Open Educational Resources for the K-16 Second Language Classroom
The Pathways Project
The Pathways Project, an initiative from the Department of World Languages at Boise State University, is a collaborative network of open educational resources (OER) including instructional language teaching materials and professional development created by and uniquely for Idaho’s K-16 language teachers and students.
Teachers and students participating in the Pathways Project come from different fields of study and schools across Idaho to create open (i.e., free), digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. We hope to impact the opportunities learners have to connect to the global world!
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Seoul native, Daum Jung, created this comprehensive and portable travel guide full of information and insights for students who are planning to visit or study abroad in Korea. The purpose of this travel guide is to help students to merge into Korean culture and have a memorable experience in Korea. Topics include transportation, food, shopping, landmarks, and making friends.
The Francophone Project, developed by Emily Blackburn and Taylor Sharp, is a resource that was created to bring awareness to the various French speaking countries throughout the world. Because culture is so important and not always covered in the classroom, we created a website for educators and learners of the French language to use as a way to access information about culture through natives. The website includes individuals from France to Canada, Algeria, The Ivory Coast and more. Through short videos, these individuals share certain aspects about their cultures while reflecting what it means to be Francophone to them.
This study abroad guide, authored by Mary Alania, is designed to help students prepare for their study abroad experience in Tokyo, Japan. This interactive journal contains a list of important information alongside photos and authentic materials such as train tickets, traffic signs, menus, and bank ATMs. The journal also provides cultural tidbits and personal experiences that are intended to assist students in adjusting to Japanese culture and society during their study abroad.