All forms of planning to teach are important, including the broad outline for teaching and learning from World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages, our individual state foreign language standards, our locally-designed curriculum guides, our individual course plans and our thematic units of instruction. But . . . no form of planning is more important than daily lesson planning . . . because . . . that is the only form of all those mentioned above that the student actually sees. In fact, our students don't generally see our lesson plans; they experience them. The messages they receive about what is important in language learning and the overall impression they have of their abilities to use the language are a direct result of thoughtful lesson planning followed by skillful execution of the plan. The resources below are provided to help teachers think through what matters in lesson planning and how it might be organized for maximum benefit.


STARTALK: From Paper to Practice

A comprehensive guide for lesson planning in foreign languages



A Backward Design Lesson Plan Organizer



A Backward Design Template for Lesson Planning for the Immersion Classroom


Planning Stage 3 of the Lesson: Considerations for Activities



Reflecting on My Lesson Planning



Great Planning Resources from Teach for America