The “New Normal” for Modern Language Teachers:
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Digital Technologies: A Life Skill Right for Language Learning


SPANISH


Spanish - General

    BBC Languages - Spanish
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/

    Digital Dialects - Spanish Language
    http://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm

    Quia - Spanish
    http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/


Spanish Vocabulary

    LanguageGuide.org - Español (vocabulary)
    http://www.languageguide.org/spanish-mexico/

    Ejercicios de vocabulario
    http://www.ver-taal.com/vocabulario.htm

    Español como lengua extranjera - Vocabulario
    http://es.wikibooks.org/wiki/Espa%C3%B1ol/Como_lengua_extranjera/Vocabulario


Spanish Grammar

    SPANISH GRAMMAR ONLINE
    http://www.bowdoin.edu/~eyepes/newgr/ats/

    Spanish Language & Culture
    http://www.colby.edu/~bknelson/SLC/index.php

    Spanish Grammar Exercises
    http://www.trinity.edu/mstroud/grammar/

    Learn Spanish Grammar
    http://spanish.about.com/od/learnspanishgrammar/Learn_Spanish_Grammar.htm

    LanguageGuide.org Spanish Grammar (with pronunciation)
    http://www.languageguide.org/spanish-la/grammar/

    Spanish Grammar Activities
    http://conjuguemos.com/list.php?type=fillin&division=grammar&language=spanish

    Spanish for beginners
    http://www.nocomprendo.es/learn_spanish_online/spanish_for_beginners/eng/

    Grammar/ Gramática (business Spanish tutorials)
    http://www.businessspanish.com/LECCION/grammar.htm

    Ejercicios de gramática
    http://www.ver-taal.com/gramatica.htm

    El Conjugador
    http://www.elconjugador.com/


Spanish Video

    Ejercicios de escucha para estudiantes de español de nivel avanzado
    http://www.ver-taal.com/telediario.htm

    Cultura - Fragmentos de documentales y vídeos promocionales
    http://www.ver-taal.com/cultura.htm

    Canciones - Ejercicios de escucha con canciones españolas
    http://www.ver-taal.com/canciones.htm

    Escucha de anuncios publicitarios y de mensajes de campañas de información
    http://www.ver-taal.com/anuncios.htm

    Commonly Studied European Languages - LangMedia Resources (find "Spanish")
    http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/common_languages.html

    Spanish Proficiency Exercises [video] - University of Texas at Austin
    http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/

    Tel-Emundo
    http://msnlatino.telemundo.com/


FRENCH



French in General

    BBC Languages: French
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

    Français Interactif
    http://www.laits.utexas.edu/fi/

    French Language
    http://french.about.com/

    Le Point du FLE - Apprendre le français
    http://www.lepointdufle.net/

    Digital Dialects - French Language
    http://www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm

    Languages Online - Topics: French
    http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/french/french.htm

    Quia - French
    http://www.quia.com/shared/french/


French Vocabulary

    LanguageGuide.ord - Français (vocabulary)
    http://www.languageguide.org/french/vocabulary/

    French Vocabulary Lessons + Lists
    http://french.about.com/od/vocabulary/French_Vocabulary_Lessons_Lists.htm

    English-French Vocabulary Quizzes
    http://iteslj.org/v/fr/


French Grammar

    Tex's French Grammar
    http://www.laits.utexas.edu/tex/

    French Grammar Practice Exercises
    http://faculty.virginia.edu/ajmlevine/grammar/a_grammarindex.html

    French Online Grammar Quiz
    http://fog.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~creitan/grammar.htm

    French Grammar
    http://french.about.com/od/grammar/French_Grammar.htm

    Le Conjugateur
    http://leconjugueur.lefigaro.fr/


French Video

    Commonly Studied European Languages - LangMedia Resources (find "French")
    http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/common_languages.html

    French Videos
    http://french.about.com/od/videos/French_Videos.htm

    BBC Lanugages: French - 12 Video Lessons
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/mafrance/podcast/

    French.Yabla - demo videos
    http://french.yabla.com/demo.php

    Learn French Online for Free with Videos and Audio
    http://www.mindzeit.com/learnspeakfrenchlanguageonline.php/index.html

    FLEvideo.com
    http://www.flevideo.com/fle_video_quiz_beginning_start.php

    Community French Movies (Archive.org)
    http://archive.org/details/opensource_movies_French

