Since its founding in 1980, the AAUSC has worked
- to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the US;
- to strengthen development programs for teaching assistants, teaching fellows, associate instructors, or their equivalents;
- to promote research in second language acquisition and on the preparation and supervision of teaching assistants; and
- to establish a forum for exchanging ideas, experiences, and materials among those concerned with language program direction.