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Resources

NATIONAL STANDARDS COLLABORATIVE + TESOL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

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AMERICAN COUNCIL ON THE TEACHING OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES (ACTFL) SCALE / INTERAGENCY LANGUAGE ROUNDTABLE SCALE

1) Presentation of the ACTFL scale as adapted by ACTFL and ETS from the Foreign Service Institute and Interagency Language Roundtable scales


2) Explanation of the Interagency Language Roundtable scale and overview of its uses in the government and academic sectors

3) LinguaFolio 2008 developed by the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages (NCSSFL) “can do” descriptors referencing ACTFL guidelines Novice Low to Superior

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COMMON EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK OF REFERENCE FOR LANGUAGES (CEFR)

1) Overview of the Common European Framework followed by the complete text.

2) Understanding the CEFR in terms of European language policy

EUROPEAN LANGUAGE PORTFOLIO

1) EAQUALS-ALTE e-portfolio for the university level and adults

2) Dutch e-portfolio for the university level and adults

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LEARNING AND TEACHING

Web site listing the national foreign language centers supported by the U.S. Department of Education (links to individual sites from this list of sites)

Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) resources

National Capital Language Resource Center portfolio suggestions

Globe-Gate: A Culture and Language Super Site for learners of French, English, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and other languages

Tennessee Bob’s French Links

ASSESSMENT AND TESTING

ACTFL official tests

ACTFL / National Council on Teacher Education (NCATE) standards

Language assessment projects in the United States

American language assessment tests

Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE)

Educational Testing Service (two tests in English)
1) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – testing and preparation

2) Test of English for International Communication (TOEIC) – testing and preparation

French exams that reference the Common European Framework

  Global Language Portfolio  

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