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  • 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. www.psmla.org 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). www.actfl.org NECTFL – Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Language – Annual regional conferences, typically in New York City or Washington, DC. www.nectfl.org FLTeach – Foreign Language Teachers Forum – On-line professional development website, very active email list (listserv) with national and international participants. www.cortland.edu/flteach Professional Organizations – Language Specific AATF – American Association of Teachers of French frenchteachers.org AATG – American Association of Teachers of German, “supersite” for many resources. aatg.org AATI – American Association of Teachers of Italian, Italianstudies.org/aati AATSEEL—American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages Aatseel.org AATSP – American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese aatsp.org
  • 2. ACL – American Classics League aclclassics.org ACTR – American Council of Teachers of Russian actr.org ASLTA – American Sign Language Teachers Association www.aslta.org CLTA – Chinese Language Teachers Association Http://clta.deall.ohio-state.edu/CLTAlinks/links.htm JNCL—Joint National Council on Languages www.languagepolicy.org/jncl.html NCJLT—National Council of Japanese Language Teachers www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/ncjlt TESOL – Teachers of English to Students of Other Languages www.tesol.org Resource Centers CALPER – Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research Calper.la.psu.edu CLEAR – The Center for Language Education & Research hosts summer workshops for World Language teachers through Michigan State University. clear.msu.edu CARLA – The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition provides summer institutes for language teachers. For more information, check out their website at carla.acad.umn.edu/conferences.html 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). www.cal.org FLTEACH – www resources for foreign language teachers http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/flteach-res.html
  • 3. NFLRC—National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center at Iowa State www.educ.iastate.edu/nflrc UCLA Language Resource Center – National foreign language resource center and pioneers in Heritage Language instruction. http://www.international.ucla.edu/lrc/ Technology Enhanced Language Learning CALICO – Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium www.calico.org IALLT – International Association of Language Learning Technologies www.iallt.org Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Department of Education – World Languages page. www.pde.state.pa.us/languages PA Governor's Institute for World Language Educators – Sponsored by the PA Department of Education. mi.neiu.k12.pa.us/gov/ National Board for Professional Teaching Standards – Learn more about becoming nationally certified in your field. www.nbpts.org/ Millersville University – Intensive summer language programs for teachers of French, German, and Spanish. http://muweb.millersville.edu/~gcatalog/forl_over.html University of Pittsburgh’s Summer Institute for Slavic Languages – Intensive summer programs for Russian and other East European languages. http://sli.slavic.pitt.edu/ Books & Publications Order through CAL (www.cal.org) 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 (www.actfl.org)
  • 4. ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (revised 1999) The Five Cs: The Standards for Foreign Language Learning Work Text by June K. Phillips & Jamie B. Draper (1999) Articles from PSMLA (psmla.org) “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 (makingstandardswork.com) Making Standards Work: How to Implement Standards-Based Assessments in the Classroom, School, and District by Douglas B. Reeves, Ph.D. (1998) PPS ORALS Test Binder (includes one test, 10 transparencies [visual prompts], one master test tape, and teacher manual). This tape-mediated test is available to school districts (must be ordered on school district stationary) at $25 per binder, please specify language. (French, German, Japanese, or Spanish). These binders/materials have been used on a limited basis. Supplies are limited. Checks must be made out to Pittsburgh Public Schools. Send to Dr. Thekla Fall, Connelley DIS Room 134, 1501 Bedford Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, 15219. PPS ORALS Online Testing Software contact Chris Dalessandri at chris@prismaticConsulting.com or see the website www.prismaticConsulting.com 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 www.psmla.org

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