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Language lessons, dictionaries, translation services, schools,
organizations, jobs, etc. for a huge list
The Language Classroom
Lesson plans and resources for a variety of languages plus
information explaining why
studying languages is important.
Many lesson plans from
1st SPOT Languages
Links to resources for many languages.
Search Engine Colossus
Search Engine Colossus allows you
to enter the internet of individual countries
through its international directory of search
Awesome Library: Languages
Lesson plans and resources for a variety of languages.
World language Lesson Plans
Activities for Generating Enthusiasm in the Foreign Language Classroom
From the Internet TESL Journal.
World: Foreign Languages Subject Center
Lesson plans and other resources.
Foreign Language Lesson Plans and
Links to sites for a variety of languages.
American Sign Language Lesson Plans and Resources
Thirty lessons for a two-semester course from
"American Sign Language University" at
Using American Sign Language to Improve Comprehension and Vocabulary
An interesting lesson plan for grades 1-3 from
American Sign Language
A lesson plan from
Ladies’ Library online curriculum in which students
gain a basic understanding
of American Sign Language.
Days on Deafness and American Sign Language
A unit for grades 2-4.
A Sense For Technology
An ASL lesson plan from Discovery Education.
Signs of Development
Information and products for teaching and learning ASL.
American Sign Language and Signed English
A vocabulary index with pictures of signs for hundreds
of word from Lesson Tutor. See their
for many lesson plans.
Cultural Lesson in Introducing Oneself
One lesson plan from the above site.
Sign Language Using Alphabet Flash Cards
Suggested activities for learning/teaching
ASL with flash cards. Also from Lesson Tutor.
A Basic Dictionary
of ASL Terms
A dictionary with both animated and text definitions.
American Sign Language Browser
A dictionary complete with pictures.
Sign Writing Site
Lesson plans and information for reading, writing,
and typing sign languages.
SoundKeepers ASL Alphabet
A pictoral guide to the basic American Sign Language alphabet.
Sign the Alphabet
An on-line activity from
Language Teachers Association
History of Sign Language
A concise summary. See also
An online collection of reference material and links intended
to educate and inform people about Deaf
cultures in Japan and the United States
as well as deaf and hard of hearing related topics.
Arabic Lesson Plans and Resources
See the top menu for secondary and primary resources as well as cultural
Archive for Category Arabic
Lessons and resources for Arabic Tier I and Tier III
from the Southern Area
International Languages Network.
Language and Culture Lesson Plans
Many lessons from
The Arabic K-12
Includes a lesson plan for teaching about fruit.
Arabic Poetry: Guzzle a Ghazal
A lesson plan that engages students in reading and
writing about an Arabic poetic form.
of Teachers of Arabic
See their resources for language learning
What's in an Arabic Name?
English translations of Arabic names.
Middle East & Islamic Studies
Collection: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
Links to several interesting resources.
Arab Culture and Society
Translates from English to Arabic and visa versa.
See other Arabic
A lesson plan from the American
Arab Anti Discrimination Committee (ADC.org) that
provides suggestions for Arab-Americans who are speaking to K-12
students/classrooms. Many of the ideas and much of the information could
be adapted to an introductory lesson plan on Arab culture.
The Arab Culture in Review: A Global Perspective
An Internet-based project in which
students assume various roles within and
related to the Arab culture. It consists of five
activities and an assessment.
The Growth of Islam
A SCORE Cyberguide providing a 7th-grade Internet-based activity.
Contributions to Civilization
for another 7th-grade
Arab American Chamber of Commerce
Chinese Lesson Plans and Resources
Mandarin Chinese Scheme of Work Lesson Plans
Free lesson plans for ages 7-11. See also
Mandarin Chinese Scheme of Work Lesson Plans - Unit 7: All Aboard.
Fifteen lesson plans from the Peace Corps World Wise Schools.
Curriculum Development -
Instructional units for all grade levels from the San Diego County Office of
Chinese 1 Lesson Plans and Homework
Mandarin Draft Unit
From Qin Huang, Mandarin teacher at the
USC US-China Institute.
Another huge list of links, not only for learning Chinese,
but also about China.
of Basic Chinese
Developed by Haiwang Yuan.
Learn to Speak
Language exchange via email, text chat, and voice chat.
Learn about Mandarin Chinese Language and Culture
Word of the day, quizzes, blog, survival phrases, free Chinese software, and
Basic Chinese Grammar
A slide show that reviews the basics of spoken standard Chinese
Search dictionary, online readings, Chinese chat room, etc.
A user-friendly, searchable dictionary.
Animals of the
A lesson plan for grades K-2.
