Resources and Teaching Tips for Foreign Language Teachers

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News and events
The New Yorker magazine recently ran a piece about Wikipedia and wikis in general. It's an interesting read, if you'd like to learn more about wikis and how they work. It also explores some of the pros and cons of wikis, at least from certain perspectives... What do you think?

An article in September 4th's //New York Times// discusses how the Wikipedia model is being used in more and more for-profit companies.

Can Wikipedia's everyone's-an-editor approach produce a reliable resource tool without scholarly oversight? Are traditional encyclopedias like Britannica limited by lack of input? The Wall Street Journal Online invited Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales to discuss the topic with Dale Hoiberg, editor-in-chief of Britannica. Their exchange, carried out over email, can be found here.

Note to all wiki members: Please be very careful to observe copyright laws and regulations when posting material on your pages. Sharing copyrighted material, including music, movies, software and some intellectual property, without authorization is illegal. It is a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) of 1998 and other state and federal laws. For more information on safe computing please visit:, and if you have any questions about what's safe to post or not, please use your best conservative judgment.

Online resources
FLTeach: The discussion listserve as well as the ancillary collections of materials are extremely useful. If you sign up for the listserv, we recommend signing up for the digest version - this sends you one summary email per day rather than 20+ emails each day! Link:

American Association of Teachers of French (

American Association of Teachers of German (

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (

Internet for Classrooms (i4c) FL resources (

National Capital Language Resource Center (

Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (

Southern Conference on Language Teaching (

Teaching Language in Context companion website (

Teaching activities & resources

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