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2018 Conference Resources

What do learners need to develop and practice to move along the proficiency continuum:  from Novice to Intermediate and from Intermediate to Advanced?  The revised NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements provide that roadmap for educators and learners to focus on essential communication strategies for effective language learning.  The new Can-Do Statements for Intercultural Communication, outline ways to implement the Cultures Standards, showing what learners “can do” as they “investigate, explain, and reflect on” cultural practices, products, and perspectives. Apply the Can-Do Statements to design curriculum, formative and summative assessments, units, learning plans, and instructional strategies.  To make this workshop productive for you, please bring the outline of one unit you teach, to apply the concepts and practical examples for developing and assessing the Interpersonal (conversations) and Presentational (creating a message) Modes of Communication.

Click here to access Paul's materials from the conference.

Links from the 2017 conference:

Conference evaluation

Laurie's website (with links to resources)

Laurie's blog

Allison's presentation

Allison's blog post about her Parallel Storyline activity in class (with videos)

Regional Links:

JEH KULU DRUM AND DANCE THEATRE A TRADITIONAL WEST AFRICAN PERFORMANCE AND EDUCATIONAL ENSEMBLE BRINGING THE SPIRIT OF WEST AFRICAN MUSIC AND DANCE TO NEW ENGLAND SINCE 1993!

AATF FRENCH ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR VERMONT

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL)

Vermont Classical Languages Association (VCLA)

Connecticut Council of Language Teachers (CT COLT)

Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA)

New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)

New Hampshire Association of World Language Teachers (NHAWLT)

Foreign Language Association of Maine (FLAME)

Rhode Island Foreign Language Association (RIFLA)

National/International Links:

American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)

American Association of Teachers of German (AATG)

American Association of Teachers of Spanish & Portuguese (AATSP)

American Classical League

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT)

Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) good site for links and research

Nanduti: Early Foreign Language Learning

JNCL-NCLIS Joint National Committee for Languages & The National Council for Languages and International Studies

NNELL (National Network for Early Language Learning)

General Links:

FLTEACH excellent "one-stop shop" for foreign language teachers, also hosts helpful listserv

About.com - browse by topic at the bottom of the home page (first letter of your language). A rich source on learning and teaching many languages, with cultural connections.

Tennessee Bob's Famous French Links

In Other Words French Resources

General info on Latin American countries:
history, government, culture, sports, politics

Diego Rivera, Mexican artist
his writings, biography, links to books, paintings of Aztecs, virtual museum, can enlarge pictures and go to different rooms within museum

North of Boston Library Exchange
in left hand column, you link up to the language of your choice, access to Day of Dead info, as well as 5 de Mayo and Bastille Day

Classroom Connect
general info, all languages

University of Toledo: The Department of Foreign Languages, The Famous Foreign Language Bookmarks
28 links to Hispanic sites, recipes, lessons, virtual trips to museums, slang dictionary (122 links to French sites, too)

Information on weather around the world, city forecasts, sunset times

Penobscot School, Rockland, ME

Deutsche Sommerschule am Atlantik at the University of Rhode Island

Association des Camps du Quebec www.camps.qc.ca

Early Childhood Education Zone

Spanish for the Medical Field

Advocacy:

Karen Glitman's Advocacy PowerPoint presentations

The Value of Foreign Language (133KB)

Securing and Maintaining a Foreign Language Program in your Community (4.65MB)

Advocacy Packets

"Starting a FL Program" (9.48 MB)

"Keeping a FL Program" (6.28 MB)

"Saving a FL Program" (5.87 MB)

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