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National Standards
for Foreign Language Education


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English/ESL/ELD Links

  • Dave's ESL Cafe
  • ESL Resource Center
  • Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC)
  • Miscositas.com: stories, realia, curricular materials, links, and more!
  • Reliable Translation Services (Website, Technical, Legal, Marketing, Medical) by Applied Language Solutions
  • Country Guides of the World (appliedlanguage.com)
  • VOA News: Special English
  • Talking with the Police (lesson plan, 52-page PDF document)

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    Spanish Language Links

  • Learn Spanish (www.studyspanish.com)
  • American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
  • El sagrado Corán
  • Página principal de las Naciones Unidas
  • "Ojalá que llueva café" por Juan Luis Guerra y 4.40
  • "Dónde jugarán los niños" por Maná
  • El pretérito comparado con el imperfecto (El cuento de Superhombre)
  • Miscositas.com: stories, realia, curricular materials, links, and more!
  • MilkaDuno.com - A cool site for your car racing fans! Milka Duno is a beautiful, intelligent racecar driver from Venezuela!
  • PatiosCordobeses.com - Delightful coverage of a wonderful tradition. Beautiful pictures of patios from the neighborhoods of Córdoba, España.
  • FronteraKitchens.com - Rick Bayless site. Recipes and information about his cookbooks, cooking videos, and products that he promotes and/or sells. Rick has two restaurants in the Chicago area.

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    French Language Links

  • American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
  • Nations Unies - Page d'accueil
  • Miscositas.com: stories, realia, curricular materials, links, and more!

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    German Language Links

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

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    Chinese Language Links

  • Access Mandarin
  • Hong Kong Language Learning Centre
  • United Nations Official Site (Chinese)

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    Japanese Language Links

  • Engrish.com
  • Japanese-Online.com

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    Korean Language Links

  • Korean Language Study on the interNET
  • An Introduction to Korean
  • Korean Language Study on the InterNET (KOSNET), a project of the National Institute for International Education Development of the Republic of Korea
  • Declan's Korean Language Page
  • Korean Practice from LifeinKorea.com
  • Say Hello in the Korean Language (Kidspace @ the Internet Public Library)
  • Omniglot's Guide to the Written Language

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    General Language Links

  • Fluency Fast - learn a language in 4 days through TPRS!
  • Graphic Organizers in English and Spanish
  • Ayudas gráficas de Houghton Mifflin
  • Teach-nology, web portal for Educators!
  • Multilingual Calendar Maker!
  • EdSiteMent! - A general interest site with great links to Art & Culture, Foreign Language, History & Social Studies, and Literature & Language Arts
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Language: Journal of the Linguistic Society of America
  • Google Language Tools
  • Teacher Tips Index - from the University of Hawai'i at Honolulu Community College
  • Omniglot's International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • YourDictionary.com, online dictionaries in 150 different languages, grammar for 70 languages, & major linguistic fun!
  • Ethnologue.com, online database of information about 6,500 languages. Includes alternate names, number of speakers, location, dialects, linguistic affiliation, and other sociolinguistic and demographic data
  • AltaVista's Babel Fish translator
  • FreeTranslation.com translator
  • ...the world's largest online classroom community!

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    Other Foreign Language Teacher Organizations' Websites

  • California Language Teacher's Association (CLTA)
  • CLTA Affiliates Information

    CLTA Affiliates with websites:

  • Foreign Language Association of Greater Sacramento (FLAGS)
  • Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC)
  • Foreign Language Council of San Diego (FLCSD)
  • UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching (UCCLLT)

    Pan-American Associations

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

  • American Philological Association (APA)
  • Modern Language Association of America (MLA)
  • Florida Foreign Language Association
  • Texas Foreign Language Association
  • Michigan World Language Association
  • Massachusetts Foreign Language Association
  • Maryland Foreign Language Association
  • Iowa World Language Association
  • Ohio Foreign Language Association
  • Foreign Language Association of Virginia
  • The Pacific Northwest Council for Languages (PNCFL)
  • The Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • The Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
  • The Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
  • CARLA Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL)
  • Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
  • The Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)
  • CouncilNet: National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)
  • FLTeach (Foreign Language Teaching Forum)
  • The International Association for Language Learning Technology
  • The Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS)

    International Associations

  • International Languages Educators’ Association (ILEA) of Ontario, Canada
  • The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching - free and very informative!

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    Year of Languages


  • ACTFL Year of Languages 2004-05 (main site)
  • European Year of Languages 2001
  • Language Log: YOL
  • "The Year of Languages in the United States" by Sally Morrison, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, on the Center for Applied Linguistics site
  • Year of Languages - National Virtual Translation Center
  • YOL Strategies and Ideas (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
  • FLAG (Foreign Language Association of Georgia) YOL

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    FLA-OC Member Websites

  • Mike Shellman, Spanish (Esperanza HS, Anaheim)
  • Carol Soto, French (Esperanza HS, Anaheim)
  • Tina Matic, Spanish (Oxford Academy, Cypress)

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    Miscellaneous

  • Vision Wear International - clothes for internationally themed clubs!
  • Zapme.com - all kinds of good stuff for teachers!
  • Quia: Where Learning Takes You (flashcards, quizzes, games - by book, subject, level)
  • Puzzlemaker.com (crossword, hidden message, word search)
  • DiscoverySchool.com Clipart Gallery (see copyright!)
  • National Geographic
  • www.flagline.com - Every flag you ever wanted to see will be easily found on this site.
  • Sounds of the World's Animals (in over 30 languages, with phonetic spelling and .au or .wav sound files)
  • "Music and Motivation in Second Language Teaching" by Joanne M. Mynard, M.Phil. Dissertation (Applied Linguistics), 1997
  • SCOLA... television from around the world!
  • Euro News... news broadcasts from around the world!
  • Omniglot's Cyrillic Alphabet
  • Omniglot's Korean Writing System
  • TravLang Foreign Languages for Travelers
  • International Collection of Tongue Twisters

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