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Our world language teaching & learning resource guide is under construction. Email us to suggest a resource!  

Professional Growth & Development

  • Visit our Blog to find out about upcoming professional development events at UVA, online, and around the country.  You can also learn more through the External Organizations listed below.

UVa Resources

    Teaching Language & Culture

    Technology in Language & Culture Teaching 

    • Hands on Tech a series of fun and simple how-to sessions on key technologies for teaching in the College of Arts & Sciences.  
    • UVA instructor support resources
    • University of Central Florida's Fundamentals of Technology for Educators with Dr. Kelvin Thompson a web-based course with publicly-accessible modules for  those interested in educational technology 
    • Useful Tools for Language Lab users (coming soon!)
      • File conversion help
      • Shortcuts to access lab files

    Teaching Materials

    • UVA Course Materials (maintained by the Language Lab)
    • The InterCom Newsletter, produced by the University of Oregon’s Center for Applied Second Language Studies, is a weekly enewsletter that contains a curated selection of language teaching activity ideas for K-20 world language courses. Also includes recent research and professional development announcements
    • COERLL (Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning) features free, open access material in 16 languages 

    External Organizations