    TV5Monde
    http://www.tv5.org/


GERMAN

German in General

    BBC Languages: German
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/

    Deutch-Lehrnen.com
    http://www.deutsch-lernen.com/

    Digital Dialects - German Language
    http://www.digitaldialects.com/German.htm

    German (Wikibook)
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/German

    German Games and Quizzes
    http://german.about.com/library/quiz/blqz_start.htm

    Languages Online - Topics: German
    http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/german/german.htm

    mein-deutschbuch.de
    http://www.mein-deutschbuch.de/index.php?site=home

    Online German Lessons
    http://www.lsa.umich.edu/german/hmr/links/online_lessons.html

    Quia - German
    http://www.quia.com/shared/german/

    Deutsch
    http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/rgshiwyc/school/curric/hotpotatoes/germanindex.htm


German Vocabulary

    LanguageGuide.org - Deutsch vocabulary
    http://www.languageguide.org/german/vocabulary/

    German Audio Lessons
    http://mylanguages.org/german_audio.php

    German Vocabulary (About.com)
    http://german.about.com/library/blgloss.htm


German Grammar

    Grammar / Grammatik
    http://german.about.com/od/grammar/Grammar_Grammatik.htm

    German Verb Conjugation (online)
    http://www.verbix.com/languages/german.shtml

    German Grammatical Structures  - Intermediate  and  Advanced Level
    http://www.germantutoring.com/german_grammar.htm

    Interactive Grammar Activities:
    http://www.olafbohlke.com/gpo/index.htm


German Video

    Deutsche Welle
    http://www.dw.de/dw/0,,9077,00.html

    German in Germany Index
    http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/collection/lm_germany/ge_index.html

    German language videos
    http://www.solarnet-international.org/content/pages/en/solar-net-tv/german-language-videos.php

    Community German Movies (Archive.org)
    http://archive.org/details/opensource_movies_German

    Yabla Ferman - Free Demo Videos
    http://german.yabla.com/


ITALIAN


Italian in General

    BBC Languages - Italian
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/

    Italian Language Course (Wikibooks)
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Italian

    One World Italiano Online
    http://www.oneworlditaliano.com/english/home.htm


Italian Vocabulary

    English-Italian Vocabulary Quizzes
    http://iteslj.org/v/i/

    Italian Audio Lessons
    http://mylanguages.org/italian_audio.php

    Italian Vocabulary - LanguageGuide.org
    http://www.languageguide.org/italian/vocabulary/

    Vocabulary - Italian Language - About.com
    http://italian.about.com/od/vocabulary/Vocabulary.htm

    Zapitalian (vocabulary & expressions with audio)
    http://www.zapitalian.com/


Italian Grammar

    la grammatica italiana
    http://www.uvm.edu/~cmazzoni/3grammatica/grammatica/

    Grammatica Italiana.eu
    http://www.grammaticaitaliana.eu/

    Italian Language - Grammar (About.com)
    http://italian.about.com/od/grammar/Grammar.htm

    Italian Grammar (interactive activities)
    http://eleaston.com/italian-grammar.html

    Italian verbs conjugation
    http://www.italian-verbs.com/

    Learn Italian - Grammar and Vocabulary
    http://mylanguages.org/learn_italian.php


Italian Videos

    Community Italian Movies
    http://archive.org/details/opensource_movies_Italian

    Italian in Italy - LangMedia
    http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/collection/lm_italy/it_index.html

    ItalianPod101
    http://www.italianpod101.com/


LATIN


Latin: General Resources

    Latin (Wikibook)
    http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Latin

    Latin Language - Learning Latin (About.com)
    http://ancienthistory.about.com/cs/latin/

    VROMA - A Vritual Community for Teaching and Learning Classics
    http://www.vroma.org/

    Introduction to Latin Pronunciation
    http://wheelockslatin.com/chapters/introduction/introduction.html


Latin Grammar

    Latin Grammar
    http://econrad.net/latin/

    Latin declension
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_declension

    Latin Verb Conjugator
    http://www.verbix.com/languages/latin.shtml


Latin Texts

    Corpus Scriptorum Latinorum
    http://www.forumromanum.org/literature/

    LATIN LITERATURE via Google Book Search (under construction)
    https://umdrive.memphis.edu/mhooker/google_books-latin_lit.html

