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Language Resource
Centers
Free Resources from the LRCs

Meg Malone, CAL, NCLRC
Carl Blyth, COERLL
Joy Campbell, CLEAR
Elai...
What are LRCs?
The Language Resource Centers were established
through US Dept. of Education Title VI funding in 1990
 Cu...
Locations of the LRCs
Current LRCs
 Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
 The Pennsylvania State Universit...
Current LRCs
 National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)
 George Washington University, Center for Applied Lingui...
Specific LRC Activities
 Research on new and improved teaching methods, including
the use of advanced educational technol...
Specific LRC Activities (cont.)
Professional development training for teachers on
diverse topics, including:
Administrat...
Common LRC Website
It’s easy to search!
Links to each LRC
Database of materials and products from
all LRCs
Searchable calendar
Upcoming w...
Common LRC Brochure
Download a copy from LRC website

 Overview of each LRC
 Highlights of projects across LRCs in
each ...
Free Resources List
 Teacher Guides & Tools
 Journals, Newsletters, Blogs
 Resources Directories, Databases, Bibliograp...
Teacher Guides & Tools
 More than 60 listed alphabetically in your handout, including:
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Teacher Guides & Tools
The Essentials of
Language
Teaching

NCLRC @ George
Washington University,
Center for Applied
Ling...
Teacher Guides & Tools

• Social media and language learning portal
• Share online resources, tools & activities
• Arabic,...
Teacher Guides and Tools

• Self-paced online tutorials
• For world and heritage language
teachers
• Teaching strategies a...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Virtual Assessment Center

• CARLA @ University of
Minnesota
• An interactive website that
provides...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Teacher Guides & Tools
Rich Internet Applications

 CLEAR @ Michigan
State University
 RIAs are a suite of
online tools ...
Teacher Guides & Tools
RIA tools include:
 Audio dropbox
 Mashups
 Process writing
 Podcasting
 Character formation
...
Teacher Guides & Tools
NMELRC @ Brigham
Young University

 A library of resources
to assist in the
professional
developme...
Teacher Guides & Tools
NALRC @ Indiana
University

 A map that shows
which languages are
spoken in different
countries
Journals, Newsletters and Blogs
Twenty on your handout, including:

 American Council on Immersion Education Newsletter ...
Journals, Newsletters and Blogs
InterCom

• CASLS @ University of
Oregon
• Weekly email service
tailored to each
subscribe...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
• Language Learning
and Technology
• CLEAR @ Michigan
State University &
NFLRC @ University
...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
Reading in a
Foreign Language
•NFLRC @Hawaii
Journals, Newsletters and Blogs

SEELRC – Duke
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies and Webinars
Over 30 in your handout, including
 Advanced Language P...
Directories, Databases,
Bibliographies, Webinars
Foreign Language

Assessment Directory

NCLRC @ George
Washington Univer...
Directories, Databases, Bioliographies,
Webinars
Orient Yourself: Catalog
of Study Abroad
Opportunities in East
Asia

NEA...
Language Materials for K-12
 A National Virtual Language Learning Lab (ANVILL)
 Business Language Packets for High Schoo...
K-12 Language Teaching Materials
MOSAIC
Content-Based: Spanish,
French, Japanese
Geography and History

created by languag...
MOSAIC (cont.)
Content-based Language Teaching with
Technology (CoBaLTT) for K-12
20 lesson plans & 17 units
for Spanish
10 lesson plans ...
Language and Culture Book Kits

• Language and culture kits
for K-12 classrooms
• Resources & web links
• Downloadable map...
Chinese Out of the Box

Instructional kit to develop Mandarin skills for
children age 5-10 years old
NEALRC: Nat’l East As...
Language Teaching MaterialsSpecific Languages for Adults
More than 170 sets of materials to teach languages from
Albanian...
Arabic
Aswaat Arabiyya
“Arabic Voices”

