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General Language Resources


Classroom Materials

Native Speaker Resources

Amity Aids
Amity Institute is a non-profit exchange program which provides volunteer teacher aides from abroad.
Website: http://www.amity.org
E-mail: mail@amity.org

Publishers & Distributors
(Textbooks and General Materials)

Adler's Foreign Books
French, German, Spanish, and Italian books.
Website: http://www.afb-adlers.com
E-mail: info@afb-adlers.com

AIMS Foreign Language Books
Specializes in foreign language books for all ages.
Website: http://www.aimsbooks.com
E-mail: aimsbooks@fuse.net

Amazon.com, Inc.
"Earth's Biggest Selection" - books, magazines, software, videos, CD's and more are available through this online retailer.
For French materials, visit www.amazon.fr.
for German materials, visit www.amazon.de.
Website: http://www.amazon.com

Amsco School Publications
Basal textbooks, workbooks and supplementary/exploratory materials for grades 5-12 in Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Latin.
Website: http://www.amscopub.com
E-mail: info@amscopub.com

Applause Learning Resources
Supplementary materials in Spanish, French, German, Italian, Latin, Russian, Japanese, and ESL including software, video, audio, games, books, magazines, posters, flags, maps, realia, and dictionaries.
Website: http://www.applauselearning.com
E-mail: info@applauselearning.com

Barron's Educational Series
Foreign language books and cassettes.
Website: http://www.barronseduc.com/foreign-languages.html
E-mail: fbraun@barronsedu.com

Cambridge University Press
Resource books for language teachers.
Website: http://www.cup.org

Champs Elysées Audio-Magazine/Puerta del Sol Audio-Magazine
Monthly, hour-long program on audiocassette packed with news, features, and interviews from the target-language country. Subscribe for 5 months or 1 year. Study supplements are also available. Programs available in French, German, Spanish, and Italian.
Website: http://www.champs-elysees.com
E-mail: usorders@champs-elysees.com

College Board Publications
Listing of publications to aid in the preparation for SAT examinations. A variety of titles are available including advanced placement language test information.
Website: http://www.collegeboard.org
E-mail: info@collegeboard.org

Continental Book Co.
All level books in French, Spanish, German. Textbooks, literature, dictionaries, art books, juvenile books, ESL, Italian, and Bilingual Spanish.
Website: http://www.continentalbook.com

Delta Systems Co., Inc.
French, Spanish, and Italian resources, books, and games.
Website: http://www.delta-systems.com

Editions SOLEIL Publishing, Inc.
Supplementary language materials and games in a variety of languages. The second-language journal Mosaic is also available through this company.
Website: http://www.soleilpublishing.com
E-mail: soleil@soleilpublishing.com

EMC Paradigm Publishing
Textbooks and supplementary materials for Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Russian, Greek, and Italian. Teachers may also receive the EMC newsletter.
Website: http://www.emcp.com
E-mail: educate@emcp.com

Glencoe – McGraw-Hill Publishing
Textbooks and supplementary materials for intermediate and high school students.
Website: http://www.glencoe.com/index.html
E-mail: customer.service@mcgrawhill.com

Heinle and Heinle
Print and electronic materials for the middle, secondary, and college foreign language classroom; also teacher development.
Website: http://www.heinle.com

Highsmith, Inc.
Multicultural bookstore with children's and young adults' books, curriculum materials, art books, and more.
Website: http://www.highsmith.com
E-mail: service@highsmith.com

Holt, Rinehart and Winston/Harcourt Brace Jovanovich
Integrated text and multimedia materials for Spanish, French, and German.
Website: http://www.hrw.com

Ideal Foreign Books, Inc.
Spanish and French Books for schools, colleges, and libraries. General literature, dictionaries, children's books, and maps of France, Spain, Mexico, and South America. Distributor for foreign publishing companies.
E-mail: idealforeignbooks@att.net

Intercultural Press, Inc.
Publishes books on diversity, multiculturalism, and intercultural experiences.
Website: http://interculturalpress.com
E-mail: info@interculturalpress.com

