Resources

Bringing Radio Stories into the Classroom

Listenwise builds listening comprehension across the curriculum. Listenwise is a website that offers teachers free access to curated NPR public radio stories and podcasts. It features an audio library offering thousands of curated NPR...

Helpful Resources for Preservice and In-Service Teachers and Academics

Routledge’s books for K–12 world language teachers include The World Language Teacher’s Guide to Active Learning, 2nd Edition: Strategies and Activities for Increasing Student...

Multilingual Comics

Teachers looking for exciting authentic materials will be pleased to hear that Marvel Comics is teaming up with Italian publisher Panini Comics...

Zombielandia Brings Reading to Life

Many resources for learning a second language can be unengaging and repetitive, like learning foods and animals. The award-winning book Planet Zombielandia does the exact opposite of that and is hilarious, fun, and a...

Speech Sounds Visualized

When faced with the challenge of improving their pronunciation skills, most people feel that there is no replacement for the connection that occurs with face-to-face communication. Yet how can we help those who, for...

Online Pre-AP Spanish Program

The Virtual High School, a nonprofit that supplies schools with online learning programs, now offers Spanish 3. The year-long online course builds on the skills students have developed in Spanish 1 and 2 and...

Fun Way for Adults to Learn Words

Vocabulary Systems, Inc. has launched Vocab Victor, a word learning app to help English language learners improve their vocabulary by playing games on their smartphones or tablets. Targeted at adult learners, such as college...

Teaching Tools

To coincide with this month’s annual conference of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), here is a selection of some of the most relevant and innovative tech teaching tools     Achieve3000’s Access solutions (for...

Web-Based Bilingual Learning

Little Sponges is the first and only interactive bilingual curriculum that leverages the power of real-life videos and interactive games to teach young students listening, speaking, and reading skills in multiple languages: English, Spanish,...

Second Edition of New Ways in Teaching Speaking

TESOL Press, the publishing division of TESOL International Association, recently released the much-anticipated second edition of the New Ways in Teaching Speaking. Edited by Julie Vorholt, this latest addition...