Miscellaneous Resources

The Silk Road: A Musical Caravan
Various artists
Smithsonian Folkways Recordings © 2002
MISC-CD 3.008

A Class Act 
1/2" VHS color videocassette © 1987
Teachers and foreign language teaching as a career; professionally filmed with practicing teachers and former teachers in the workplace; aimed at recruiting foreign language teachers for the future; in English; 15 minutes.

Cultural Literacy and Interactive Language Instruction
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1988)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University
Illustrates a variety of activities designed to teach language through literature: (1) discussion of ideas via simulated news broadcasts and interviews with famous people, (2) vocabulary study, (3) grammar activities, (4) student dramatizations, (5) oral testing; begins by illustrating negative classroom techniques; ends with student discussion (in English) of the “language-through-literature” classes; all illustrations are from elementary and advanced French classes.
Narration in English
55 minutes

From the Inside: Ethnographic Interviews in the Language Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
National Language Resource Center, San Diego State University © 1997
Intended to promote and teach ethnographic interviewing techniques as a means, according to Dr. Gail Robinson-Stuart, of “getting the inside perspective” on persons of other cultures; features clips from actual student interviews and teacher training sessions.
In English
Approx. 21 minutes

Going International
Four 1/2" VHS color videocassettes
Designed to help the traveler develop cross-cultural skills required for a successful international experience.
In English

  1. Bridging the Culture Gap — contrasts one’s own unconscious cultural values/habits with those of the diverse cultures of the world; explains cultural taboos and accepted standards of behavior.
    30 minutes
  2. Managing the Overseas Assignment — shows how cultural misunderstandings can affect the traveler’s ability to accomplish goals in such diverse countries as Japan, Saudi Arabia, England, India, and Mexico; includes explanation of what went wrong in each situation and proposes ways for improving results.
    30 minutes
  3. Beyond Culture Shock — for the family or the individual moving abroad; explains the psychological phases of the adjustment process; provides practical suggestions for making life abroad a positive experience.
    30 minutes
  4. Welcome Home, Stranger — focuses on the unexpected problems of returning home and how to overcome the difficulties of “re-entry” into the workplace, community, and school environment.
    15 minutes

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #2: On Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The second-annual national video-conference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (October 25, 2000). Based on the American Association of University Supervisors, Coordinators and Directors of Foreign Language Programs (AAUSC) volume Mentoring Foreign Language TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty edited by Benjamin Rifkin.
Video-conference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers:
Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University)
Tom Blair (City College of San Francisco)
Lara Lomicka (Penn State University)
Susan Navey-Davis (North Carolina State University)
Rebecca Oxford (University of Maryland)
In addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of mentoring, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

Heinle & Heinle Satellite Videoconference #3: Teaching in Today’s Multilevel Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The third-annual national video-conference on issues in language program direction sponsored by Heinle & Heinle Publishers and broadcast from the Georgia Center for Continuing Education (February 6, 2002).
Video-conference moderated by Robert Terry (University of Richmond) with featured speakers:
Kerry S.G. Driscoll (University of Iowa and Coe College)
Jean-Louis Hippolyte (Kansas State University)
Patti J. Marinelli (University of South Carolina)
Kimberley A. Sallee (University of Missouri-Columbia)
In addition to delivering formal presentations and participating in discussions on the topic of placement in the multilevel classroom where students of varying abilities/backgrounds in the target language come together, speakers respond to viewers’ questions.
2 hours

Interact ’89
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The satellite teleconference “Using Technology in the Modern Language Classroom,” from California State University at Chico (May 10, 1989). Participants include: Frank Otto of Brigham Young University, Rick Altman and James Pusack of PICS, Lee Ann Stone of UC at Irvine; their discussion includes task-based activities for the language lab, use of video and authentic foreign television programming and the availability of videodisc.
In English
90 minutes

Languages at Work
1/2" VHS color videocassette (1989)
Narrated by Marlies Mueller of the Dept. of Romance Languages and Literatures at Harvard University
Illustrates a variety of activities for the language classroom: warm-up, grammar-related, role-playing, group work, warm-down activities; illustrations are given in French, Italian, and Spanish by Harvard faculty members in elementary-level language classes.
Narration in English
35 minutes

