Suzanne Tahouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. This Ted Talk is in Arabic with English subtitles.
A good website to learn different languages
Salaam Arabic is a very useful website for students to practice the Arabic language. Students can find online lessons, exercises, and games.
Compendium of links for teaching Arabic. Includes basic Arabic vocabulary exercises
This resource provides examples and suggestions for building a strong and successful Chinese program for 7th-12th graders.
Can be used for student homework assignments through videos and formative assessment
Framework for High Quality Project Based Learning
The check list on page 71 is excellent for PBL application, also appendices!
Global Competence Through Career and Technical Education toolkit
The Defense Language Institute has created this vast database of free activities and lesson plans at a variety of levels for many languages, including Arabic (MSA and 5 dialects) and Mandarin Chinese.
ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Ratings represent levels of expected performance for language learners who complete full-time intensive and/or immersion, proficiency-based language training under the supervision of an instructor and with 1-4 students per class.