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Appendix 1 recmded resources 2008

  1. 1. Appendix 1 Recommended Resources Professional Organizations – General PSMLA – Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association – Annual state conferences, local workshops and other professional development opportunities, advocacy for language learning at the state and district level. ACTFL – American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) – ACTFL Scale, National standards, annual conference and regional workshops, proficiency guidelines and Oral Proficiency Interviews (OPI), Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs). NECTFL – Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language – Annual regional conferences, typically in New York City or Washington, DC. FLTeach – Foreign Language Teachers Forum – On-line professional development website, very active email list (listserv) with national and international participants. Professional Organizations – Language Specific AATF – American Association of Teachers of French AATG – American Association of Teachers of German, “supersite” for many resources. AATI – American Association of Teachers of Italian, AATSEEL—American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages AATSP – American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  2. 2. ACL – American Classics League ACTR – American Council of Teachers of Russian ASLTA – American Sign Language Teachers Association CLTA – Chinese Language Teachers Association Http:// JNCL—Joint National Council on Languages NCJLT—National Council of Japanese Language Teachers TESOL – Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages Resource Centers CALPER – Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research CLEAR – The Center for Language Education & Research hosts summer workshops for World Language teachers through Michigan State University. CARLA – The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition provides summer institutes for language teachers. For more information, check out their website at CAL – The Center for Applied Linguistics offers a host of resources, including guidebooks, tests, the SOPI (Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview), and information heritage language learning and less commonly taught languages (LCTL). FLTEACH – www resources for foreign language teachers
  3. 3. NFLRC—National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State UCLA Language Resource Center – National foreign language resource center and pioneers in Heritage Language instruction. Technology Enhanced Language Learning CALICO – Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium IALLT – International Association of Language Learning Technologies PA Department of Education Resources Pennsylvania Department of Education – World Languages page. 2009 Standards Aligned System (SAS) – to help districts with standards- based curriculum development. (click SAS box on right, then World Languages box on left) PA Governor's Institute for World Language Educators – Sponsored by the PA Department of Education. NEED URL for copies of lesson plans from Governor inst!!! Miscellaneous National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – Learn more about becoming nationally certified in your field. Millersville University – Intensive summer language programs for teachers of French, German, and Spanish. University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Institute for Slavic Languages – Intensive summer programs for Russian and other East European languages.
  4. 4. Books & Publications Order through CAL ( SOPI Test Development Handbook SOPI Self-instructional Rater Training Kits (available for 7 languages) As well as many other tests and publications Order through ACTFL ( ) ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (revised 1999) The Five Cs: The Standards for Foreign Language Learning Work Text by June K. Phillips & Jamie B. Draper (1999) INCLUDE IPA GUIDE OR INFO Articles from PSMLA ( “Authentic Assessment in Second Language Learning” by Bonnie Adair- Hauck, Ph.D. 1996. The Pennsylvania Language Forum “Investigating the Simulated Oral Proficiency Interview (SOPI) as an Assessment Tool for Second Language Oral Proficiency” by Bonnie Adair-Hauck, Ph.D. 1998. The Pennsylvania Language Forum. Order through the Center for Performance Assessment ( Making Standards Work: How to Implement Standards-Based Assessments in the Classroom, School, and District by Douglas B. Reeves, Ph.D. (1998) Oral Proficiency Test (CD with PowerPoint test, audio, teacher manual, script) This is a SOPI-type test. $20 per CD, please specify language--French, German, Japanese, or Spanish. Dr. Thekla Fall, 1089 Firwood Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15243 Online Testing Software see the website This online assessment program simplifies test creation, administration and rating/scoring. The company offers both purchase or hosting packages. See for information. To order additional copies of the PSMLA Standards and Guide to Assessment: What to Teach and How to Test It! or for more information about its contents see