Actividades de práctica con aprendices del español is an online corpus of videos of second language and heritage language learners of Spanish during oral interviews and provides supplemental activities to help viewers investigate learners’ language and proficiency levels.
There is great need to understand individuals' functional language abilities, not only in education but in commerce and public policy discussion. The aim is to quantify language use patterns, proficiency, and dominance in the two languages of bilinguals. The Bilingual Language Profile (BLP) is an instrument for assessing language dominance through self-reports that is concise, quick, and easy to use. The BLP is intended to produce a continuous dominance score and a general bilingual profile taking into account a variety of linguistic variables. The BLP is an open and free assessment tool for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in assessing language dominance.
Chansons françaises is the integrated music component of Français interactif. Chansons features a French or Francophone song, related to each chapter's cultural or pedagogical focus, presented via audio or video. Accompanying pdfs provide additional information, as well as comprehension exercises. Songs act as a portal to various Francophone cultures and musical genres. Aural comprehension and study of lyrics afford students practice with culturally authentic text and expression. Students discover yet another reason to be passionate about studying French!
This podcast series consists of simple dialogue exchanges. The listening materials are suitable for beginners and help them take the first step toward becoming proficient listeners. The contents of these 72 dialogues are completely based on the beginning level Chinese curriculum; they are creative yet realistic scenarios on topics that listeners can relate to, such as the social, family and school aspects of one’s life. Full transcripts transcripts in both traditional and simplified characters as well as English translations are provided as downloadable PDF documents. The podcast format enables a generation of increasingly ‘mobile’ learners to study the material ‘on-the-go’.
Practice vocabulary on the go! The original idea conceived by a fellow Chinese language student, this flashcard exercise is an engaging and effective way to review vocabulary terms from the convenience of your mobile device.
A collection of video lessons on grammar topics for beginning Mandarin Chinese, available as a YouTube playlist.
Chinese Take-In provides an interactive environment where first-year Chinese learners can practice listening outside the classroom according to individual needs and paces while receiving immediate feedback.
Created by student request, this set of basic word-order exercises will help beginners practice the foundational skills of how to use the language in the right order.
Chqe’tamaj le qach’ab’al K’iche’! seeks to develop a beginner to advanced level online course for K’iche’, a Mayan language of Guatemala. The team includes faculty and grad students at The University of Texas at Austin and at Vanderbildt University, as well as associates in Nahualá who are all working together to develop materials relevant for the course.
This will be the first full online course of any Mayan language. Based on the variety spoken in Nahualá, it seeks to develop oral fluency in the student in addition to an understanding of the grammar as well as reading skills. The intended audience for this pedagogical resource is foreign students interested in developing their language skills, as well as native teachers in bilingual schools through western Guatemala.
The Portuguese language lessons of ClicaBrasil highlight aspects of Brazilian culture. They are designed for intermediate to advanced students, but are accessible to everyone. Each lesson includes videos of Brazilians from all walks of life speaking naturally about their lives and their country. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication and cultural activities with the videos.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/clicabrasil-portuguese-language-and-culture-for-intermediate-students
Conversa Brasileira is an online open access site that contains a series of 35 video scenarios in which Brazilians talk about their daily activities, everything from hobbies to shopping, and from traffic jams to soccer games. These materials are designed to help intermediate- and advanced-level learners of Portuguese to analyze the way that Brazilians really talk and improve in their own proficiency and fluency. This textbook provides a hardcopy of all of the online materials, including the dialog transcriptions, English translations, and lesson notes that link to the original website.
