I'm meeting with a group of middle school world language teachers on Monday to discuss technology integration ideas. Languages taught in this school district include: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, German, Italian, French and Spanish.
This school district is also developing courses involving world cultures and global perspectives and are particularly interested in resources related to world geography, Africa, Australia, and world folk tales. I personally am interested, too, in any curriculum that's been developed around teaching global awareness.
If you are interested in collaborating with these teachers, mostly like for the next U.S. school year, please reply here.
Also, if you have any recommendations for teaching these languages, technology-based or otherwise, please feel free to post them here as well. Here are some of the bookmarks I've been collecting: http://del.icio.us/elemenous/foreignlanguage
Thanks in advance!