benefits of Membership

Dedicated, industry-wide (non-profit and for-profit) representation in Washington, DC;

Participation in formulating industry priorities for policy and legislation;

Actionable and timely analyses and advocacy alerts of federal policy and legislation impacting the language enterprise;

Assistance in conceptualizing and implementing state- and local-level advocacy initiatives;

Coordination of Congressional meetings in Washington, DC for members of JNCL-NCLIS member organizations;

JNCL-NCLIS guest posts relating to language policy and advocacy on member organizations’ websites, newsletters, and publications;

Letters and testimony in support of state- and local-level advocacy;

Inclusion of member organizations’ announcements, conferences and events, and grant/scholarship offerings on JNCL-NCLIS email communications and website;

Professional connections with other member organizations and affiliates of JNCL-NCLIS.

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Is your language organization, research institute, or company seeking national representation based in the nation’s capital city and a great system for networking with hundreds of other language professionals? If this sounds like a useful tool for developing your language interests and you represent a language organization, research institute, or company, please fill out the following form, and we’ll contact you with more information about membership:

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