1. Animals 1: Dog Lovers 1
2. Animals 2: Dog Lovers 2
3. Travel 1: Hanging Out At Breakfast 1
4. Travel 2: Hanging Out At Breakfast 2
5. Hobbies I : Anne’s Almost 4 Months Old
6. Hobbies 2: Collecting Brazilian Musical Instruments
7. Relationships 1: It’s The Same Thing All Over Again
8. Relationships 2: Eloísa’s The Black Sheep Of The Family
9. Food 1: Kill Me Now, Or Feed Me Something Brazilian
10. Food 2: Brazilian “Churrasco” With A Capital Bbq!
11. Working Out 1: I'm Just Not Feeling It
12. Working Out 2: I Love Going To The Gym
13. Wedding 1: A Coisa Tava Chique!
14. Wedding: Mixing It Up. When Brazilians Marry Americans
15. Grandparents 1: Hopscotch And Marbles Or Polly Pocket?
16. Grandparents 2: Well Grandma, There Isan Easier Way To Do It
17. Moms In The Park 1: Don’t Cry. You’reok!
18. Moms In The Park 2: They Are Getting Along Really Well
19. School 1: I Have My Very Own Locker!
20. School 2: What Are You Doing About The Whole Lunch Thing?
21. Shopping 1: They’ll Love This With A Passion!
22. Shopping 2: It Looks Like Spun Gold, Doesn’t It?
23. Shopping 3: Capricha Lá!
24. Directions 1: Tô Perdido – I’m Lost
25. Directions 2: Moço, Dá Licença – I’m Lost
26. Traffic 1: Don’t Be Blaming Me On This!
27. Traffic 2: I Hate This Traffic!
28. Gossip 1: Ói, Que Safado!
29. Gossip 2: Vai Ser Uma Dupla Interessante
30. Soccer 1: Você Foi Muito Fominha Hoje!
31. Soccer 2: Ninguém Tira O Título Da Gente
32. Jam Session 1: Acabou Batendo Aqui Na Cabeça
33. Jam Session 2:Tem Que Agradar Todomundo, Né?
34. Studio 1: Behind The Scenes, Ói, Que Safado!
35. Studio 2: Behind The Scenes – Eu Também Acho
Reviews of the book available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/conversa-brasileira
This textbook includes all 10 chapters of Deutsch im Blick. It accompanies http://coerll.utexas.edu/dib/, the web-based first-year German program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2008, and its companion site, Grimm Grammar http://coerll.utexas.edu/gg/. Deutsch im Blick is an open access site with free and open multimedia resources, which requires neither password nor fees.
Deutsch im Blick has been funded and created by Liberal Arts Instructional Technology Services at the University of Texas, and is currently supported by COERLL, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning UT-Austin, and the U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education (FIPSE Grant P116B070251 & P116Y090057) as an example of the open access initiative.
Chapter 0 Introduction
Chapter 1 Ankunft In Würzburg
Chapter 2 An Der Uni
Chapter 3 Der Alltag Und Das Studentenleben
Chapter 4 Freizeit Und Ausgehen
Chapter 5 Familie, Feste Und Feiertage
Chapter 6 Durch Deutschland Und Die Welt Reisen
Chapter 7 Gesundheit Und Fitness
Chapter 8 Das Traumleben: Beziehungen, Wohnen Und Die Karriere
Chapter 9 Was Ist Deutsch?
Chapter 10 Auf Nach Berlin!
Textbook and reviews also available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/deutsch-im-blick
Enhancing French skills is a website for intermediate learners of French. It includes authentic language videos from French websites, as well as interviews of French speakers on cultural topics. Videos and activities are organized into five broad themes and tagged by communicative language function with links into Tex’s French Grammar for specific grammar explanations and interactive exercises. Each theme includes a pdf of suggested classroom activities and homework.
An online, video-based methods course focusing on best practices for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels. It features 12 interactive media-rich modules taught by different professors from the University of Texas at Austin. Modules include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pragmatics, Culture, The Language Learner, Technology, Classroom Management, and Assessment.
The FLLITE website contains a collection of lessons in second language literacy for various languages.
The website is the focal point of the FLLITE Project, which takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks.
The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of classroom-tested lessons based on authentic texts in different languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth.
All FLLITE lessons carry an open license that allows you the teacher to…
…access, adapt, and re-use any lesson; and
…contribute a lesson for editorial feedback and publication.
Français interactif is a unique, award-winning 1st-year French curriculum used by learners all over the world. Students explore French language and culture by following the lives of real students who have participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France. The online curriculum includes over 320 videos, vocabulary and phonetics audio, online grammar reference with self-correcting exercises and audio dialogues, verb conjugation and practice tools, internet activities, and a textbook of classroom exercises. Franais interactif was awarded the 2009 CALICO Esperanto Access to Language Education Award and the National Endowment for the Humanities EDSITEment Best of Humanities on the Web award (2005)
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/francais-interactif
This site offers a collection of free interactive language learning resources for beginning Mandarin Chinese. Students now have the option to practice pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and reading skills at their own convenience.
Gateway to Chinese resources are designed to give students the valuable feedback they need to improve language skills in the critical early stages of learning. An extensive number of interactive exercises allow students to practice what they learn. With these tools, instructors can utilize valuable classroom time to do what they do best: teach!
The German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL) is a prototype of a new kind of pedagogical dictionary. The goal is to help students learn how words are used in modern-day German. This online resource is different from traditional dictionaries and textbooks because it is based on the German FrameNet at the University of Texas at Austin, a digital archive of how German words are used in real life contexts. As such, students can easily access up-to-date information about the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic contexts in which a German word appears. In addition, each lexical entry provides information about a word’s register, frequency, and related meanings. Thanks to G-FOL’s web-based architecture, the lexicon easily links to other pedagogical resources in digital format and can be updated with new words or new usages of existing words.
Grimm Grammar is an online German grammar reference from the University of Texas at Austin. It is an irreverent revival and shameless exploitation of 19th-century Grimm Fairy Tales for honorable pedagogical purposes.
If you have found yourself searching for, adapting or creating materials for your heritage classes because of a lack of readily available commercial resources, this site is for you!