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Professional Associations

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
The 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.

The National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE)
NABE is the only professional organization at the national level wholly devoted to representing both English language learners and bilingual education professionals. Along with affiliate organizations in 23 states, NABE represents a combined membership of more than 20,000 bilingual and English-as-a-second-language teachers, administrators, paraprofessionals, university professors and students, researchers, advocates, policymakers, and parents.

TESOL
TESOL is the major professional organization devoted to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian, and other related languages, literatures, and cultures at all educational levels for heritage and second-language learners.

New York State Association of Bilingual Education (NYSABE)
The New York affiliate of NABE, the New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE) is a multilingual and multicultural association fostering the awareness and appreciation of bilingualism and biculturalism as an integral part of cultural pluralism in our society.

NYSTESOL
The New York affiliate of TESOL, NYSTESOL is a non-profit group of professionals concerned with the education of English language learners at all levels of public and private education in New York State.

New York State Association of Teachers of Foreign Languages
NYSAFLT is an organization of teachers from all over New York State whose goal is to serve as a resource for foreign language educators at all levels to ensure the best foreign language education possible.

National Council of Teachers of English
The National Council of Teachers of English is devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.

Modern Language Association
Founded in 1883, the Modern Language Association of America provides opportunities for its members to share their scholarly findings and teaching experiences with colleagues and to discuss trends in the academy. MLA members host an annual convention and other meetings, work with related organizations, and sustain one of the finest publishing programs in the humanities. For over a hundred years, members have worked to strengthen the study and teaching of language and literature.

General Professional Resources

Institute for Language and Education Policy
The Institute for Language and Education Policy is a newly formed, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research-based policies in serving English and heritage language learners. The Institute is comprised of teachers, administrators, researchers, professors, students, and others who believe that the time for advocacy is now, and that in an era of misguided "accountability" measures, high-stakes testing, cutbacks in school funding, and English-only activism, strong advocacy for children is essential. Scientific knowledge about what works not ideology or political expedience must guide language and education policy.

United Federation of Teachers
The New York City affiliate of the American Federation of Teachers. For help with certification and licensure problems, instructional strategies, classroom management, and other professional issues, teachers can call the UFT's TeacherLine at (212) 253-8800 Monday through Friday from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition
The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition and Language Instruction Educational Programs (NCELA, formerly the National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education). The site includes
synthesized research, original research, a newsletter, FAQs about English language learners, updates on legislation, and many tips for teachers (including lesson plans by teachers).

Arizona State University's Language Policy Research Unit (LPRU)
This site features extensive resources related to language policy and planning, including census data; full text of research reports by leading language policy researchers; an extensive bibliography of published resources on language policy; summaries of recent books relevant to language policy research; resources that bear on language policy and the law; archived news items from the press on language policy; and internet resources.

James Crawford's Language Policy Web Site
This site is designed to encourage discussion of language policy issues, report on pending language legislation, and to illuminate policy debates over bilingual education by publicizing research findings.

The California Association for Bilingual Education
The California Association for Bilingual Education promotes and supports high levels of literacy in English and in at least one other language, and advocates for equitable and just learning environments.

English Learners Web Site
The site at the California Department of Education focuses on the education of students with a primary language other than English who are English language learners.

LinguaPax Institute
The Linguapax Institute is a non-governmental organization Barcelona that was created in 2001 to to promote policies that protect language diversity, foster multilingual education and the improvement of learning methods, and to connect multilingual education with the culture of peace.

Alternative Points of View

Heritage Languages in America
The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages is committed to advancing language development for heritage language speakers in the United States as part of a larger effort to educate members of our society who can function professionally in English and in other languages.

