Answers for ESL Teachers, Foreign Language, & Bilingual Education

For students from other countries, moving to the U.S. can be very jarring. Check for local or regional resources for your “newly arrived” students.

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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is the professional association for teachers at all grade levels. You will find resources and up-to-date information on controversial issues at this site.  learn more

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Casa de Joanna: Language Learning Resources

Case de Joanna: Language Learning Resources for teachers of Spanish and French provides authentic links, according to Joanna Porvin, the Website designer. It emphasizes primary source material rather than information about teaching language. For instance, you will find stores, sports, museums, and games. It highlights the Latin American Resource Center at Tulane which offers a…  learn more

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Center for Applied Linguistics

The Center for Applied Linguistics provides a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources. Their focus is on developing practical resources related to language teaching and learning, cultural orientation, linguistics, and more. CAL provides a comprehensive range of research-based language and cultural education resources and testing tools.  learn more

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Cortland - Foreign Language Teaching Forum

Cortland's Foreign Language Teaching Forum is an example of resources, especially helpful to subject matter teachers.  learn more

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The Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence (CREDE) is focused on improving the education of students who are challenged by language or cultural barriers, race, geographic location, or poverty. CREDE promotes research and provides educators with a range of tools to help them implement best practices in the classroom.  learn more

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Foreign Language Resources

Provides resources by language. Another resource for your "newly arrived" students.  learn more

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Internet TESL Journal

A monthly 'zine, including updated links, for Teachers of English as a Second Language, is published at the Internet TESL Journal.  learn more

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Less Commonly Taught Languages

The goals of the Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Project sponsored by CARLA and the University of Minnesota are to help advance the teaching and learning of LCTLs by encouraging people to study LCTLs, assisting LCTL teachers in developing high-quality teaching material, and helping LCTL teachers cooperate and communicate. Includes instructional materials and resources.  learn more

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Raising Bilingual Children - Typical Problems

While designed for parents raising bilingual children, the site can provide insight and ideas for educators working with children from homes where English is not the primary language. Includes sections on the mixing of languages, rejection, and handling grammar mistakes.  learn more

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Teacher Guides: How To Teach English

To help out English teachers everywhere, we have put together a collection of ‘How To Teach’ guides covering essential grammar points and topics for English language learners. Each of the guides below will explain step-by-step how to teach a particular topic and provide activity ideas and links to free resources.  learn more