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October/November 2015

Free Excel Templates
This website has an education section with templates for scheduling, brainstorming, lesson plans, tests, and budgeting. There is also a syllabus template and a curriculum vitae template. Among the templates on the MyScrapNook section are ones for flyers, certificates, and resumes.

World Stories for Children
World Stories is a collection of short stories that include retold traditional tales and new short stories from around the world. The site is based in the United Kingdom, so the stories feature the languages most spoken by British children. Stories can be read and listened to online or downloaded, and are in English as well as the
language of origin. The topics include adventure stories, animal stories, bedtime stories, and folk stories. Languages include Arabic, both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Urdu.

Yonhap News Agency
The Yonhap News Agency is one of the largest news agencies in South Korea. In addition to providing local and national news on the Korean peninsula, Yonhap’s English language news service reaches over 78 news agencies worldwide. The news agency’s website serves as an online channel for foreign readers to get real-time information and news on Korea in English, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, and French.

Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie
This organization represents 57 member states and governments of French-speaking countries, and its French language website has information on its efforts to promote the French language, cultural diversity, sustainable development, education, and training. There are also photos, videos, and audio documents, as well as links to other French language resources.

PandaTree Online Tutoring offers live, 1-on-1 online tutoring sessions with carefully screened tutors using a conversational focus to help students build fluency and confidence while expanding vocabulary. Students also have access to a library of free, educational videos for classroom and home use to support students’ language education. PandaTree currently offers tutoring and videos in Mandarin Chinese. French and Spanish language tutoring will be available soon.

The International Society for Technology in Education
The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) is a nonprofit membership organization whose mission is to work with educators to help them create “connected learners in a connected world.” With more than 100,000 members across the globe, the organization is well set up to deliver on its promise to connect
educators with their peers to share knowledge and ideas. ISTE also offers educational technology resources to support professional learning for educators and education leaders—including the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy, a 10-week, team-based course designed to help educators effectively implement mobile learning
strategies in their classrooms and schools. Offered in partnership with Verizon, the program is free to select K–12 schools and districts.

Global Business Languages Journal
Global Business Languages, published annually by the Purdue Center for International Business Education and Research in conjunction with the School of Languages and Culture, features articles on issues related to foreign languages and ESL taught for specific purposes such as business, science, and law. The journal is intended to provide articles that lead readers to a better understanding of various aspects of business languages. The publication encourages submissions pertaining to Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish research.