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The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the U.S.
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The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the U.S.

This document is intended to serve as a roadmap for education agencies ... (more)

This document is intended to serve as a roadmap for education agencies and other organizations to transform world language education in the U.S. and the teacher supply system in their respective areas. Some of the goals put forth in this paper are to increase the number and effectiveness of language education programs, expand the range of languages offered, begin language instruction younger, establish clear expectations for outcomes, and expand access to both traditional and innovative learning techniques. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Provider:
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
 Easy Arabic Script (1st Edition) (Review)

Easy Arabic Script (1st Edition) (Review)

This book is for teaching students how to write Arabic in both ... (more)

This book is for teaching students how to write Arabic in both naksh and ruq'a forms, i.e. handwritten and typeset. A pronunciation guide is included, as well as the numbers 1 through 10. There is practice space in the book to both trace examples and write your own words and letters. It is intended for anyone who wishes to learn how to write Arabic, particularly those individuals who are self-taught, and not to learn what it is you are writing. No vocabulary or grammar is covered. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Resource Review
Textbooks
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects (Review)

The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study of Moroccan, Egyptian, Syrian, and Kuwaiti Dialects (Review)

This book is a comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, ... (more)

This book is a comparative study of the syntax of Arabic dialects, based on natural language data recorded in Morocco, Egypt, Syria, and Kuwait. Examples used are written in original Arabic, transliterated, and then written translated into English. The book includes information from general linguistics, typology, syntax, phonology, and compares Arabic with other languages for a great description of each dialect region. There are appendices in the back which have the full stories, anecdotes, jokes, etc. collected from personal data. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Resource Review
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Ahlan wa Sahlan (2nd Edition) (Review)

Ahlan wa Sahlan (2nd Edition) (Review)

This revised 2nd edition of the Ahlan wa Sahlan Arabic textbook contains ... (more)

This revised 2nd edition of the Ahlan wa Sahlan Arabic textbook contains communicative activities and grammar, an updated and expanded audio program, a companion website, and full-color design. DVDs with videos are included in the revised edition. The Ahlan wa Sahlan instructor's handbook includes full lesson plans, example syllabi, and teaching strategies in addition to an answer key. A new story involving a Syrian student studying in the U.S. and an American student studying in Syria is included to help build Arabic vocabulary and listening skills. Sample chapters, DVD clips, audio clips, and syllabus are provided online. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Resource Review
Textbooks
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners with Audio CD (Review)

Read and Speak Arabic for Beginners with Audio CD (Review)

This book is intended for beginners. It starts off by teaching the ... (more)

This book is intended for beginners. It starts off by teaching the script and goes through 150 basic vocabulary words and phrases in such a way as to get the learner to put together his/her own sentences. Games, puzzles, and flashcards are included in the book. English translations of all dialogues are on the CD and there are downloadable MP3 tracks as well. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Games
Resource Review
Textbooks
Provider:
OER Commons
Provider Set:
Open Author Resources
Author:
CLASSRoad Admin
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
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Ethnologue: Languages of the World

The thirteenth edition of this massive compendium, edited by Barbara F. Grimes ... (more)

The thirteenth edition of this massive compendium, edited by Barbara F. Grimes and provided by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, contains links between 6,703 languages and the countries in which they are spoken. Users can look up languages by country, or consult an alphabetic list of languages to see how many people speak them in each country. Also available is the language family index, which groups languages by shared structural and lexical innovations. Language information can also include number of speakers in the world, dialects, linguistic typology, and availability of the Bible. Country information includes the languages spoken, and can also include various demographic and geographic information. The real power of the web site is its hypertext connection between language, country, and language family. Interested users should consult the Introduction before using Ethnologue to understand its components and methodology. The site can be searched from the main countries page. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts
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Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts

Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts teaches ... (more)

Opening the World through Journaling: Integrating Art, Science, and Language Arts teaches children to become keen observers of the natural world by drawing and writing about the plants and animals in situ. In a set of nested exercises, students use games to gain confidence in drawing and writing as a way to gather information. Later, they employ these skills to put together a field guide, make treasure maps, and to write short stories and poems. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
California Native Plant Society
Provider Set:
California Native Plant Society
Author:
Emily Bruenig
John Muir Laws
The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry
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The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry

In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment ... (more)

In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment in non-verbal communication. They then create maps with directions that demonstrate their ability to utilize shapes and spatial relationships in a practical context. Their learning is culminated in a written critical essay about the universality of human understanding. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Lesson Plans
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
New York Times Learning Network
Provider Set:
New York Times
Author:
Jennifer RittnerTanya Yasmin Chin
World Wide Words: Exploring the English Language
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World Wide Words: Exploring the English Language

Created by Michael Quinion, a freelance wordsmith and researcher into new words ... (more)

Created by Michael Quinion, a freelance wordsmith and researcher into new words for Oxford Dictionaries, this site focuses on the history of the English language and the development of new words. Each week, users will find definitions and histories of words and phrases both old and new. This week's offerings include "upskilling," "abracadabra," "wormwood," and "wassail." In addition, the site contains numerous short articles on various aspects of the language, book reviews, usage notes (Data is or Data are?), and a phonetic key. Users can also subscribe to a newsletter containing each week's updates. Back issues are available in .zip format. (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Author:
Quinion, Michael B.
Language  and Power in The HandmaidŐs Tale and the World
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Language and Power in The HandmaidŐs Tale and the World

