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Tennessee Bob's French Links

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6 to 12
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Discover thousands of sources for French language and culture, including Canadian French resources. From a faculty member at the University of Tennessee. ...more
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Discover thousands of sources for French language and culture, including Canadian French resources. From a faculty member at the University of Tennessee.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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There are several topics that may be interesting for your advanced French students. Allow them to investigate links that sound interesting to them. Once they focus on a topic have them take notes using Webnote, reviewed here; tell students to be sure to save the URL to share their notes and questions with you and their peers. Take this a step further and challenge students to present the information they found to you and their classmates using Canva, reviewed here. With Canva students can choose to create custom posters, presentations, infographics, flyers, charts and graphs, and more to present the information.

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Paris Pages

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4 to 12
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Large, colorful site presenting extensive information about Paris - in English and French versions. ...more
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Large, colorful site presenting extensive information about Paris - in English and French versions.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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In a personal economy lesson, use this site to help students "plan a trip" to Paris. Assign students to cooperative learning groups, with each group receiving a hypothetical amount of money, and directions to find lodging, food, transportation while surveying the sites of Paris. This is a great way to teach students how to budget with real world prices and figures. For an emphasis on French history, require students to participate in certain tourist activities in their hypothetical situation - simultaneously creating challenges to their budgets. A great way to add some relevance to an economics lesson.

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Nanduti - Early Foreign Language Learning - CAL - Center for Applied Linguistics

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3 to 12
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This site offers information, strategies, and resources for those who want to introduce foreign language instruction in elementary grades. ...more
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This site offers information, strategies, and resources for those who want to introduce foreign language instruction in elementary grades.

tag(s): chinese (50), french (89), german (63), italian (35), japanese (45), portuguese (22), spanish (109)

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This site is a great find for a teacher of any language. Find information about different types of language programs, and resources for building a program. Take advantage of the Strategies and Methodology, Materials and Curricula, and Student Assessment links to help you set up your program or just a unit in your class for teaching another language.

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El Sabor del Caribe/ A Taste of the Caribbean - Yale University

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9 to 12
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Enhance the foreign language curriculum through the integration of geography, food, and literature as related to Spanish culture. Students analyze literature created by modern Latino...more
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Enhance the foreign language curriculum through the integration of geography, food, and literature as related to Spanish culture. Students analyze literature created by modern Latino authors who use foods as symbols for identity, patriotism, religion, and nostalgia. This series of lessons promotes understanding of the Creole culture as it exists on the Caribbean islands of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.

tag(s): spanish (109)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans hosted on this site! These would be excellent resources for a World history or Cultural Geography class.

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Language Links - University of Wisconsin

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4 to 12
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This site offers links for 13 languages/cultures. Each group of sites is divided into 5 categories; Culture/History, Media, Literature/Language, Country, and Grab Bag. This site would...more
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This site offers links for 13 languages/cultures. Each group of sites is divided into 5 categories; Culture/History, Media, Literature/Language, Country, and Grab Bag. This site would be very appropriate for language teachers, students and those studying other cultures. Sites include many audio segments. This site was developed by Lauren Rosen of the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison.

tag(s): french (89), german (63)

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This site is a great find for a teacher of any language. Previous to class time, examine the links provided under your subject and take advantage of the free resources. Included in the links are digital supplements, review sites, and various activities. Examine the sites and determine what would make appropriate class activities, learning centers, or lesson plans.

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Japanese On-Line

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9 to 12
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Offers an introduction to common Japanese phrases and sounds, along with translated Japanese math problems. Also contains links to commercially available software to teach Japanese...more
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Offers an introduction to common Japanese phrases and sounds, along with translated Japanese math problems. Also contains links to commercially available software to teach Japanese kanji (characters).

tag(s): japan (60), japanese (45)

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Bookmark this site for use with teaching your Japanese classes. Have advanced students? Why not send them to this page to find a resource to investigate? Ask students to create their own concept maps sharing their learning and understanding using MindMup, reviewed here. Take this a step further and allow pairs or small groups of students to explore Related Activities and share what they learned with their peers using an interactive infographic like Canva, reviewed here. Students can keep their work for future reference in a digital portfolio such as DIY, reviewed here.

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German for Beginners - University of Victoria, Canada

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6 to 12
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An introductory course that provides lessons, German resources, and links to additional German sites. ...more
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An introductory course that provides lessons, German resources, and links to additional German sites.

tag(s): german (63), germany (26)

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Share this site with early finishers in your introductory German class.

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Gallica Classique

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9 to 12
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This French site offers on-line full texts of a number of classic French Literary works, and more are being added regularly. C'est tout en Francais, but we were able to ...more
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This French site offers on-line full texts of a number of classic French Literary works, and more are being added regularly. C'est tout en Francais, but we were able to find the literature listings with little trouble. If you're searching for more reading material for your students, look no further.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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Bookmark this site for your advanced French student. Bookmark this site for a number of French books to encourage more extensive reading in the target language.

