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Teaching Foreign Languages K–12

A Library of Classroom Practices



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General Resources

Web | Print | Arabic | Chinese | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Latin | Russian | Spanish


Web Resources

World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
Provides options to purchase the Standards in multiple formats

Foreign Language Teaching Forum
Features a collection of Web resources for foreign language teachers

World Languages Lesson Plans
Features lesson plans created for foreign language classes

The Internet Picture Dictionary
An online, multilingual picture dictionary designed for language learners of all ages

Language Exchange Community
An online community that creates opportunities for language exchange among language learners across 115 different languages

Language Resources Directory
Offers links to resources for teaching and learning foreign languages, such as study abroad programs, reference materials, and Web forums

Nebraska Foreign Language Education
Presents the Nebraska Frameworks document, which includes good examples of thematic units

State and Local Foreign Language Standards
Provides links to many state and local foreign language curriculum frameworks


Print Resources

The National Standards Collaborative Board. (2015). World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages. 4th ed. Alexandria, VA: Author. To purchase the Standards, go to https://www.actfl.org/publications/all/world-readiness-standards-learning-languages (or standards4languages.org).

Brown, H. Douglas. Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson ESL, 2000.

Hadley, Alice Omaggio. Teaching Language in Context. 3rd ed. Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 2001.

Lee, James F., and Bill VanPatten. Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen. New York: McGraw-Hill Education, 1995.

Shrum, Judith L., and Eileen W. Glisan. Teacher's Handbook Revised: Contextualized Language Instruction. 2nd ed. Boston: Thomson/Heinle, 2000.


Arabic Resources

Al-Masdar
A source for Arabic language and Arab culture teaching materials, opportunities, news, and events relevant to both teachers and students


Chinese Resources

Asia Society
Features K–12 resources on the study of Asian societies

Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools
A professional organization Web site that includes resource links and K–12 Standards for Chinese Language Learning

Chinese-Tools.com
A collection of 40 online Chinese lessons with audio


French Resources

Bonjour de France
An interactive online magazine for French language teachers

Culture.fr
A French site that provides information and additional links related to French culture


German Resources

American Association of Teachers of German
Resources for teaching German, plus an extensive list of links

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: German Subject Catalog
A list of German language links organized by topic


Italian Resources

Web Sites of Italian Interest
Provides links to sites of interest for students and teachers of Italian history and culture


Japanese Resources

American Association of Teachers of Japanese
Provides information about Japanese language, literature, and linguistics study, and includes a list of resources for students and educators

Keiko Schneider's Bookmarks
Features an exhaustive list of resources, including links to online learning tools, Japanese newspapers and media, cultural information, and more


Latin Resources

Latinteach.com
A Web site for teachers of Latin that includes articles, discussion groups, online resources, and more

Web Resources for Latin and Classics
A list of resources for teaching Latin, Roman and Greek Culture and History, and more


Russian Resources

Language Resources
A list of resources for teachers of Slavic and East European languages

Russnet
A vast collection of Russian language resources, including thematic learning modules


Spanish Resources

Learn Spanish
Resources and Web links for learning Spanish





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