CAL"The Center for Applied Linguistics is a private, nonprofit organization promoting access,
equity and mutual understanding for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world."

For more information, visit: http://www.cal.org/

 

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"For nearly 50 years,TESOL International Association has been bringing together educators, researchers, administrators, and students to advance the profession of teaching English to speakers of other languages. With more than 12,000 members representing 156 countries, and more than 100 worldwide affiliates, TESOL offers everyone involved in English language teaching and learning an opportunity to be part of a dynamic community, where professionals like you connect with and inspire each other to achieve the highest standards of excellence." For more information,  visit http://www.tesol.org/

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ACTFLThe American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.

- See more at: http://www.actfl.org/about-the-american-council-the-teaching-foreign-languages#sthash.F6LOHNdO.dpuf

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NCSSFL

"NCSSFL is an organization of education agency personnel from all states of the United States who have the responsibility of foreign/world language education at the state level.

Click here for information about specific duties and responsibilities of a state supervisor for languages.

The mission of NCSSFL is to provide leadership in facilitating and promoting policies and practices that support language education.

The purpose of NCSSFL is to affect state and national policy and practice in language education by:

  • identifying and advocating positions on key issues in support of the vision of the organization;
  • collaborating with other organizations to advance and support quality teaching, learning and leadership;
  • communicating best practices across international boundaries; and
  • fostering and promoting the establishment, maintenance, and effectiveness of state-level positions in languages.

Click here for a report of the 1960 Foggy Bottom Conference, a meeting that resulted in the creation of NCSSFL."

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LinguaFolio

LinguaFolio® is a proficiency-based, learner-centered, formative assessment tool that:
● empowers learners to manage their own language learning,
● provides a place for learners to collect evidence showing their growth, and
● facilitates language learning in and outside classroom.

LinguaFolio®, developed by members of the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL), is based on the European Language Portfolio (ELP) and the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements. The Can-Do statements are organized according to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) proficiency levels and sublevels. LinguaFolio® relates to proficiency scales from other organizations, such as the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) and the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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FLAGFLAG is an association of instructors, administrators, and others involved in foreign language teaching and the promotion of cultural understanding. It is motivated by the desire to facilitate communication among Georgia's language professionals, to provide educational services to its members, to conduct meetings, and to develop and disseminate information related to the field of foreign language education. The basic goal of FLAG is to improve and foster the teaching of foreign languages and cultures (including literature) through service to the teachers in the state. FLAG is led by an all-volunteer board.

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SCOLTThe mission of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) is the advancement of the study of modern and classical languages and their literatures and cultures at all levels of instruction.

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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.

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a4eslBilingual Vocabulary Quizzes: These quizzes are newly generated by the Internet TESL Journal's computer program from a list bilingual equivalents each time the quiz is taken. The program randomly chooses one word from the target language and randomly chooses one of the five choice locations to put the other language's equivalent. The remaining four choices are filled in randomly from other words on the list. Students can review the same vocabulary over and over without becoming bored since each time a quiz is taken the questions will be different.

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Biography

The www.biography.com website provides teachers with a resource about the life of people from different cultures and countries. 

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Use the following links to quickly access program and course specific information:

 

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"AnswerGarden is a new minimalistic feedback tool. Plant a question and invite participants to your AnswerGarden. Their answers will instantly form a growing word cloud! Feel free to use AnswerGarden for real time audience participation, online brainstorming and classroom feedback.

AnswerGarden has many different users: classroom, conference and corporate audiences, creative teams, online crowds, mindmappers, and more!

AnswerGarden fits educational, professional and creative purposes, is standalone and embeddable, and shows thousands of answers in a glance!"

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This website offers free printables in Spanish of the days of the week, colors, months, seasons, and the calendar.Spanish Printables

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Lonely Planet travel

Learn about possible traveling destinations, things to do, and places to visit.

Source: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/places 

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