This page will guide you through the process of becoming a registered user and actively participating in the Teach World Languages community. If you have any questions about the site that are not addressed here, please use the Contact page to let us know.
Using This Site
- Get Started
- Submit Materials
- Edit an Article
- Make a Suggestion
Any visitor can browse the content on this site by using the search function or browsing by category. Visitors can view the items listed in the Glossary of Terms and the Bibliography, read posts on the Forums, and be directed to other resources from the External Resources page.
In order to be able to participate in forum discussions or send contributions to the site you will need to register. Registered users can suggest new bibliography entries, glossary terms, and links to external resources, post comments on articles, and submit their own articles. These submissions will be reviewed and considered for publication by the site administrators.
Create a New Account (Register)
- Visit the Register page.
- Fill out the form. Your email will become your username. Be sure to select a Language Level with the Level drop-down, the choices are K-12 or Higher Ed.
- Upon submitting the form an e-mail will be sent to the address you specified with a verification link. Click the link and your account will become active. If you do not receive an email please check your Spam Folder.
Once you’ve created an account, you can log in by clicking on the Login page link on the right column. Fill in your “Email” and “Password” .
- Once logged in you will find yourself on the Submit Contribution page. You can also click the Submit Contribution page link on the sidebar at any time.
- On this page you will find options to submit different kinds of contributions. Follow the appropriate links.
- If you would like to submit an article or pedagogical document, click on ” click here” next to ” submit Materials.” This brings you to the specific submission form you will need to fill in.
Enter Required Information
- Enter a title for the material (article) you are submitting. This is required.
- Enter a brief abstract describing your article in the text area. You can also use this field for other types of descriptive information, such as related links or authors. You may use the editor for formatting the text. This is required.
- Enter the author of this article. This is the name of the person who wrote the attached document and/or the abstract. The author of the article need not be the same person who submitted the article to the website. This is required.
- Enter the institution with which the author is affiliated. If the author isn’t affiliated with an institution, enter “None”. This is required.
- On the right side of the form you will find a list of categories. Choose one or more categories, subcategories, and/or sub-subcategories under which this article should be classified, by checking the boxes next to the names. This is required.
- Choose the Subject Language (the language the article is about) that is related to this article by checking the box next to it (Non-specific, French, German, Italian, Spanish, ESL, and Other are currently the available choices). This is required
- Choose the Language of the Article (the language in which the article is written) in the same way. This is required.
- Choose whether the article is about “Theory” or “Practice”, or check both. This is required.
Attach Your Document
- Put your cursor where in the Text Area you want to place the files
- Insert file by clicking on the ‘Add Media’ button on top of the Text Area.
- You will see the Media Library. Click Upload tab.
- Files can be a word document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), PowerPoint, images or plain text file (.txt).
- You can Drag and Drop files into the window or click Select Files.
- Once you have uploaded the file, change the Title of it on the right hand side. This will become the link for the file. Then click ‘Insert into Post’ on the bottom right.
Preview and Submit Your Article
- You can see a preview of your article by clicking the “Preview” button at the top right of the page. If you have omitted any of the required fields, you must complete them before you can preview the article page.
- When satisfied with this article record, click the “Submit for Review” button.
- You will see a message on top saying “Article submitted. Preview Article”
- Submitting an article adds it to the website content, but it will not be visible in any of the lists on the public-facing content until a site administrator reviews, approves, and publishes your article.
Edit an Article
Registered users can edit articles that they have already created.
Navigate to the Article (Registered Users)
To edit a previously submitted article (for which you have access to edit), first you must navigate to that article. There are a number of ways to do this:
- Immediately after you click “Submit” when creating an article record, you will be taken to the detail page of the article, showing all the information you just selected or entered. You can edit the article record at this point, or make a note of the URL of this detail page. You will be able to go directly to this URL to view or edit your article before or after it is published.
- If a submitted article has already been published, you can get to the article in the same ways a site viewer would, by means of the “Browse by Category” menu, or the search function.
Make Your Edits
If you are already viewing a detail page of an article, all you have to do is click the “Edit article” link on the top black navigation.
The edit mode should look familiar; it’s exactly the same interface as the “Submit article” form.
While in edit mode, you can update information in any of the fields, add or delete attachments, or delete the entire article record by clicking “Move to Trash” (you will be warned before anything is actually deleted).
When finished, click the “Update” button. A new revision of your article is created. Site administrators must have previously approved the article.
Make a Suggestion
If you have a question, comment, or suggestion about this website, please visit the Contact page. This is the best way to suggest additions or revisions to the categories, glossary terms, bibliography, or external links.