Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) http://clta.osu.edu/
The Chinese Language Teachers Association, Inc. (CLTA) is a professional organization devoted exclusively to the study of Chinese language, culture and pedagogy. Although approximately half of our membership is composed of specialists in Chinese language, literature, linguistics and culture teaching at colleges and universities throughout the world, we increasingly count among our membership teachers of Chinese at primary and secondary schools and Chinese community schools, as well as students of the language and other interested parties.
- Chinese Characters Dictionary Web allows searching of multiple online dictionaries
- Chinese English Center : search in Chinese, English and pinyin
- MandarinSpot : search in Chinese, English and pinyin. Pronunciation can be shown as Hanyu Pinyin, Zhuyin Fuhao, etc.
- MDBG Dictionary: search for single character and phrase in Chinese only
- Nciku Online Dictionary : search in Chinese, English and pinyin
- Yellow Bridge Chinese-English talking dictionary : search in Chinese, English and Pinyin; advanced search in radicals, handwriting recognition, etc.
Online Chinese Language Learning Resources:
- Forvo an audio wiki for word pronunciations. Hosting hundreds of recordings of word pronunciations by native speakers.
- Hello World provides games and activities to develop a foreign languages.
- Open Culture : has an extensive list of free resources for learning Chinese.
- Video Clips of survival Chinese : 20 real life videos for beginners
- WordSteps is a resource for learning the vocabulary. Select the language then choose a set of vocabulary words in that language.
- BBC Languages Chinese ：basic guide to pinyin and characters in multimedia format.
- CAPL, Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, is a project developed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy at Washington & Jefferson College. The purpose of CAP is to provide images that demonstrate the true meaning and intention of the words in a language.
- Chinese character practice website : aimed at helping beginning Chinese learners see the linguistic features of characters.
- Langhub.com Chinese Lessons Downloadable video lessons covering vocabulary and useful phrases.
- Learning Chinese Online: collects different tools and websites for learning Chinese.
- Online Chinese Tools: tools on learning and using Chinese language and culture.
- Speak Chinese from China,org.cn : lessons on characters, idioms, allegories, poems, etc.
- Read Chinese : developed at the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC) at the University of Maryland primarily to meet the needs of American high school students who want to learn to read Chinese and have already learned to recognize a few basic written characters
- The Routledge Advanced Chinese Multimedia Course: Crossing Cultural Boundaries
Association of Teachers of Japanese (ATJ) http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/
ATJ Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures
University of Colorado at Boulder
The ATJ is an international, non-profit, non-political organization of scholars, teachers, and students of Japanese language, literature, and linguistics, which works to promote academic work in the field and to broaden and deepen knowledge and appreciation of Japan and its culture.
The Japan Foundation and Language Center in Los Angeles http://www.jflalc.org/
This center is for in-service professional development for non-native, secondary school teachers of Japanese. The program is conducted based on the principles of proficiency-oriented instruction. Summer institutes, grants to schools, newsletter.
The Kanji Site http://www.kanjisite.com/
Provides on and kun readings for the 1000 most basic kanji as well as illustrative compounds.
National Council of Japanese Language Teachers (NCJLT) http://www.ncjlt.org/
The National Council Japanese Language Teachers is a group of teachers and other professionals interested in teaching and/or improving the quality of Japanese teaching in American secondary schools. Its goals include actively promoting the teaching and learning of Japanese at the secondary level, providing a network for exchanging information and ideas about Japanese teaching, and improving opportunities and resources for Japanese teachers.
The Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange was founded to encourage the establishment of high quality Chinese and Japanese language programs at post-secondary institutions in the United States and Canada. ALLEX works closely with Cornell University, Ohio State University, and Portland State University, through the ALLEX Asian Language Teacher Training Consortium, to implement high quality teacher training programs--the foundation for ALLEX's academic exchanges.
Requires free registration.
Let’s Learn Korean http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean/lessons/e_index.htm#
KBS World Radio, the voice of Korea, provides the easiest and most efficient way to learn the Korean language with entertaining lessons and tips with selected languages (English, German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, Indonesian, Chinese and Japanese).
Let’s Speak Korean http://www.arirang.co.kr/Tv/Lets_Whats_On.asp?PROG_CODE=TVCR0110
Arirang Broadcasting’s “Let’s Speak Korean” offers viewers a televised language program. Viewers can also learn more about Korean culture in the process.
American Association of Teachers
of Korean (AATK) http://www.aatk.org/
Founded for all levels of teachers of the Korean language, culture, and literature in the United States of America, AATK’s mission is to enhance and promote an interest in the teaching and learning of the Korean language, culture and literature as well as to carry out research in second language acquisition, applied linguistics, language pedagogy.
Korean Language Study On The Internet of The National Institute for Education Development offers online learning of Korean. As a governmental organization, it also contributes to international educational exchanges.
Korean Language Education Clearinghouse (KLEC) http://arts.monash.edu.au/korean/klec/The Korean Language Education Clearinghouse was started in 2003 by Korean@Monash, funded by the Korea Foundation, to help share and distribute Korean language learning materials and information worldwide.General
Nanduti: Early Language Learning http://www.cal.org/earlylang/
Links to model programs and a snapshot of early language learning in grades PreK-8 in the U.S. The latter reports that elementary level instruction in foreign languages has risen 10 percent in the decade from 1987 to 1997, to a total of 31 percent. Among LTCLs, only Japanese has shown an increase, from 0 to 3 percent of programs.
National Directory of Early Foreign Language Programs http://www.cal.org/resources/earlyfl/
A searchable database of over 1,400 elementary language programs in the U.S.; This directory, while not intended to be comprehensive, provides a sampling of nearly 1500 early language programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages http://www.actfl.org/
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages - ACTFL - is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 7,000 foreign language educators and administrators from;elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry.
Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition http://www.carla.umn.edu/index.html
Launched in 1993 with funding from the; United States Department of Education (USDE), the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota supports a number of coordinated programs of research, training, development, and dissemination of information related to second language teaching, learning and assessment. The center has been designated as one of nine National Language Resource Centers, whose role is to improve the nation's capacity to teach and learn foreign languages effectively.
NEALRC (National East Asian Languages Resource Center) http://nealrc.osu.edu/
In 1999, the National Foreign Language Resource center adopted an East Asian languages focus. They continue to have a large number of ongoing projects of use and interest to teachers.
ERIC - Educational Resources Information Center http://www.eric.ed.gov/
A personalized Internet-based service providing education information to teachers, librarians, counselors, administrators, parents, and others throughout the United States and the world. It began in 1992 as a project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology and is now, with the ERIC Clearinghouse, a component of the Information Institute of Syracuse at Syracuse University. Today, AskERIC encompasses the resources of the entire ERIC system and beyond. Got an education question? AskERIC!
Search the ERIC Database http://askeric.org/Eric/
GEM - The Gateway to Education Materials http://www.thegateway.org/
A special project of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Information and Technology that provides quick and easy access to the substantial, but uncatalogued, collections of educational materials found on various federal, state, university, nonprofit, and commercial Internet sites.
FLTEACH Listserv (Foreign Language Teaching Forum) http://www.cortland.edu/flteach/
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