The page starts with a lot of text in English. Scroll down (way down!) to see the visuals created by each country to help its citizens develop healthy eating habits. Scroll down further to get links to the original pages from the governments of those countries (and usually, larger, higher quality visuals you can download and use with your classes). Great for studying (and comparing) food and nutrition with students! Here are other food guidelines documents as well (for use in comparing with students)
Video interviews with native speakers On this page, you can search by language, and then listen to videos recorded with native speakers on a variety of topics. Once you type in the language and the results appear, you only see one video on your screen. There is no list of available videos, but the first page will tell you how many there are. Keep hitting "next item" to see the other videos in your language. Each listing includes information on the topic of the interview, and suggestions for how or when to use it in your language class. Video Interviews in world languages. Would you like to share a great activity with your colleagues?
World Language Content Standards Looking for the world language content standards for California? Download the standards at http://www.clta.net/standards.
Organizations and other sites serving all language teachers. If you know of a site that should be included on this page, e-mail the Webmaster!
Rich Internet Applications a free suite of tools (including audio recording) for language teachers by the Center for Language Education, Acquisition and Research
Wordreference.com, a dictionary offering definitions and examples in French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and English. The examples are very clear and help a student pick the appropriate sense of the word they were looking for.
Puzzlemaker.com, lets you make crossword puzzles and other word games, including coded messages.
Wordle.net, and Tagxedo.com allow users to make word clouds. Users can change the font, color, and layout of the word clouds. Excellent applications for making predictions about a text or analyzing a text. Word size is generated by its frequency in the text; the more often it appears, the larger it is in the cloud.
Explore these links to find out about how to enrich your curriculum and engage students in authentic activities that will enhance their proficiency by opening your classrooms to the community and opening the community to your students.
Peace Corps World Wise Schools Correspondence Match Program offers teachers the opportunity to "meet" a Peace Corps volunteer who is working abroad and receive regular correspondence from that volunteer regarding their work and the customs and culture of the area in which he or she is living. Teachers are expected to exchange at least one e-mail or letter per month (postage is the responsibility of the teacher). Many teachers write the letter collaboratively with their classes. Teachers may request a match in a certain region of the world and/or a match in an area that is French or Spanish speaking.
Community Outreach Page developed at the 2006 Mentoring Leadership and Change institute at the National Foreign Language Resource Center.
Graphic Organizers: Explore these links to find great graphic organizers that you can print directly off the internet, or that might give you ideas for your own graphic organizers tailored to your needs. There is some overlap between these sites, so you may find duplicate organizers.