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Operating Instructions for the SONY Digital Voice Recorders

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 Spotlight and Challenge: Please Visit!

StoryCorps is an amazing site that is featured on NPR's website. StoryCorps' mission is to allow Americans, of all backgrounds, to tell their stories. How can these stories work their way into lesson plans?



PowerPoint presentation made at the 2010 New Jersey Education Association Convention by Francesco L. Fratto, Director of LOTE & ESL. For those in attendance, please feel free to print a hard copy for your records. Enjoy and step out of your teacher comfort zone!


To view the eBoards of the LOTE Teachers, please click on the Districtwide Faculty Directory link below and then select LOTE for the Department. Once on the next page, select any teacher and then click on the word "Profile". By clicking on Profile for a particular teacher, it will take you to another page and at the bottom click on "eBoard" to view their postings for their classes.

Districtwide Faculty Directory

A link with an example of an eBoard


Our National LOTE Organization:

The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages


Our Washington, D.C Presence:

Joint National Committee for Languages (JNCL) and the National Council for Languages and International Studies (NCLIS)


Our Regional Organization:

The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages


Our State Organization:

The New York State Association of Foreign Languages


Our Local Organization:

The Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors

The Long Island Language Teachers


Other LOTE Organizations:

National Association of District Supervisors of Foreign Languages


The Following Links are for Language Specific Organizations:

American Association of Teachers of French

American Association of Teachers of Italian

American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Chinese Language Teachers Association

American Sign Language Teachers Association


Resources for Teachers:

Allows you to generate comic strips in any language

Latest: Kidsnetsoft Site with free web tools for students and teachers

Special Education Resources for General Educators

Word Reference - online language dictionary

National Capital Language Resource Center

NYS LOTE Assessments:

Second Language Proficiency

Second Language Regents

Regents Review Live

A friend's website for French, Italian and Spanish - mostly upper levels

MERLOT or Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. Visit MERLOT World Languages site.

The following links were taken from: “Web Watch: What’s On Line for Foreign Language Educators” in The Language Educator, April 2010 (Vol. 5, #3, p. 58-59)

French language exercises – This United Kingdom website has a wide range of French language material for seven learning levels:

Spanish verb conjugator – This website allows users to select verbs randomly or from a list and select the verb tense:

Multimedia Chinese dictionary – This website was created by young students at the Shuren School outside Beijing and has 60 slides with words written in Chinese and English and used in sentences, with an audio track:

Free materials for language teachers – This website from Lori Langer de Ramirez has over 40 virtual picture books, more than 80 original videos, free downloadable thematic units, annotated links, and other materials for teaching and learning language:

Brainy quotes – This website has scores of quotations listed by author and topic, from Afghani to Zimbabwean:


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