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Actividades de práctica con aprendices del español
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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.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Dale Koike
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Advanced Academic Grammar for ESL Students
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This textbook was created for an advanced academic grammar course for ESL students. By the end of the course, students will recognize and demonstrate the appropriate use of advanced grammar structures. To meet these outcomes, students will listen to aural language that includes the target structures, identify and edit grammar errors in written language, read and analyze texts that include the target grammar structures, and demonstrate the correct and appropriate use of target structures in written and spoken language.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Rebecca Al Haider
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Advanced Community College ESL Composition: An Integrated Skills Approach
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This book has been created to provide a framework for building your skills in writing and critical thinking. It provides access to published samples from professional authors along with essay drafts from ESL students who have polished their skills in their respective writing courses.

The themes in the readings will give you a variety of topics to discuss with your classmates, which may inspire your own deeper thinking and writing. Overall, we hope that as you proceed through these chapters, you will build confidence and develop your voice in the classroom and beyond.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Edgar Perez
Jenell Rae
Sara Behseta
Date Added:
11/18/2021
Ancient Greek I: A 21st Century Approach
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In this elementary textbook, Philip S. Peek draws on his twenty-five years of teaching experience to present the ancient Greek language in an imaginative and accessible way that promotes creativity, deep learning, and diversity. The course is built on three pillars: memory, analysis, and logic. Readers memorize the top 250 most frequently occurring ancient Greek words, the essential word endings, the eight parts of speech, and the grammatical concepts they will most frequently encounter when reading authentic ancient texts. Analysis and logic exercises enable the translation and parsing of genuine ancient Greek sentences, with compelling reading selections in English and in Greek offering starting points for contemplation, debate, and reflection. A series of embedded Learning Tips help teachers and students to think in practical and imaginative ways about how they learn. This combination of memory-based learning and concept- and skill-based learning gradually builds the confidence of the reader, teaching them how to learn by guiding them from a familiarity with the basics to proficiency in reading this beautiful language. Ancient Greek I: A 21st-Century Approach is written for high-school and university students, but is an instructive and rewarding text for anyone who wishes to learn ancient Greek.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Open Book Publishers
Author:
Philip S. Peek
Date Added:
12/15/2021
Antología de la literatura española del Romanticismo: desde sus precedentes en la poesía trovadoresca provenzal hasta el Posromanticismo
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This is a digital interactive anthology of texts devoted to Spanish Romanticism especially designed for university non-Spanish speakers that are enrolled in Spanish majors or minors and are at least in their third year of study. This anthology may be used as textbook for any course by any instructor who might desire to use it without any written permission from the author. It may be used as a whole for a course on Spanish Romanticism or any parts of it may be used in conjunction with other texts to offer a course on a wider period of Spanish literature. The instructor (or reader) is more than welcome to use it as he or she sees fit. However, references to it are expected if the anthology is used for scholarly works.

Subject:
Languages
Literature
Higher Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Enrique Torner
Minnesota State University Mankato
Date Added:
09/08/2021
Arabic Conversations
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This webpage displays a common conversation between three friends. The structure and topics of the conversation are purposefully general so as to be helpful to students' ability to create and sustain conversations of their own. The conversation includes Arabic text, transliteration, and translation.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Wikibooks
Date Added:
09/17/2013
Arabic and English Sentence Patterns: A Comparative Guide
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This text explores verb time, tense, aspect, and mood through comparison of Arabic and English sentence patterns. It includes examples of the Arabic patterns from classical and popular sources so Arabic students can learn by explanation and example how to formulate cohesive and grammatically correct sentence structure.

While this guide is intended mainly for English-speaking students studying Arabic, the charts also provide a quick reference of English sentence patterns for Arabic speakers.

The book is designed as a supplement.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Cliff Breedlove
Date Added:
05/01/2017
Aswaat Arabiyya
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Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lecture
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Reader 1
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This reader contains nine original stories about healing, discovery, survival, relationships, justice, and connections to the land explored through the lens of the plant world. These stories, written specifically for adults, are designed to accompany the BC Reads: Adult Literacy Fundamental English - Course Pack 1. This level 1 reader, one of a series of six readers, is roughly equivalent to beginner to grade 1.5 in the K-12 system. Font size and line spacing can be adjusted in the online view, and have been enhanced for the print and PDF versions for easier reading. This reader has been reviewed by subject experts from colleges and universities.

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
BCcampus
Provider Set:
BCcampus Open Textbooks
Author:
Shantel Ivits
Date Added:
01/01/2015
Beginning Chinese
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Textbook for a year-long Beginning Chinese course. Chapters are available in word and pdf files.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Lin Hong
Date Added:
05/03/2019
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 1
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.
As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
12/28/2015
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 2
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Provider Set:
PDXOpen
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
01/01/2017
Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book 3
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This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school.

