• computer connection web

    Why do we need to learn another language? – To directly communicate with the world, and productively live in the global community. The Connecting with the World Project aims to create groups of teachers who want to join efforts in developing partnerships with colleagues in countries where the target language is spoken. These partnerships will allow our students to experience an authentic connection with the language and culture they are studying through collaborative class projects.

    At the first stage of the project, teachers will become familiar with some ways to find a classroom match, and to create or join collaborative projects.

    Later, the collaborative process will develop at two levels: 1) between each teacher and his/her partner abroad, and 2) between CCSD teachers who share ideas and experiences in developing and conducting classroom exchange projects.

    For more information about this project, please contact our Project Leader, Svetoslava Dimova Ph.D. NBCT at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

  • ISTE StandardsThe International Society for Technology in Education - ISTE® is a worldwide nonprofit organization of educators and education leaders committed to empowering connected learners in a connected world. The family of ISTE Standards works in concert to support students, educators and leaders with clear guidelines for the skills, knowledge and approaches they need to succeed in the digital age. 

    Click on the links below to download the standards for each group:

    Content from http://www.iste.org/

  • 2016 09 1Max Planck Psycholinguistics Institute

    The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types."

    Source: http://www.mpi.nl/ 

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    podcast francais facile

    The www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com website offers you several courses of study:

    DIALOGUE : Listening to situations regarding communication in everyday life.

    PHONETICS: [PHONÉTIQUE] Phonetic exercises and working on your pronunciation.

    CULTURE: Listening to passages often accompanied by educational material. The passages are read slowly and at normal speed.

    PLACES: [LIEUX] Listening to passages about a town or region related to France and the French-speaking world.

    GRAMMAR: [GRAMMAIRE] Grammar exercises. It’s often possible to print an activity so you can handwrite it.

    TRANSCRIPTION: [DICTÉES] Taking down dictation like in class! Thus, there’s no need to pause.

    NUMBERS: [NOMBRES] Learning or brushing up on numbers.

    SLANG : [FRANÇAIS FAMILIER] knowing some tricks for expressing oneself using French slang.

    STORIES: [CONTES] Listening to stories. Each story has been adapted to simple French, sometimes twice. Thus, it is possible to listen to two versions of certain stories, each of its own respective level.

    FRANCOPHONES TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES: [PARLER DE SOI] This category offers two sorts of document. You can find videos of French speakers asked to present themselves. You can also listen to the texts of these presentations read slowly or at normal speed.

    VERBS & CONJUGATION : [VERBES] listening, repeating, and memorizing French conjugation.

    VIDÉO: Watching and reading the scripts of different types of videos (news, advertisements, performances, songs).

    VOCABULARY: [VOCABULAIRE] Reinforcing vocabulary using a specific theme (animals, work, public transportation, etc.).

    BEGINNERS: [DÉBUTANT] Listening and repeating basic phrases and vocabulary.

    PODCAST: See the latest podcast published, or you can subscribe (free).

     

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Discovering Chinese I

    Better Chinese

      Chinese I

    Discovering Chinese II

    Better Chinese

      Chinese II

    Discovering Chinese III

    Better Chinese

    Chinese III

    Discovering Chinese IV

    Better Chinese

     

     

    Chinese IV

    Discovering Chinese Pro I

    Better Chinese

       Chinese V

    Discovering Chinese Pro II

    Better Chinese

     
      Chinese VI 
     

    Discovering Chinese Pro III

    Better Chinese

       Chinese VII

    Discovering Chinese Pro IV

    Better Chinese

     
       Chinese VIII

    Crossing Paths

    Cheng & Tsui

     
      AP Chinese
    Language & Culture

    Shifting Tides

    Cheng & Tsui

    AP Chinese
    Language & Culture

       

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

     D'accord 1
    2015

    Vista

     daccord I 2017 French I
    &
    French II

    D'accord 2
    2015

    Vista

    daccord II 2017  French II
    &
    French III

    D'accord 3
    2015

    Vista

    daccord III 2017 French IV

    Thèmes
    2016

    Vista

     Themes 2016

    French V
    French VI
    French VII
    French VIII
    AP Frech Language & Culture

     

    Face-À-Face
    2017

    Vista

     
     face face 2017 French V
    French VI
    French VII
    French VIII
    AP French Language & Culture