International Learning Styles Network
Provides learning styles tests and evaluations.
Website: www.learningstyles.net/

Interact
A variety of simulations for use in Kindergarten to postsecondary classrooms.
Website: http://www.interact-simulations.com
E-mail: interact@highsmith.com

John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
College texts and educational materials.
Website: http://www.wiley.com

Kendall/Hunt Publishing
College and high school textbooks and telecourse print materials in Russian, German, and Spanish.
Website: http://www.kendallhunt.com
E-mail: orders@kendallhunt.com

Langenscheidt Publishers, Inc.
Specializes in map products as well as language materials. Texts and supplementary materials in German, French, Spanish, Italian, and ESL.
Website: http://www.langenscheidt.com
E-mail: customerservice@americanmap.com

Living Language
Text, audio, and CD-ROM instructional materials in 20 different languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Portuguese.
Website: http://www.randomhouse.com/livinglanguage/
E-mail: livinglanguage@randomhouse.com

McDougal-Littell (a division of Houghton Mifflin Co.)
French, German, and Spanish texts and materials for grades 6 thru 12.
Website: http://www.mcdougallittell.com

McGraw-Hill (College-level texts)
College-level texts and supplements in French, German, and Spanish.
Website: http://www.mhhe.com/catalogs/hss
E-mail: customer.service@mcgraw-hill.com

Midwest European Publications, Inc. (MEP)
Exclusive distributor of ELI language magazines and books. Source of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Portuguese domestic and foreign publishers. Software and videos.
Website: http://www.mep-inc.net
E-mail: info@mep-inc.net

Multi-Cultural Books and Videos, Inc.
World language books, software, and videos.
Website: http://www.multiculturalbooksandvideos.com
E-mail: service@multiculbv.com

OptimaLearning
Provides information on the use of misual and musical arts in learning. French, German, Spanish, and Italian learning aids and books.
Website: http://www.optimalearning.com
E-mail: barzak@optimalearning.com

Oxford University Press
Language development books for teachers, including dictionaries and grammar texts.
Website: http://www.oup.com/us/?view=usa
E-mail: custserv.us@oup.org

Prentice Hall
Textbooks, software, and materials.
Website: http://www.prenhall.com

Proficiency Press
"Aiming for Proficiency" books and tapes: topically arranged communicative activities, readings, and authentic assessments in French, German, Italian, Spanish, and ESL.
Website: http://www.proficiencypress.com
E-mail: webmaster@proficiencypress.com

Pro Lingua Associates
Games, resources, and books in French, Spanish, and German.
Website: http://www.prolinguaassociates.com
E-mail: info@prolinguaassociates.com

Schoenhof's Foreign Books
Offers a wide range of foreign language books and materials for over 700 languages.
Website: www.schoenhofs.com
E-mail: info@schoenhofs.com

Scholastic Professional Books
Teacher resources, culture kits, and thematic units.
Website: http://www.scholastic.com

Scott Foresman/Addison Wesley Publishing
Textbooks and related materials for K-12 language courses.
Website: http://www.scottforesman.com

Sky Oaks Productions, Inc.
Total Physical Response books, games, audio cassettes, and teacher and student kits.
Website: http://www.tpr-world.com
E-mail: tprworld@aol.com

Teacher's Discovery
Innovative resources for foreign language teaching including CD-ROM/software programs, videos, posters, bulletin boards, cassettes, award pins, pencils, games, and more.
Website: http://www.teachersdiscovery.com
E-mail: tdwebmaster@teachersdiscovery.com

Yale University Press
Text publication of critical and less commonly taught languages.
Website: http://yalepress.yale.edu/yupbooks/language_home.asp
Email: mer.care@triliteral.org

Software Resources

CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium)
Computer assisted instructional technology for language learning.
Website: http://www.calico.org
E-mail: info@calico.org

DynEd
CD-ROM based courseware for language development, ESL, LEP, Japanese, and Spanish.
Website: http://www.dyned.com
E-mail: info@dyned.com