Chinese Cultural Studies: The Chinese
Language and Writing
An article describing the various languages and dialects spoken
K-12 lesson plans for teaching about China and other Asian
French Lesson Plans and Resources
Several lesson plans written in French.
Directions in French -
Scroll down the page to find 4 more lesson plans as well
as the unit overview.
French Lesson Plans and Curricula
Several lesson plans from About.com.
Plans for Secondary Grades 6-12
Many lesson plans from Bright Hub.
Education World: French
Four lesson plans and some links.
Over 7000 lesson plans/activities!
French Lesson Plans
Primary lesson plans from Bishop Wordsworth
French for Beginners
An introductory lesson plan.
Reading the French
Newspaper Le Figaro
A lesson plan for Intermediate French from
See also Ads in Popular
French Magazines and
Poetry Puzzle for other lesson plans from this
French Fairy Tales
A lesson plan for French III students.
A French Weather Report
A high school lesson plan.
Four Days in Paris
A lesson plan for grades 3-8.
Exploring Regions of
A WebQuest. See also
A lesson plan from EDSITEment that utilizes the Internet
strengthen student perceptions of the
real-world importance of mastering a foreign language
. See also
French and Family
for another lesson plan from EDSITEment.
Around the World in One Semester!
A semester-long project from Learn NC about countries that speak the target
AP French Language and Culture Home Page
Many resources from the College Board.
A lesson plan for grades 3-5
from National Geographic.
City Life in Europe
middle-grade lesson plan exploring Paris and its landmarks.
French Teacher Net
Free resources and worksheets.
French Lesson Plans
"A formula for creating French lesson plans."
English to French Dictionary
Embassy of France
The ultimate source for information about France.
History of France: Primary Documents
Great source for transcriptions
and translations of documents on French
German Lesson Plans and Resources
German Teaching Resources
From American Association of Teachers of
AP German Language and Culture Course Home Page
Course resources, classroom resources, lesson plans, reviews of teaching
Deutsche Internet Ubungen
Good source for German lessons and activities. See also
Awesome Library German Lesson Plans
Teaching Resources and Units
Links to units, lesson plans, and resources.
Plans for Secondary Grades 6-12
Many lesson plans from Bright Hub Education.
Deutsche Internet Chronik
Ten German web units for elementary to advanced levels.
Selected Lesson Plans for
with practice exercises from
Rastalsky's Resources for German Students & Teachers.
Advertisements in German-American Cookbooks
A lesson plan for German I or II in which students
recognize and use German vocabulary related to food.
"Der Lehrling" (ein neues Erfrischungsgetränk): A Lesson Plan for
Advanced German Students
From AP Central
and Their Contributions
Two lesson plans on German Americans. See also
A German-American Chronology.
on German-American Culture
A high school unit designed to meet the Minnesota State Standard
for history and culture. See also
The Germans in America,
a page developed by the
Library of Congress.
Emigration and Immigration
A German-American lesson plan for grades 7-12. See also
German Americans - 1990 Census Data
German Immigrants: Their Contributions
to the Upper Midwest
A lesson plan in which students
answer questions and practice their German
while using photographs and documents from
the American Memory Collection
of the Library of Congress.
Berlin Wall Scavenger Hunt
Art and the Berlin Wall
The Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989.
Internet Scavenger Hunt
A site I developed several years ago. I keep it updated for use on
German-American Day. See
German Americans: An Ethnic Experience.
Germany and America
in the 20th Century: An Annotated Timeline
A companion site to German-American
Internet Scavenger Hunt . It includes a timeline and links to sites
providing information on individuals and events of significance to Germany and
America during the 20th Century. See also German History Sources.
German-English On-line Dictionary
Way and More
Impressive site with a lot of information.
Embassy and Information Center
Get information about Germany
from the German government.
Greek Lesson Plans and Resources
Many lesson plans for beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.
Introductory Ancient Greek Language
Twelve lesson plans from Wikiversity.
The Greek Alphabet: More Familiar Than You Think
A K-2 lesson plan.
Came From Greek Mythology
Not a Greek language lesson plan, but a very good
lesson for grades 3-5. See also
Reflections of Ancient Greece.
Mr. Donn's Ancient Greece
Many lesson plans.
Dictionary On Line
History of the Greek
From Greek -Language.com.
Learn to Speak Greek
Learn Greek online
by practicing with a native speaker who is learning
Lessons in the White Hmong dialect from Southeast Asian Refugee Studies.
Learn to Speak Hmong
A language exchange through which Hmong and English speakers can learn each
other's language via email.
Hmong History And Culture Through Story Cloths
Stories in Quilts.
A secondary lesson plan from the Wisconsin Historical Society. See also
in Our Midst
A resource for ELT classrooms.
