World Languages Mandarin Chinese - World: Guānxì Resource Center

Language Acquisition - Resources

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - Learning Two Languages
Get answers to common questions about teaching children to be bilingual and find resources for further investigation.

CDE – Foreign Language Framework
Download or order the Foreign Language framework to be informed about implementing language programs.

Center for Applied Linguistics - Foreign Language
Find information and interesting research-based publications and videos for ordering.

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition
Extensive information and tools are available on Content- Based Language Teaching with Technology.

Contextual Factors in Second Language Acquisition
Read a very accessible description of important linguistic and social considerations that affect second language acquisition.

English Learner Advocacy
Use this resource as a tool for staff development to reinforce understandings about language acquisition.

Language Learning: Journal for Language Studies
Learn about issues related to language learning in detail through this professional journal.

National Foreign Language Research Center
Access a number of helpful publications, videos, and tools, such as role-play cards, for teaching Chinese.

Stephen Krashen’s Theory of Second Language Acquisition
This bilingual web page presents Krashen’s theory and his view of the role of grammar in language acquisition.

Language Acquisition

How students reach competence in a new language to listen, speak, read, and write at high levels of proficiency.

Curriculum Development

Sample units for elementary, middle, and high school Mandarin Chinese classes developed based on the California K-12 world language standards.

Language Instruction and Student Engagement

Video clips and other information to illustrate best practices in language teaching, specifically demonstrating lessons in the WORLD: Guānxì curriculum units.

Administrative Support

Resources and information to assist school and district administrators in planning, implementing, and improving Mandarin Chinese programs.

Chinese Teacher Exchange Program

Interviews, information, and resources from a program in San Diego County with 18 years of experience hosting guest teachers from a sister school in China.
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