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Volume 24, No. 1-2 Spring 2001

New Products

New ERIC Digests From the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics

Digests are short reports that synthesize current research, review the literature, describe teaching methods and program models, and offer practical ideas for teachers and others.

Digests are available online at

To order free ERIC/CLL Digests by mail, enclose one self-addressed stamped (55¢) business-size envelope for every 5 Digests ordered. Mail to

4646 40TH ST NW
WASHINGTON DC 20016-1859

New Resource Guides Online

Each Resource Guide Online provides information about and links to relevant ERIC/CLL publications, publications from other sources, Web sites, organizations of interest, and conferences. Also included are the results of an ERIC database search. All RGOs are available on our Web site at

These are our latest RGOs:

Directory of K­12 Foreign Language Assessment Instruments and Resources

This searchable, Web-based directory includes detailed descriptions of more than 200 foreign language assessment instruments used in Grades K­12 as well as annotated bibliographies of the latest assessment publications and Internet resources. This directory is accessible on our Web site at

Foreign Language Teaching:
What the United States Can Learn From Other Countries

by Ingrid Pufahl, Nancy C. Rhodes, and Donna Christian

This report presents the results of a study designed to collect information about the teaching of foreign languages in other countries. Twenty-two educators from 19 countries responded to a series of questions about methodologies, strategies, and policies in their countries that could help to improve language teaching in the United States. The following implications for U.S. schools were drawn from the study results.

The full text of the study report is available at

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