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Resources - World Languages

Teaching the Colorado Academic Standards in world languages is supported through a wide array of free instructional resources. This webpage lists just a few of these resources and will be updated regularly. If you are an educator in Colorado and have suggestions for a great free resource please email Anna Huffman. For additional opportunities please check Professional Development.

This page is currently organized by the following topics:

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines-our range level expectations resource

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines with samples

ACTFL position statement for use of target language in the classroom

ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines PDF

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Essential World Language Links

ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map

ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map resource

ACTFL 21st Century Skills map PDF

ACTFL World Languages Standards aligned with Common Core ELA Standards

NCSSFL Aligning to the Common Core ELA Standards Presentation

TELL project: Teacher Effectiveness - What is the WL shared vision of what our teaching practices should and could be?

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Connecting to the world: organizations and resources to connect students and learning around the world

ePals Global Community



GLOBE Program

Taking It Global

Online Exchanges and Global Collaborations for Every Classroom

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Teaching/learning resources

TES Teaching resources: Resource site from the UK. Lots of free resources, lessons, etc. for all levels of language. Sign up first. Free.

AP Central: access information for the AP exams

Google World Wonders Project: a resource to virtually discover some of the most famous sites on earth in a variety of languages

BBC Languages: a wealth of free language lessons and activities for a variety of languages to learn languages online

Asia Society: developing closer ties between Asia and the West through arts, education, policy and business outreach.

The World Digital Library: an online cultural library in multilingual format

International Children's Digital Library: children's books in many languages

Foreign Language News and Newspapers: link to newspapers and news from around the world

Euronews: Latest world news (streaming video, too)

STARTALK sample materials for LCTL

STARTALK Online Curriculum Development Guides & Templates

Colorado WL Standards Curriculum Wikispace example

World Languages Performance Assessment resources using the three modes

Cool Tools for Schools - Web 2.0 tools: a list of interactive tools with examples to help teachers integrate technology to enhance learning

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Nandutí: Find information on real-life K-8 curricula, a selection of the best teacher-created materials for early foreign language learning, as well as other online resources

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For website assistance in World Languages, please contact Anna Huffman.

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