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American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

This national organization has resources realted to foreign language standards.


Teachers will be delighted by the Duolingo site, where students can dig into a foreign language. Choose from over two dozen languages, from beginner to advanced levels. Then, set a goal from five minutes to twenty-five minutes per day. Students will be presented with pictures and words in the language they have chosen. Writing and connecting phrases correctly will allow them to advance to the next level. Creating a profile that consists of an email, username, and password will permit them to save their progress. In addition there is a free app that makes this tool portable.

Ethnologue: Languages: Languages of the World

The online version presents the information used to prepare the print version. A country page contains descriptions of all the languages spoken in that country.

Foreign Language Lessons and Resources

A comprehensive list of annotated links to lessons on a variety of foreign languages.

Foreign Languages for Travelers

Elementary and middle school students will love looking up common words and phrases in different languages. About 60% of the words have audio files with pronunciations.

Internet Picture Dictionay

The Internet Picture Dictionary is a completely free, online multilingual picture dictionary designed especially for ESL students and beginning English, French, German, Spanish and Italian language learners of all ages.

Jim Becker's Home Page

Here you will find many resources for foreign languagessuch as French, Spanish, German, Russian, Japanese and Chinese plus other assorted neat sites.

Online Dictionaries and Translators

An extensive list of links to all kinds of language dictionaries and translators will help students find the meaning of many obscure words.



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