Creating Standards-based Activities Integrating Authentic Materials from the WWW
Jean W. LeLoup, SUNY Cortland
Robert Ponterio, SUNY Cortland
NSAFLT Annual Meeting Series 2000

This page is an online reference to accompany the article.

I. Overview of the article

Why use technology in the first place?
"A Communications Technology Module for the Foreign Language Methods Course"

II. National Standards for Foreign Language Learning

  • The 5 C's: Communication (3 modes:  interpretive, interpersonal, presentational), Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, Communities
  • ACTFL page on National Standards

  • "Meeting the National Standards: Now What Do I Do?"  JWL & RP

        (abridged version for ERIC)

    III. Authentic Materials in the FL classroom:

    IV. Finding Materials for Curricular Goals

    Topics of the New York State Syllabus:
    1. Personal Identification
    2. House and Home
    3. Services
    4. Family Life
    5. Community/Neighborhood
    6. Physical Environment
    7. Meal Taking/Food/Drink
    8. Health and Welfare
    9. Education
    10. Earning a Living
    11. Leisure
    12. Public and Private Services
    13. Shopping
    14. Travel
    15. Current Events
    (Modern Languages for Communication.  New York State Syllabus.  (n.d.)  Albany, NY:  The State Education Department.  pp. 13-17)
    V. Pedagogical basis for lessons
      VI. Putting it all Together: Sample activities VII.  Creating Standards-based Activities for the WWW
  • Reference pages for web activity creation:
  • Multimedia Development for International Communication:
    California FL Teachers Project:

    VIII.  Conclusion

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