National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages
CLTA is a dues-paying member of the National Council of Organizations of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) since 1990, with voting representation at NCOLCTL’s annual Council Meeting. NCOLCTL addresses issue of national capacity in the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL’s) by facilitating communication among member organizations, and with the governmental, private, heritage, and overseas sectors of the language community, with the ultimate goal that of increasing the collective impact of LCTL constituencies on America’s ability to communicate with peoples from all parts of the world.
CLTA was a founding member of NCOLCTL during the life of Ron Walton who was one of the co-founders of NCOLCTL in 1990. Since then, CLTA has been an active member of NCOLCTL and many leaders of CLTA have served NCOLCTL, such as Scott McGinnis, who was the second ED of NCOLCTL, Michael Everson, who was a former President of NCOLCTL served NCOLCTL for 6 years, Hong Gang Jin, who was also a former President of NCOLCTL), and currently Yea-Fen Chen, who is a current Exec Board member of NCOLCTL.