Idiom Software Inc.
Theme based language learning programs featuring digitized voice, on-line glossaries, lesson and test functions, and interactive activities.
Website: http://www.idiomware.com/home.html
E-mail: idiomware@aol.com

Riverdeep
Educational and foreign language software.
Website: http://www.riverdeep.net
E-mail: info@riverdeep.net

Transparent Language, Inc.
Foreign language learning software for Spanish, French, German, English and many other languages.
Website: http://www.transparentlanguage.com
E-mail: info@transparent.com

World Language Resources
World language software, including dictionary, spelling, grammar, and translation packages.
Website: http://www.worldlanguage.com
E-mail: service@worldlanguage.com

Internet Resources

Excite Travel
Includes facts about any country in the world, as well as travel information.
Website: http://travel.excite.com

FLTEACH
Fabulous site! This foreign language teaching forum provides endless WWW resources for language teachers.
Website: http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/

Foreign Embassies
Website: http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/
U_S__Government/Embassies_and_Consulates/

Online Newspapers
Includes links to on-line newspapers in many countries.
Website: http://www.newspapers.com/country.htm

Virtual Tourist
Choose an area of the world and the Virtual Tourist will provide information about that particular area.
Website: http://www.virtualtourist.com/

Film & Video Resources

FilmArobics, Inc.
FilmArobics specializes in French, Spanish, German, and ESL language films. Films can be ordered with subtitles or completely in the target language. Lesson plans are also available.
Website: http://www.filmarobics.com
E-mail: film@filmarobics.com

Films for the Humanities and Sciences
French, German, and Spanish films.
Website: http://www.films.com
E-mail: custserv@films.com

Insight Media
Multicultural videos which explore topics such as race and ethnicity, cross-cultural communication, and diversity issues.
Website: http://www.insight-media.com
E-mail: custserv@insight-media.com

Multi-Cultural Books and Videos, Inc.
World language books, software, and videos.
Website: http://www.multiculturalbooksandvideos.com
E-mail: service@multiculbv.com

Language Lab Manufacturers

ASC Direct Inc.
Language labs.
Website: http://www.ascdirect-usa.com
Email: jannie@ascd.us

Educational Technology
Multimedia, interactive audio, video and digital language labs including wireless, mobile, fixed installations and special tape recorders.
Website: http://www.educationaltechnology.com
E-mail: info@etimm.com

Sanako, Inc.
Manufacturer and distributor of multimedia learning and language systems.
Website: http://www.sanako-us.com/
E-mail: info.us@sanako.com


Professional Resources

Professional Language Journals

Applied Linguistics
Research-based articles for second-language researchers and educators.
Website: http://www.applij.oupjournals.org

Canadian Modern Language Review
Research-based articles for second-language researchers and educators.
Website: http://www.utpjournals.com/cmlr/cmlr.html
E-mail: journals@utpress.utoronto.ca

Foreign Language Annals
Dedicated to advancing all phases of foreign language teaching. Foreign Language Annals is published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages four times a year.
Website: http://www.actfl.org
E-mail: headquarters@actfl.org

IALLT Journal
(International Association for Language Learning and Technology)
Focuses on technology for language teaching and learning.
Website: http://iallt.org

The Journal of the Imagination in Language Learning
This journal is published annually in conjunction with the annual Conference on the Role of the Imagination in Language Learning at Jersey City State College. Theoretical and practical articles are related to the idea that acquiring a language is enhanced by the presence of an activated imagination.
Website: http://www.njcu.edu/cill/journal-index.html
E-mail: jill@njcu.edu

Minnesota Language Review
The journal and newsletter of the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures (MCTLC). The bulletin is published four times a year as a service to its members.
Website: http://www.mctlc.org
E-mail: mctlc@frontiernet.net

MinneTESOL/WITESOL Journal
Publishes articles of importance to the profession of English as a Second Language in the States of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Members of MinneTESOL and WITESOL receive this journal.
Website: http://www.minnetesol.org