    Listen to Latin -  Society for the Oral Reading of Greek and Latin Literature (SORGLL)
    http://www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu/Latin.htm

    Consulting Medieval Manuscripts Online
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/vlibrary/mdmss.shtml


Less Commonly Taught Langues

    Learn Arabic Free
    http://www.madinaharabic.com/

    Learn Arabic for free
    http://arabic.speak7.com/

    Arabic Alphabets
    http://www.searchtruth.com/arabic/lessons/unit1_writing.php

    Learn Arabic - Grammar and Vocabulary
    http://mylanguages.org/learn_arabic.php

    UTM Japanese Directory with Resources
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/kyhammond/

    Free Japanese Lessons
    http://www.freejapaneselessons.com/

    Nihongo o Narau - Learn Japanese
    http://www.learn-japanese.info/

    Manderin Net
    http://www.imandarin.net/

    Learning Mandarin Chinese
    http://mandarin.about.com/od/educationlearning/tp/learn_by_step.htm

    Mandarin Chinese Course Online
    http://www.99mychinese.com/



GENERAL FOREIGN LANGUAGE RESOURCES


Online Journals

    ALSIC: Apprentissage des langues et systèmes d'information et de communication
    http://alsic.revues.org/index.html

    CALICO Journal
    https://www.calico.org/journalTOC.php?current=1

    Computer-Assisted Language Learning - Electronic Journal (CALL-EJ)
    http://callej.org/

    The EUROCALL Review
    http://www.eurocall-languages.org/review/index.html

    The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies
    http://www.iallt.org/iallt_journal

    the jaltcalljournal
    http://www.jaltcall.org/journal/

    The Journal of Teaching English with Technology
    http://www.tewtjournal.org/

    LANGUAGE LEARNING TECHNOLOGY
    http://llt.msu.edu/


Technology from Language Organizations & Resource Centers

    AATF Technology Commission
    http://www.frenchteachers.org/technology/

    FLTeach (see "resources")
    http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/

    Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium
    https://www.calico.org/

    Dept. of Education-sponsored LRCs
    http://nflrc.msu.edu/lrcs.php

    Five-College Consortium Center for the Study of World Languages
    http://www.umass.edu/fclang/

    International Association for Language Learning Technology
    http://www.iallt.org/

    National Foreign Language Center (Univ. of Maryland)
    http://www.nflc.org/

    New England Association for Language Learning Technology
    http://www.nerallt.org/

    Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology
    http://www.neallt.org/


Foreign Language Software Review

    Foreign-Language Software & Web Central
    http://webpages.charter.net/tbob/softwrev.html


Language Teaching Listservs

    LLTI@LISTSERV.DARTMOUTH.EDU (for technology)
    http://listserv.dartmouth.edu/scripts/wa.exe?A0=LLTI

    FLTEACH@LISTSERV.BUFFALO.EDU (archives Foreign Language Teaching Forum)
    http://listserv.buffalo.edu/archives/flteach.html


Standards-Based Indstruction

    Standards-based Lessons
    http://florc.osu.edu/Lessons/lessons.htm


Listening & Recording Resources

    PRONOUNCE IT RIGHT INSPANISH!
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/speakspan.shtml

    PRONOUNCE IT RIGHT IN FRENCH!
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/speakfrench.html

    Text-to-speech

        AT&T Natural Voices® Text-to-Speech Demo
       http://www2.research.att.com/~ttsweb/tts/demo.php

       Acapela Text to Speech Demo
       http://www.acapela-group.com/text-to-speech-interactive-demo.html

       ivona Test to Speech
       http://www.ivona.com/en/

       Google translator (will say what is translated)
       http://translate.google.com/?hl=en&tab=wT

    Vocaroo
    http://vocaroo.com/

    Audacity
    http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

        download and install the LAME MP3 encoder?
        http://audacity.sourceforge.net/help/faq_i18n?s=install&i=lame-mp3

    SoundCloud
    http://soundcloud.com/

    Audio Recorder 3.2 (Softpedia) - Mac
    http://mac.softpedia.com/get/Audio/Audio-Recorder.shtml