Resources for Teaching and Learning

PBS Teachers
PBS has launched a new Web site for K-12 educators, called "PBS Teachers," offering thousands of free lesson plans, teacher professional development opportunities, videos, blogs and more.
Do You Speak American?
The companion website to the PBS series "Do You Speak American?", this site includes interactive activities, essays, and resources for educators.
Colorín Colorado
A recommended site for information, activities, and advice for Spanish-speaking parents and educators of English language learners.
IteachIlearn.org
An excellent resource full of useful articles for Bilingual, ESL, and Spanish teachers.
BBC Learning English Site
An extensive site for ESL  teachers and learners, focused on British English, from the BBC.
Activities for ESL Students
A project of The Internet TESL Journal (iteslj.org), this site has quizzes, tests, exercises and puzzles for ESL, including thousands of contributions by many teachers.
Voice of America Special English
Voice of America's most popular radio broadcasts are in Special English, a clear and simple English designed to be understood by people whose native language was not English. Special English helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about world news and developments in science.
Lesson Plans and Resources for ESL, Bilingual, and Foreign Language Teachers
Marty Levine, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Secondary Education at California State University, Northridge, has compiled this collection links to lesson plans and resources for teachers in ESL and bilingual classrooms
English Page
Free online English lessons and ESL / EFL resources.
Dave's ESL Café
An internet meeting place for ESL and EFL teachers and students from around the world, with loads of ideas and resources for teachers.
Everything ESL
Featuring more than 66 lesson plans, 45 teaching tips, 230 downloads, 830 discussion topics, and 90 classroom resource picks.
Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL)
The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is a private, non-profit organization: a group of scholars and educators who use the findings of linguistics and related sciences in identifying and addressing language-related problems.
The Internet TESL Journal
This online journal features articles on teaching techniques, lessons and lesson plans, articles, and research papers.
Explore!
The Explore! Linguistics site is devoted to introducing the study of language and linguistics to high school students and others who may be interested.
El Taller Latino Americano/The Latin American Workshop
El Taller Latino Americano (The Latin American Workshop) is a non-profit arts and education organization that was founded in New York City in 1979 to bridge the distance between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art and the art of language. El Taller, located on Broadway and West 104th St. offers the community a varied menu of arts programming and Spanish language classes that seek not only to entertain and educate, but also to gather together culturally and linguistically mixed audiences.
Vocabulix.com
This site may be useful to students of languages (English, Spanish, German, and others), as well as to teachers.  It includes drills, lessons, and lesson plans.
The Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture Technology Resources for Teaching and Learning

Resources for Teachers of Spanish

Latin American Theatre Ensemble
Latin American Theatre Ensemble (LATE) at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center (1680 Lexington Avenue at 106th Street) promotes Latin American and Spanish theater through its seasonal productions and ongoing workshop series, bringing quality productions at popular prices to the Spanish speaking residents of New York City. For more information: 212-397-3262 or  elportonlatenyc@aol.com  .

Repertorio Español / Spanish Repertory Theatre, Inc.
Repertorio Español, at the Gramercy Arts Theatre (138 East 27th Street). was founded to bring the best of Latin American, Spanish and Hispanic-American theatre to a broad audience in New York City and across the country, including seniors, students and Hispanics of all national backgrounds.  Educational programs are available including school day performances scheduled early in the day with introductions and post-performance Q&A sessions, teacher materials, and in-school workshops.  For more information, visit www.repertorio.org or call 212-225-9950.

See also Literature, Poetry, Games in Spanish for Children and Resources for Teaching and Learning

Literature, Poetry, Games in Spanish for Children

Cuatrogatos
Literature for children from Latin America, including information about books, poetry, short stories, and gallery illustrations.
Bibliotecas Virtuales
Literature for children from Africa, Asia, Spain, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and more. Also includes a catalog of authors and plays, sacred books and legends, maps, guides and activities, as well as information about education and other cultural events.
Sololiteratura
This site features information on literature organized by writers and by countries, as well as links to radio and TV stations.
Profesores de educación primaria
A site for teachers featuring on-line chat with other teachers, vocabulary games, books and much more.
Actividades Infantiles y Educación Preescolar
Educational activities for pre-schoolers, including books, the alphabet in Spanish and English, fairy tales, games, and much more.

Resources on Endangered Languages

Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages
This organization aims to create scientific documentation of endangered languages, and to help communities maintain and revitalize their linguistic heritage. Their mission includes linguist-aided, community-driven, audio-video documentation projects.

Online Resources for Endangered Languages (OREL)
OREL is a library of over 200 annotated and categorized links to websites for people interested in endangered language documentation and revitalization.

Foundation on Endangered Languages
The aims of the Foundation are to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, and to support the use of endangered languages in all contexts: at home, in education, in the media, and in social, cultural and economic life.

UNESCO Red Book on Endangered Languages
Extensive documentation on endangered languages on all continents.

Endangered Language Fund
The Endangered Language Fund is devoted to the scientific study of endangered languages; the support of native efforts in maintaining endangered languages; the dissemination, to both the native communities and the scholarly world, of the fruits of these efforts.

Classroom Materials
This LinguaPax PDF file includes materials to use in the classroom with the objective of teaching students about the linguistic richness of the world, and of their becoming sensitized about the rapid loss of linguistic and cultural diversity.

Rosetta Project
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building a publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages.

