SAALT, a non-profit organisation (178-756 NPO), was first founded in 1966 as the
South African Language Study Group. Since then the membership has increased
to such an extent that the Association has become representative of a large number of people
involved in language and language teaching. The most important objective of the Association is
to serve language practitioners at all levels and in all spheres with an information and networking forum
concerning issues in language teaching, e.g. new trends and developments, syllabi, publications and activities
related to the profession. The Association is not restricted to any specific language and emphasis is placed on
both the theoretical, and applied/practical issues of language teaching.