The National Language Resource Centers are an excellent source of resources for all areas of the language learning field. Below is a short description of the initiative and links to the main site as well as the various centers.

"In 1990, the Department of Education established the first Language Resource Centers (LRCs) at U.S. universities in response to the growing national need for expertise and competence in foreign languages. Now, twenty-five years later, Title VI of the Higher Education Act supports sixteen LRCs, creating a national network of resources to promote and improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages. LRCs create language learning and teaching materials, offer professional development opportunities for language instructors, and conduct and disseminate research on foreign language learning. All LRCs engage in efforts that enable U.S. citizens to better work, serve, and lead."

Source: http://www.nflrc.org/

Centers  

 CALPER CARLA CASLS   CELCAR
 CLEAR  NALRC  NEALRC  NFLRC
 NHLRC  CERCLL  SEELRC  COERLL
 CULTR  AELRC  CLIC  NRCAL

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The 2017 NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements, the result of collaboration between the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) guide:

  • Language learners to identify and set learning goals and chart their progress towards language and intercultural proficiency;
  • Educators to write communication learning targets for curriculum, unit and lesson plans;
  • Stakeholders to clarify how well learners at different stages can communicate.

The statements are organized according to the Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational Modes of Communication as described in the World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages:

  • Interpretive Communication:  Learners understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.
  • Interpersonal Communication:  Learners interact and negotiate meaning in spoken, signed, or written conversations to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Presentational Communication:  Learners present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media and adapting to various audiences of listeners, readers, or viewers.

Source: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Website

 

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Phonetics UIOWA

Este sitio interactivo de la universidad de Iowa ofrece información de forma visual sobre el modo, lugar, y voz de la producción de los sonidos del español. Cada sonido es presentado con su equivalencia en el alfabeto fonético internacional, animación gráfica de la producción del sonido, y un corto video del uso del sonido en una palabra.

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Phonetics UIOWA

This interactive website from the University of Iowa offers visual information about the manner, place, and voice of the production of sounds of the German language. Every sound is presented with its equivalence on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA), a graphic animation of the production of the sound, and a short video of an example of the use of the sound.

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 Click below to see a list of the Board Approved Instructional Resources for each of the language programs.

Click HERE for a list view of available resources. 

WL Languages ASL American Sign Language (ASL) 
WL Languages Arabic Arabic
WL Languages Chinese Chinese WL Languages French French
WL Languages German

German

WL Languages Japanese Japanese
WL Languages Latin

Latin

WL Languages Portuguese Portuguese
WL Languages Spanish

Spanish

   

 

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 "Easy Japanese" is a program of Japanese language lessons produced by Japan's public broadcaster, NHK WORLD RADIO JAPAN. You can learn basic grammar and useful expressions through lessons designed in audio-drama style. You can download audio and texts for the lessons free of charge.

The lessons are offered in 17 languages."

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 "La Fundación del Español Urgente —Fundéu BBVA— es una institución sin ánimo de lucro que tiene como principal objetivo impulsar el buen uso del español en los medios de comunicación. Nacida en el año 2005 fruto de un acuerdo entre la Agencia Efe y el banco BBVA, trabaja asesorada por la Real Academia Española.

Mediante recomendaciones diarias y respuestas a las consultas que recibimos, pretendemos ser una herramienta que ayude a todos aquellos que utilizan el idioma en su actividad diaria en los medios de comunicación, las redes sociales, las nuevas plataformas digitales…"

Fuente: www.Fundéu.es

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Unleash the power of visual supports in the classroom. Pixabay is a large bank of free images you can use for multiple projects. Combined with the power of Poster Maker, you can turn your into a new space.

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Tune In is an online radio and podcast service that allows users to listen to content from all over the word and in multiple languages. Teachers can use it to present students with authentic real life listening materials on different topics and in the target language.
Click HERE to access the resource.

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Audio-Lingua is a bank of audio files (mp3 recordings) in several languages and topics. It is free and does not require a sign in or log in for users.

Click HERE to access the resource.

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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

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SmithsonianTweenTribuneFree Smithsonian Teacher 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
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DocutubeDocuTube es 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.

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ReadWorksReadWorks is a library of curated nonfiction and literary articles, reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. It is committed to solving America’s reading comprehension crisis and student achievement gap. Driven by cognitive science research, ReadWorks creates world-class content, teacher guidance, and integrated tools that improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement.

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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

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