Hmong Studies Internet Resource Center
A collection of resources relating to Hmong history, culture,
language, and current events.
Tragedy of the Hmong
Historical information and a long list of links.
Too Can Learn Italian!
Three introductory lessons.
Italian: Reviewing Reflexive Verbs and Reciprocals
A lesson plan for Italian II
Twenty free Italian lessons with audio.
English to Italian Dictionary.
First-hand source of information on Italy.
A series of lesson plans aimed at students
from kindergarten through 12th grade about Italian history and culture developed
The Universality of Italian
Heritage in partnership with the
Sons of Italy in
Italy: Life and Culture
A lesson plan
in which students
gain an understanding of daily
life in Italy, and compare and contrast life there to life in the United States.
Sarda On Line
Italian newspaper online.
A large list of links to Italian web sites.
Japanese Language and Culture Course Home Page
Course information, exam information and resources,
special focus materials, lesson plans, and more.
Seven lesson plans on the Japanese language and culture from
Mosaic: Linking Languages
Classroom Materials Created in Japan
Materials including Power Points, lesson plans, unit organizers, worksheets, and
more from the American Association of
Teachers of Japanese, but
you will need an
Apple Macintosh or Windows-based PC which is already enabled to display Japanese
Links to many resources from the
California Association of
Japanese Language Teachers.
Matsuo Basho and Haiku
From the above site, this thematic unit provides "a
standards-based introduction to Basho, haiku, and their Japanese context for
intermediate to advanced students of Japanese."
Lesson plans for teaching culture in Japanese language
classes as well as well as information about Japanese language
Free Japanese Lessons
Several online Japanese lessons from About.com.
Reading Japanese Signs
A guide to understanding Japanese signs, billboards, plaques,
Embassy of Japan in Washington,
To find K-12 lesson plans for teaching
about Japan and other Asian countries. go to my
World Geography Page.
Korean Language Education
Resources for teaching Korean including pictorial
to Korean Language and Writing
A lesson plan from
Korean Jacks and Try
Your Hand at Han’geul.
Language, Culture, and History
A lesson plan for grades 11-12.
An Introduction to Korean
A tutorial with 9 lessons focusing on the alphabet, conversational
phrases, parts of the body, family members,
numbers, asking directions, and grammar.
Korean Children's Day
A mini-unit for grades 4-5. Click appendix to learn Yut (A
Traditional Korean Game).
American Association of Teachers of Korean
See the Korean National Standards available at the iste.
School (9-12) Latin
Several lesson plans from Better Lesson.
A page for Latin teachers. See their resource
Latin Language Teaching Methodologies.
Latin: The Language of Ancient Rome
A lesson plan from the National First Ladies' Library.
A comprehensive five-day lesson plan for beginning Latin students
that introduces them to various aspects of
ancient Roman culture.
Lesson Plans and Ideas
From Latin Alive.
Teaching Latin - Learning Latin
Lesson tips and links from Finding Dulcinea.
and Grammar Aid
From the Notre Dame Archives. See also
English-Latin On-Line Dictionary.
Daily Life in Ancient Rome
Activities from Mr. Donn's pages.
Have your students take a tour.
Native Languages Lesson Plans and Resources
For lesson plans and units on Native Americans,
go to my U.S. History Page.
Traditions and Languages of Three Native
Cultures: Tlingit, Lakota, and Cherokee
A high-quality lesson plan in which students understand
the importance of maintaining the traditions
and languages of native languages; they also learn
to say a few words in each of the above languages.
Fun with Numbers
An elementary-grade lesson plan from
World's Activities to Celebrate Native American Heritage
in which students learn Lakota Sioux words for numbers.
What's in a Name?
Another lesson plan from Education World in which
students learn the origin of the names of U.S. states
that were derived from Native American words.
Tribes of Wisconsin
Scroll down the page for teaching and learning activities.
Culture, Language & Families
A high school lesson plan on Native American cultures and languages.
Resources, tribal sites, maps, history, treaties, language,
Native Tech: Ojibwe
Culture, art, history, language, and people. See also
Native Languages of the
Links to resources including full-text publications.
A huge collection of links to sites for Native American culture
Native American Tribal Directory
See also Native American
Tribal Name Meanings
WWW Virtual Library - American Indians
An extensive index of Native American language resources on
Norwegian Lesson Plans and Resources
Norwegian in Five Minutes a Month
Thirty on-line lessons from the Sons of Norway.
See also lessons 2
My Little Norway.
Norwegian Daily Newspaper online.
Peer and the People of Norway
A lesson plan using the book,
In the Hall of the Mountain King, by Allson Flannery.
