The Center for Second Language Studies is the home for Language Panda, a crowd-sourced, searchable database for teaching of foreign languages with digital resources. Language Panda began in 2015 when graduate students at the Center set out to address an emerging issue in the field of foreign language teaching: As communication has taken an increasingly digital form, there is a growing need for lessons that practice technology-based interactions.
In the spirit of digital humanities and public scholarship, Language Panda provides a forum for sharing how digital pedagogy is being practiced across a variety of campuses and institutions. The webpage currently features projects in Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, and Chinese, and we invite contributions from experienced and novice instructors, K-12 teachers and higher education professors.
Graduate affiliates at the Center moderate and maintain the site, which allows our graduate students to develop WordPress skills, to learn about new tools, and to share lesson plans that practice key vocabulary and grammar, facilitate cultural competence, and provide digital evidence of student learning.
To browse the project database or to submit your own materials, please visit www.languagepanda.org.
The projects on Language Panda are designed according to ACTFL standards. If you are interested in submitting an activity to Language Panda, please use this lesson plan template to help you create your project, articulate your learning objectives, and describe your lesson outcomes.