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret AtwoodŐs use of and ... (more)

Students work in small groups to examine Margaret AtwoodŐs use of and observations about language in The HandmaidŐs Tale. Through this activity, students discover and articulate overarching thematic trends in the book and then can extend their observations about official or political language to examples from their own world. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Provider:
ReadWriteThink
Provider Set:
ReadWriteThink
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Issues XSLT Transformations (XSL) and XML Path Language (XPath) as Recommendations
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World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Issues XSLT Transformations (XSL) and XML Path Language (XPath) as Recommendations

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced two new recommendations, ... (more)

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) last week announced two new recommendations, XSL Transformations (XSLT) and XML Path Language (XPath), for the transformation and styled presentation of XML documents. Abstracts and full-text reports on the current and previous releases for both recommendations are available at the above URLs. As always, "a W3C Recommendation indicates that a specification is stable, contributes to Web interoperability, and has been reviewed by the W3C membership, who favor its adoption by the industry." (less)

Subject:
Education
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States
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Developing Linguistic and Cultural Competency in the United States

This resource guide is a companion to another NFLC publication, The Teachers ... (more)

This resource guide is a companion to another NFLC publication, The Teachers We Need: Transforming World Language Education in the United States. The intended purpose of the Resource Guide is to provide a set of resources to assist and support American educators of World Languages. The focus is on primary and secondary school language education. Some of the things included in the guide are some statistics, benefits to society in knowing another language, and defining language proficiency skills. The PDF file is 3.3 MB in size. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
National Foreign Language Center (NFLC)
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide
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Forvo: The Pronunciation Guide

This website is intended as a pronunciation guide to the world's languages. ... (more)

This website is intended as a pronunciation guide to the world's languages. Users can search for a word in any language; if it is present on the website, it will appear. Only audio components of words are included and not the words' meanings. By logging in, users can record their own pronunciations of words, request for certain words to be recorded, rate and discuss others' pronunciations, create lists, and download pronunciations. For those users requesting more than 500 words per day, there is an option to purchase requests according to specific plans. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Interactive
Reference
Other
Provider:
Forvo Media SL
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
BBC Languages
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BBC Languages

British Broadcasting Online Collection of World Language Activities. Includes French, Spanish, German, ... (more)

British Broadcasting Online Collection of World Language Activities. Includes French, Spanish, German, Italian, and many, many more world languages. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plans
Provider:
BBC
Provider Set:
BBC
Study Guides for Students
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Study Guides for Students

These study guides have been prepared for use with the Alif Baa ... (more)

These study guides have been prepared for use with the Alif Baa and Al-Kitaab series, and a course on formal spoken Arabic that uses Media Arabic: An Essential Vocabulary and material available on the Five College Center for the Study of World Languages website and elsewhere, such as the DLI. They suggest homework assignments, methods for self assessment, and preparatory activities for students. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Homework and Assignments
Reference
Other
Provider:
Five College Center for the Study of World Languages
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
CALFNES Spanish
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CALFNES Spanish

Hector Mendiola, a retired pediatrician from Mexico City, who was living in ... (more)

Hector Mendiola, a retired pediatrician from Mexico City, who was living in Utah, noticed that many of the children of migrant workers were illiterate in their native tongue and so he developed, along with Fred Berthong, a local community volunteer, a computer assisted program to help Hispanic youth who were illiterate in their native language to learn to read and write in Spanish. The CALFNES program (Computer Assisted Language For Non English Speakers), which they created, and is now in the public school system, got the attention of the Mexican Federal Government, which in turn has led to recognition and connections with other federal officials and private businesses who provide educational programs to Mexicans living abroad. Other successes then followed Dr. Mendiola's success. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Provider:
Utah State University
Provider Set:
Utah State University OpenCourseWare
Author:
Hector Mendiola
The Internet Living Swahili Dictionary
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The Internet Living Swahili Dictionary

The Kamusi Project is a collaborative work by people all over the ... (more)

The Kamusi Project is a collaborative work by people all over the world. Together we are working to establish new dictionaries and learning resources for the Swahili language - Kiswahili- both within Swahili and between Swahili and English. Swahili is the most widely spoken African language, with as many as 100 million speakers in East and Central Africa. Swahili is a national language of Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda, and it is an official language of the African Union. We invite you to become a contributing editor - help refine our lexicon by using our unique Edit Engine, Grouping Tool, and Photo Uploader. Your contributions will be incorporated in the dictionary, and you will be acknowledged on the Participants page, as soon as they are reviewed by the project editor. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
Kamusi Project
Provider Set:
World Language Documentation Center
Arabic and the Problem of Diglossia
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Arabic and the Problem of Diglossia

This paper speaks about Arabic and the problem of diglossia. In the ... (more)

This paper speaks about Arabic and the problem of diglossia. In the paper, the author discusses the place of Arabic in the world of languages. The author also speaks about some of the aspects that make Arabic a difficult language to learn for speakers of Indo-European languages and discusses the problem of diglossia in modern Arabic. Ultimately, he makes a proposal on a possible way to teach Arabic that directly addresses the diglossia issue. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Other
Provider:
Andrew Freeman
Provider Set:
Arabic Language Learning
Author:
Andrew Freeman
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