Language and Linguistics Resources

Wordnik.com
An online dictionary and language resource that provides dictionary and thesaurus content, some of it based on print dictionaries such as the Century Dictionary, the American Heritage Dictionary, WordNet, and GCIDE. Wordnik has collected a corpus of billions of words which it uses to display example sentences, allowing it to provide information on a much larger set of words than a typical dictionary.

Popular Linguistics 
A monthly online magazine of language and linguistics-focused stories for non-linguists.

The Web of Language
A collection of links to stories about language in the news.

Typing Phonetic Symbols
The site www.ipa.typeit.org provides online symbols that can be copied to any other document.  The Summer Institute of Linguistics (www.sil.org, see below) also provides fonts with phonetic symbols that can be downloaded to your computer.

Language Log  
This is a group blog (multiple regular bloggers are featured) that has posts on a variety of language-related topics from language change, accents, language teaching, etc... (Thanks to D. McKenna for forwarding this link.)

Glottopedia
Glottopedia is a freely editable encyclopedia for linguists by linguists that is currently being built. It will contain dictionary articles on all technical terms of linguistics and is multilingual. In addition, there are survey articles, biographical articles and language articles, potentially on all linguists and all languages.

The Linguist List
The Linguist List is the web's largest linguistics discussion list, including job postings, discussions, Q&A, and more. The website is extensive with links to many specialized lists, as well as resources regarding the field in general.

Linguistic Society of America
The Linguistic Society of America is the largest professional organization of linguists in the United States.

Omniglot
The OmniGlot website offers interesting information about many different writing systems.

Rosetta Project
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building a publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages.

Sounds of Speech
The Sounds of Speech website provides a comprehensive understanding of how each of the speech sounds of American English, Spanish, and German are formed. It includes animations, videos, and audio samples that describe the essential features of each of the consonants and vowels of these languages. Sounds of Speech is especially useful for students studying English as a second language.

Summer Institute of Linguistics
The Summer Institute of Linguistics has developed more than 60 pieces of software to support the work of its fieldworkers; most available to the public for free download. Founded over 70 years ago, SIL International is a faith-based organization that studies, documents, and assists in developing the world's lesser-known languages.

The Columbia School Linguistics Society
Columbia School linguistics offers a radically functional conception of language in which both grammatical and phonological structure are profoundly shaped by the exigencies of communication.

The Modern Language Association Language Map
The MLA Language Map is intended for use by students, teachers, and anyone interested in learning about the linguistic and cultural composition of the United States. The MLA Language Map uses data from the 2000 United States census to display the locations and numbers of speakers of thirty languages and three groups of less commonly spoken languages in the United States.

Minimal Pairs
The site www.shiporsheep.com offers minimal pairs for English, with sound files.  This site provides information about British English (RP). 

Karen Chung's Language and Linguistics Page
Karen Chung is a linguist at National Taiwan University who has compiled an extraordinary list of links to sites covering topics about language, languages, and linguistics, from dictionaries to news articles, articles on accents, dialects, and anything else you might want to know about language.

Please click  bilingual@ccny.cuny.edu  to make suggestions for additional links, to report inactive links, or to make other recommendations about this page.

New and Noteworthy Resources

Voice of America: The Classroom
News stories and timely, topical articles featuring text and video, with lesson plans and interactive activities for English learners at various proficiency levels.
We Are New York
This site is a new resource for adults and Secondary students learning English. There is a half-hour TV Show, with videos available as well, and a variety of print support as well.
Lullabies in many languages
"Languages from the Cradle" is a European Union funded project to collect the lullabies of Europe.  Lullabies in the original European languages, with their translations and background will be available here for families, schools and children to use.  A wiki space is also available.
PBS Teachers
PBS has launched a new Web site for K-12 educators, called "PBS Teachers," offering thousands of free lesson plans, teacher professional development opportunities, videos, blogs and more.
Books in 38 Languages for Your Classroom
This new web-based library is building a collection of more than 10,000 books in at least 100 languages and is freely available to children around the world. The library currently has over 1,500 children's books in 38 languages. Users of the site can choose among 11 languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, Filipino/Tagalog, French, German, Hebrew, Farsi, Portuguese, Spanish, and Thai) in which to read the navigation and search options.
Institute for Language and Education Policy
The Institute for Language and Education Policy is a newly formed, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting research-based policies in serving English and heritage language learners. The Institute is comprised of teachers, administrators, researchers, professors, students, and others who believe that the time for advocacy is now, and that in an era of misguided "accountability" measures, high-stakes testing, cutbacks in school funding, and English-only activism, strong advocacy for children is essential. Scientific knowledge about what works not ideology or political expedience must guide language and education policy.

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