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Adapted news stories for students at different levels. Includes pre-made lesson plans and spelling, grammar, exercises based on many of the readings. Link:

A project to explore how effective teaching can be identified and developed. Link:

Quizlet is a free online resource that allows teachers to create study tools (like flash cards, quizzes, and games) for their students. Paid subscriptions are offered with more options but teachers can also develop many tools for free. Link:

Rating guidelines from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) to describe the levels of beginning, intermediate, and advanced level learners. Link:

Assess your teaching now and choose the right training to take your teaching to the next level.  Use our self-assessment tool to reflect on your teaching and receive a recommended individual course of study. Link:

Links to full-text copies of articles and publications on various topics of interest to language educators. Link:

Many of the materials are delivered as full length courses but each component of the course is standalone and can be studied on its own. This means the learner can choose the best way to study for them; by following a full course or by following the individual materials most appropriate to them. Link:

Learn U.S. Civics and ESL with pictures and easy words. Access lessons, worksheets, PowerPoint presentations, lesson plans, videos, and other printables. Links: and

Listening materials for different levels from different topics from different voices. Most listenings include quick pre-listening and comprehension exercises, along with transcriptions and vocabulary explanations. Link:

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This resource is provided by the NFLRC (National Foreign Language Resource Center at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) is a series of seven episodes based on the book Enacting the World of Language Instruction: High-Leverage Teaching Practices by Eileen Glisan and Rick Donato (2017). The episodes are designed to enhance the book contents. Each episode features interviews with world language professionals who share their insights and experience in relation to each of the HLTPs. All interviews are hosted by Nicole Naditz (2015 ACTFL National Language Teacher of the Year) for the NFLRC. The first two episodes are already available, and a new episode will be released each day this week. The lessons linked to each episode contain a video of the interview, additional information with links, a quiz, and question prompts for discussion or reflection. Link:

The agenda is intended to serve as a guiding framework for the TESOL profession at the local, regional, national, and international levels. The full report is downloadable from this website. Link:

Use general, pre-made rubrics for different contexts or create your own. Link: