What is AATSEEL?

The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) was founded in 1941 and was formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1948 (as AATSEEL of U.S., Inc.). AATSEEL exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels -- elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures. AATSEEL holds an annual conference in February of each year and publishes a journal Slavic and East European Journal four times a year.

Because AATSEEL is a public charity, or 509a organization (a subcategory of 501c), donations to the organization are tax-deductible.