MinneTESOL Newsletter
This newsletter is published three times per year. MinneTESOL is actively involved in many areas of concern for teachers of students with limited proficiency in English.
Website: http://www.minnetesol.org

The Modern Language Journal
Published at the University of Wisconsin Press by the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association. Devoted to research and discussion about learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.
Website: http://polyglot.lss.wisc.edu/mlj
E-mail: mlj@lss.wisc.edu

Studies in Second Language Acquisition
Research-based articles for second-language researchers and educators. Published four times per year.
Website: http://www.cup.org

TESOL Quarterly / TESOL Journal
TESOL members receive the bimonthly newspaper TESOL Matters, as well as the scholarly research journal TESOL Quarterly and/or the practitioner's magazine, TESOL Journal.  Each journal is published four times per year.
Website: http://www.tesol.org
E-mail: info@tesol.org

Professional Associations, Organizations, and Resource Centers

Directory of Resources for Foreign Language Programs
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs and the Center for Applied Linguistics sponsors a searchable directory of national associations, professional organizations, state foreign language offices, funders, publishers of language learning materials, centers, clearinghouses, instructional materials Web sites, online publications, databases, regional conferences, and listservs.
Website: http://www.cal.org/resources/

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Founded in 1977, the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) is a professional organization of scholars focusing on language education, acquisition and loss, bilingualism, discourse analysis, literacy, rhetoric and stylistics, language for special purposes, psycholinguistics, second and foreign language pedagogy, language assessment, and language policy and planning.
This organization sponsors a yearly conference.
Website: http://www.aaal.org
E-mail: aaal@primemanagement.net

American Association of University Supervisors and Coordinators And Directors of Language Programs (AAUSC)
The AAUSC works to promote, improve, and strengthen foreign language and second language instruction in the US at the postsecondary level.
Website: http://www.aausc.org/

American Council on Immersion Education (ACIE)
ACIE is for teachers, administrators, researchers, and parents who are interested in immersion education. It is housed in CARLA and funded through the National Language Resource Center. ACIE Newsletter contains articles on a range of topics in immersion education. The ACIE website houses an archive of ACIE articles.
Website: http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/ACIE.html
E-mail: carla@umn.edu

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Dedicated to advancing all phases of foreign language teaching. ACTFL offers a yearly conference and publishes a journal Foreign Language Annals four times a year.
Website: http://www.actfl.org
E-mail: headquarters@actfl.org

Canadian Association of Immersion Teachers / Association Canadienne des Professeurs D'Immersion (CAIT/ACPI)
Website: http://acpi.scedu.umontreal.ca

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition at the University of Minnesota is one of several Language Resource Centers (LRC), whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively. Through United States Department of Education (USDE) Title VI Language Resource Center program funding, CARLA sponsors a number of research and action initiatives designed to advance the quality of second language teaching, learning, and assessment.
Website: http://www.carla.umn.edu
E-mail: carla@umn.edu

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
CAL is a private, non-profit organization that applies research and information about language and culture to educational, cultural, and social concerns.  Includes a database of foreign language assessments, the National Center for ESL Literacy Education (NCLE) clearinghouse, a database of immersion schools in the country, and digests that highlight topics of current interest in foreign language education, ESL, bilingual education, and linguistics.
Website: http://www.cal.org
E-mail: info@cal.org

Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
This conference is the ACTFL affiliate for the Central States.
Website: http://www.csctfl.org
E-mail: csctfl@aol.com

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
ERIC is a national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources.
Website: eric.ed.gov

IALLT Journal
(International Association for Language Learning and Technology)
Focuses on technology for language teaching and learning.
Website: http://iallt.org

Language Policy Research Unit (LPRU)
Education Policy Studies Laboratory at Arizona State Univ.
LPRU provides resources related to language policy research around the world. they also publish an electronic newletter on the topic.
Website: http://www.language-policy.org

