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ALL: CASLS InterCOM - Many of the links you see on this page were culled from InterCOM, an amazing email newsletter with lists of vetted links. Sign up to receive the newsletter every Monday and you will find GEMS! You can also set your subscription by language, level, and topic. http://casls.uoregon.edu/intercom.php

ALL: COOL fonts - Spanish teachers, click on the "free fonts" link to download "Calaveras" or "Guadalupe"! http://www.haroldsfonts.com

ALL: This site offers a series of great writing prompts and ideas for teaching all languages - includes fun and interesting prompts for situations, role plays, and for creating wikis and blogs! http://calper.la.psu.edu/cmc/database.php

ALL: The "Culture Club" - WOW!!! What a resource! Here are just a few of the things available here: The Music Room: reviews of albums, songs for teaching languages, Screening Room: lists/reviews of GOOD MOVIES in the target language, The Hangout: interviews with native speakers geared towards kids, Banquet Hall: recipes and reviews of foods from the target culture.http://nclrc.org/cultureclub/collection.html

ALL: Languages of the World website (interesting information, maps, etc. about world languages): http://www.nvtc.gov/lotw/index.html

ALL: You know how we're always suggesting great websites to kids for learning languages? This site provides a tutorial about how best to judge the quality and usefulness of language learning websites. It is a bit long, but well worth it since it provides students with the tools to use the web critically. http://www.vts.intute.ac.uk/tutorial?sid=1655211&op=preview&manifestid=224&itemid=12021

ALL: Here's a one-stop-shop for developing great language assessments:
http://www.nclrc.org/essentials/assessing/asindex.htm

ALL: Interested in the "next wave" of technology? Check out this PowerPoint with links at the bottom to videos showing the newest and latest technology (i.e., surface or desktop computing) - very cool!
http://nnell.wikispaces.com/ACTFL+Keynote+Presentation

ALL: CALPER’s series of podcasts introduce and discuss current issues of interest to language educators like blogs and their use in Language Teaching; it and others are available at http://calper.la.psu.edu/podcast.php

ALL: PIZZAZ! is dedicated to providing simple creative writing and oral storytelling activities with copiable handouts for use with students of all ages. The activities, for beginners through advanced learners, include poetry, fiction, and more. The site is geared for ESL students, but the ideas are great for learners of all languages. http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~leslieob/pizzaz.html

ALL: Interested in Web 2.0 technologies for teaching languages? This simple, clear website will walk you through several of the more accessible tech tools: http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/listalternatlw.html

ALL: Foreign Language Lessons: Podcasts for learning languages! http://www.oculture.com/2006/10/foreign_languag.html

ALL: The Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Learning Disabilities - excellent resource! http://www.fln.vcu.edu/ld/ld.html

ALL: eLanguageSchool.net - a meta site that contains links to other sites for learning multiple languages (great for students who are asking for home learning links): http://elanguageschool.net/

ALL: Heard about Second Life for teaching languages? Interested in Second Life but not sure if it's for you? Have a look at this PowerPoint presentation that explains the potential of using Second Life to teach languages (the presentation is geared for ESL, but the program can be used for WLs as well): http://www.ellenclegg.com/SL1stdraft.ppt

ALL: Nintendo as a tool for teaching languages? Well, not quite (but close!) This is an article about the use of online gaming and simulated worlds (like the Sims and Second Life) in teaching ESL - but a fascinating read for teachers of all languages!): http://www.forbes.com/technology/2008/03/19/life-lessons-gaming-tech-innovation08-cx_br_0319innovations.html

ALL: Bingo card generator: create custom bingo cards in many languages (yes, even Chinese!) - cool!http://print-bingo.com

ALL: Earth Calendar: with the click of a button, you can view holidays from around the world on any given day. You can also search holidays and celebrations by religion, country or dates. A nice resource for all languages - and especially ESL: http://www.earthcalendar.net/index.php

ESL: A metasite with a collection of links to excellent lesson plan ideas for teaching with the web. http://iteslj.org/links/TESL/Internet/Teaching_with_the_Web/

ESL: Englishleap.com - The #1 place on the internet to learn English. Spoken English improvement guaranteed! All you need to spare is thirty minutes to an hour per day on Englishleap.com.http://www.englishleap.com/

ESL: TalkBean.com - offers free e-conferencing for students, teachers, etc. You can have students chat live with people around the world! http://www.talkbean.com

ESL: AmericanRhetoric.com - great resource for famous/historical speeches in English (including audio, video and transcripts): http://www.americanrhetoric.com/

ESL: FreeRice.com - what a great way to test ELLs on their "SAT words"! This site is definitely more geared towards HS (and can be very fun for adults too!): http://www.freerice.com/index.php