 Listening materials and
accompanying activities
 TV sources from many countries...
Elementary Business Chinese
• Free downloadable CD of
interactive activities for
beginning learners of Chinese
• Multimedi...
French
Les conversations mises à jour

 Collection of conversations
 Intermediate/advanced
learners
 With pedagogical
s...
Korean
• Free downloadable beginning
Korean
• Includes video and simulated
class

NEALRC – Ohio State University
Korean
Korean Grammar
Korean Culture and Media
Korean Holidays
Korean Wave
17 units
download
CALPER – Penn State
Japanese

Junko Mori, Project Director

CALPER – Penn State

ONLINE
Portuguese
Free Online
• Video scenarios
• Ta falado
pronunciation
COERLL – University of Texas at Austin
Russian

Online webcasts

NCLRC
Spanish
Las Voces de la Mujeres

 Video material
 20 women each from Guatemala, Mexico,
Spain, and the Dominican Republi...
Spanish
Los Desaparecidos

Website
Interviews and related
literature from
Argentina’s “The
Disappeared”
LARC – San Diego...
Materials Series
•

Multimedia
Interactive Modules
for Education and
Assessment
(MIMEA)

•

CLEAR @ Michigan
State Univers...
Materials for Specific
Languages
All this and more…
is just a click away at the Common LRC
Website:

http://www.nflrc.org
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  1. 1. Language Resource Centers Free Resources from the LRCs Meg Malone, CAL, NCLRC Carl Blyth, COERLL Joy Campbell, CLEAR Elaine Tarone, CARLA
  2. 2. What are LRCs? The Language Resource Centers were established through US Dept. of Education Title VI funding in 1990  Currently 15 LRCs LRCs are mandated to “improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively” in the US
  3. 3. Locations of the LRCs
  4. 4. Current LRCs  Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)  The Pennsylvania State University  Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CARLA)  University of Minnesota  Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS)  University of Oregon  Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language & Literacy (CERCLL)  University of Arizona  Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)  Michigan State University  Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)  University of Texas at Austin  Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC)  San Diego State University
  5. 5. Current LRCs  National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC)  George Washington University, Center for Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University  National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)  University of Hawai‘i  National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)  University of California, Los Angeles ---------------------------------------------------------------•National Middle East Language Resource Center NMELRC) – Brigham Young University •Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) – Indiana University •National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) – Indiana University •National East Asian Languages Resource Center (NEALRC) – The Ohio State University •Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC) − Duke University Specific languages and geographic areas
  6. 6. Specific LRC Activities  Research on new and improved teaching methods, including the use of advanced educational technology  Development of new teaching materials reflecting the use of such research in effective teaching strategies, including:  Significant focus on the less commonly taught languages and the publication of instructional materials in the LCTLs  Development of materials for foreign language teachers at the elementary and secondary school levels  Development and application of performance testing for use as a standard and comparable measurement of skill levels in all languages
  7. 7. Specific LRC Activities (cont.) Professional development training for teachers on diverse topics, including: Administration and interpretation of performance tests Use of effective teaching strategies Use of new technologies Intensive summer language institutes of several kinds, including: Training of advanced foreign language students Preservice and inservice language training for teachers
  8. 8. Common LRC Website
  9. 9. It’s easy to search! Links to each LRC Database of materials and products from all LRCs Searchable calendar Upcoming workshops and institutes Conferences, symposia http://www.nflrc.org
  10. 10. Common LRC Brochure Download a copy from LRC website  Overview of each LRC  Highlights of projects across LRCs in each focus area:        Research Teaching and Learning Materials Assessment Teacher Development LCTL Initiatives K-12 Initiatives Outreach and Dissemination
  11. 11. Free Resources List  Teacher Guides & Tools  Journals, Newsletters, Blogs  Resources Directories, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars  Language Materials for K-12  Materials for Teaching Specific Languages  Materials Series for Specific Languages  Other Resources  Meet us on the Social Networks
  12. 12. Teacher Guides & Tools  More than 60 listed alphabetically in your handout, including:                  Alphabet Charts for Central Asian Languages Celebrating the World’s Languages: A Guide to Creating a World Languages Day Event Content-based Language Instruction with Technology (CoBaLTT) Corpus Portal Culture Café and Language Lounge Elementary Immersion Learning Strategies Resource Guide The Essentials of Language Teaching * LCTL Instructional Resources PEP (Proficiency, Efficiency, Planning) Tool Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom Proficiency-Oriented Instruction: A Handbook for Teachers Rich Internet Applications * Sailing the 5 Cs with Learning Strategies South Asian Language Workshop Materials Task-Based Language Teaching: A Demonstration Video Test Development Workbook and Video Virtual Assessment Center and Virtual Item Bank *
  13. 13. Teacher Guides & Tools The Essentials of Language Teaching NCLRC @ George Washington University, Center for Applied Linguistics and Georgetown University An online guide to essential principles and methods of FL instruction
  14. 14. Teacher Guides & Tools • Social media and language learning portal • Share online resources, tools & activities • Arabic, Chinese, German, Japanese, Persian, Russian LARC – San Diego State University
  15. 15. Teacher Guides and Tools • Self-paced online tutorials • For world and heritage language teachers • Teaching strategies and language specific issues NHLRC – University of California,Los Angeles
  16. 16. Teacher Guides & Tools Virtual Assessment Center • CARLA @ University of Minnesota • An interactive website that provides teachers with background information, step-by-step guidance and lots of practical resources on developing second language assessments.
  17. 17. Teacher Guides & Tools
  18. 18. Teacher Guides & Tools Rich Internet Applications  CLEAR @ Michigan State University  RIAs are a suite of online tools that allow teachers to easily create different kinds of interactive language learning activities.
  19. 19. Teacher Guides & Tools RIA tools include:  Audio dropbox  Mashups  Process writing  Podcasting  Character formation  Conversations  Jeopardy-style games  Video repository
  20. 20. Teacher Guides & Tools NMELRC @ Brigham Young University  A library of resources to assist in the professional development of Arabic language teachers