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #1: From Theory to Practice: The Natural Approach
1/2" VHS color videocassette
McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference from California State University at Long Beach on second-language acquisition theory and how to apply it to the classroom (February 23, 1994); program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentation by Dr. Stephen Krashen.
Panel discussion/questions–answers with:
Jeanne Egasse
Erwin Tschirner
Mary Rogers
Magdalena Andrade
Elías Miguel Muñoz.
Topic of discussion: Tracy Terrell’s Natural Approach to language instruction
Available: multiple copies of teleconference handout containing biographies of conference panelists, outline of Krashen’s presentation and Natural Approach theory.
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #2: A New Look at Authentic Materials
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The second-annual McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference from California State University at Long Beach on second-language acquisition theory and practice (February 15, 1995); program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentations by Dr. Wilga Rivers (Harvard University) and Dr. June Phillips (Weber State and ACTFL).
Panel discussion/questions–answers with:
Dr. Robert Blake (University of California, Davis)
Dr. Robert Di Donato (Miami University)
Dr. Raymond Elliott (University of Texas, Arlington)
Dr. L. Kathy Heilenman (University of Iowa)
Dr. Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku (University of California, San Diego).
Topic of discussion: use of authentic materials in the foreign language classroom; features videotaped examples of teachers using realia, authentic readings, and video in the classroom.
Available: copy of teleconference handout containing outline of program
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #3: Integrating Technology into the Language Curriculum
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The third-annual McGraw-Hill satellite teleconference from California State University at Long Beach on second-language acquisition theory and practice (October 23, 1996); program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State, features presentations entitled "The Role of Technology" by Dr. Robert J. Blake (University of California, Davis) and Technology and the Communicative Language Classroom by Dr. Bill Van Patten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
Followed by panel discussion/questions–answers with:
Dr. Gail Robinson-Stuart (San Diego State University)
Dr. Richard Kern (University of California, Berkeley)
Dr. Christopher M. Jones (Carnegie-Mellon University)
Dr. James P. Pusack (University of Iowa)
Dr. Karen Price (Harvard University)
Topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: What is technology good for? Where does technology live? What is the process for integrating technology? How does the language instructor get good materials?
2 hours

McGraw-Hill Satellite Teleconference #4: Grammar in the Communicative Language Classroom
1/2" VHS color videocassette
The Fall 1997 fourth-annual McGraw-Hill teleconference from California State University at Long Beach on second-language acquisition theory and practice; program, moderated by Dr. Gerard Ervin of Ohio State features presentations by Dr. Diane Musumeci (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) and Dr. Michael H. Long (University of Hawaii, Manoa).
Also includes panel discussion/questions–answers with:
Dr. Elizabeth Bernhardt (Stanford University)
Dr. Patsy Lightbown (Concordia University, Montreal)
Dr. Theodore Higgs (San Diego State University)
Dr. Bill VanPatten (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Topic of discussion: attempt to answer the following 4 questions: Should grammar be explicitly taught in the communicative language classroom? Does grammar instruction make a difference in the acquisition of a second language? If so, what are the effects? What approach to grammar instruction should be followed?
2 hours

Poetry and the Teaching of Foreign Languages
1/2" VHS color videocassette
President and Fellows of Harvard College © 1991
Demonstration of teaching techniques where poetry is examined as a literary genre and as a means of expanding communicative skills in a foreign language.
Divided into three parts: Celebrating Poetry, Understanding Poetry, Creating Poetry; actual, unrehearsed classes in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, and English as a Second Language presented; shot on location at Harvard University with appearances by Harvard professors Wilga Rivers and Marlies Mueller, as well as Prof. Claire Kramsch of the University of California at Berkeley.
60 minutes

Speak Easy
1/2" VHS color videocassette
14 short mime sketches in which two characters interact in real-life situations; sketches move from service-related interactions between strangers, to encounters between strangers, to more personal situations involving close friends or members of family; for all levels of language student; a Teacher’s Manual is available.
Each sketch: 3–5 minutes
Total time: 60 minutes

Titles:    
  Greetings Flat Tire
  New Shoes Library
  Cab Ride Wallflowers
  Influenza Moving In
  Truck Stop Phone Call
  Chez Vincent Argument
  Airport The Lesson


Technology: Tool or Method?

1/2" VHS color videocassette recording of a “Baker’s Dozen Roundtable” discussion broadcast via satellite from Duke University and sponsored by the Charles E. Culpeper Foundation and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund in collaboration with Washington and Lee University and Duke University (April 12, 2001).
13 experts in applied linguistics, pedagogy and technology discuss (1) theory and practice in technology, (2) expected and assured outcomes with technology use, (3) changes in knowledge acquisition as it pertains to the technological interface, (4) technology as a transparent tool and/or method.
Discussion participants:
Ms. Pegge Abrams (Duke)
Dr. Bryan Alexander (Centenary College of Louisiana)
Dr. Robert Blake (UC, Davis)
Prof. Miriam Carlisle (Washington and Lee)
Dr. Lise Desmarais (Canadian Foreign Service Institute)
Dr. Robert Fischer (CALICO)
Dr. Nina Garrett (Yale)
Dr. P. Richard “Dick” Kuettner (Coordinator and Host, Washington and Lee)
Dr. Jerry Larson (Brigham Young University)
Dr. Jimmie Purser (Millsaps College)
Dr. Clare Tufts (Duke)
Prof. Ken’ichi Ujie (Washington and Lee)
Dr. Clara Yu (Middlebury)
60 minutes

The World Says Welcome
1/2" VHS color videocassette
Monterey Institute of International Studies © 1987
A fast-paced, informative video program using real-life interviews with young Americans living and working throughout the world; designed to stimulate interest in foreign language and to provide expert advice on how to prepare for an international career; accompanying materials include teacher’s guide, counselor’s guide, suggestions for use in classroom, and an international careers bibliography.
Approx. 27 minutes

Central Asia Phrasebook

Justin Jon Rudelson
Victoria, Australia: Lonely Planet Publications Pty Ltd. © 1998

World Map
Rand McNally Cosmopolitan Series
49½" × 32½" laminated map of the world
2 copies available