     Preparing for the
    AP French Exam
    2012

    Pearson

    AP French AP French
    Language & Culture
     

    Allons au-delà!
    2012

    Pearson

    Allns au dela AP French
    Language & Culture

    Une fois pour toutes
    2009

    Pearson

    Une Fois Por Toute AP French
    Language & Culture

        

    Follow the links below to access more information about:

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Adventures in Japanese 1

    Cheng & Tsui

      Japanese I & II

    Adventures in Japanese 2

    Cheng & Tsui

      Japanese III & IV

    Adventures in Japanese 3

    Cheng & Tsui

    Japanese V & VI

       

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Cambridge Latin Course
    5th Edition - Unit I

    Cambridge
    University Press

      Latin I

    Cambridge Latin Course
    5th Edition - Unit II

    Cambridge
    University Press

      Latin I & II

    Cambridge Latin Course
    5th Edition - Unit III

    Cambridge
    University Press

    Latin II & III

    Cambridge Latin Course
    5th Edition - Unit IV

    Cambridge
    University Press

     

     

    Latin III

    Fabulae Romanae:
    Stories of Famous Romans

    Pearson

     

    Latin III

    Love and Transformation:
    An Ovid Reader

    Pearson

     

    Latin IV - VIII

    Love and Betrayal:
    A Catullus Reader

    Pearson

      Latin IV - VIII

    Carpe Diem:
    A Horace Reader

    Pearson

      Latin IV - VIII

    A Song of War:
    Readings from Vergil's Aeneid

    Pearson

      AP Latin

    A Call to Conquest:
    Readings from Caesar's Gallic Wars

    Pearson

      AP Latin

    Caesar: Selections From
    His Commentarii De Bello Gallico

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

    Vergil's Aeneid:
    Selected Readings from books
    1, 2, 4, and 6

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

    A Cicero Reader:
    Selections from Five Essays
    and Four Speeches

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

    Petronius:
    Selections from the Satyricon

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

    A Caesar Workbook

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

    A Vergil Workbook, 2nd Edition

    Bolchazy-Carducci

      AP Latin

       

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

    Ponto de Encontro

    Pearson

      Portuguese I - IV

       

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

    Resource 

    Cover 

    Course(s)

     Descubre 1
    2017

    Vista

    descubre I 2017 Spanish I
    &
    Spanish II

    Descubre 2
    2017

    Vista

    descubre II 2017 Spanish II
    &
    Spanish III

    Descubre 3
    2017

    Vista

    descubre III 2017 Spanish  IV

    Temas
    2014

    Vista

    temas 2014

    Spanish V
    Spanish VI
    Spanish VII
    Spanish VIII
    AP Spanish Language & Culture

    Abriendo Paso:
    Temas y Lecturas
    2014

    Pearson

    Abriendo Paso Temas Lecturas small AP Spanish Language & Culture

    Abriendo Paso:
    Gramática
    2014

    Pearson

    Abriendo Paso Gramatica small AP Spanish
    Language & Culture
     

    Preparing for the
    AP Spanish Exam
    2014

    Pearson

    Preparing for the APSpanish AP Spanish
    Language & Culture

    Reflexiones de la
    Literatura Hispánica
    2013

    Pearson

    Reflexiones Literatura Hispanica small AP Spanish
    Literature & Culture

    En Español Level 7
    2015

    Santillana

    en español 7 Spanish for Native Speakers I
    Spanish for Native Speakers II

    En Español Level 8
    2015

    Santillana

    en español 8 Spanish for Native Speakers I
    Spanish for Native Speakers II

    En Español Level 9
    2015

    Santillana

    en español 9 Spanish for Native Speakers II

    Descubre el Español A

    Santillana

    descubre el español A  (ES) Spanish K - 1

    Descubre el Español B

    Santillana

    descubre el español B  (ES) Spanish 2 - 3

    Descubre el Español C

    Santillana

    descubre el español C  (ES) Spanish 4 - 5

        

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  • TELL ProjectThe Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning (TELL) Project, an initiative of AdvanceLearning, is a collection of products and processes that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of world language teachers. TELL, which emanates from an understanding that student achievement is influenced more by an effective teacher than any other factor, attempts to synthesize work from the general education arena regarding those things that effective teachers do and make that information specific to the work of language teachers. The heart of the TELL Project is the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Framework, which is supported by a variety of tools and resources.