An "American Letter" by Norwegian Immigrants
Not a language lesson, but an interesting lesson plan none the less.
For lesson plans on Vikings, go to my
World History Page.
Polish Lesson Plans and Resources
Learning games for numbers, colors, food, clothing, etc.
Learn Polish - Most Used
On YouTube. See also
Polish Pronunciation Guide
Polish Pronunciation Guide
Polish-language newspaper published in Bensenville, Illinois.
A great source for information about Poland.
Polish National Alliance
Information for Polish-Americans.
Information and links for art, culture, education, entertainment,
A 3rd-grade thematic unit.
Russian Lesson Plans and Resources
of Russian Language in Picture
Pictures for basic Russian words.
Russian Language Lessons
From Russian Lessons.Net.
Russian alphabet with sounds.
Russian (cardinal numbers)
From Russian Language.Net. See also
Affectionate Russian Phrases: Tender words in Russian
A lesson from Bright Hub.
Information on Russian language history and a lesson plan titled, "Alphabet Soup."
Scroll down the page for the lesson plan.
The site also includes Russian travel information for visitors,
free Russian teachers’ resources, St. Petersburg city map, and photo
Russian: An Interactive, On-Line Reference
Roy's Russian Language
A list of Internet resources.
Face of Russia: Living Under Communism
A high school lesson plan. Scroll to the bottom of the page
to access 4 other lessons from the Face of
Russia and Her Neighbors
Many lesson plans and resources.
Spanish (Scroll down the page for Latin American/Hispanic
literature lesson plans)
Spanish Lesson Plans
Nearly 50 lesson plans from
NCRLC Spanish Collection
Four lesson plans dealing with Spanish culture. See also
Lecciones presentadas durante la inmersion for 10 more
lesson plans from their summer institute and
Lessons and Activities Index for additional lesson plans.
Several lesson plans from Education World.
Spanish Lesson Plans
Lesson plans and worksheets from
Guides and Study Tips
From Bright Hub Education.
Teaching Ideas: Spanish
From the UK.
AP Spanish Literature and Language Course Home Page
Essential course resources.
Lesson plans and technology for the Spanish
Elementary lesson plans integrating Spanish with math, science, and language.
Learn Spanish with these free online lessons.
Division of Syllables in Spanish
An elaborate lesson plan for grades 6-12.
Spanish Language Song Lyrics|
A lesson plan for Spanish 2 and above. See also
Unit in Spanish and
Spanish Customers for other lesson plans from this source.
A searchable collection of lesson ideas.
Cultural Aspects of Spanish in America
A unit for secondary Spanish language teachers.
Spanish Made Easy
Lessons, vocabulary, phrases.
Web Spanish Lessons
Three online lessons.
A lesson plan from EDSITEment for young learners at the beginning or
intermediate level of proficiency in Spanish. See also
Day of the Dead
Lesson ideas for this Mexican holiday celebrated October
31 through November 2. See also
Dia de los Muertos: Celebrating and Remembering,
Day of the Dead Mini-Unit.
Hispanic Immigration: America in
the Year 2000
A high school unit.
Cinco de Mayo
An middle school WebQuest. See also
Cinco de Mayo
Twentieth Century Latin American
Ten units from the
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute.
Family Ties in Latin American Fiction and
The Modern Short Story in Latin America.
Hispanic World Unit
An electronic field trip.
Spanish - English and
See also their
Border and Latin America Information
Excellent site for Latin American studies from the University
of New Mexico.
Directory of information about Mexico. See also
Plans and Resources
For other African languages, see
Appreciating African Languages
(an elementary lesson plan)
English Afrikaans On-line Dictionary.
Jumbo Means Hello: An Introduction
A lesson plan for the early elementary grades from
Africa: It's Not a Country.
An Introduction to Counting in Swahili
An elementary-grade lesson plan teaching how to count in the
Swahili language. See also
Swahili Counting Book.
Is African a Language?
A middle-grade lesson plan from Xpeditions which "introduces
students to the study of languages (known as linguistics), the linguistic
categorization of African languages, and several perceived effects of Africa's
Swahili Exercises for Listening
Fifteen exercises developed to be used in an introductory
From Swahili Language & Culture.
A Brief History
of the Swahili Language
A concise, well-written page.
Language Links: Swahili
A long list of annotated links
Template: Introduction to Swedish
Many lessons including common phrases. See also
Bjorn Engdahl's Swedish Course
A pronunciation guide, 7 lessons, and a final exam.
An online course. See also
Free Swedish Language Course and Lessons
Alphabet, pronunciation, and parts of speech.
Translate from Swedish to English and visa versa.
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