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.

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Searching for targeted professional development that meets your needs? Contact NNELL to request a workshop, webinar(s), or resources for your teachers, school community or conference.

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Announcements: Keep Current with NNELL!

  • NNELL welcomes Janine Erickson to the NNELL Board of Directors!

  • 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 US Representative Rush Holt for its National Network for Early Language Learning Award


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