• PBS - The Story of China

    The Story of China, written and presented by historian Michael Wood, explores the history of the world’s oldest continuous state, from the ancient past to the present day.

    Source: www.PBS.org

  • Smithsonian Teacher tools

    SmithsonianTweenTribuneFree SmithsonianTeacher tools to use in the classrooms.

    • Daily AP news articles
    • Lexile® leveled for K-12
    • Self-scoring quizzes customized by Lexile® level
    • Critical thinking questions
    • Student commenting
    • Espanol AP articles
    • Weekly lesson plans
    • Weekly video
    • Weekend "Monday Morning Ready" newsletter as prep for the week ahead
  • DocuTube

    DocutubeDocuTubees una biblioteca gratis en linea de videos, documentales, y peliculas gratis. La biblioteca contiene videos en las areas de Ciencia y Tecnología, Deportes, Historia, Música, Naturaleza y Animales, y otros.

  • A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

    Coloquial Arabic

    A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic "This book is for students who have studied Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) for one year or more and would like to learn colloquial Arabic basics using their knowledge of MSA. It aims at transitioning learners from Novice Mid level to Intermediate Low through presenting situations useful for living in an Arab country. The book has several features including hyperlinks, practice dialogues with open answers, cultural tips, and more.

    Please see the Open Textbook Library for faculty Reviews of this textbook"

    Gomaa, Lina, "From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic" (2015). PDXOpen. 8. 
    http://pdxscholar.library.pdx.edu/pdxopen/8

  • Arabic Online

     Arabic world map

    The Arabic curriculum on this site was developed by LAUSD (Los Angeles Unified School District) Arabic Team through the QFI (Qatar Foundation International) curriculum grant awarded 2012-2013. The curriculum included twelve units (6 units for Arabic level 1, and 6 units for Arabic Level 2). The project aimed at creating a hybrid module that compliments and supplements face to face instructions in LAUSD's schools. The course was built using Moodle (a Course/ Learning Management System) creating an effective online learning forum that LAUSD's teachers can use to expand on students skills and knowledge beyond school hours. 

    Source: http://www.arabic-socal.com/ORT/  Developed by: Nada Shaath Mohcine Zaidi

  • Open Textbook Library - Portuguese

    The Open Textbook Library provides a growing catalog of free, peer-reviewed, and openly-licensed textbooks in multiple areas. Below are two of the free resources you will find to learn Portuguese.

    Click HEREto explore the library's books to see if an open textbook fits your course's, and students', needs.

    PortuguesParaPrincipiantes webBrazilPod ConversaBrasileira web

    Source:Open Textbook Library  http://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/ 

  • Majid magazines and cartoon TV series

    Majid Kids TVThe Emirati website Majid.ae hosts electronic editions of Majid magazines and the Majid cartoon TV series. The Majid series is aimed at and features Arab children characters, and is produced in Modern Standard Arabic. Access issues of the magazine, as well as four TV series (majid.ae/video), all shared openly.

    Source: Websites to Watch. (2017, February). The Language Educator, 12(1).

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - German

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the German language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Deutsch Aktuell Level 1
    2017

    EMC

    Deutsch Aktuell I German I
    &
    German II

    Deutsch Aktuell Level 2
    2017

    EMC

    Deutsch Aktuell II German II
    &
    German III

    Deutsch Aktuell Level 3
    2017

    EMC

    Deutsch Aktuell III German IV

    Denk mal
    2016

    Vista

    denk mal 2016

    German V
    German VI
    German VII

    Aspekte 1
    2007

    Langenscheidt Education

    aspekte 1
    German VIII
    AP German Language & Culture

    Aspekte 2
    2007

    Langenscheidt Education

    aspekte 2 German VIII
    AP German Language & Culture

        

    Follow the links below to access more information about:

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - ASL

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the American Sign Language program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Signing Naturally
    Units 1-6
    2008

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally 1 6 ASL I

    Signing Naturally 
    Units 7-12
    2014

    Dawn Sign Press

    Signing Naturally 7 12 ASL II

    Signing Naturally 
    Level 2
    1992

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally level 2 ASL III

    Signing Naturally 
    Level 3
    2001

    Dawn Sign Press

    signing naturally level 3

    ASL IV

        

    Follow the links below to access more information about:

  • Teacher & Student Instructional Resources - Arabic

    The following are the Board approved instructional resources for the ArabicLanguage program:

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Exploring Arabic
    2008

    EMC

    Exploring Arabic Arabic I

    Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 1
    2011

    Georgetown University Press

    Al kitaab Part 1

    ArabicII
    &
    Arabic III

    Arabic Al-Kitaab Part 2
    2013

    Georgetown University Press

    Al kitaab Part 2 Arabic III
    &
    Arabic IV

        

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Spanish

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 



    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing 
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening 
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading 
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    High (-) to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Language Proficiency Targets - German

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
     Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    High (-) to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Language Proficiency Targets - Portuguese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    High (-) to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Language Proficiency Targets - French

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
     Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Intermediate
    Mid (-)

    Level III

    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Novice 
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate
    High (-)

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    Mid (-) to
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    High to 
    Advanced Low

    Learn more about ACTFL's Language Proficiency Guidelines and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Global CAN-DO Benchmark Statements.

