In 2008, one in four elementary schools reported teaching foreign languages.
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Integrating Foreign Language and Content Instruction in Grades K-8
This CAL Digest by Helena Curtain and Mari Haas provides advice from experts and from teachers who know how to work across subjects.
Teaching Language Through Content
CAL Resource Guide provides links to publications, Web sites, teaching resources,
and email discussion groups that offer information about teaching language
through content-based instruction in ESL programs and in foreign
The Seeds Project,
suggests hundreds of activities to help educators bring elements of
the Hispanic culture into the regular elementary thematic curriculum, while
reinforcing the concepts taught in the curricular areas of Language Arts, Math,
Social Studies, Science, and Arts/PE/Health/Music.
Standards-Based Thematic Units
French and Spanish elementary and middle school instructionial materials are available from the National K-12 Foreign Language Resource Center. Some can be downloaded for free.
Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology
The Center for Advanced Language Acquisition (CARLA) provides professional development and online resources to help
language teachers create content-based lessons and units using technology to enhance students' language proficiency and content or cultural knowledge.
August 27, 2010