Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute has received a generous grant from Excellence Through Classics to provide free programming (usually in the form of a half-day workshop) introducing students in urban and rural schools (and schools in select other areas of the country) to Latin, ancient Roman civilization, and/or word study. I'm hoping to enlist your help in finding a school or schools that would benefit from this free programming. It might even be your school. There is a (brief) application process. Please share this information with colleagues who might be interested - a recommendation from you as to the quality of the programming from Ascanius: The Youth Classics Institute could be very helpful in encouraging schools to apply. More information, plus links to specific details can be found here: http://www.ascaniusyci.org/email/studentprograms2011.html
Better Chinese LLC - Get Ready: Our 4-Day Lantern Day Sale - February 11-14, 2014
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) Online Resources
CAL Digests and Resource Guides Online provide syntheses of research and best practices and include bibliographies for further study of a topic.
China-NH Educational Cooperation Opportunity - This program helps US K-12 schools builds Confucius classroom by offering FREE teaching resources from their school.
eSchool News - eSN Partner: New! Online Language Clubs for K-5. Middlebury Interactive's Language Clubs provide young learners with an introduction to world language study in a supportive online environment- the next Language Club session starts the week of February 3, 2014
FLES Linguafolio® - Foreign Language Elementary School project information
Germany in Class: November 2013 newsletter
International Exchange Window (IEW)
In order to find suitable primary/secondary schools and international partners for making the most of the international exchange program, to strengthen the effectiveness of having access to Taiwan's primary and secondary schools for participation in international exchange programs, the MOE sets up the International Exchange Window to provide more comprehensive, better and quicker, up-to-date and in-depth information on international exchange opportunities.
MOSAIC: Linking Languages and Content - The Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) at the University of Oregon is proud to make available to second language teachers an exciting collection of content-based curricular materials in French, Spanish and Japanese. The MOSAIC project, carried out over the 2003-2005 academic years, produced a variety of thematic units that incorporate Geography (in Spanish) and History (in Japanese), with contributions by researchers and teachers at the high school and university levels. Each language team was made up of one university-level content specialist (professor), one university-level language teacher, one high-school content specialist (social studies) and one high-school language teacher. The role of the content specialists is to identify relevant source materials and to ensure that the unit lessons include accurate and up-to-date content and methods of the discipline. The language specialists are responsible for assuring the pedagogical and linguistic quality of the materials, keeping in mind the special challenges of learning new content in a second language. We invite you and your students to explore MOSAIC at http://casls.uoregon.edu/mosaic/.
Outsmart Spanish Verbs! - Verb It is a fast-paced board game where players race around Latin American answering verb questions, earning pesos and challenging their rivals. Just imagine Spanish verbs being fun!
World Academy has partnered with World Languages and Cultures Academy (WLCA) to offer your children an original and innovative cultural and linguistic program. This program will be available to students from schools and communities starting September 14th, 2013 at the World Academy’s facilities. Registration starts June 10th. Three terms will be offered; fall, winter and spring. Each term consists of ten to twelve weeks of study and students will meet 3 hours weekly in two sessions of 1.5 hours. Classes will be held after the school day and on Saturday mornings. For the coming fall term, students can enroll in Arabic, French, Spanish, Chinese, or Hindi. Other languages will be available upon demand. Class size will be limited to 12 students. Program will be open to children starting 5th grade.