Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
ACTFL  San Diego, CA  November 20, 2015
Meg Malone, AERLC
Carl Blyth, COERLL
Joy Campbell, CLEAR
Elaine Tarone, CARLA
Fr...
What are the LRCs?
The Language Resource Centers were established
through US Dept. of Education Title VI funding in 1990
...
Where are the LRCs?
SEELRC
AELRC
CILC
CALPER
CLEAR
CARLA
CASLS
NFLRC
COERLL
CERCLL
NRCAL
NHLRC
CULTR
NEALRC
CeLCAR
NALRC
Current LRCs (‘general’ focus)
 Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC)
 Georgetown University/Center...
Current LRCs (‘general’ focus)
 Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)
 Michigan State University
 Center f...
Current LRCs (regional focus)
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR)
 Indiana University
National Af...
Specific LRC Activities
Research on new and improved teaching methods, including
the use of advanced educational technolo...
Specific LRC Activities
Professional development training for teachers on
diverse topics, including:
Administration and ...
Free Resources List
Teacher Guides & Tools
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
Directories: Resources, Databases, Bibliogs. &...
Teacher Guides & Tools
More than 60 listed in online handout, including:
 Celebrating the World’s Languages: A Guide to ...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Rich Internet
Applications
CLEAR – Michigan
State University
RIAs are a suite of
online tools th...
Teacher Guides & Tools
• Learner Language: Tools for
teachers
• CARLA – University of
Minnesota
• Self-paced multimedia
mo...
Teacher Guides & Tools
• Teaching Heritage
Languages: An Online
Workshop
• NHLRC – University of
California, Los Angeles
•...
Teacher Guides & Tools
SpinTX Video Archive
COERLL – University of Texas,
Austin
Free authentic Spanish videos
for lang...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Interactive Reference
Grammars
SEELRC – Duke University
Free set of peer-reviewed
online referen...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Language Program
Evaluation ‘How-To’
Resources
• AELRC – Georgetown
University & CAL
• Selected bi...
Teacher Guides & Tools
Virtual Assessment
Center
• CARLA – University of
Minnesota
• An interactive website
that provides...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
Sixteen (16) on online handout, including:
 Language Learning & Technology (online peer-re...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
• Language Learning &
Technology
• CLEAR - Michigan State
University and NFLRC -
University ...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
InterCom
• CASLS – University
of Oregon
• Weekly email
service tailored to
each subscriber’...
Journals, Newsletters & Blogs
• Reading in a
Foreign
Language
• NFLRC -
University of
Hawai’i
Resource Directories, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Search our website to find these and others!
 African Languag...
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Place-Based Programs
Database (PEBLL)
CASLS – University ...
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Foreign Language Assessment
Directory
AELRC - Georgetown ...
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Corpus Portal
CALPER - Penn State
University
Gateway to ...
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Project-Based Language
Learning (PBLL)
NFLRC – University...
Directories of Resources, Databases,
Bibliographies & Webinars
Celebrating the World’s
Languages: Guide to
Creating a Wor...
Language Materials for K-12
 A National Virtual Language Learning Lab (ANVILL)
 Business Language Packets for High Schoo...
• MOSAIC
• CASLS – University of Oregon
• Content-Based: Spanish,
French, Japanese
• Geography and History
• Created by la...
Language Materials for K-12
• Business Language
Packets for High School
Classrooms: French,
German, Spanish
• CLEAR – Mich...
Language Materials for K-12
• Language and
Culture Kits
• CERCLL –
University of
Arizona
• Resources &
web links
• Downloa...
Language Materials for Adults
More than 170 entries of materials to help teach
languages from Albanian to Yoruba:
 Alban...
Language Materials for Adults
• Russian Culture &
Language Through Film
• SEELRC- Duke University
• Free web-based
instruc...
Language Materials for Adults
• Learning Through
Listening: Advanced
Japanese
• CALPER- Penn State
University
• Free downl...
Language Materials for Adults
• Pathway to Korean:
Beginning Spoken
Korean from Zero
• NEALRC- Ohio State
University
• Fre...
Language Materials for Adults
 E-book for teachers of
heritage Arabic students
 CILC – City University of
New York
 Cla...
Language Materials for Adults
• Brazilpod
• COERLL –
University of Texas
at Austin
• Free Online
• Video scenarios
• Ta fa...
Language Materials for Adults
• Korean Holidays &
Korean Wave
• CALPER – Penn State
• Guided activities
explore culture
th...
Find out More!
The Language Resource Centers have a robust Web
and social media presence:
•Common LRC website
•Individual ...
Common LRC Brochure – New!!!
At the LRC Pavilion: Booths 1844-53
Download from LRC website
Overview of each LRC
Highli...
Common LRC Website
Easy to Search!
Links to each LRC
Database of materials and products from all LRCs
Searchable calendar
Upcoming worksh...
Functionality
Demonstration of using the site to search for resources!
Come and See Us!
Come to the Exhibit Hall to learn
more and see our resources first hand!
LRC Pavilion in Exhibit Hall
...
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

LRC (National Foreign Language Resource Centers) - Free Resources

1,693 views

Published on

Learn about free standards-based teaching resources from the National Foreign Language Resource Centers (LRC's).

