Other Useful Sites

Advanced Placement, College Board 
http://apcentral.collegeboard.com

General information about all Advanced Placement (AP) courses, including AP foreign language courses, the mission and history of the AP Program, AP research and data information, and scholarship/award information for high school students.

African Studies Center, Boston University 
http://www.bu.edu/africa 
Includes research and facts on Africa.

American Council on Education 
http://www.acenet.edu 
Programs, new releases, events, initiatives, testing and college credit, frequently asked questions.

American Forum for Global Education 
http://www.globaled.org 
Programs, teaching materials, publications, links, and contacts.

American Model United Nations International 
http://www.amun.org 
Bringing global perspectives to future leaders provides conference reports, position papers and resolutions, handbooks, links, books and videos, and information for high school students.

Asia Education Foundation 
http://www.asialink.unimelb.edu.au 
National organization to promote the studies of Asia.  This web site includes ways that Asia-related content can be integrated into existing curricular designs.

Asia Society K-12 
http://www.askasia.org 
http://www.asiasociety.org 
http://www.asiasource.org 
http://www.asiafood.org 
Non-profit, non-partisan public education organization dedicated to increasing American understanding of more than thirty countries broadly-defined as the Asia-Pacific Region (APR).

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) 
http://www.ascd.org 
A diverse, international community of educators, forging covenants in teaching and learning for the success of all learners.  Provides information on governance, affiliates, networks, student chapters, associates, strategic partners, news and issues.

Back to Basics in Generative Second Language Acquisition Research 
http://nflrc.hawaii.edu/NetWorks/NW09/ 
National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai´i gives access in second language acquisition by reassessing the question in colloquium papers.

Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers (CASLT) Rubrics 
http://www.caslt.org/research/rubrics.htm 
Rubrics for foreign language classes.

Channel One 
http://www.channelone.com 
A community that brings together young people from around the globe to learn about and discuss everything that is on their minds -- from issues in the news to what happens in school.

Council on Islamic Education 
http://www.cie.org 
Important number of resources to help educators teach about Islam, Muslim history, and related world history topics.

Culture for Kids 
http://www.afk.com 
Asia for Kids: Your Key to Cultural Connections provides interesting articles, fact sheets, guidelines, and activities for parents, educators, and kids.

Deai, The Japan Forum 
http://www.tjf.or.jp/deai 
Deai: The Lives of Seven Japanese High School Students was developed primarily to assist secondary school students outside Japan who are studying Japanese as a foreign language.

Developmental Studies Center 
http://www.devstu.org 
Dedicated to children's academic, ethical, and social development.

English Language Teaching Assistant Program 
http://www.eltap.org 
Has offered undergraduates, graduate students, and other adults whose language is English, the opportunity to assist teachers of English in high school and post-secondary institutions in other countries.

ESL.net 
http://www.ESL.net 
Provides information on ESL software, videos, audio, textbooks, and pronunciation.

Facing History and Ourselves 
http://www.facing.org 
Facing History and Ourselves:Examining History and Human Behavior offers teachers and others in the community occasions to study the past, explore new ideas and approaches, and develop practical models for civic engagement that link history to the challenges of an increasing interconnected world and the choices that young people make daily.

Foreign Policy Association 
http://www.fpa.org 
Educates Americans about the significant international issues that influence their lives.  Provides impartial publications, programs and forums to increase public awareness of and foster popular participation in matters relating to those policy issues.

Global SchoolNet Foundation 
http://www.globalschoolnet.org 
International online education partnering with schools, communities, and businesses to provide collaborative learning activities that prepare students for the workforce and help them to become literate and responsible global citizens.

Global Student Teaching 
http://www.globalst.org 
Offers prospective teachers the opportunity to complete student teaching requirements in several regions of the world.

iEARN 
http://www.iearn.org 
International Education and Resource Network is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables young people to use the Internet and other new technologies to engage in collaborative educational projects that both enhance learning and make a difference in the world.

Institute for Cross-Cultural Training: Managing the Language-Learning Process Through Proficiency Oriented Language Instruction (POLIA) 
http://www.wheaton.edu/bgc/ICCT/
Provides lingual links to CD-ROMS, books, articles, bibliographies, Proficiency-Oriented Language Instruction (POLIA) resources, learner assessments, and links to the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.