    Wimba Products
    http://www.wimba.com/products/

        Wimba alternatives comparison

    NanoGong
    http://gong.ust.hk/nanogong/

    ANVILL (A National Virtual Language Lab)
    https://anvill.uoregon.edu/anvill2/

    Voci (personalized avatars with sound recording)
    http://www.voki.com/


VIDEO RESOURCES

    Google Videos
    http://www.google.com/videohp?hl=en

    Youtube
    http://www.youtube.com/

    Teachertube
    http://www.teachertube.com/

    The TED-ed Flip Tool in the Foreign Language Classroom (using Youtube)
    http://spanish4teachers.org/techblog/ted-ed-foreign-language-classroom/

    Foreign Language Videos
    http://dmc.ohiolink.edu/cgi/i/image/image-idx?page=index;c=forglv


MIXED BAG

    MERLOT - World Languages (Learning Materials)
    http://www.merlot.org/merlot/materials.htm?category=2440

    Integrating Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom (course, with student projects)
    http://www.cortland.edu/FLTEACH/MM-COURSE/mm-syl.html

    How to implement the ‘flipped classroom’
    http://www.eschoolnews.com/2012/05/21/how-to-implement-the-flipped-classroom/

    Flipped learning-network - foreign languages discussion
    http://flippedclassroom.org/group/foreign-language-teachers

    Mobile Assisted Language Learning Applications (MALL)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_Assisted_Language_Learn_ing

    FLTeach discussion forum
    http://web.cortland.edu/flteach/

    ACTFL - All Discussions
    http://community.actfl.org/ACTFL/Communities/ViewDiscussions/AllDiscussions/

    textivate.com
    http://www.textivate.com/



Foreign Language Advocacy Boot Camp


FRENCH

    Ideas for French Language & Culture Advocacy in the US
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/advofr.shtml

    French Advocacy Wiki
    https://frenchadvocacy.wikispaces.com

    French - The Most Practical Foreign Language
    http://www.fll.vt.edu/French/whyfrench.html

    Advocacy [videos] by AATF-EMA
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD93926B8E10559BE

    Advocacy ideas by AATFrench
    http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEF77BC4FAC2B8289&feature=plcp


GERMAN

    Advocacy Toolkit (AATG)
    http://www.aatg.org/advocacy

    Why Learn German  - Goethe-Institut
    http://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/lp/prj/wlg/enindex.htm


ITALIAN

    Why Study Italian
    http://www.ritornello.com/whyit.html


LATIN

    why study latin
    http://ancienthistory.about.com/lr/why_study_latin/341498/3/


SPANISH

    Advocacy  (AATSP)
    http://www.aatsp.org/?adv_advocacy
   
    Why Learn Spanish?
    http://spanish.about.com/cs/forbeginners/a/whylearnspanish.htm


ALL LANGUAGES

    Advocacy (ACTFL)
    http://www.actfl.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=5084

    Academic Workforce Advocacy Kit (MLA)
    http://www.mla.org/advocacy_kit

    Advocacy for World Languages (SCOLT)
    http://scolt.webnode.com/advocacy-for-world-languages/

    Knowing Other Languages Brings Opportunities  (Central States)
    http://www.adfl.org/resources/knowing_other_languages.htm

    NECTFL Testimony and Speeches Advocating for World Language study
    http://nectfl.net/TESTIMONYANDSPEECHES.htm

    Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (look for "Advocacy")
    http://www.psmla.net/


FOLLOWING CHALLENGES

    National Council of State Supervisors for Languages
    http://www.ncssfl.org/

    Saveourforeignlanguages
    http://saveourforeignlanguages.wordpress.com/

    ACTFLSmartBrief
    https://www.smartbrief.com/actfl/index.jsp

    Academe Today - Newsletter of the Chronicle of Higher Education
    http://chronicle.com/article/Academe-Today/


MIXED ARGUMENTS

    Foreign Languages and the Post-Recession Export Imperative
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/french/flexport.html

    You Wouldn't Know They Majored in French
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/frenchdegree.html

    THE LANGUAGE OF THE STARS
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/celebfrench.shtml

    Danger Signs for College Foreign Language Programs
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/danger.html

    Why study a foreign language in Tennessee?
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/french/why.html

    Foreign Languages: An Essential Core Experience
    http://www.utm.edu/staff/bobp/french/flsat.html



Robert D. Peckham, PhD
Director, Globe-Gate Intercultural Web Project
University of Tennessee at Martin
Made in Tennessee to bring you the world
bobp@utm.edu