Pathways OER Language Teaching Repository

 

 

What is the Pathways OER 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!

Pathways in the News

World Languages Project Creates Free Resources for Public School Classrooms.
April 30, 2019

World Languages Project Creates Free Resources for Public School Classrooms.

Amber Hoye Presents Webinar for International Association for Language Learning Technology
September 28, 2018

Amber Hoye Presents Webinar for International Association for Language Learning Technology

Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye Present Two Day Professional Development Workshop for Idaho Language Instructors
August 16, 2018

Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye Present Two Day Professional Development Workshop for Idaho Language Instructors

Free OER Activities for Your 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 amberhoye@boisestate.edu with any suggestions and we will update the content in a timely manner.  — The Pathways Project

American Sign Language

American Sign Language

Basque

Basque

Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese

French

French

German

German

Japanese

Japanese

Korean

Korean

Spanish

Spanish

Free OER Resources

Pathways Projects

Learn more about Basque activities and learning materials

Basque Activities and Learning Materials

Learn more about Basque activities and learning materials
View more at the Chinese culture website

Chinese Culture Website

View more at the Chinese culture website
Lear more about free design resources

Free Design Resources

Lear more about free design resources
Learn more about the Francophone Project

The Francophone Project

Learn more about the Francophone Project
Learn more about German cultural activities

German Cultural Activities

Learn more about German cultural activities
Learn more about the Japanese graded reader

Japanese Graded Reader

Learn more about the Japanese graded reader
Learn more about overcoming barriers in using and creating OER

Overcoming Barriers in Using and Creating OER

Learn more about overcoming barriers in using and creating OER
Learn more about nursing care in different cultures

Nursing Care in Different Cultures

Learn more about nursing care in different cultures
Learn more about visual Chinese resources

Visual Chinese Resources

Learn more about visual Chinese resources

Pathways Webinar

Vertically Integrated Project (VIP) Course

Join the Pathways Team!

Opportunities to learn other languages are limited, especially, in Idaho. Foreign language teachers may lack access to high-quality resources and professional development. The Pathways Project at Boise State University wants to impact the opportunities learners have to connect to the global world, but we need your help!

We value working with Boise State students across colleges and programs to pull together diverse teams to create open (i.e., free), digital activities that support the teaching and learning of foreign languages and promote intercultural competence. You don’t have to speak another language to be on our team! If you have a passion for other cultures and value collaboration and project-based learning, this VIP is for you.

Learn more about the Pathways Team

Meet the 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.

  • Portrait of Abby Cain

    Abby Cain

    VIP 500

  • Photo of Chloe Pampush

    Chloe Pampush

    VIP 400

  • Photo of Daum

    Daum Jung

    VIP 400

  • Deedee-Nassans

    Deana Nassans

    VIP 400

  • Portrait of Emily Blackburn

    Emily Blackburn

    VIP 400

  • Grace-McGrorty

    Grace McGrorty

    VIP 200

  • photo of Hannah

    Hannah Steiner

    VIP 400

  • Luca Heid Portrait

    Luca Heid

    VIP 400

  • Photo of Naia Robison

    Naia Robinson

    VIP 200

  • Photo of Ryan Young

    Ryan Young

    VIP 200

  • Sata Vanasouk

    Sata Vanasouk

    VIP 400

  • Taylor-Sharp

    Taylor Sharp

    VIP 400

  • Photo of Theadora

    Theadora Callahan

    VIP 400

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