K-12 Teaching and Learning
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.Of special interest: National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners http://www.actfl.org
The American Councils for International Education (ACIE) focuses its expertise on academic exchange, professional training, distance learning, curriculum and test development, delivery of technical assistance, research, evaluation, and institution building. Find out about expense-paid international exchanges sponsored by the US Department of State for K-12 teachers and administrators at http://www.americancouncils.org/educationalSeminars.php.
Boston College as part of a Title 2 Grant, Massachusetts Coalition for Teacher Quality and Student Achievement, from the US Department of Education obtained by the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Debbie Rusch and a number of graduate students at BC have created web sites for French and Spanish teachers. Visit the site: http://www2.bc.edu/~rusch.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis. http://www.cal.org/
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) supports a number of coordinated programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second language teaching, learning and assessment. http://www.carla.umn.edu/
The Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH) - foreign language teaching methods including school/college articulation, training of student teachers, classroom activities, curriculum, and syllabus design. http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/#description
The Modern Language Journal (MLA) - devoted to research and discussion about the learning of foreign and second languages. http://mlj.miis.edu//nfmlta.htm
The Minnesota Humanities Commission (MHC) regularly holds content-based professional development seminars and works in partnership with MCTLC, AATSP-MN, AATF-MN, and MNAATG to develop and promote resources for K-12 world language teachers. http://minnesotahumanities.org/
Ñandutí is your resource on foreign language learning in grades K-8. http://www.cal.org/earlylang/
The National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC) work focuses on three initiatives: the use of effective teaching strategies, the use of new technologies, and the administration and interpretation of foreign language performance assessments. http://nflrc.iastate.edu/
National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) is an organization for educators involved in teaching foreign languages to children. The mission of the organization is to promote opportunities for all children to develop a high level of competence in at least one language in addition to their own. http://nnell.org/
Websites for Minnesota Students - Here you will find a host of useful sites that can be helpful in learning another language and culture. Most of the sites link to several others. Enjoy your exploring and surfing and come back again. ttp://www.uni.edu/becker/