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World Languages Education Resources: Home

Teaching resources for lesson plans related to world languages in the Pre-K-12 classroom.


American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages is a national organization of foreign language educators from elementary to graduate level, promotes the study of languages and cultures in the United States.
Grades: K - 12
Modern Language Association (MLA)
The Modern Language Association works to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature, in both English and foreign languages. The MLA publishes books, pamphlets, a comprehensive international bibliography, and style guidelines.
Grades: 9 - 12

Bibliographies and Research Guides

Latin America & the Caribbean
A selected list of materials about Latin America and the Caribbean for PreK through Grade 12. Titles identified include picture books,novels, folklore, poetry and biography. All are available in the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library. Additional factual materials about these countries are also available.,
Grades: Pre-K - 12
Spanish Language Children's Books
Selected children's books written in Spanish for children from preschool to middle school that are available from the Curriculum Materials Center of the Cheng Library.
Grades: Pre-K - 8
World Language Teaching Resources
A selected list of curriculum materials that can be used for teaching world languages in the K-12 classroom.
Grades: K - 12


Find-A-Cognate Database
Developed by Dr. Jose Montelongo this database can identify a Spanish Cognate for an English Word, or an English Cognate for a Spanish Word. (Cognates are words in different languages that look and sound similiar.) Cognates can be used to increase the vocabulary skills of bilingual students.
Grades: K - 12
World Book Online
Online version of the World Book Encyclopedia also includes an atlas, a dictionary, as well as a version for young children and a Spanish student encyclopedia.
Grades: 2 - 12


New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards--World Languages
Standard 7 of the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards. These standards include proficiency in both oral and written language, as well as an understanding of other cultures.
Grades: 3 - 12


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