2019 ACTFL Convention: African American Linguists and African American Students SIG, Washington, DC

Supporting Language Educators of African American Students

African American Linguists featured in Griots Republic Magazine. Read more here!

Dr. Krishauna Hines-Gaither quoted by Insider Inc on Cancel Culture. Read more here!

Congratulations, Richard de Meij, the Connecticut Council of Language Teachers' 2018-2019 Language Teacher of the Year!

Richard's initiative as Teacher of the Year: Reclaiming our African Birthright: Becoming Multilingual...because "monolingualism in the African diaspora is abnormal." Visit Richard's website to learn more:  https://www.celebratelanguages.com/

About AAL: Click Here

Vision: The vision of AAL is to promote a bilingual society within the African-American community in order to prepare marketable citizens for a global economy.

Mission: To accomplish the vision of AAL, our mission is to provide the following:

  • Scholarship fund to support African-American language learners. Please click here to donate now. No amount is too small. Click here to read testimonials of past scholarship recipients. 
  • Network for world language educators who are connected through AAL and through related professional organizations.
  • Web maintenance of culturally significant information with a pedagogical emphasis on African-American language learners.

Contact Us

  • Founders: Tamari Jenkins: tamari.jenkins@chaffey.edu and Krishauna Hines-Gaither: hinesgaitherconsulting@gmail.com
  • Webmaster: Krishauna Hines-Gaither: hinesgaitherconsulting@gmail.com


All information on this website can be reproduced without permission requested if it is properly credited to African-American Linguists along with the website address listed www.weboaal.com.