Language Resource Centers
The United States Department of Education has awarded grants to a number of institutions for the purpose of establishing, strengthening, and operating national foreign language resource and training centers to improve the teaching and learning of foreign languages. A list of the current USDE Language Resource Centers is available on the joint LRC webpage. The webpage also includes links to the individual centers and a search engine for all the centers.
Website:www.nflrc.org/

Modern Language Association (MLA)
MLA is an organization of over 30,000 teachers, scholars, and graduate students in language and literature studies. Its academic journal is the PMLA.
Website: http://www.mla.org

National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the national organization for bilingual educators. NABE produces a journal and a newsletter. The website has a page on Frequently Asked Questions in bilingual education.
Website: http://www.nabe.org
E-mail: nabe@nabe.org

National Center for the Study of Adult Learning and Literacy (NCSALL)
This federally funded research and development center is focused is solely on adult learning. A partnership of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, World Education, Rutgers University, Portland State University in Oregon, and the Center for Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, NCSALL does research geared towards improving practice in educational programs that serve adults with limited literacy and English language skills, and those without a high school diploma.  Their website includes a wealth of resources and free downloadable materials.
Website: http://ncsall.gse.harvard.edu
E-mail: ncsall@gse.harvard.edu

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)
NCELA (formerly the National Clearing House for Bilingual Education) is housed at The George Washington University and is funded by the U.S. Department of Education Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Language Affairs. NCELA addresses issues dealing with the education of linguistically and culturally diverse (LCD) students in the U.S.
Website: http://www.ncela.gwu.edu
E-mail: askncela@ncela.gwu.edu

Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA)
The Office English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (formerly the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs, OBEMLA) provides national leadership in promoting high quality education for the nation's population of English language learners (ELLs).
Website: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/oela/index.html

National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages
NCSSFL is an organization of education agency personnel from all states of the United States who have the responsibility of foreign language education at the state level. Includes list and links to State Supervisors around the country.
Website: http://www.ncssfl.org/

National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL)
This organization provides a forum of discussion for elementary and middle school foreign language teachers.
Website: http://www.nnell.org
E-mail: nnell@wfu.edu

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
The Northeast Conference is the ACTFL affiliate in the northeastern part of the U.S.
Website: http://www.dickinson.edu/nectfl
E-mail: nectfl@dickinson.edu

Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL)
International professional organization for those concerned with the teaching of English as a second or foreign language. TESOL members receive the bimonthly newspaper TESOL Matters, as well as the scholarly research journal TESOL Quarterly and/or the practitioner's magazine, TESOL Journal.  Each journal is published four times per year.
Website: http://www.tesol.org
E-mail: info@tesol.org

Listservs for Language Teachers

BILING
Email: listserv@asu.edu
Description: BILING is a forum for discussion of research about bilingualism and bilingual education.
Topic(s):  bilingual education, research, second language acquisition
Grade levels:  PreK-16
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send message SUB BILING FIRSTNAME to listserv@asu.edu. Leave the subject field blank.

Causerie
Email: listserv@uquebec.ca
Description:  Causerie is a general French discussion list.
Language(s):  French
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE CAUSERIE YOURLASTNAME YOURFIRSTNAME to listserv@uquebec.ca

Edling: Educational Linguistics
Web: http://bunner.geol.lu.se/mailman/listinfo/edling
Description: Provides an international forum for students, faculty, and practitioners to discuss research, current issues, and trends in educational linguistics.
Topic(s): Educational linguistics
Grade levels: All
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, go to: http://bunner.geol.lu.se/mailman/listinfo/edling

EDUFRANCAIS
Email: listserv@univ-rennes1.fr
Description:  EDUFRANÇAIS is an international list where French teachers at all levels and in all countries can exchange cultural and linguistic information about France and other francophone countries.
Grade levels:  PreK, K-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-16
Language(s):  French
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME to listserv@univ-rennes1.fr.

