RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Heritage Language Journal, Center for World Languages of UCLA, UC Consortium for Language Learning and Teaching
Journal of Less Commonly Taught Languages, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
US Frameworks and Standards
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies Standards: Guidance for Enhancing the Rigor of K-12 Civics, Economics, Geography, and History, National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS), 2013.
Common Core State Standards, The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center).
Articles, Whitepapers, Research
The Heart of the Matter: The Humanities and Social Sciences for a Vibrant, Competitive, and Secure Nation, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2013.
Resource Guide to Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States, companion to the White Paper, The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States. Research studies, survey results, examples of best practices, and established standards and assessment tools specific to the field of world language education.
The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States, Ingold, C. W., & Wang, S. C. College Park, MD: National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, 2010.
Open Educational Resources (OER) in Less Used Languages: A State of the Art Report, Bradley, L., and Vigmo, S. (2014).
Interested in the use of Open Educational Resources (OER) for language learning.
Search all STARTALK instructional resources.
ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages
21st Century Skills Map for World Languages
ACTFL 21st Century Skills Meet Technology Infographic by Lauren Rosen
ACTFL Performance Descriptors for Language Learners
NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements
NCSSFL-ACTFL Global Can-Do Benchmarks
Understanding by Design by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe
Performance Assessment in the three communicative modes. Planning for Performance with Backward Design by Jennifer Eddy: (includes sample communicative tasks) https://media.startalk.umd.edu/workshops/2009/SeattlePS/sites/default/files/files/Teacher%20KP3%20TransferModes-2.pdf
Comprehensible Input Presentations and Examples
National Center on Accessible Educational Materials: Best Practices for Educators & Instructors (see, in particular, the section on Creating Online/Digital Content & Courses
Hall, T., Vue, G., Strangman, N., & Meyer, A. (2003). Differentiated instruction and implications for UDL implementation. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum. (Links updated 2014). Retrieved May 31, 2016 from http://aem.cast.org/about/publications/2003/ncac-differentiated-instruction-udl.html
Communication—The Three Modes
Three Modes of Communication
Toni Theisen Wiki
- Boosting Achievement with Messages That Motivate
- Carol Dweck Revisits the Growth Mindset http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/09/23/carol-dweck-revisits-the-growth-mindset.html
- Punished by Rewards? A Conversation with Alfie Kohn
- Seven Keys to Effective Feedback by Grant Wiggins
#langchat is a weekly chat hosted on Twitter for language educators and covers timely topics related to language teaching and learning. You can find out more information about #langchat here: http://langchat.pbworks.com/w/page/39343677/FrontPage
Calico Spanish does a really nice job of synthesizing the fast-paced conversation for those who are unable to participate or who want to review the shared resources, strategies and insights. You can find those summaries here: http://calicospanish.com/category/langchat-summaries/
National Language Resource Centers
This is a list of all the National Language Resource Centers: http://www.nflrc.org/
You may be particularly interested in the following:
An NLRC search function for resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages: http://bit.ly/CRNLRC
Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS): https://casls.uoregon.edu/
In particular, Resources for Teachers, which includes a free, virtual language lab: https://casls.uoregon.edu/classroom-resources/anvill/
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning: http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/coerll
In particular, Language Learning Materials that include Arabic, Chinese and Persian:
National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC): http://www.nclrc.org/
In particular, Sailing the 5 Cs with Learning Strategies: http://www.nclrc.org/sailing/index.html
Developing Autonomy in Language Learners: http://www.nclrc.org/guides/HED/index.html
The National East Asian Languages Resource Center: http://nealrc.osu.edu/
The National Resource Center for Asian Languages: http://ed.fullerton.edu/nrcal/
American Association of Teachers of Arabic: http://www.aataweb.org/
American Association of Teachers of Persian: http://aatpersian.org
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL): http://www.actfl.org
Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO):https://www.calico.org
International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT): http://www.iallt.org
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL): http://www.ncolctl.org
The Chinese Language Teachers Association: http://clta-us.org/
STARTALK and TELL Resources
STARTALK Learning Module on Proficiency: https://startalk.umd.edu/public/system/files/resources/ACTFLModule/page9733.html
STARTALK Principles: https://startalk.umd.edu/principles/
Professional Learning Resources to Support Startalk-endorsed Principles: https://startalk.umd.edu/resources/AdvanceLearning
The TELL Project: http://www.tellproject.org
TELL Framework: http://www.tellproject.org/framework/