The African Language Teachers Association (ALTA) is a U.S.-based organisation of African language teaching professionals.


ALTA is not directly involved in localisation, but since language teaching increasingly uses ICTs, the work of its members involves African language computing.


(from the ALTA website)

  • To develop a field of African Language Teaching where members can share common interests and concerns having to do with the study of African languages;
  • To identify for each African language, with priority given to those most commonly studied, sets of learning materials for beginning, intermediate and advanced study;
  • To establish needs and priorities for new learning materials and resources, both generic and for specific languages, and then to develop new learning materials for these languages;
  • To provide training on pedagogy, computer use, and language program design to its members;
  • To link efforts of teachers and researchers in Africa with those outside of Africa.

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