FOR PARENTS & TEACHERS
We are growing our list of sites and books that support parents and teachers
interested in early language learning and introducing their children to other
cultures and traditions. Continue to check back with us!
FOR BILINGUAL FAMILIES
www.MultilingualLiving.com is a great place to find information about raising children in more than one language and culture. You can post comments and find inspiration and encouragement from other families raising bilingual/multicultural children.
www.Bilingualwiki.com opens a discussion
and offers research and tips on bilingualism in general. It is also helpful
for adults learning a second language and for parents working to expose
their children to another language.
http://Linguistkids.blogspot.com provides information and resources for educators and parents who want to help children learn languages, understand cultures and become citizens of the world.
International Couples' Blog
For those of you in international/multicultural relationships, you may wish to check out the International Couples' Blog at http://www.internationalcouples.net to find resources, advice and tools about situations you may encounter. You can also get inspiration from other couples that have been there before!
National Network for Early Language Learning (www.nnell.org)
The Center for Applied Linguistics (www.cal.org) CAL also runs the Ñandutí web
site for foreign language learning in Grades pre-K to 8 at http://www.cal.org/earlylang/index.html.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (www.actfl.org)
The National Association for Bilingual Education (www.nabe.org)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (www.tesol.org)
ESL / DUAL-LANGUAGE RESOURCES
Language Castle www.LanguageCastle.com provides teaching tips and techniques as well as great resources for preschool teachers working with English Language Learners and teaching in diverse classrooms.
Ana Lomba www.AnaLomba.com is an award-winning author, leading language educator, and a tireless advocate of early language learning. Her blog provides valuable information on early language learning, and she offers consulting and feedback on curriculum as well as teacher training.
ESL Teachers Board www.eslteachersboard.com is a great
resource for ESL teachers, providing free teaching materials, jobs and resumes.
EverythingESL (www.EverythingESL.net): Run by ESL teacher, author and speaker Judie Haynes, this site includes lesson plans, teaching tips and more.
Learn English (www.learnenglishguide.com): A site with information about learning and speaking English.
Additional ESL Reference Materials: http://www.onlinedegrees.org/esl-reference-materials.htm
"I Teach Dual Language" blog (www.iteachduallanguage.blogspot.com). Managed by a former district elementary Bilingual Facilitator, this blog provides teachers in dual-language classrooms information and inspiration to help them succeed.
ESL Teacher Resources compiled by Perdue University's Online Writing Lab can be found at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/586/1/
Many Languages, One Classroom: Teaching Dual and English Language Learners
Even the most experienced teacher can feel a bit unsure about meeting the unique needs of children from different language backgrounds. In Many Languages, One Classroom, education specialist Karen Nemeth applies the latest information about best practices to all aspects of a preschool program. From using lists of key words and visual aids to using body language and gestures, the strategies you will find in this book are adaptable and easy to put into practice. Designed to fit any preschool curriculum, Many Languages, One Classroom addresses state standards and benchmarks of standard quality programming. To purchase this book through Amazon.com, click here.
Spanish for Preschoolers E-Guide
This is a great guide to help teachers who want to start their own language program or enhance their current one. Written by NNELL-NJ Representative Ana Lomba, this guide provides an overview of current language learning theories and methodologies in their application to young children; an introduction to Ana’s methodology focused on learning naturally using everyday phrases, games, songs, fairy tales and other stories; as well as explanations of program curriculum, day-to-day classes and sample activities. You can learn more about and purchase this e-guide at http://www.analomba.com.
Languages and Children: Making the Match, Third Edition
With a focus on communicative language teaching as it reflects cognitive and second language acquisition theory, this classic in the field provides a wealth of strategies and activities ready to use in the K-8 classroom. Languages and Children: Making the Match, Third Edition, has been thoroughly revised and updated. Standards-based planning and instruction are the guiding principles throughout the book. This long-awaited third edition provides extensive new information that is not easily accessible to the field. Publishing this information in one source provides a tremendous service to methods instructors and teachers, as well as to students. To purchase this book through Amazon.com, click here.
Teach Your Child Spanish Through Play
This book is a valuable resource for parents, home educators and teachers. It includes tips for parents who don't already speak Spanish, creative games and activities that cater to each learning style. Also contains a guide to teaching culture, ideas for building and maintaining bilingual communities and a useful resource directory. To purchase this book through Amazon.com, click here.
OTHER LANGUAGE / CULTURE RESOURCES
Creative Bridges for Language Learning Institute
For teachers who want to soak up language, music and culture in person, Creative Bridges for Language Learning Institute has received much praise about its summer immersion program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The program offers a unique, fun-filled hands-on/theory immersion program for Spanish, Bilingual and ESL educators. To find out more about this program, visit www.SpanishImmersionArgentina.org or contact founder Liliana Attar at CreativeBridgesInstitute@Yahoo.com.
Information about ESL Teacher Certification is available at http://certificationmap.com/international/
Blog to encourage parents to read in Portuguese with their children: ICSportugues.blogspot.com
GrowStoryGrow is an online library of stories especially structured for children to learn a language.
Translation of all languages Italian, French, Spanish, English, German, Greek, Farsi, Russian, etc. by Axis Translations
Learn German guide, all about how to learn German and how to speak German.
A network of sites dedicated to providing information and promoting language programs around the world.
Study Abroad Florence
Learn Italian in the birthplace of the Renaissance through our study abroad program in Florence , Italy.