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No matter what language you speak, you want to speak it well. And no matter what language you’re teaching, our educator team wants you to have the highest-quality materials available!

Spanish students will love an interactive resource that demonstrates everyday Spanish phrases with pronunciations and context clues. A storybook project helps them practice their new language in a creative way!

For French learners, a printout on French holidays guides their understanding of their new language’s culture and history. Use a project in AP French just before they take the test to assess skills and clarify understanding.

The basics of American Sign Language are the focus of an interactive tool, as well as a helpful fingerspelling app. And speaking of technological ways to learn a new language, check out this thorough app to learn Mandarin, an online Latin dictionary, and a resource that includes the Arabic alphabet.

Want some tools for general language education? A Google app can help you translate any language to another language, and a worksheet shows students how common languages have contributed to their everyday English.

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A Research Toolkit of 12 Reading Strategies for the Foreign Language Classroom

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Learning to read is not a simple task, but there are methods for assisting pupils as they develop literacy skills. The first four pages of this resource include information about language development and reading development, as well as...
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Writing in a Foreign Language

For Teachers 7th - 12th
It seems that this presentation was designed for future educators, particularly those teaching a foreign language. Basic reading, writing, and organizational skills are presented, encouraging a discussion of strategies amongst your...
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Foreign Language Lip-Sync Karaoke Contest

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Teach your class about foreign language through transcribing lyrics. They will transcribe the lyrics of a song in a foreign language and use the lyrics to create a cloze activity as they listen and speak the language with their...
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Foreign Language Award

For Teachers K - 12th
Reward excellent foreign language skills with a certificate. The award is for general foreign language, so it could be presented in any language class. Since the document is editable, you can type in the pupil's name, a reason for or...
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Activities for Supporting Oral Language Development

For Teachers Pre-K - K Standards
Support young scholars' oral language development with the use of four early childhood activities. To reinforce proficiency, pupils read with an adult, play a game of telephone with their peers, put on a play with puppets or stuffed...
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The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
What does it really mean to know a language? Did you know that knowing two or more languages means that your brain might actually look and work differently than those of your monolingual friends? Discover the three different types of...
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Time Capsule: Oral Presentation

For Teachers 1st - 12th
A great way to gain proficiency when learning a new language is to prepare an oral presentation.  In this foreign language instructional activity, pairs collaborate to develop a Time Capsule which they present to their class using their...
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Problem Solvers: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 4)

For Teachers 4th Standards
How can you teach a text to a group of readers who struggling with the language? The second in a set of three ESL lessons related to Theme 4: Problem Solvers engages English language learners by introducing vocabulary and grammar...
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Improving Speaking Skills in the Language Classroom

For Teachers 9th - 12th
How can you create an "English-free" classroom for your foreign language learners? This year, use some of these strategies to maximize your learners' opportunity to communicate in the language.
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Style-Shifting: Examining and Using Formal and Informal Language Styles

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Your high schoolers are probably versed in two languages: formal language, and informal conversation. Help them identify the correct language style for their audience and context with a thorough lesson plan and examples of different...
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Academic Language

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
College-level writers learn the importance of using academic language in their papers and essays. Assessing the audience is an important aspect of choosing the language with which one writes. Review these 10 slides to make sure each...
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AP® Psychology Cognition and Language

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
I can remember what happened five years ago, but I can't recall what I did last week! High school psychology students analyze how memory, cognition, and language impact one another. Hands-on activities, memory exercises, and research...
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Foreign Language Fluency Using iMovie

For Teachers 5th - 12th
How do you develop fluency with a second or third langauge? With this plan, production teams examine the development of fluency by producing a movie in the language they are studying. Pronunciation and conversational skills are...
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Look at Us!: English Language Development Lessons (Theme 1)

For Teachers K Standards
Start off your young English language learners with this packet of materials, which covers three weeks of instructions. After completing the unit, kids will have practiced the letters K through Z, read several story books, talked with...
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“I Can” Common Core! 2nd Grade Language

For Teachers 2nd Standards
Monitor the learning of your second graders with this checklist of Common Core language standards. Each standard is rewritten as an I can statement, providing children with clear learning objectives.
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“I Can” Common Core! 3rd Grade Language

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Support third graders with developing their language skills using this Common Core checklist. With each standard written as an I can statement, children are given clear learning goals to work toward throughout the year.
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Learning Another Language is to Know Another Culture

For Teachers 7th - Higher Ed
Lure more students into your foreign language class with this informative PowerPoint. It outlines key factors in becoming successful with a second language, as well as why it can be beneficial for students' futures. Tip: Show this during...
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Choosing a Foreign Language Career

For Teachers 7th - 8th
"Why do we have to learn a foreign language?" Have you ever heard that question before? Give your novices this project, and have them research different jobs that require the use of a foreign language. They create a PowerPoint...
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Foreign Language: At the Dinner Table

For Teachers K - 5th
Students demonstrate basic foreign language vocabulary by naming various dinner table utensils. Using construction paper as placemats, they glue plastic utensils to it as the teacher calls out the items in the foreign language.
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Weather and Seasons

For Teachers 4th - 12th
Use pictures and manipulatives to develop vocabulary with your beginning language learners. This plan can be used with foreign language learners (although you'll have to provide the vocabulary), English language learners, or a young...
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Recognizing Persuasive Language

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Lose 10 pounds in one day, guaranteed! With the sixth installment from the digital media literacy series, scholars identify common types of persuasive language. They learn to look beyond techniques such as telling stories, presenting...
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“I Can” Common Core! 1st Grade Language

For Teachers 1st Standards
Support first graders with developing their basic language skills using this Common Core checklist. With each standard rewritten as a positive I can statement, students are encouraged to work hard toward reaching these clear learning...
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Debates on Persuasive Language That Extend Outside of Class

For Teachers 9th - 12th
There is no better sight to see than a classroom full of eager young adults, hands raised high, eager to jump into a class discussion. Get your class identifying and discussing rhetorical strategies and then debating long into the night...
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Activities for Oral Language Development

For Teachers 3rd - 6th
Develop oral language and public speaking skills. Each child in the class introduces themselves, presents their information, and introduce themselves.