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Resources for K-12 language teachers

This page provides a sampling of web resources about K-12 foreign language teaching.
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Language Resource Centers

Language Teachers' Associations

About language teaching and administration

K-12 Foreign Language Curricula, sample lessons, and activities

K-12 Foreign Language Standards, Frameworks, and Assessment

Professional Development Opportunities

Other resources

Language Resource Centers

A selection of centers whose focus applies to K-12 foreign language teaching or to Less Commonly Taught Languages. The complete list of Language Resource Centers appears on our Links page.

Centers in the U.S.

Centers in other countries

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Language Teachers' Associations

National organizations

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Regional organizations

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Organizations for specific languages

Arabic language Chinese languages Japanese

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Slavic languages Other languages

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About language teaching and administration

Journals

  • Language Magazine
    A monthly magazine on foreign language educational policy, methodology, and research. Includes sections on teacher training programs, grant opportunities, current job openings, and study abroad, along with a calendar of conferences and a readers' forum.
  • The Language Educator
    A bimonthly magazine from the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), covering news, trends, and developments in U.S. language teaching and administration. Includes sections on policy, legislation, best practices, teaching tips, technology, online resources, and a forum.
  • Foreign Language Annals
    The quarterly research journal of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), reporting research by ACTFL members on language learning and teaching, innovative methods, and successful practice, including cross-disciplinary research with implications for language teaching.
  • Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages
    An annual journal on policy, education, programs, advocacy, and research in the field of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). Includes sections on teaching methodology and technology, research reports from academic and non-academic teaching situations, and the social environment of LCTL teaching -- for example, heritage communities, legislation, and federal initiatives.
  • TESOL Journal
    A refereed quarterly electronic journal on current theory and research in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). Includes sections on modern language skills, students with interrupted formal education, student perspectives, interactive teaching communities, research by language teachers focusing on their own practice, and reviews of books and materials.
  • Essential Teacher
    The quarterly magazine of the TESOL Association. Offers columns by practitioners in various communities of practice, materials reviews, association news, and a forum.
  • The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching
    A free on-line journal dedicated to communicating research, articles and helpful information regarding language acquisition to support teachers. Most articles report on research by language teachers focusing on their own practice.

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