Foreign Languages News

The Foreign Languages Newsletter is published twice a year, in the Fall and Spring. If you have alumni information that you would like to share, please contact the Foreign Languages Department.

Foreign Languages Resources

The following foreign languages and professional resources are provided as a starting point for further individual research and review.

A few foreign languages web resources of interest:

BBC News (several language versions): http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/languages/
News Links by Country/Region: http://newslink.org/
TV/Radio Broadcasting by locations: http://radiostationworld.com/
Dictionaries in several languages: http://www.yourdictionary.com/languages.html
French as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/french-sl/index_en.php
German as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/german_en.php
Italian as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/italian_en.php
Japanese as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/japanese_en.php
Mandarin Chinese as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/chinese_en.php
Portuguese as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/portuguese_en.php
Spanish as a Second Language Resources: http://caslt.org/resources/modern-lang/spanish_en.php

Some professional organizations:

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages: http://www.actfl.org
American Association of Teachers of Arabic: http://aataweb.org
American Association of Teachers of French: http://www.frenchteachers.org/
American Association of Teachers of German: http://www.aatg.org
American Association of Teachers of Italian: http://www.aati-online.org/
The Association of Teachers of Japanese: http://www.colorado.edu/ealld/atj/index.html
The American Classical League: http://www.aclclassics.org
American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages: http://aatseel.org/
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: http://www.aatsp.org
Chinese Language Teachers Association: http://clta-us.org/
International Association for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages: http://www.tcsol.us/
Michigan World Language Association: http://www.miwla.org/new/
Modern Language Association: http://www.mla.org/

The following MLA brochure provides useful insight for those interested in pursuing foreign language studies at the university: "Language Study in the Age of Globalization: The College-Level Experience".