"The foreign-language newspaper sites listed here are a sample of material available on the Web free of charge:

Chinese  French  German  Italian  Japanese  Portuguese  Russian  Spanish

These news sites are selected especially for language students, but all are invited to peruse these pages at their leisure."

Source: MIT Libraries

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WL TKES TELL ToolThe World Languages Department Classroom Instruction Feedback tool provides teachers and adminstrators with a series of products and processes that can be used to enhance the effectiveness of world language teachers. .

This tool is based on the Teacher Effectiveness for Language Learning Project (TELL) and the Georgia DOE Teacher Keys Effectiveness System (TKES).







Click below to learn more about the Teacher Effectiveness System from the Georgia Department of Education or click one of the links below to access some of the most common documents:

Teacher Keys Effectiveness System Handbook 2014

TAPS Reference Sheet with Sample Indicators 2014

TAPS Standards and Rubrics Reference Sheet 2014

TKES Crosswalk with CLASS Keys

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salsa GPB

Salsa is Georgia Public Broadcasting's award-winning Spanish language series for young learners in kindergarten through the third grade. Puppets in familiar stories, digital graphics and animation teach the language. Click here to access all the SALSA episodes.

Click here to learn more about the SALSA project.

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Phone Conversations Spanish

"The Phone Project series is a comprehensive resource for locating level and topic appropriate phone conversations. Value-added lesson plans and support materials provide beneficial tools for classroom use or self-study."

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Zamborazo is a website where you can find videos, music, and various interactive activities for your classes. Below is an example of one of the resources for teaching colors:

 Colors Activities

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Biblioteca Digital Ciudad Seva

La Biblioteca Digital Ciudad Seva es un sitio web donde se pueden encontrar cuentos, poemas, novelas, teoría, obras de teatro, ensayos, y mucho más.

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Literatura us

Literatura.us es un una biblioteca virtual gratuita donde encontraras una gran cantidad de escritos variados de multiples autores.

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Spanish Proficiency Exercises

 "Spanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the exercises is to provide students of Spanish with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Spanish. In order to do, this Spanish Proficiency Exercises contains five major components. First, there is a simplified video clip. This simplified version is scripted, the native speakers talks slower, and he or she uses simpler words and less slang. Second, there are video clips of native speakers who also perform the proficiency 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."

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"LANIC's mission is to facilitate access to Internet-based information to, from, or on Latin America. Our target audience includes people living in Latin America, as well as those around the world who have an interest in this region. While many of our resources are designed to facilitate research and academic endeavors, our site has also become an important gateway to Latin America for primary and secondary school teachers and students, private and public sector professionals, and just about anyone looking for information about this important region."

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Storytelling Colombian Style

The Storytelling: Colombia Style is and audio resources available via iTunes University, see their description below.

"This is a series of stories in Spanish told by Colombian students of Luz Stella Angarita who are studying under her at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana en Bogotá, Colombia. Students at Denison use these stories to improve their listining comprehension skills, cultural understanding, and as inspiration for creating their own stories in Spanish."




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EasySpanish YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

Click here to see all the videos on the Easy Spanish Playlist.

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Sentence Maker This tool from the 123 Teach Me website offers users to create a set of sentences based on words entered by the user. Click here to try it.


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"The Ohio State University National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) was founded in 1993 as the National Foreign Language Resource Center. Since 1993, the NEALRC has contributed many initiatives designed to increase learners' abilities to master advanced levels of language and cultural competence. Among the many resources generated and made available through the NEALRC are learning materials (textbooks, workbooks, teachers' guides, audio and video recordings) for more than a dozen less commonly taught languages, pedagogy and program development resource and guide books, teacher training and intensive language summer institutes, and more. As of 1999, the NEALRC adopted its specific East Asian Languages focus in order to serve the needs of learners and teachers of East Asian languages as directly and immediately as possible."

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"Over 57 million people in the U.S. speak a language other than English at home (U.S. Census Bureau, 2006-2010). Individuals exposed to a language spoken at home but educated primarily in English are heritage speakers of the home language.

NHLRC's mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, both by creating a research base and by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education.

The creation of a national center dedicated to heritage language education attests to the importance of this new field to the nation. California is an ideal venue for NHLRC since almost 27% of its population five years of age and older is foreign born, and 42% speak a home language other than English (U.S. Census Bureau, 2005-2009)."

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The National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL) was designed to improve the nation’s capacity for the teaching and learning of Asian languages including Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, and Japanese. California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) has made a strong commitment to supporting less commonly taught languages, serving diverse student populations, expanding research on second language acquisition, and enhancing teaching and learning. NRCAL’s main focus is to improve the teaching, learning, and research of Asian languages in the United States by drawing on the expertise of Asian language scholars, educators, and community stakeholders. Training students to be bilingual not only enhances their cognition, employment opportunities, and cultural competency, but also improves national business development, innovation, and security. Our goals are achievable through collaboration with K-12 school districts and community-based organizations.

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