Online Language Teacher Communities

Getting connected with professionals

It is important to stay connected with professionals and communities of inquiry and practice. Community members support each other, exchange materials, and share concerns. Joining communities will help you to stay updated, find answers to your questions, and create shared resourced instantly. Explore online professional communities and resources below.

Connect your students with industry professionals virtually: Introducing Nepris

Online Community Resources

Quality Matters Emergency Remote Instruction Checklist for Higher Ed

Tips and strategies for moving online teaching by the Quality Matters

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Inclusive Pedagogy Toolkit: Assessment

Inclusive assessment is about accuracy—being thoughtful about student differences so that you can really see what they’re learning.

Explore the toolkit

Bringing Your Course Online Website

Resources compiled by the MLA. Strategies for teaching remotely, equity and accessibility concerns, and resource guides

Visit the website

L2 Remote at Princeton University PCLS

These resources invite instructors to explore a series of questions relating to L2 pedagogy, leading to pages with practical suggestions, advice from instructors and suggested readings from the published research.

Explore a series of questions relating to L2 pedagogy

Online Teaching Tools and Resources from Yale University

This page contains a list of free tools and resources for language teachers to use in their classrooms. 

Start using teaching tools and media resources

Association of Departments of Foreign Languages Post

Suggested best practices and resources for the implementation of hybrid and online language courses

Read about suggested practices

A Public Group for Sharing Resources and Tips for Online Teaching

A Facebook group for exchanging helpful suggestions about remote instruction.

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Stockpiling for COVID-19: Teacher Resources

A list of Twitter threads and blog posts by Sarah Laiola at Coastal Carolina University

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Pandemic Prepping in the Language Class Webinar

Critical questions to consider while planning to move online

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Stop-Gap Strategies to Quickly Transition Courses to Online

Practical tips and strategies to utilize online instructional methods webinar by the Ashland University faculty

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The Language Flagship Technology Innovation Center Resources

Blended learning tools and initiatives

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CARLA Technology Integration Modules

The application of technology specifically for language teaching and learning

Explore support ideas

ACTFL Distance Learning SIG Mentoring Program Video Lessons

Materials "to support the professional learning needs of online world language educators"

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Introduction to OER for Language Teachers Modules

A guide for language teachers interested in using, creating, and promoting OER

Start learning

The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.  

~Coretta Scott King, an American author, activist, civil rights leader, and the wife of Martin Luther King Jr.