Chinese/Foreign Language Teaching Resources

By Ling-Ling Lisa Shih


Language-related Professional Organizations

Regional Language Associations

National Language Associations

World Languages Resources and Links–OSPI

Other related Professional Organizations:

Resources for teaching  Integrated Chinese

Resources for Authentic Materials

Resources for Chinese Language Teaching and Learning

《汉语》教材下载 (12 Vol.)

《中文》修订版教材下载 (12 Vol.)




Foreign Language Scholarship Programs

Resources for Language Teaching

Websites for Language and Literacy Teacher

Resources for Unit/Lesson Planning

Resources for Students and Teachers Publishing on Line

Lesson Plans, Games, and Activities for Chinese Language Classroom

Resources for Assessments


World Languages K-12 Learning Standards PDFWorld Languages K-12 Learning Standards (2015) (16 pages, .6 MB)
Online Grade Level Standards and Resources The Grade Level Standards & Resources Web site provides quick access to all content standards along with aligned resources to support curriculum development, instructional practices, and assessment of student learning. Choose “World Languages” from the homepage menu.

Supporting Resources

Instruction and Teaching/Learning Strategies

Forms to be downloaded:

Chinese Lesson Plans or Activities:

Resources for Teaching Writing

Resources for Teaching Readings

Technology for Teacher

Funding Opportunities

Website Resources for Teaching/Learning

Inspirational Quotes for Teaching and Learning

–If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow.  John Dewey

–Education should no longer be mostly imparting knowledge, but must take a new path, seeking the release of human potential.  Maria Montessori

–Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

–I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.  Albert Einstein.

–The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge.  Seymour Papert

–In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future while the learned find themselves equipped in live in a world that no longer exists. Eric Hoffer

–What we learn to do, we learn by doing. Thomas Jefferson

–Educating students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies.

— A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.

–A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Brad Henry

–Good teachers know how to bring out the best in students. Charles Kuralt

–Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. Solomon Ortiz

–One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. Carl Jung

–The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery. Mark Van Doren

–A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron. Horace Mann

–The thing I loved the most – and still love the most about teaching – is that you can connect with an individual or a group, and see that individual or group exceed their limits. Mike Krzyzewski

–The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth’. Dan Rather

–I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession. John Wooden

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