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The American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) was founded in 1927 and is the largest national association of French teachers in the world with nearly 10,000 members. Our headquarters are located at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, having moved there in August 1997 from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana. A full-time Executive Director, Dr. Jayne Abrate, and a staff of two handle the needs of the membership under the guidance of an elected Executive Council consisting of 18 or 19 members: a President, President-Elect or Past-President, three Vice-Presidents, nine Regional Representatives, as well as appointed representatives of various activities. We have 73 chapters located across                             the United States.  Our members are French teachers at all levels and include approximately 3/4 secondary teachers and 1/4 post-secondary. We also have a growing number of French                         teachers in immersion settings and in the elementary grades.