Previous Curriculum Projects

For over twenty years, we at CASLS have supported world language teaching and learning. Our projects include curriculum, assessment, research, and direct student instruction. Although our funding doesn’t always provide us with the opportunity to maintain the projects, we continue to allow access to the materials created.

Find Place-based Language Learning Curriculum
Languages: Any
The Place- and Experience-based Database for Language Learning (PEBLL) is a curated collection of place-based programs.  Each project included in PEBLL is geo-tagged and categorized by language, level, and content area.

Virtual Language Lab
Languages: Any
Seamlessly integrate technology in your curriculum with A National Virtual Language Lab (ANVILL). Whether you’re linking to existing web content or uploading your own texts or media files, ANVILL simplifies the process.

Dynamic Activity Templates
Languages: Chinese, Japanese, Spanish
Dynamic Activity Templates include everything teachers need for the day: handouts, in-class activities, and quizzes. Teachers access DATs through an online searchable database, and these instructional tools are perfect for supplementing popular textbooks.

Content-based Thematic Units
Languages: French, Japanese, Spanish
MOSAIC content-based thematic units link language learning with standards in geography (Spanish, French) and history (Japanese).

MyChina Village
Language: Chinese
MyChina Village, a virtual world in Second Life, provided a structured learning environment while capitalizing on the benefits of traditional study abroad. MyChina Village increased students’ proficiency by allowing them to interact naturally with Chinese speakers.