International Education 
http://www.InternationalEd.org 
A list of Title VI National Resource Centers and Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship Programs, along with resource centers devoted to International Education.

Language-Learning Strategies in Foreign Language Learning and Teaching 
http://iteslj.org/Articles/Hismanoglu-Strategies.html 
Information on current foreign language issues, activities for ELL students, and TESL/TEFL links.

Learning Styles--Nurturing the Genius in Each Child 
http://7-12educators.about.com/cs/learningstyles1/ 
Includes the original Dunn and Dunn model on how learning styles change and suggestions for how to accommodate different learning styles.

National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) 
http://www.nasbe.org/ 
Discusses the complete curriculum and the "No Child Left Behind Act."

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Foreign Language Assessment 
http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/foreignlang/ 
Primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data that are related to education in the United States and other nations.

National Committee on United States-China Relations 
http://www.ncuscr.org 
Program sends American K-12 teachers to China to teach English in Chinese secondary schools, and places Chinese secondary school teachers of English in American schools to teach Chinese language and culture, and/or English as a second language.

National Consortium for Teaching About Asia 
http://www.nctasia.org 
Funded by the Freeman Foundation, is a multi-year initiative to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.

National Peace Corps Association 
http://www.rpcv.org/index.cfm 
Non-profit organization of returned Peace Corps volunteers, former staff, and friends.  Provides a World View Magazine link.

New Perspectives: Japan Program 
The Laurasian Institution 

http://www.newperspectivesprogram.org 
Two-week study tour to Japan with teachers and students studying as a group.  Coming soon: information about the Fellows Program.

North Carolina Center for International Understanding 
http://www.ga.unc.edu/NCCIU/ 
Global Study Programs for K-12 educators, international educator visits, and global educators' listservs.

PBS 
http://www.pbs.org 
Public Broadcasting Station is a private, non-profit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public television stations.  It features Sesame Street's "Global Grover."

Portfolio Assessment Guide 
http://www.teachervision.com/lesson-plans/lesson-5942.html 
Gives access to foreign language lesson plans.

Portfolio Assessment in the Foreign Language Classroom from the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) 
http://www.nclrc.org/portfolio/2-1.html 
What is Portfolio Assessment?  Why use Portfolio Assessment?  Answers to these questions are provided in this site, along with links to the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and information on how to use the Portfolio Assessment Manual.

Study Abroad 
http://www.studyabroad.com 
Programs for college students, high school students, graduate/adult students, advisors/administrators, and general study abroad information.

The Guide to Good Practice for Learning and Teaching in Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies 
http://www.lang.ltsn.ac.uk/resources/goodpractice.aspx?resourceid=1441 
Subject Centre for Languages, Linguistics, and Area Studies gives portfolio definitions and related links.

The United Nations Association of the United States 
http://www.unausa.org 
The United Nations Association of the U.S.A. and the Business Council for the United Nations gives information on education, policy, outreach, and resources.  As the nation's largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of policy research on the United Nations and global issues, it educates Americans about the work of the United Nations.

The United States-Japan Foundation 
http://www.us-jf.org 
Promotes stronger ties between Americans and Japanese by supporting projects that foster mutual knowledge and education, deepen understanding, create effective channels of communication, and address common concerns.

United States Department of Education 
http://www.ed.gov 
Information pertaining to "No Child Left Behind Act," foreign language grants, and international education.

United States Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs 
http://travel.state.gov/index.html 
Links to the U.S. Embassies and Consulates worldwide.

United States Department of State Youth Exchanges 
http://www.exchanges.state.gov/ 
U.S. Department of State gives information about programs on Africa, East Asia and Pacific, Eurasia, Europe, Near East and North Africa, South Asia, open requests for grants and proposals, travel abroad, U.S. Embassies, history, education, culture, and business center.

World Affairs Council 
http://www.worldaffairscouncils.org 
The largest international affairs non-profit in the United States offers international exchanges, school programs, teacher workshops, model United Nations, foreign policy discussions, national opinion polling, travel programs, journals, newspaper columns, and TV/radio programs.

World Wise Schools, Peace Corps 
http://www.peacecorps.gov/wws 
Offers engaging stories, classroom resources, and ideas for service projects based on the experiences of Peace Corps volunteers around the world. For students, this site gives excellent information about countries, learning about culture, stories, letters and photos, a global café, and kids' world.

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