     

  • Language Proficiency Targets - ASL

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (Expresive and Glossing), understanding language (Receptive and Finger Spelling), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 

    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level. 

    Level

    Interpersonal
    Receptive

    Presentational
    Expressive

    Presentational
    Glossing

    Interpretive

    Interpretive
    FingerSpelling

    Level I

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    High
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level III

    Intermediate 
    Low (-)
    Intermediate 
    Low (-)
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-)
    Intermediate 
    Low (-)

    Level IV

    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Low

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate
    Mid to
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    High (-) to 
    Advanced Low
    Intermediate 
    Mid to 
    Advanced Low
  • Language Proficiency Targets - Arabic

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
     Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Language Proficiency Targets - Chinese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Language Proficiency Targets - Japanese

    The language proficiency targets indicate what students are expected to do with the language at the end of each course in terms of producing language (speaking and writing), understanding language (listening and reading), and interacting with others in the language. Proficiency targets for each language are based on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines. 
    Click on each of the headings for details on the target skills for each level.

    Level

    WL Interpersonal
    Interpersonal
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive 
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive 
    Reading

    Level I

    Novice
    Low
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Low
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid

    Level II

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    Mid

    Level III

    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    Mid (+)

    Level IV

    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low
    Novice
    High

    Level V - VIII

    Intermediate Low (-) to
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
    Intermediate 
    Mid (-) to 
    Intermediate High
    Intermediate 
    Low (-) to 
    Intermediate High (-)
  • Bonjour de France

    Bonjour de France

    The website Bonjour de France is a free educational “cyber-magazine,” offering a number of different activities for learning and practicing French, including Karaoke. Simply click on “KARAOKÉ FLE” to try out this tool, which mixes watching a music video and filling out a cloze form of the lyrics.

  • KONZEPTE UND MATERIALIEN

    Konzepte und Materialien

    The Goethe-Institut is the world’s leading provider of German teacher training and advisors for curricula and teaching materials for hands-on learning. They offer an extensive program of teacher training, including distance learning and their site includes materials for teachers to use in the classroom.

  • Meredith ASL

    Learn to sign Meredith ASLMeredith ASL: Videos are offered for new learners and for students to review ASL vocabulary and grammar, to complement (not substitute for) class lessons, including vocabulary, grammar, culture, and history. The signer in these videos (Meredith) is a certified instructor of ASL with an MA in Teaching ASL as a Foreign Language and BA in Linguistics with a focus on sign languages.

     

  • Irasshai - Japanese Language Program

    IrasshaiBanner

    "Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals.

    The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor, takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians." Source: http://gpb.pbslearningmedia.org

  • Tatsachen über Deutschland

    Tatsachen über Deutschland handbuchTatsachen über Deutschland JugendbuchTatsachen über Deutschland Ehandbuch 
    "The website "Facts about Germany" invites you to get to know present-day Germany. It offers profound basic knowledge and guidance - especially designed for readers abroad, whose interest in the country extends beyond what they happen to pick up in the flood of daily news." Sourcehttps://www.tatsachen-ueber-deutschland.de/en/about-us

  • Passport To China

    P China Main"Become acquainted with the people, customs, traditions and language of China in this new locally-produced informational series by Ozarks Public Television. 12 episodes will provide highlights and insight into this exciting culture and will introduce you to topics that will be helpful and informative whether you’re considering a trip to China or only visiting from your home."

    For more information about the Passport to China video series, visit Georgia Public Broadcasting at: http://www.pbs.org/show/passport-to-china/episodes/ 

  • Tá Falado

    Ta faladoTá Falado is a collection of podcasts designed to help those who are learning Portuguese, especially those with a previous background in Spanish.  The site includes 24 pronunciation podcasts that are built around dialogs illustrating specific sound differences.  You can also download pdf transcripts and participate in a discussion blog for clarification of questions. There are also 20 grammar podcasts that focus on grammatical differences between Spanish and Portuguese. Source: Tá-Falado, University of Texas at Austin