As a beginning level textbook, this book includes many elementary grammar patterns (Japanese Language Proficiency Test Levels 5 and 4), but the vocabulary and situations are selected specifically for working adults. Explanations are kept concise so as to only cover key points. The main focus is on oral communication and the accompanying audio is to be used extensively. This textbook can be used for self-study, as part of an online course, or as a traditional college course.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
Portland State University
Author:
Emiko Konomi
Date Added:
07/03/2019
Beginning Korean 1
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The Beginning Korean 1 textbook is designed for elementary Korean learners to practice and learn how to communicate in Korean. It provides basic grammar, vocabulary, and discourse information that are essential to beginning level students.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Iowa
Author:
Jeehae Yoo
Joung-A Park
Sang-Seok Yoon
Date Added:
06/27/2022
The Bilingual Language Profile
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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.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Birdsong, D., Gertken, L.M., & Amengual, M.
Date Added:
06/11/2012
Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy
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Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy makes grammar accessible to general and specialist readers alike. This book provides an in-depth look at beginner grammar terms and concepts, providing clear examples with limited technical jargon. Whether for academic or personal use, Brehe’s Grammar Anatomy is the perfect addition to any resource library.

Subject:
Linguistics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University System of Georgia
Provider Set:
Galileo Open Learning Materials
Author:
Steven Brehe
Date Added:
06/28/2019
COERLL OER Hangout: Creating OER with students
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COERLL hosted an online “OER hangout” on September 25th on the subject of creating open educational resources (OER) with students. With 26 people attending, five language instructors shared their experiences of working with their students to create openly licensed resources for teaching and learning:

Amber Hoye and Kelly Arispe lead the Boise State University Department of World Languages’ Pathways OER Language Teaching Repository of openly licensed proficiency based activities, created by students and teachers.

Kathryn Murphy-Judy, Ngoc-My Guidarelli, and Laura Middlebrooks are part of a team of faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University who have developed an open, connected platform for students to share authentic resources.

At Boise State, upper-level undergraduate students, with the mentorship of staff and faculty, create activities to be used in the weekly language lab component of introductory language courses. These activities can also be used in the classroom and K-12 teachers in Idaho have been involved in creating and teaching with them. At Virginia Commonwealth University, undergraduate students in the 202 class, who are either majors on their way to upper level courses or students finishing their language requirement, curate authentic resources and discuss them with native speakers. Then, upper level students turn those curations into instructional modules, which are being integrated into online open textbooks.

You can learn more about the logistics of these projects by viewing the webinar video, reading about the projects, and perusing the materials. Here, we’ll mention a few of the important themes that came up during the discussion.

One important element of students being involved in materials creation is that they understand what other students will be interested in and can choose topics and texts they know their peers will enjoy. Involving students ensures that a more diverse array of voices and perspectives are represented in the materials, and gives students more of a choice in their own education. Students also gain skills beyond language and culture when they work on these projects: digital citizenship, open license knowledge, technical skills, an understanding of language proficiency, and knowledge of state and national standards.

Each of these projects has a broad community of people with various skills who can support each other and contribute in different ways. At Boise State, the language resource center director, language students and students from other departments, faculty mentors, SLA & CALL researchers, K-12 teachers, state partners, and librarians have all contributed to the OER. At VCU, students, faculty, and librarians contribute to the materials and partnerships are developing with K-12 teachers who use the materials in their courses.

Each of these projects follows an iterative process of development. The work doesn’t start and finish in the span of a semester, it grows and changes. Students develop materials, native speakers proofread them, teachers teach with them, and the team refines them. The Pathways Project carries a disclaimer that “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.” The cycle of the projects is such that lower-level students can get involved in the project as learners, but go on to take a more active role in the project as they progress.

The panelists recommend to anyone interested in creating OER with their students that they start small, and reach out to available communities (institution-wide, or online professional networks) for support and sharing. On that note, COERLL’s next OER hangout is on the topic of joining a teacher community. Join us on November 13th!

View the webinar video, links to the repositories, slides from the presenters, and more on the event page of COERLL’s website.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Amber Hoye
Kathryn Murphy-Judy
Kelly Arispe
Laura Middlebrooks
Ngoc-MY Guidarelli
Date Added:
11/04/2020
Chansons françaises
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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!

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Karen Kelton
Kelle Keating
Date Added:
01/17/2017
Chinese Dialogues Podcast
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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’.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Wen-Hua Teng
Date Added:
01/17/2017