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EDUCATION: Materials of Interest to Secondary
Foreign Language Teachers

Periodicals of Special Interest

Print periodicals are shelved alphabetically by title on Floor 3 South. Periodicals that are also available via the Web or available full text in one of the CSUS Library databases are indicated. To search for articles by subject in these and other periodicals, use the ERIC (EBSCO) database.

Die Unterrichtspraxis
Foreign Language Annals
Language Learning
Language Learning & Technology: a Refereed Journal for Secondary and Foreign
Language Learning Journal: a Journal of the Association for Language Learning
Modern Language Journal
Reading in a Foreign Language

Foreign language newspapers are available in the Lexis-Nexis: Academic database. Select NEWS and select appropriate SOURCES category.

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Professional Associations
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Professional Standards and California State Frameworks
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Personal Favorites
  • 100 Games and Activities for the Introductory Foreign Language Classroom
    PB35 A14 2007
  • Berlin Perspectives: a German Language Unit [videorecording]
    Nonprint 430 St2be 1992 Gr.7-12
  • Foreign Language Units for All Proficiency Levels   P53.295 F67 2007
  • Luna, Luna: Creative Writing Ideas from Spanish, Latin American,
    and Latino Literature
      LB1576 L836 1997
  • Secondary Teachers Guide to Free Curriculum Materials    ref LBZ5817.2 E42
  • Spanish Teacher's Book of Instant Word Games PC4129 E5 C36 1996

Additional lesson plans and teaching strategies can be found by browsing in the curriculum guides on Floor 2 South and in the foreign language "method books" under call number P51-P53 on Floor 3 North.

Use EUREKA. to locate additional curriculum materials. Search by ADVANCED SEARCH select from the LOCATION pull down menu "Curriculum Guides" or "Curriculum Texts" or "Curriculum Nonprint."
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Background Information
  • Brave New Digital Classroom: Technology and Foreign Language Learning   LB 1028.3 B567 2008
  • Bringing the Standards for Foreign Language Learning to Life   P57 U5 B58 2002
  • Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, and Foreign Language Teaching
    P53.7 C59 2004
  • Content Based Instruction in Foreign Language Education: Models and Methods
    P53 C594 1997
  • Culture in Second Language Teaching and Learning    P53 C77 1999
  • Foreign Language Teacher's Guide to Active Learning  P51 B544 1999
  • Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning
    P118.2 H359 2005
  • Learning to Learn in a Second Language   PE 1128 A2 G47 1997
  • Second and Foreign Language Learning Through Classroom Interaction
    P53.447 D48 2000
  • Teaching Writing in Second and Foreign Language Classrooms   P53.27 W55 2005
  • What Does Research Show about the Benefits of Language Learning?
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Using Literature in Foreign Language Teaching
The Juvenile Literature collection on floor 2 South has a number of children's books in foreign languages. You may want to consider using these materials to supplement reading material in textbooks. Browsing numbers for these materials are as follows:
  • juv 831-833   German
  • juv 841-843   French
  • juv 860-863   Spanish

One good resource is:

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Internet Starting Places
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Related Library Research Guides

Foreign Language and Literature: French
Foreign Language and Literature: Spanish
Foreign Language and Literature: Ancient Greek and Classical Latin
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A Sacramento State Library Research Guide compiled by Roz Van Auker, Education Reference Librarian; Roz Van
rva/dr 7/0 Last updated 6/09