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

LRC (National Foreign Language Resource Centers) - Free Resources

  1. 1. ACTFL  San Diego, CA  November 20, 2015 Meg Malone, AERLC Carl Blyth, COERLL Joy Campbell, CLEAR Elaine Tarone, CARLA Free Standards-Based Teaching Resources from the LRCs
  2. 2. What are the LRCs? The Language Resource Centers were established through US Dept. of Education Title VI funding in 1990  Currently 16 LRCs  Just began Year 2 of the 2014-18 funding cycle LRCs are mandated to “improve the capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively” in the US
  3. 3. Where are the LRCs? SEELRC AELRC CILC CALPER CLEAR CARLA CASLS NFLRC COERLL CERCLL NRCAL NHLRC CULTR NEALRC CeLCAR NALRC
  4. 4. Current LRCs (‘general’ focus)  Assessment and Evaluation Language Resource Center (AELRC)  Georgetown University/Center for Applied Linguistics  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 Integrated Language Communities (CILC)  City University of New York – CUNY (continued)
  5. 5. Current LRCs (‘general’ focus)  Center for Language Education and Research (CLEAR)  Michigan State University  Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)  University of Texas at Austin  Center for Urban Language Teaching and Research (CULTR)  Georgia State University  National Foreign Language Resource Center (NFLRC)  University of Hawai‘i  National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)  University of California, Los Angeles (continued)
  6. 6. Current LRCs (regional focus) 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 National Resource Center for Asian Languages (NRCAL)  California State University – Fullerton Slavic and Eurasian Language Resource Center (SEELRC)  Duke University
  7. 7. 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 (continued)
  8. 8. Specific LRC Activities 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
  9. 9. Free Resources List Teacher Guides & Tools Journals, Newsletters & Blogs Directories: Resources, Databases, Bibliogs. & Webinars Language Materials for K-12 Language Materials for Adults Materials Series for Specific Languages Other Resources
  10. 10. Teacher Guides & Tools More than 60 listed in online handout, including:  Celebrating the World’s Languages: A Guide to Creating a World Languages Day Event  CLASS Professional Standards for K-12 Chinese Language Teachers  Content-based Language Instruction with Technology (CoBaLTT)  Corpus Portal  Heritage Language Assessment Annotated Bibliography  LCTL Instructional Resources  Language Program Evaluation ‘How-To’ Resources  Learner Language: Tools for teachers  PEP (Proficiency, Efficiency, Planning) Tool  Rich Internet Applications  SpinTX – Open Video Archive for Language Learning
  11. 11. 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.
  12. 12. Teacher Guides & Tools • Learner Language: Tools for teachers • CARLA – University of Minnesota • Self-paced multimedia modules showing language teachers how to analyze learner language • Learner language samples in Chinese,Farsi, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish (new!)
  13. 13. Teacher Guides & Tools • Teaching Heritage Languages: An Online Workshop • NHLRC – University of California, Los Angeles • Self-paced online tutorials • For world and heritage language teachers • Teaching strategies and language specific issues
  14. 14. Teacher Guides & Tools SpinTX Video Archive COERLL – University of Texas, Austin Free authentic Spanish videos for language learning Web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas archive All materials can be freely used, copied & distributed under Creative Commons license
  15. 15. Teacher Guides & Tools Interactive Reference Grammars SEELRC – Duke University Free set of peer-reviewed online reference grammars for advanced-level language users Each grammar contains background information about the language and its speakers
  16. 16. Teacher Guides & Tools Language Program Evaluation ‘How-To’ Resources • AELRC – Georgetown University & CAL • Selected bibliography of ‘how-to’ books and free online resources for language program evaluation
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs Sixteen (16) on online handout, including:  Language Learning & Technology (online peer-reviewed journal)  Heritage Language Journal (online peer-reviewed journal)  Reading in a Foreign Language (online peer-reviewed journal)  Language Documentation & Conservation (peer-reviewed journal)  Glossos (online peer-reviewed journal)  South Asian Language Blog  CARLAeidoscope (online weekly e-newsletter)
  19. 19. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs • Language Learning & Technology • CLEAR - Michigan State University and NFLRC - University of Hawaii • Online peer-reviewed journal Since 2007, ranked in top 20 linguistics and education journals by Thomson Reuters
  20. 20. Journals, Newsletters & 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
  21. 21. Journals, Newsletters & Blogs • Reading in a Foreign Language • NFLRC - University of Hawai’i