ESL: "Build your wild self" - from the Wildlife Conservation Society/New York Zoos and Aquarium, this site allows students to create a version of themselves by choosing hair, eyes, clothing and parts of wild animals - great for building body part vocabulary! http://www.buildyourwildself.com/

ESL: Excellent policy brief entitled: "Challenging Common Myths About Young English Language Learners" (pdf file) - good information to share with parents about the importance of maintaining their home language!
http://www.fcd-us.org/usr_doc/MythsOfTeachingELLsEspinosa.pdf

ESL: This site gives you free access to more than 100 language resources, interactive quizzes and exercises, ready-to-use handouts, time-saving lesson ideas. The exercises, identified by topic and difficulty level, can be downloaded or completed on-line. http://www.smic.be/smic5022/

FR: For children. Fun learn-thru-play methods of teaching French including songs,crafts, games,coloring sheets & stories.
http://www.fun-french-and-spanish.com/french-for-kids.html


FR: Lists of terms from text messaging slang in French! http://www.cd.celtel.com/fr/phone-services/sms-text-messages/sms-shorthand/index.html

FR: Looking for audio/visual materials in French? A Finnish website has a large collection of French video clips. Categories include dictations, listening exercises, expressions, riddles, grammatical topics, and words. I viewed a very cool clip with African masks teaching parts of the face - NICE!!! http://imagiers.net/

FR: Dance with Igor: Song with Body Parts and Movement in French and English - very cute and full of interactive games and activities. http://www.igoretmoi.com/FR/jeux.html

FR: This is a good list of links for students to practice their pronunciation at home:
http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/speakfrench.html

FR: FrenchTeacher.net contains an unbelievable collection of worksheets, PowerPoints and other teaching materials for French beginning in level one through to senior year. You can download these materials for use on the SmartBoard or to print out. http://www.frenchteacher.net/sheets.htm

FR: The Bonjour les amis! resource provides presentation, practice and production activities. Each scenario starts with an animation that presents new linguistic and cultural content. Follow-up activities involve listening and reading as well as pronunciation, writing, and speaking. This resource exposes students to a variety of French speakers and cultural content from different areas of Canada and from other French-speaking countries (and it's CUTE too!) http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/flbla/index.html

FR: A metasite with tons of links to great websites for kids in French (and German too!). The sites were reviewed and analysed for the CISA project, co-financed by the EU Internet Action Plan: http://www.net-consumers.org/policy/topsites.htm

FR: Pigloo the French cartoon penguin has his own website, with playable songs and videos, some interactive games that unfortunately don’t require much language use, and information about the cartoon characters. The French-language website is available at http://www.pigloo-lesite.com

FR: Neat music site with some clips of songs and links to artists' websites: http://www.musinfo.com

SP: For children. Kids learn Spanish using learn-thru-play methods such as games, songs, crafts, stories, coloring sheets & dances. http://www.fun-french-and-spanish.com

SP: Instituto Cervantes initiated the first cultural TV channel in Spanish that can be viewed around the world through the Internet. Visit CervantesTV at http://www.cervantestv.es

SP: Audiria.com - Audiria is a new online tool that freely supports learning of Spanish, offering multimedia audiofiles to increase knowledge of the language. You will find daily a new audio file about different topics. Audio files are accompanied by the corresponding texts (also for free) and exercises where you can check your understanding - WOW!!! http://www.audiria.com

SP: Assorted Spanish materials: posted by the embassy of Spain in the UK, this site contains sudoku puzzles, posters and downloadable PowerPoints using basic Spanish vocab (los colores, los cuartos de la casa, las partes del cuerpo, etc.) - well worth a look!http://www.mec.es/exterior/uk/es/consej/es/publicaciones/resources.shtml

SP: Radialistas is a non-profit organization in Quito, Ecuador. Their website features strongly political audio clips with transcripts in Spanish. Spanish teachers may find many of the clips to be engaging and useful materials, especially for discussions of politics, democracy, and human rights in Latin America. The website is available at http://www.radialistas.net/index.php.

SP: Music organized by grammar points (!!!) This site offers activities and support for using popular music in the Spanish language classroom. You will find hit songs in Spanish by popular artists. These songs are selected for clarity, punctuated to aid comprehension, and are appropriate for use in high school and university classes. You can listen to the songs without leaving this site, and choose material that fits your needs. In addition, you will find ready-to-use listening comprehension and grammar activities for the songs, at a variety of levels. Visit this website at http://spanishplans.com.

SP, FR, IT, ESL: Babbel.com: Free online language lessons in Spanish, French, Italian, English (and German!) - similar to the vocabulary pratice in the Rosetta Stone software. You have to register to use the site, but registration is free (note: you may have to download an updated version of Flash player to allow this site to work well). http://babbel.com

SP, FR, IT, CH: a large collection of thematic performace assessment tasks organized by topic and level, including rubrics and ideas for activities and learning scenarios: http://www.flenj.org/CAPS/