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French Grammar Lessons - University of Texas - Austin

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9 to 12
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This site provides complete exercises in French Grammar offered by the University of Texas at Austin. You or your students, can work independently on these exercises to learn basic...more
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This site provides complete exercises in French Grammar offered by the University of Texas at Austin. You or your students, can work independently on these exercises to learn basic grammar skills.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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Bookmark this site for review and extra work for your French students.

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Francophone Resources

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4 to 12
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This collection from the American Association of Teachers of French offers an elaborate listing of resources for teachers and students of French, grouped by type. ...more
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This collection from the American Association of Teachers of French offers an elaborate listing of resources for teachers and students of French, grouped by type.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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Bookmark this site for use with teaching your French classes. Have advanced students? Why not send them to this page to find a resource to investigate? Ask students to create their own concept maps sharing their learning and understanding using MindMup, reviewed here. Take this a step further and allow pairs or small groups of students to explore Related Activities and share what they learned with their peers using an interactive infographic like Canva, reviewed here. Students can keep their work for future reference in a digital portfolio such as DIY, reviewed here.

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Cheeses of France

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6 to 12
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Do you know how many varieties of cheese there are in France? Navigate this site with your students and discover the rich tradition that cheese has in the history of ...more
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Do you know how many varieties of cheese there are in France? Navigate this site with your students and discover the rich tradition that cheese has in the history of France.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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Use this site in a home economics class before discussing the different varieties of foods. The site would make a great example over the interactive whiteboard of the wide world of food that exists.

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English-Spanish Picture Dictionary

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1 to 12
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Ignore the cluttered look of the page and click the categories of contents for the picture dictionary: from Adjectives to Winter (inside the white box). Each will open a section ...more
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Ignore the cluttered look of the page and click the categories of contents for the picture dictionary: from Adjectives to Winter (inside the white box). Each will open a section of the dictionary. You can also click on the letters of the alphabet, across the screen in rainbow colors, to find picturs with both English and Spanish words for the objects.

tag(s): spanish (109)

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ESOL teachers can easily use this site to acclimate new spanish-speaking students, helping them begin the transition to speaking and understanding English. In many of the hyper-linked words are attachments of graphic organizers and handouts, so peruse the site for content being studied and see what's provided that can benefit your class!

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Enchanted Learning Picture Dictionary

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1 to 5
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Kids level Dictionary that translate English words into; French, Spanish, German & Portuguese. Limited word list. Also has an Information section from the word list that is more like...more
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Kids level Dictionary that translate English words into; French, Spanish, German & Portuguese. Limited word list. Also has an Information section from the word list that is more like a mini Encyclopedia. The picture dictionary is a valuable tool for ESL/ELL students trying to communicate in a regular classroom.

tag(s): vocabulary (315)

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Not only is this a great resource for ESOL teachers, but some of the terms that are hyperlinked even have attached worksheets and graphic organizers attached to help other teachers incorporate the "term" into their teaching. One for example that has extra Resources is the entry on Barack Obama - which could be useful for civics or history teachers teaching students about our current political environment.

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The Eiffel Tower Site

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4 to 12
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C'est Magnifique! Find out all about the most famous landmark in Paris. There's lots of information on the tower itself, a virtual tour, and a panoramic view from the top. ...more
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C'est Magnifique! Find out all about the most famous landmark in Paris. There's lots of information on the tower itself, a virtual tour, and a panoramic view from the top. This is certainly a nice way to introduce French geography and culture. The site incluea a section for kids and a quiz. Note: to read in French, click the French flag. Some of the interactive tour portions require a special Active X plug-in. When prompted, you will need to install these.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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This is definitely a site to share on a projector or to allow students to explore on laptops or in a lab. Give them some questions to answer and send them "touring."

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Center for the Study of Books in Spanish for Children and Adolescents

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1 to 12
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A useful site related to books in Spanish for children and young adults. Contains information from a number of sponsor-publishers as well as links to other sites. Use the search ...more
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A useful site related to books in Spanish for children and young adults. Contains information from a number of sponsor-publishers as well as links to other sites. Use the search bar to find a topic, author, etc. you want.

tag(s): spanish (109)

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ESOL teachers looking for more literature for spanish-speaking students might find this site useful as a point of reference. There are also lists of magazines in spanish, in addition to a list of websites that could be useful in your class.

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Online Dictionaries - Bucknell University

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6 to 12
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This site offers on-line dictionaries for dozens of different languages, as well as pointers to additional foreign language resources. Developed at Bucknell University. ...more
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This site offers on-line dictionaries for dozens of different languages, as well as pointers to additional foreign language resources. Developed at Bucknell University.

tag(s): dictionaries (58)

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Post this site on your teacher wiki or webpage to aid your foreign language students in their pursuit of understanding the language. Students can use these as aids on homework, study guides, in-class assignments, etc.

