Become a Member

Membership in NNELL is a professional investment that allows you to stay connected at the national level to support local efforts in your community. By becoming a member of NNELL, you gain access to professional publications, special website areas for Members Only and access to a network of professionals who believe in early language learning.

NNELL membership is cost effective and allows any educator, parent, business or individual to be a strong advocate for early language learning.

Annual Memberships begin as low as $15 per year. Please support our efforts by joining NNELL today

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of NNELL! Please note that your membership runs for the academic year (September 1 – August 31). Other membership details follow:

  • Membership must be in the name of an individual, not in the name of an institution or a library.
  • Purchase orders and vouchers are accepted only if they are numbered and signed. They must be accompanied by a completed online registration form. Simply fill in the form fields for the membership level you desire, select “offline payment”, print a copy and submit with your PO or voucher. This is the only way we will accept offline payments.
  • New and Renewal Memberships are now one and the same.
  • To qualify for student membership, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student and hold no full-time teaching appointments. You must also email a scanned schedule or letter from your registrar.
  • To qualify for retired membership, you must no longer be an active educator.

Important Membership Information

  • Membership must be initiated online – you may pay online with your credit or mail in a check.
  • NNELL members can log into their account to renew on-line for the current calendar year. If you have trouble logging on, please contact Cristina Rodríguez-Villa,  the  Membership Secretary.
  • If you are making an offline payment, please make your check out to “NNELL” and mail to: NNELL, c/o Bárbara Barnett
    26 Buttercup Lane
    South Grafton, MA 01560

Join now and your membership won’t expire until August 31, 2024!

If you prefer to pay by check, purchase order, or voucher, you must complete our online registration form. Simply fill in the fields for the membership level you desire, select “offline payment,” and click “print now” to submit along with your check, purchase order or voucher. This is the only way we will accept offline payments.

*Please allow 2-3 business days to complete transactions. Members will receive full access to online materials within one week of receipt of check. For online payments, members will usually receive full access within two business days.

** Please note: A purchase order does not constitute payment, it is a promise to pay.  Your membership will be activated when a check or payment by credit card or Paypal are received.

Membership Benefits

  • Access to a network of hundreds of early language educators, parents, and decision makers.
  • Access to the members only area of the NNELL website which provides announcements, workshop and webinar materials, advocacy resources and information for parents.
  • Subscription to e-Learning Languages journal,  as well as access to previous publications.
  • Subscription to e-NNELL News delivered to your inbox on the middle of each month. This electronic newsletter keeps our members informed and updated about NNELL news and events.
  • eNNELL News also features a collection of links to articles about early language learning and tips and tools.
  • An invitation to attend NNELL’s state and regional professional development workshops. Look for current workshop dates on the NNELL website.
  • Webinars on a variety of topics of interest to K-8 language educators.
  • Opportunities to advocate for early language learning, mentor new teachers or be mentored by other NNELL members.


NNELL Membership Rates

  • Individual Membership – $30.00 for one year Membership in NNELL from September – August
  • Retired Membership – $15.00 for one year Membership in NNELL from September – August
  • Student Membership – $15.00 for one year Membership in NNELL from September – August
Corporate Membership – benefits of each level
  • Platinum – $1,200
  • Gold – $1,000
  • Silver – $800
  • Bronze – $250
  • Copper – Schools and Non-Profit Organizations – $100