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Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology

CoBaLTT provides professional development and online resources that help language teachers create content-based lessons/units using technology to enhance students' language proficiency and content or cultural knowledge.

The What and Why of Content-Based Instruction (CBI)

Read about what CBI is and why it has been identified as a highly effective curricular approach in the field of language education.

CoBaLTT Instructional Modules

Visit the CoBaLTT online instructional modules, which were designed to support face-to-face instruction on CBI and provide information about and resources for the main topics. Even those teachers who are not implementing CBI should find many of the resources useful.
• National Language Standards
• Principles of CBI
• Curriculum Development for CBI
• Instructional Strategies for CBI
• Assessment for CBI
• Technology for CBI

CBI-Based Lesson Plans and Units

Browse the lesson plans and units developed by CoBaLTT participants and other teachers of many levels and languages.

CoBaLTT Unit Template

Develop your own CBI units by using the online CoBaLTT unit template. Teacher educators can also use the template to support professional development for teachers.

CoBaLTT Bibliographies

Search the bibliographies on CBI, Assessment, and National Standards.

CoBaLTT Project Information

Find information about the CoBaLTT project, project publications and presentations, and the CoBaLTT staff.

CARLA Summer Institutes for Language Teachers

Each summer CARLA offers a wide array of professional development opportunities for K-16 language teachers.

CARLA Bibliography

The CARLA bibliography contains more information on publications and presentations by faculty and staff involved in the CoBaLTT project.


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