The Pathways Project

What is the Pathways Project?

The Pathways Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, is an open and collaborative network of instructional 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!

Why the Pathways Project?

According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), interpersonal speaking, listening and reading are at the heart of language learning but are often among some of the most difficult skills for students to master. By providing editable, high-quality teaching materials, The Pathways Project aims to connect teachers and students across the state of Idaho.

The state of Idaho has many rural schools and school districts. In these school districts, many instructors lack access and/or support to provide students with the experiences to reach a higher level of proficiency. Without access to the materials and resources for students to participate in communicative activities, students may fall behind in language proficiency. The Pathways Project hopes to provide instructors the resources they may lack, to further and enhance student learning.

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Pathways in the News

World Language faculty present at Idaho teachers’ conference (IATLC)
Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye present on Open Educational Resources project
Call for Proposals: Pathways OER Lead Teacher Projects for Fall 2019
World Languages Project Creates Free Resources for Public School Classrooms.

Upcoming Events

Pathways Project Webinar: "What's Available and How Can I Use it in My Language Classroom?"

Interpersonal Speaking Activities

The activities provided by the Boise State Pathways OER Language Teaching Repository serve as foundational activities which can be adapted by any language and scaled up or down on the proficiency scale. Activities are created by upper-division language students working in the World Languages Resource Center at Boise State University, in partnership with Idaho K-16 language instructors.

Please Note:
The activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository were created by upper-division students at Boise State University and serve as a foundation that our community of practice can build upon and refine. While they are polished, we welcome and encourage collaboration from language instructors to help modify grammar, syntax, and content where needed. Kindly contact pathwaysproject@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner.

— The Pathways Project

Free OER Resources for Your Classroom

Pathways VIP Projects

Authentic-like Materials for the Chinese Classroom

Learn more about Authentic-like Materials for the Chinese Language Classroom

Inspirational Video for Language Learning

Learn More about the Inspirational Video for Language Learning

Interactive Study Abroad Guide for Tokyo, Japan

Learn More about the Interactive Study Abroad Guide for Tokyo, Japan

Studying Abroad in Bilbao, Spain: A Survival Guide

Learn more about the Studying Abroad in Bilbao, Spain: A Survival Guide

Life in Korea: Tips and Guides

Learn more about Life in Korea: Tips and Guides

Spanish Online Resource Index

Learn More about the Spanish Online Resource Index

Spanish Pronunciation Guide

Learn More about the Spanish Pronunciation Guide

World Languages Video Project

Learn More about the World Languages Video Project

Basque Activities and Learning Materials

Learn more about Basque activities and learning materials

Chinese Culture Website

View more at the Chinese culture website

The Francophone Project

Learn more about the Francophone Project

Free Design Resources

Learn more about free design resources

German Cultural Activities

Learn more about German cultural activities

Japanese Graded Reader

Learn more about the Japanese graded reader

Nursing Care in Different Cultures

Learn more about nursing care in different cultures

Overcoming Barriers in Using and Creating OER

Learn more about overcoming barriers in using and creating OER

Visual Chinese Resources

Learn more about visual Chinese resources

Meet the Pathways VIP Team

  • Amber Hoye, World Languages, faculty/staff, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Amber Hoye

    VIP Coach

    Amber Hoye received her Masters of Educational Technology (MET) and a graduate certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Learners from Boise State University. Her current responsibilities as Director of the World Language Resource Center include supporting faculty implementing mobile learning and other innovative practice, maintaining the department’s website, offering consultations and workshops for faculty, as well as scheduling and supervising the department’s many conversation labs. Amber also instructs FORLNG 498: Professional Portfolio Seminar, a preparatory class for language majors that helps them to prepare for entering graduate school or the job market.

    Amber Hoye received her Masters of Educational Technology (MET) and a graduate certificate in Online Teaching for Adult Learners from Boise State University. Her current responsibilities as Director of the World Language Resource Center include supporting faculty implementing mobile learning and other innovative practice, maintaining the department’s website, offering consultations and workshops for faculty, as well as scheduling and supervising the department’s many conversation labs. Amber also instructs FORLNG 498: Professional Portfolio Seminar, a preparatory class for language majors that helps them to prepare for entering graduate school or the job market.

  • Portrait of Kelly Arispe

    Dr. Kelly Arispe

    VIP Coach

    Kelly Arispe received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of California, Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in 2012. She has taught Spanish Linguistics and Spanish language courses at the University of New Mexico, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. In addition, she has extensive experience teaching online and in the hybrid format and has co-taught annual workshops in Salamanca, Spain to train Spanish teachers and professors on how to effectively integrate technology in their language courses.

    Kelly Arispe received her Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics at the University of California, Davis with a Designated Emphasis in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in 2012. She has taught Spanish Linguistics and Spanish language courses at the University of New Mexico, San Jose State University, and Sonoma State University. In addition, she has extensive experience teaching online and in the hybrid format and has co-taught annual workshops in Salamanca, Spain to train Spanish teachers and professors on how to effectively integrate technology in their language courses.

  • Mary Alania

    Mary Alania

    VIP 400

  • Photo of Gabby

    Gabby Bates

    VIP 400

  • Photo of Daum

    Daum Jung

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Grace-McGrorty

    Grace McGrorty

    VIP 200 (Past)

  • Photo of Naia Robison

    Naia Robinson

    VIP 200 (Past)

  • Photo of Ryan Young

    Ryan Young

    VIP 200 (Past)

  • Kyle Asdell Photo

    Kyle Asdell

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Portrait of Emily Blackburn

    Emily Blackburn

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Theadora

    Theadora Callahan

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Luca Heid Portrait

    Luca Heid

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Deedee-Nassans

    Deana Nassans

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Chloe Pampush

    Chloe Pampush

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Taylor-Sharp

    Taylor Sharp

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • photo of Hannah

    Hannah Steiner

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Sata Vanasouk

    Sata Vanasouk

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Kaden

    Kaden Wood

    VIP 400

  • Portrait of Abby Cain

    Abby Cain

    VIP 500 (Past)