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Resources Online


Interagency Roundtable Scale

National Standards for Foreign Language Educators

STARTALK Multimedia Teacher Workshop Collection

Teaching Foreign Language K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices

Title IV Language Resource Centers

List of LRCs c/o the Texas Language Technology Center

National Language Service Corps

The International Research Foundation for English Language Teaching (TIRF)


Innovative Tools For Collaboration and Communication

  • Poll Everywhere   

By relying on text messaging (SMS) and the web, audiences respond with their cell phones, BlackBerrys, iPhones, laptops, desktops, or any other web-enabled device. The audience's feedback is then shown in real-time in the presenter's PowerPoint slides or web browser.

  • Doodle

The world’s leading online scheduling service, Doodle takes the pain out of finding the right date and time for a group of people to meet and makes scheduling virtually effortless.

  • Word Reference   

Free, online multilingual dictionaries supported by language forums. Have a question about usage? Search the hundreds of thousands of previous questions! Still not sure? Post a query and native speakers will assist you.

  • NoodleTools

Innovative software that teaches students and supports teachers throughout the research and composition process. Guides students in their efforts to search for and assess information sources. Helps with recording, organizing and synthesizing information using online note cards. Formats bibliographies according to MLA, APA or Chicago style.

  • Critique It

Feedback has never been so easy. You post a document and invite people. They give you feedback using text, audio or video. Whatever the file (doc, pdf, rft, txt), you can upload, share, and critique faster and more efficiently than ever before. Includes customizable tools to annotate texts.

  • eComma   

Developed by faculty and graduate students from the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, eComma allows you to experience a text as fully as possible as you share your observations and interpretations with other readers. Collaborative online annotation offers a new kind of reading experience: instead of making notes in the margin of a book, readers can now share their reactions instantaneously and build a body of commentary about a text together.

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Proficiency Pyramid

Inverted Pyramid of Proficiency

  • Texas Language Center

    University of Texas at Austin
    2505 University Ave, B7800
    BUR 572
    Austin, Texas 78712-1085