  22. 22. Resource Directories, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Search our website to find these and others!  African Language Program Inventory List  Evaluation and SLOA Bibliography  Focus on SpinTX –An Open Video Archive for Language Learning  Foreign Language Assessment Directory (FLAD) & Tutorial  Language Advocacy  Orient Yourself: Online Catalog of Study Abroad Opportunities in East Asia  Resources for Struggling Immersion Learners  Slavic and Eurasian Languages Webliographies
  23. 23. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Place-Based Programs Database (PEBLL) CASLS – University of Oregon A curated database of place-based experiences relevant to language learning Tagged by language, level, and content area
  24. 24. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Foreign Language Assessment Directory AELRC - Georgetown University and CAL Free, searchable database with information on 197 FL tests, updated biennially Searchable by language, grade level, proviency, skill level Tests available (for cost) to public
  25. 25. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Corpus Portal CALPER - Penn State University Gateway to resources for teachers interested in working with corpus data in the FL classroom
  26. 26. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Project-Based Language Learning (PBLL) NFLRC – University of Hawaii Free online symposium for teachers, Jan 12-15, 2016 See NFLRC flier in tote bag for more information
  27. 27. Directories of Resources, Databases, Bibliographies & Webinars Celebrating the World’s Languages: Guide to Creating a World Languages Day Event CLEAR – Michigan State University Free 160-page manual on how to run a World Languages Day at an institution of higher education
  28. 28. Language Materials for K-12  A National Virtual Language Learning Lab (ANVILL)  Business Language Packets for High School Classrooms (French, German, Spanish)  Jan Ken Pon: Standards-based Curriculum for K-5  MOSAIC Content-based lessons tied to national standards (French, Spanish and Japanese)  Standards-Based Thematic Units
  29. 29. • MOSAIC • CASLS – University of Oregon • Content-Based: Spanish, French, Japanese • Geography and History • Created by language specialists and content specialists (HS & Coll) Language Materials for K-12
  30. 30. Language Materials for K-12 • Business Language Packets for High School Classrooms: French, German, Spanish • CLEAR – Michigan State • Materials for high school students to learn about business language and practices in their FL
  31. 31. Language Materials for K-12 • Language and Culture Kits • CERCLL – University of Arizona • Resources & web links • Downloadable maps • Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
  32. 32. Language Materials for Adults More than 170 entries of materials to help teach languages from Albanian to Yoruba:  Albanian-English Dictionary  CAVO: A computer adaptive vocabulary assessment for Chinese  Green German Project  Hausa Online  Learning through Listening: Advanced Japanese  Persian Online Language Resources  Reference Grammars for Slavic & E. European Languages  Russian Language and Culture Through Film  Spanish Grammar Strategies Website  Yoruba Ye Mi
  33. 33. Language Materials for Adults • Russian Culture & Language Through Film • SEELRC- Duke University • Free web-based instructional tool with clips from 22 contemporary Russian films • Includes transcripts, built-in glossary, & assessment questions
  34. 34. Language Materials for Adults • Learning Through Listening: Advanced Japanese • CALPER- Penn State University • Free downloadable video clips and materials to learn lexicon, structure & discourse of spoken Japanese
  35. 35. Language Materials for Adults • Pathway to Korean: Beginning Spoken Korean from Zero • NEALRC- Ohio State University • Free downloadable beginning Korean • Includes video and simulated class
  36. 36. Language Materials for Adults  E-book for teachers of heritage Arabic students  CILC – City University of New York  Classroom materials for teaching Arabic to heritage speakers of Arabic  Piloted in 4-year and community colleges  Coming soon! (Spring 2017)
  37. 37. Language Materials for Adults • Brazilpod • COERLL – University of Texas at Austin • Free Online • Video scenarios • Ta falado pronunciation
  38. 38. Language Materials for Adults • Korean Holidays & Korean Wave • CALPER – Penn State • Guided activities explore culture through inquiry, observation, analysis • 10 free units can be downloaded
  39. 39. Find out More! The Language Resource Centers have a robust Web and social media presence: •Common LRC website •Individual LRC websites •Facebook •Twitter
  40. 40. Common LRC Brochure – New!!! At the LRC Pavilion: Booths 1844-53 Download from LRC website Overview of each LRC Highlights of projects across 16 LRCs in each focus area:  Research  Teaching and Learning Materials  Assessment  Teacher Development  LCTL Initiatives  K-12 Initiatives  Outreach and Dissemination
  41. 41. Common LRC Website
  42. 42. 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
  43. 43. Functionality Demonstration of using the site to search for resources!
  44. 44. Come and See Us! Come to the Exhibit Hall to learn more and see our resources first hand! LRC Pavilion in Exhibit Hall Booths 1844-1853 AELRC – Meg Malone COERLL – Carl Blyth CLEAR – Joy Campbell CARLA – Elaine Tarone

×