  21. 21. Teacher Guides & Tools NALRC @ Indiana University  A map that shows which languages are spoken in different countries
  22. 22. Journals, Newsletters and Blogs Twenty on your handout, including:  American Council on Immersion Education Newsletter archives  InterCom email service *  The Language Resource monthly e-newsletter  Language Learning and Technology (online peer-reviewed journal) *  Heritage Language Journal (online peer-reviewed journal)  Reading in a Foreign Language (online peer-reviewed journal)  Language Documentation and Conservation (peer-reviewed journal)  South Asian Language Blog
  23. 23. Journals, Newsletters and Blogs InterCom • CASLS @ University of Oregon • Weekly email service tailored to each subscriber’s language, level of instruction, and areas of interest. Includes an archive of over 5,000 articles.
  24. 24. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
  25. 25. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs • Language Learning and Technology • CLEAR @ Michigan State University & NFLRC @ University of Hawai’i • Online peerreviewed journal
  26. 26. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
  27. 27. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs Reading in a Foreign Language •NFLRC @Hawaii
  28. 28. Journals, Newsletters and Blogs SEELRC – Duke
  29. 29. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies and Webinars Over 30 in your handout, including  Advanced Language Proficiency Database  A Focus on SpinTX – Open Video Archive for Language Learning  African Language Program Inventory List  Foreign Language Assessment Directory and Tutorial *  Human Rights in Latin America Research Resources  LCTL Database *  Orient Yourself: Online Catalog of Study Abroad Opportunities in East Asia *  Performance and Portfolio Assessment: Extended Annotated Bibliography
  30. 30. Directories, Databases, Bibliographies, Webinars Foreign Language Assessment Directory NCLRC @ George Washington University, Center for Applied Linguistics and Georgetown University Free, searchable database with information on more than 200 assessments in over 90 languages other than English. Also has tutorial.
  31. 31. Directories, Databases, Bioliographies, Webinars Orient Yourself: Catalog of Study Abroad Opportunities in East Asia NEALRC @ Ohio State University For American students to get information on  East Asian American institutes that offer study abroad programs in East Asia  Scholarships and financial aid for study abroad.
  32. 32. Language Materials for K-12  A National Virtual Language Learning Lab (ANVILL)  Business Language Packets for High School Classrooms (French, German, Spanish)  MOSAIC Content-based lessons tied to national standards (French, Spanish and Japanese) *  Language and Culture Book Kits  Video and Website for “Chinese Out of the Box”
  33. 33. K-12 Language Teaching Materials MOSAIC Content-Based: Spanish, French, Japanese Geography and History created by language specialists and content specialists (HS & Coll) CASLS – University of Oregon
  34. 34. MOSAIC (cont.)
  35. 35. Content-based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) for K-12 20 lesson plans & 17 units for Spanish 10 lesson plans & 9 units for French 4 lesson plans & 2 units for German Searchable database + instructional modules on content-based instruction CARLA – University of Minnesota
  36. 36. Language and Culture Book Kits • Language and culture kits for K-12 classrooms • Resources & web links • Downloadable maps • Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian Spanish • CERCLL – University of Arizona
  37. 37. Chinese Out of the Box Instructional kit to develop Mandarin skills for children age 5-10 years old NEALRC: Nat’l East Asian LRC
  38. 38. Language Teaching MaterialsSpecific Languages for Adults More than 170 sets of materials to teach languages from Albanian to Yoruba:  Arabic language instructional videos  CAVO: A computer adaptive vocabulary assessment for Chinese  The Green German Project  Hausa Online  Indonesian for Indonesian Heritage Speakers  Jan Ken Pon: a curriculum for the Japanese K-5 classroom  Persian Online  Russian Language and Culture Through Film  Spanish Grammar Strategies Website  Yoruba Ye Mi
  39. 39. Arabic Aswaat Arabiyya “Arabic Voices”  Listening materials and accompanying activities  TV sources from many countries  Novice to Superior levels COERLL – University of Texas at Austin
  40. 40. Elementary Business Chinese • Free downloadable CD of interactive activities for beginning learners of Chinese • Multimedia elements: sound, photographs, text • Record & play back CLEAR – Michigan State University
  41. 41. French Les conversations mises à jour  Collection of conversations  Intermediate/advanced learners  With pedagogical suggestions COERLL – U Texas Austin
  42. 42. Korean • Free downloadable beginning Korean • Includes video and simulated class NEALRC – Ohio State University
  43. 43. Korean Korean Grammar Korean Culture and Media Korean Holidays Korean Wave 17 units download CALPER – Penn State
  44. 44. Japanese Junko Mori, Project Director CALPER – Penn State ONLINE
  45. 45. Portuguese Free Online • Video scenarios • Ta falado pronunciation COERLL – University of Texas at Austin
  46. 46. Russian Online webcasts NCLRC
  47. 47. Spanish Las Voces de la Mujeres  Video material  20 women each from Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and the Dominican Republic  for intermediate/advanced NFLRC – U Hawaii
  48. 48. Spanish Los Desaparecidos Website Interviews and related literature from Argentina’s “The Disappeared” LARC – San Diego State University
  49. 49. Materials Series • Multimedia Interactive Modules for Education and Assessment (MIMEA) • CLEAR @ Michigan State University • Modules based on video clips showing native speakers and NNS interacting in unscripted situations. Interactive exercises reinforce language and cultural topics that spring from the scenarios.
  50. 50. Materials for Specific Languages
  51. 51. All this and more… is just a click away at the Common LRC Website: http://www.nflrc.org

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