ESL Books & ESL Materials
Announcing the second incarnation of CAPL, the Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon.
Available at capl.washjeff.edu
CAPL is a free, online, non-commercial visual glossary comprised of authentic photos for language and cultural instruction and research. Created at Washington & Jefferson College, CAPL seeks to provide teachers and learners with high-quality authentic images for their classrooms and teaching materials. Additionally, it provides researchers in applied linguistics, visual cognition, and automated image recognition with a database of high-quality culturally authentic images they can use in their research. At the core of CAPL is the generous creative commons license.
Usage guidelines are available here:
Currently, CAPL has a large German and ESL database of photos that are constantly expanding. The following languages are being developed and should be online in 2009.
ESL (North American)
Spanish (Central America & Caribbean)
Spanish (Southern Cone)
Our usage policy is simple and meant to encourage a variety of educational uses:
The pictures in this database may be viewed, downloaded, linked, manipulated, copied, displayed, and redistributed free of charge for educational, non-commercial purposes as specified by the Creative Commons license "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/. Please cite
CAPL @ washjeff.edu as the source.