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ABSTRACT  Through cooperation between language teachers and guidance counselors, the totality of student needs for present purposes and future directions can be served. This article reviews the relationship among counselors, students, and language instructors; describes their common goals, with emphasis on career guidance in its broadest definition; and enumerates practical steps to foster communication between counselors and teachers.