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Princeton University Online Reference Shelf - Princeton University

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9 to 12
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This site presents a virtual reference desk from Princeton University Library staff. This is easy access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, data archives, government info, library...more
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This site presents a virtual reference desk from Princeton University Library staff. This is easy access to online dictionaries, encyclopedias, data archives, government info, library resources, book/journal collections, measures and weights, currency converters, foreign language converters, chat with a librarian, etc. It is user friendly and updated regularly.

tag(s): dictionaries (58), resources (106)

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Share this site with your older students when researching. Use the foreign language converter in your world language classes or with ESL/ELL students.

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French Activites & Quizzes

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6 to 12
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This is a nice collection of Java applets which provide a variety of practice and quiz material on French and French culture. The contents could be used throughout the year ...more
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This is a nice collection of Java applets which provide a variety of practice and quiz material on French and French culture. The contents could be used throughout the year as you cover specific material. From Quia.

tag(s): france (34), french (89)

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This site provides a wealth of review links, activities and lesson plans that would assist any French teacher greatly! Some of the review games would make excellent learning centers, so save those as a favorite on a classroom computer and allow students to use them towards the end of a unit. There are also some quizzes that could easily be used for practice on the interactive whiteboard or projector.

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Backchannel Chat - Live Chat for Classrooms - Backchannelchat.com

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6 to 12
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Backchannel Chat is a real-time educational discussion tool. Mute or remove comments. The tool includes a profanity filter and also a web based transcript for viewing and assessing...more
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Backchannel Chat is a real-time educational discussion tool. Mute or remove comments. The tool includes a profanity filter and also a web based transcript for viewing and assessing participation and weaknesses. Set the chat to discontinue when you leave if desired. Begin a chat with your email, display name, and backchannel title to receive a link for others to participate (no need to wait for an email). Free memberships allow one (endless) chat with up to 30 participants and storage of the chat transcript for up to 3 months. Choose the settings options to set moderation, etc. Premium features require the paid version. Unfortunately, the checkbox to require the teacher to be present for the chat is a premium feature, but you can set it to require teacher moderation for all messages so students cannot conduct after hours "chat" without your control. THis is a device agnostic tool with free app versions that work on mobile devices.
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tag(s): chat (50), DAT device agnostic tool (175), microblogging (39)

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Create a name for your chat and share the URL with others. They join in simply by entering a name (or initials, to keep it safe) and clicking Join. Use backchannel chat on laptops during a video or student presentations. Pose questions for all to answer/discuss in the backchannel. Ask students to pose their own "I wonder if..." questions as they watch and listen. Keep every student engaged and THINKING as an active listener. The first time you use backchannel, you will want to establish some etiquette and accountability rules, such as respectful language and constructive criticism. Assign students to watch a news program or political show and have a backchannel chat during the broadcast. Revisit the chat on a projector in class the next day or copy/paste or put the link to the chat transcript on a class blog or wiki and have students respond further in blog posts or on the wiki discussion tab. The advantage of backchannel chat is that every student has a voice, no matter how shy.

In world language classes or even autistic support class, have students backchannel descriptions of what they see as classmates act out a scene from a video, using new language vocabulary and/or describing the feelings of the actors. In studying literature, collaborate with another class to have students role-play a chat between two characters or - in history class - between soldiers on two sides of the Civil War or different sides of the Scopes Money trial. Make brevity an impetus for well-focused thoughts and use instantaneous response as an incentive for engagement.

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BrainPOP Free Stuff - BrainPop

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K to 12
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of ...more
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Visit this fabulously FREE site, created by BrainPop, to find a wealth of interactives, videos, lesson plans, and more. Wow - doesn't even begin to describe the wide array of topics and subjects. The best part is the FREE stuff for BrainPop Espanol, BrainPop Jr, and BrainPop ESL. Some of the specific topics include: Harlem Renaissance, Civil War, Blogs, Angles, DNA, Stocks & Shares, Digital Animation, and MANY others. These were the FREE topics at the time of this review, and of course is subject to change.

tag(s): angles (87), blogs (84), charts and graphs (196), civil war (142), digital storytelling (154), dna (64), energy (210), grammar (210), harlem (8), internet safety (117), main idea (8), mars (41), martin luther king (36), nutrition (159), shakespeare (109), stock market (14), women (96)

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Use this tool to find lessons and/or animations in a variety of topic areas. There are "ready to go" movies and more in health, social studies, art & music, engineering & technology, and other topics. Share the sites on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Provide this link on your class website for students to access both in and out of the class. Save this link in your favorites and check back to see "what's new."
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