ESPAN-L
Email: listserv@vm.tau.ac.il
Description:  ESPAN-L is a list for teachers and speakers of Spanish. Discussion includes a wide range of topics from cultural notes to grammatical points.
Grade levels:  PreK-16
Language(s):  Spanish
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE ESPAN-L YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME to listserv@vm.tau.ac.il

FLTEACH: Foreign Language Teaching Forum
Email: FLTEACH@cortland.edu
Web: http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/
Description:  The Foreign Language Teaching Forum is an integrated service for foreign language teachers that includes a Web page and an e-mail LISTSERV academic discussion list (FLTEACH@listserv.acsu.buffalo.edu) at the University of New York College at Cortland. FLTEACH was founded in February 1994 and runs on a computer at SUNY/Buffalo through moderators Jean LeLoup & Bob Ponterio, both of whom teach at SUNY/Cortland. Their topic is foreign language teaching methods including school/college articulation, training of student teachers, classroom activities, curriculum, and syllabus design. Students in teacher training programs, teachers both new and experienced, administrators, and other professionals interested in any aspect of foreign language teaching are invited to participate in the discussions.
Topic(s):  assessment, curriculum materials, FLES, heritage language, immersion, language policy, less commonly taught languages, model foreign language programs, professional development, research, second language acquisition, standards, starting an elementary school foreign language program, study abroad.
Grade levels:  PreK-16
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE FLTEACH FIRSTNAME LASTNAME to listserv@acsu.buffalo.edu.

France
Email: France_langue@culture.fr
Description:  France is a listserv for discussions about the French language.
Grade levels:  PreK-16
Language(s):  French
>> To subscribe, send message SUSCRIBE FRANCE FIRSTNAME LASTNAME to France_langue@culture.fr.

LLTI: Language Learning and Technology International
Email: listserv@dartmouth.edu
Description:  LLTI, Language Learning and Technology International, serves as a distribution point for information on language learning and technology, language lab technology, computer-supported language learning, interactive video, interactive audio, language workstations, international standards, conversions, etc. Subscribers can post notes and queries as well as search databases.
Topic(s):  second language acquisition, technology
Grade levels:  6-16
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE LLTI YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME to listserv@dartmouth.edu.

LanguageTech Net News
Email: news@multilingual.com
Description:  This listserv features news about language technology and multilingual computing.
Grade levels:  9-16
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send message SUB NEWS-L YOURFIRSTANDLASTNAME,YOURORGANIZATION (eg. SUB NEWS-L JANEDOE,ANYTOWNPUBLICSCHOOLS) to news@multilingual.com.

LCTL-T: Less Commonly Taught Language Listserv
Web: http://www.carla.umn.edu/lctl/resources/listservs.html
Description:  LCTL-T is a discussion list for teachers of less commonly taught languages (i.e., all languages except English, Spanish, French, and German).
Topic(s):  FLES, less commonly taught languages, professional development, second language acquisition
Grade levels:  K-16
Language(s):  LCTLs
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE LCTL-T YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME to listserv@umn.edu.

Lgpolicy-list: Language Policy List
Web: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list
Description: The Language Policy List is a means of communicating among scholars and others interested in issues of language policy and planning and about the activities of the Consortium for Language Policy and Planning.
Topic(s): Language policy and planning
Grade levels: All
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, go to: https://groups.sas.upenn.edu/mailman/listinfo/lgpolicy-list

LIM-A: Language Immersion in the Americas
Web: http://www.carla.umn.edu/immersion/LIMA.html
Description:  LIM-A hosts discussions about language immersion programs. Patterned after an existing electronic discussion forum for language immersion education in Europe (LIME), the focus of this new endeavor is to provide necessary opportunities to collaborate and exchange ideas and experiences related to the teaching, study, and administration of immersion programs in the Americas. Teachers, administrators, and parents are welcome to join.
Topic(s):  Variety of issues related to immersion education
Grade levels:  K-12
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send message SUBSCRIBE LIM-A YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME To LISTSERV@umn.edu.

