Romance and Classical Studies

Resources for Teaching French, Classics, and Italian

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching): World Languages.
Portal to a comprehensive collection of Internet resources for teaching many languages and a community of scholars in foreign language fields. Includes resources for teaching French, Greek, Latin, and Italian plus many other media materials.

American Association of Teachers of French.
Offers free classroom activities such as ideas for promoting French in and out of the classroom, teaching resources, links to French media, web-based activities, and more.

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links (TennesseeBob Peckham, University of Tennessee, Martin).
A mega-site with over 10,000 links to everything for teaching French from language to culture, history, and art.

Tex's French Grammar (University of Texas, Austin).
A user-friendly, humorous approach to first year French grammar that is nonetheless rigorous and comprehensive. Offers iTunes podcasts and MP3 or PDF downloads.

WWW Resources for Students and Teachers of French as a Second Language (University of Ottawa).
A useful and wide-ranging collection of links to online resources for teaching French, including French TV, radio, and newspapers; French in Canada inside and outside Quebec, and much more for the French classroom.

American Classical League.
This page offers a rich list of links to classical materials, organizations, teaching resources, online tutorials in classical languages, related art and archaeology, and many other sites useful for the Classics classroom.

VoS: Voice of the Shuttle: Classics (Alan Liu and a team of developers, University of California, Santa Barbara).
This site offers links to a wide range of materials in classical studies, including language and literature, history and culture, course syllabi and much more. A significant resource for the classical scholar and teacher.

American Association of Teachers of Italian.
Provides a page of links to Italian cultural institutions, journals, and language sites, plus abstracts from Italica, the association's journal, and other related journals.

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Resources for Teaching Spanish and Portuguese

MIT OpenCourseWare.
Syllabi and course materials for a wide range of courses in Spanish languages (elementary to advanced), literature, and culture.

MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching).
Type "Spanish" into the search engine for access to almost 450 annotated links providing online materials for teaching Spanish. See also MERLOT's World Languages discipline community.

EspanOle: The On-line Resource for Students and Teachers of Spanish.
Created by a former high school Spanish teacher, this site offers an impressive set of free links to Spanish language, culture, travel, and history sites useful for Spanish language teaching at any level. Includes links to online Spanish lessons and tutorials.

Useful Links for Teaching and Learning Spanish.
A free website from the UK with resources for teaching the Spanish language using contemporary materials such as music and magazines. Also includes grammar, literature, and a Spanish encyclopedia.

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.
Offers teaching resources and links to useful websites, but membership is required.

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Michigan State University Resources in Language Learning

Michigan State University Department of Romance and Classical Studies

MSU's Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA).
This Center develops and implements programs and instruction to support language learners and teachers at all levels and in all languages taught at MSU. The Teaching Resources section provides links to many online resources for language educators.

MSU Office of Study Abroad

Socio-and Psycholinguistics Lab at MSU.

Language Acquisition Lab at MSU.

The Language Learning Center at MSU.
Provides media resources, including audio, video, and software, to support language learning and teaching at MSU.

Center for Language Education and Research, CLEAR (U.S. Department of Education Title VI Language Resource Center at Michigan State University).
This Center is dedicated to promoting and supporting the teaching and learning of foreign languages in the U.S. Offers many free products for the foreign language classroom such as CD-ROMs, downloadable instructional guides, and videos. The CLEAR newsletter, published spring and fall online, has articles on current topics in foreign language teaching.
Here is one of the resources offered by CLEAR.  See the CLEAR website for an annotated list of all the materials they offer:

MIMEA, Multimedia Interactive Modules for Education and Assessment (Michigan State University Center for Language Education and Research).
Offers modules free of charge for language learning, practice, and assessment. Modules are based on video clips and include interactive exercises.

Links to the Fifteen Department of Education Title VI Language Resource Centers.
First established at U.S. universities in 1990, Language Resource Centers create language learning materials, offer professional development workshops, and conduct research on foreign language learning. The Centers offer many resources they have developed for teaching foreign languages from around the world.

MSU Master of Arts Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Resources Page for Teaching English as a Second Language.
Links to journals on language learning and teaching, and other useful sites for teachers such as Ice Breakers and online Listening Texts.

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Teaching Foreign Languages in Higher Education

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
A national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction throughout the U.S. Offers webinars, workshops and an online foreign language teaching methods course.

National Capital Language Resource Center.
A joint project of Georgetown University, The George Washington University, and the Center for Applied Linguistics, this Resource Center offers free online language teaching materials such as "The Essentials of Language Teaching," and "Portfolio Assessment Guide." Also provides a Teachers Corner for advice, questions, and community; technology for teachers; a newsletter, and much more.

Language Links (Lauren Rosen, University of Wisconsin).
Comprehensive collection of web-based materials for the many languages taught at the University of Wisconsin; cultural, linguistic, media, and historic information. A rich resource for the university language instructor.

"Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (Modern Language Association Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages, 2007).
Assessment of the current approach to foreign language education in higher education and recommendations for the future in which the goal is translingual and transcultural competence.

Foreign Language Annals (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
Articles focus on the advancement of foreign language teaching and learning. Subscription required, but titles and abstracts are available online starting with 1967.

The Language Educator (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).
Articles on teaching practices, news, information, and relevant issues for foreign language educators of all languages at all levels. Subscription required.

The Modern Language Journal (National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Association).
Articles and columns focus on research and discussion about the learning and teaching of foreign and second languages.

Language Learning and Technology.
A refereed journal for second and foreign language educators published for free on the World Wide Web. Articles and reviews focus on technology and second language education.

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