The National Network for Early Language Learning
The mission of the National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) is to provide leadership to advocate for and support successful early language learning and teaching. Founded in 1987, NNELL provides valuable resources for
educators, parents, and policy makers.

NNELL & Professional Growth

Contact NNELL to learn about resources for teachers, school community or conference.

Advocate for Language Learning

Do you share the NNELL mission? Become a member and receive the latest information, research, and articles from educators around the world. Already a member? Get more involved by joining a committee.


Webinars: Anytime! Anywhere!

NNELL supports world language educators throughout the United States with targeted professional development webinars to meet your needs.


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NNELL Quick Updates

  • NNELL at 25 and its founding mothers
    Take a few moments to read this wonderful article about the founding of NNELL and how the organization has grown over the past 25 years

  • Congratulations to Helena Curtain and Carol Ann Dahlberg on receiving the 2013 Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language Founders Award.

  • NNELL recognizes Carmen Farinafor its National Network for Early Language Learning Award


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