 

LPREN: Language Policy Research Network
Web: http://www.cal.org/lpren/
Description: The an international organization of researchers, scholars, and stakeholders in the field of educational language policy.
Topic(s): Language policy
Grade levels: All
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe to the LPREN Listserv, send an email with "Join" in the subject line and the body of the email to: join-lpren@caltalk.cal.org

MCTLC: Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
Email: Listserv@stcloudstate.edu
Description:  MCLTC-List provides an opportunity for K-16 foreign language teachers in the state of Minnesota to communicate with each other.
>> To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE MCTLC "YOUR NAME" to Listserv@stcloudstate.edu. Please type your name in double quotes.

Ñandu
Email: nandu-request@caltalk.cal.org
Web: http://www.cal.org/earlylang/
Description:  Ñandu participants discuss timely issues related to foreign language learning in Grades K-8, provide resources to one another, and share experiences with early sequence programs. Nandu is a service of the Improving Foreign Languages in the Schools Project of the Northeast and Islands Regional Laboratory at Brown University (LAB at Brown).
Topic(s):  assessment, FLES, immersion, model foreign language programs, professional development, second language acquisition, standards, starting an elementary school foreign language program.
Grade levels:  PreK-8
Language(s):  All
>> To subscribe, send the message SUBSCRIBE YOURFIRSTNAME YOURLASTNAME to nandu-request@caltalk.cal.org.

RIBO-L: German/English Discussion Group
Web: http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=RIBO-L&H=LISTSERV.URI.EDU
Description: German/English discussion group.

Grade levels: All
Language(s): German, English
>> To subscribe, send the message "SUBSCRIBE Ribo-L Firstname Lastname" to

listserv@uriacc.uri.edu.

 

SLART-L: Second Language Acquisition, Research, and Teaching
Web: http://www.lsoft.com/scripts/wl.exe?SL1=RIBO-L&H=LISTSERV.URI.EDU
Description: Desgined for those involved in second language acquisition research or teaching. Participants may discuss research in progress, solicit advice, and post papers for feedback.

Grade levels: All
Language(s): All
>> To subscribe, send the message "SLART-L YOUR-FIRST-NAME YOUR-LAST-NAME " to

listserv@cunyvm.cuny.edu.

TESL-L: Teachers of English as a Second Language List
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Resources for Study / Travel Abroad

Embassies/Tourist Offices

For any country's embassy, go to this website:
Website: http://dir.yahoo.com/Government/Embassies_and_Consulates

General Travel/Study Abroad for Students

AFS Intercultural Programs / USA
Exchange programs to 45 countries - semester or full year.
Website: http://afs.org
E-mail: info@afs.org

American Council for International Studies (ACIS)
Educational travel tours.
Website: http://acis.com
E-mail: info@acis.com

Casterbridge Tours
Independent group travel to Britain, Continental Europe and worldwide destinations.
Website: http://casterbridgetours.com

Concordia College
Culture and language immersion programs in fourteen world languages. Weekend programs available during school year, and week-long programs available in the summer (some programs are for high school credit). Four-week summer programs abroad in France, Germany, and Spain.
Website: http://www.clvweb.cord.edu/prweb
E-mail: clv@cord.edu

Cultural Heritage Alliance Educational Tours
Educational tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Mexico.
Website: http://www.cha-tours.com
E-mail: info@cha-tours.com

EF Educational Tours
Educational travel for students and teachers.
Website: http://eftours.com

EF Foundation for Foreign Study
High school semester and year abroad programs.
Website: http://www.effoundation.org
E-mail: foundation@ef.com

Explorations in Travel, Inc.
Active, educational student travel.
Website: http://exploretravel.com
E-mail: women@exploretravel.com

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service
Intensive foreign language proficiency improvement programs. Small classes, private tutoring, 100% true immersion, all levels, graduate and undergraduate credit available.
Website: http://www.flsas.com
E-mail: lh@flsas.com

Intercultural Dimensions, Inc.
Non-profit educational organization that provides programs of cross-cultural awareness through community service, workshops, seminars, and travel. Programs to Francophone West Africa.
Website: http://www.interculturaldimensions.org
E-mail: info@interculturaldimensions.org

