• 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

        

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  • 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.

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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

     Presentational Mode

     Interpretive Mode

     
    Intercultural
    Communication

    WL Speaking
    Presentational
    Speaking

    WL Writing
    Presentational
    Writing

    WL Listening
    Interpretive
    Listening

    WL Reading
    Interpretive
     Reading

    7th Grade

    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice
    Mid
    Novice 
    Mid
    Novice
    High

    Novice

    Level I

    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Novice
    High
    Intermediate 
    Low

    Novice

    Level II

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

    Level III

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

    Level IV

    Intermediate
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Mid
    Intermediate
    Mid

    Intermediate
    High (-) 

    Intermediate 

    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

    Advanced

    Native Speakers I

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

    Intermediate (-)

    Native Speakers II

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

    Intermediate

    Native Speakers III

    Advanced Low Advanced Low Intermediate 
    High
    Advanced Low Intermediate 
    High

    Advanced (-)

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

     

  • 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.

     

  • 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
  • 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
    Low

    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 (-)
  • 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
    Low

    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 (-)
  • 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
    Low

    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

    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

    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.

  • 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.

     

  • 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 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

  • 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/ 

  • 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

  • Conversa Brasileira"Conversa Brasileira, a compilation of brief video clips in which Brazilians talk about a whole series of different topics, everything from hobbies to shopping for friends who are coming over. The objective of Conversa Brasileirais three-fold. First, provide intermediate and advanced learners of Portuguese with a chance to hear real people talk about real things in Portuguese. The dialogs in the video clips are not scripted. They are simply role-playing the scenarios, which provide us with a very natural exchange. Second, the videos show the exchanges between two people. As such Conversa Brasileira contains excellent examples of how people take turns when talking, how they rephrase sentences, how they let the other person know that they are following along or when they need clarification, etc." Source: Conversa Brasileira, Univesity of Texas at Austin

  • CLICABRASIL"ClicaBrasil was developed for intermediate level learners of Portuguese. The lessons in ClicaBrasil integrate reading, writing, listening and reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication, and cultural activities. Numerous video clips (157, to be precise!) that show different Brazilians speaking about their lives, their culture, and their country support and enhance these activities. Each Lesson starts with a Pano de fundo (Backdrop) section, where you can learn about the lesson’s specific socio-cultural scenario; it ends with an Aproximando o foco(Zooming in) section, where you can explore these aspects more extensively. You will also find a Leitura (Reading) and a Gramática (Grammar) section in each lesson. All the sections have activities with an answer-key in downloadable PDF files that dialogue with the videos and/or the reading" Source: University of Texas at Austin

  • Portuguese Communication Video ClipsPortuguese Communication Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil and Portugal demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the clips is to provide students of Portuguese with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Portuguese. In order to do this Portuguese Communication Exercises contains samples of native speakers who also perform the communication tasks. These clips are not scripted. What the native speakers say is what they really said. Some may talk fast, others talk slow, and some have specific regional dialects. Source: University of Texas at Austin

  • Aswaat Arabiyya

    "Aswaat cArabiyya "Arabic Voices," is a web site designed for learners and teachers of Arabic seeking materials for listening comprehension. We hope that you will find this site beneficial and that it will inshaa'allah help you to listen, learn, and further enjoy your experience with Arabic. Aswaat cArabiyya provides listening materials and accompanying activities that are intended for the various levels of proficiency from Novice to Superior. These listening materials have been selected from television stations throughout the Arab world and they treat a wide variety of topics and listening genres. Each listening unit contains a segment ranging in length between one and ten minutes along with pre-listening, listening and post-listening questions and activities. The questions are presented in PDF format so as to allow learners and teachers to use them for in-class or homework activities. In addition, each unit provides some help tools designed to facilitate listening and comprehension." Source: The University of Texas at Austin

  • Plaza Santillana

    At the Plaza Santillana Spanish Classroom Blog you will find resources specifically geared towards:

    • Spanish Elementary, Spanish Middle School and Spanish High School
    • Professional Development for Spanish Teachers
    • Common Core State Standards
    • Classroom Activities and much more!

    Source: http://www.santillanausa.com/ 

  • Qatar Foundation

    "Qatar Foundation International (QFI), LLC, is a U.S.-based member of Qatar Foundation (QF). QFI is both a grant-making organization and a convener of thought leaders on issues related to global and international education, open education and education technologies as they intersect with the three core QFI programmatic areas: Arabic language and Arab culture, STE{A}M (STEM plus the Arts), and Youth Engagement.

    QFI inspires meaningful connections to the Arab world by creating a global community of diverse learners and educators and connecting them through effective and collaborative learning environments —inside and outside the classroom." 

    Source: Mission, Qatar Foundation http://www.qfi.org/ 

  • I Speak Arabic

    This site from the Qatar Foundation International provides provides resources for teachers, parents, and students on the Arabic language and culture.  

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Spanish in Texas

    "The purpose of the Spanish in Texas project is to profile Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today and to provide open learning tools that allow students, teachers, and the general public to explore Spanish language variation. A central goal of the project is to encourage users to view local varieties of Spanish and their speakers as important resources for learning about language and culture.

    Spanish in Texas is part of the 2010-2014 program of the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), a National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Texas at Austin." Source: http://spanishintexas.org/ 

    Some of the tools this project offers are Spanish Grammar in ContextSpanish in Texas Corpusand SpinTX

  • Use this link to access all digital resources for the the Cambridge Latin Course through their Elevate digital platform.Cambridge Elevate