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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. 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. 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. 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 Miscellaneous Pennsylvania Department of Education – World Languages page. PA Governor's Institute for World Language Educators – Sponsored by the PA Department of Education. 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. 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 (
  • 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 ( “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) 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 or see the website 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