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Confucius Classrooms - Teaching and learning about Chinese language and culture
- Brand new website by the MFLE folks in Scotland designed to support Chinese teachers in adopting effective pedagogical practices - chericem1 chericem1

Southern Conference on Language Teaching -

Organized in 1965, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching is one of five regional affiliates of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The fourteen affiliates in the SCOLT region are as follows: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some of these states, because of their physical proximity to other regional organizations, are “shared” with the Northeast Conference, the Central States Conference, or the Southwest Conference.

STARTALK - Summer program offered at Iowa State University in Summer 2008. See the NFLRC Website for information about current programs for Chinese teachers - chericem1 chericem1

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language - The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is the only national organization dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 9,000 foreign language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry

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