Jumpstreet Tours, Inc.
Educational travel programs for students.
Website: http://www.jumpstreet.com
E-mail: yourteam@jumpstreet.com

Language & Friendship, Inc.
Travel and family stay programs for teachers and their groups of students in France, Martinique, Germany, and Spain. Also placements for families who would like to host exchange students.
Website: http://www.languageandfriendship.com
E-mail: info@languageandfriendship.com

Language Studies International (LSI)
Short and long-term language courses in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, and Costa Rica for individuals, executives, and groups. Refresher courses for teachers. Organized accommodations and social and cultural activity.
Websie: http://www.lsi.edu
E-mail: studyabroad@lsi.edu

Middlebury College
Summer language programs at Middlebury and programs abroad.
Language School at Middlebury:
Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/
E-mail: languages@middlebury.edu
Programs Abroad:
Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/sa/
E-mail: schoolsabroad@middlebury.edu

Nacel Open Door Cultural Exchanges
Summer home-stay programs up to 10 weeks in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Quebec, and Spain. Also exchange student placements for U.S. host families.
Website: http://www.nacel.org

Outlook International
Study abroad, homestays, customized group tours.
Website: http://members.aol.com/oilink/
E-mail: wfilink@aol.com

School Year Abroad, Inc.
Unique program in which high school juniors and seniors live with a host family in China, France, Italy, or Spain while earning U.S. graduation credits and receiving rigorous preparation for top U.S. colleges.
Website: http://www.sya.org
E-mail: mail@sya.org

University of Minnesota – Learning Abroad Center
Many study-abroad programs for university students. Resource center with a great deal of study and travel abroad information.
Website: http://www.umabroad.umn.edu
E-mail: umabroad@umn.edu

Study, Travel, & Exchanges Abroad for Teachers

Center for Global Education
One- to three-week seminars for teachers on multicultural education and curriculum development in Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Southern Africa.
Website: http://www.augsburg.edu/global/
E-mail: globaled@augsburg.edu

Concordia Language Villages Teacher Seminars
Ten-day summer programs for graduate credit. Teachers learn and apply immersion techniques. Seminars are conducted in English and are limited to twenty participants.
Website: http://clvweb.cord.edu/prweb/
E-mail: clv@cord.edu

Foreign Language Study Abroad Service
Intensive foreign language proficiency improvement programs. Small classes, private tutoring, 100% true immersion, all levels, graduate and undergraduate credit available.
Website: http://www.flsas.com
E-mail: info@flsas.com

Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange arranges direct one-to-one classroom exchanges to over thirty countries for teachers at all levels. Exchanges range in length from six weeks to one year. Administrators job-shadow their foreign counterpart for up to six weeks in one of a dozen countries.
Website: http://www.fulbrightexchanges.org
E-mail: fulbright@grad.usda.gov

Intercultural Communication Institute
Summer institute that provides professional training and development for those working in multicultural and international environments. Inclusive, interactive, and intense workshops.
Website: http://www.intercultural.org
E-mail: ici@intercultural.org

Interlangues and The Mexican Immersion Center
Language courses in 72 languages, and an intensive Spanish immersion program in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico.
Website: http://www.interlangues.ca
E-mail: interlangues@interlangues.ca

Language Studies International (LSI)
Short and long-term language courses in France, Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, and Mexico for individuals, executives, and groups. Refresher courses for teachers. Organized accommodations and social and cultural activity.
Website: http://www.lsi.edu

Middlebury College
Summer language immersion programs at Middlebury and programs abroad for teachers.
Language School at Middlebury:
Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/ls/
E-mail: languages@middlebury.edu
Programs Abroad:
Website: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/sa/
E-mail: schoolsabroad@middlebury.com

Oxford Seminars
TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification courses throughout the US and Canada. Provides hands-on, person-to-person training to help hone ESL/EFL teaching skills.
Website:www.oxfordseminars.com/

 

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