Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy.
"...founded in 1960, is the principal learned society in the United States for scholars whose work involves several literatures and cultures as well as the premises of cross-cultural literary study itself."
The South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) is an organization of teachers, scholars, and graduate students dedicated to the advancement of teaching and literary and liguistic scholarship in the modern languages. The organization has a regional focus, but national scope.
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education. Check out some of their constituent groups, including the Conference on College Composition and Education (CCCE), Conference on English Education (CEE), and Conference on English Leadership (CEL).