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The Pathways Project

What is the Pathways Project?

The Pathways Project, an initiative from the Boise State University Department of World Languages, 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!

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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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.

If you are interested in accessing the free and classroom-ready activities follow the button below to learn more.

Learn more about Interpersonal Speaking Activities

Free OER Resources for Your Classroom

Pathways Student Projects

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

Helpful Online Resources for Language Input Outside of Class

Learn more about Helpful Online Resources for Language Input Outside of Class

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

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

Where are Pathways Project resources being used? (Map of Newsletter Subscribers)

Pathways in the News

German Minor, Chloe Pampush, Creates Inspirational Language Learning Video
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

Meet the Pathways Project Team

  • Portrait of Kelly Arispe

    Dr. Kelly Arispe

    Co-Director

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

    Amber Hoye

    Co-Director

  • Picture of Amar

    Amar M.

    Social Media Assistant

  • Picture of Ashley

    Ashley J.

    Admin Team

  • Blake S.

    Admin Team

  • Picture of Brenna

    Brenna M.

    Conversation Activity Creator and OER Editor

  • Picture of Brooke

    Brooke S.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Camille D.

    OER Editor I

  • Picture of Carla

    Carla L.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Cation

    Cation J.

    Japanese Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Claire O.

    Claire O.

    ASL Conversation Activity Creator

  • Photo of Daum

    Daum J.

    Korean Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Denise

    Denise H.

    Japanese Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Edson

    Edson V.

    Social Media Assistant Intern

  • Picture of Emily

    Emily H.

    ASL Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Erwin

    Erwin R.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Gabby Bates Portrait

    Gabby B.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Grace

    Grace H.

    Arabic Conversation Activity Creator and OER Editor

  • Picture of Iris

    Iris T.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Photo of Izabelle

    Izabelle F.

    ASL Conversation Activity Creator

  • Jordyn P.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Madi G.

    Madi G.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Mardy M.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Maya G.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Mimi

    Mimi F.

    OER Editor I

  • Picture of Naia

    Naia R.

    German Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Paige

    Paige G.

    French Conversation Activity Creator and OER Editor

  • Picture of Rylie W.

    Rylie W.

    Admin Team

  • Picture of Sara

    Sara B.

    Arabic Conversation Activity Creator

  • Sergio S.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

  • Picture of Yuliana

    Yuliana C.

    Spanish Conversation Activity Creator

Past Pathways Project Team Members

  • Grace-McGrorty

    Grace M.

    VIP 200 (Past)

  • Photo of Ryan Young

    Ryan Y.

    VIP 200 (Past)

  • Mary Alania

    Mary A.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Sydnee A.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Kyle Asdell Photo

    Kyle A.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Portrait of Emily Blackburn

    Emily B.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Theadora

    Theadora C.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Luca Heid Portrait

    Luca H.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Ashley J.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Laramie L.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Deedee-Nassans

    Deana N.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Chloe Pampush

    Chloe P.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Taylor S.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • photo of Hannah

    Hannah S.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Sandra S.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Sata Vanasouk

    Sata V.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Photo of Kaden

    Kaden W.

    VIP 400 (Past)

  • Portrait of Abby Cain

    Abby C.

    VIP 500 (Past)