K-12 Teaching and Learning
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction.Of special interest: National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and ACTFL Performance Guidelines for K-12 Learners http://www.actfl.org
The American Councils for International Education (ACIE) focuses its expertise on academic exchange, professional training, distance learning, curriculum and test development, delivery of technical assistance, research, evaluation, and institution building. Find out about expense-paid international exchanges sponsored by the US Department of State for K-12 teachers and administrators at http://www.americancouncils.org/educationalSeminars.php.
Boston College as part of a Title 2 Grant, Massachusetts Coalition for Teacher Quality and Student Achievement, from the US Department of Education obtained by the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, Debbie Rusch and a number of graduate students at BC have created web sites for French and Spanish teachers. Visit the site: http://www2.bc.edu/~rusch.
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) carries out a wide range of activities including research, teacher education, analysis and dissemination of information, design and development of instructional materials, technical assistance, conference planning, program evaluation, and policy analysis. http://www.cal.org/
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) supports a number of coordinated programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second language teaching, learning and assessment. http://www.carla.umn.edu/
The Foreign Language Teaching Forum (FLTEACH) - foreign language teaching methods including school/college articulation, training of student teachers, classroom activities, curriculum, and syllabus design. http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/#description
IvyPanda - 101 Teaching Guide: Methods, Strategies, Sources and More! https://ivypanda.com/blog/101-teaching-guide/
The Modern Language Journal (MLA) - devoted to research and discussion about the learning of foreign and second languages. http://mlj.miis.edu//nfmlta.htm
The Minnesota Humanities Commission (MHC) regularly holds content-based professional development seminars and works in partnership with MCTLC, AATSP-MN, AATF-MN, and MNAATG to develop and promote resources for K-12 world language teachers. http://minnesotahumanities.org/