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Membership
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The CDLC is a membership organization. As such, it is composed of three kinds of members, each of whom has representatives on the Board. These three kinds of members include (1) professional foreign-language organizations, (2) institutions with Level 3-4 teaching or research programs, and (3) individual members.

Professional Foreign-Language Organizations
Professional foreign-language organizations and agencies are invited to appoint representatives to the Board. Current institutional members are listed below. Additional organizations may join by invitation of the Board; requests for consideration should be made to the Chairman of the Board.

American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages
American Councils for International Education
Center for Applied Linguistics

Foreign Service Institute
Interagency Language Roundtable

National Foreign Language Center

Institutions with Level 3-4 Teaching or Research Programs
Institutions that develop Level 3-4 teaching or research programs are automatically invited to join the CDLC. The CDLC was formed to help such institutions. A formal request should be made to the Chairman of the Board in order to set the mechanisms for becoming a coalition member into action. Current institutional programs can be found on the Affiliates page. Affiliates have representation on the Board.

Individual Members
Individual learners who are trying to reach Level 4, or those who have reached, along with teachers of high-level proficiency, may join as individual members. Annual dues for individual non-student individual members are $100/year. Membership includes (1) 25% reduction on all CDLC publications, (2) a quarterly e-newsletter that is distributed by email to all members, (3) 25% reduction on conference registration fees, and (4) 50% reduction on subscription to the Journal for Distinguished Language Studies. To join, individuals should fill out the membership application and follow instructions listed thereon.