“A place for students and teachers to connect with and discover the diverse and exciting world of Chinese culture.”
Boise State University
This site was created to teach 6th grade art students about ancient Greek culture. It contains resources, activities, and lessons that meet Idaho State standards for Art.
The Francophone Project is a resource that was created in order to bring awareness to the various French speaking countries throughout the world. Because culture is so important and often pushed aside 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. Our hope is that our project will serve to help people learn the French language, to appreciate all Francophone cultures, and to continue learning because it’s benefits go far beyond borders.
This study abroad guide 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. It also provides cultural tidbits and personal experiences that are intended to assist students in adjusting to Japanese culture and society during their study abroad.
Language Activities & Materials from Boise State University Pathways Project. Leads to hub (https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pathways-project-oer-language-teaching-repository-/2388/7124/2968/). Licenses vary.
Let’s Chat! French features a collection of nearly 100 classroom-ready interpersonal speaking activities for novice and intermediate learners. Touching on a range of thematic topics such as free time activities, food, daily routines, health, the environment, art and so much more, French teachers are sure to find an activity to use in their courses. These activities may be used as is or can easily be revised and remixed to fit the unique needs of individual classrooms.
Let’s Chat! German features a collection of over 100 classroom-ready interpersonal speaking activities for novice and intermediate learners. Touching on a range of thematic topics such as school, travel, daily routines, health, jobs, art and so much more, German teachers are sure to find an activity to use in their courses. These activities may be used as is or can easily be revised and remixed to fit the unique needs of individual classrooms.
Let’s Chat! Spanish features a collection of over 100 classroom-ready interpersonal speaking activities for novice and intermediate learners. Touching on a range of thematic topics such as free time activities, travel, daily routines, health, the environment, art and so much more, Spanish teachers are sure to find an activity to use in their courses. These activities may be used as is or can easily be revised and remixed to fit the unique needs of individual classrooms.
Pathways Project co-directors Kelly Arispe and Amber Hoye hosted a showcase of the Pathways Project on September 24th for the Boise State community and others interested in learning more about the work being done at Boise State.
The Pathways Project hosts a collection of over 450 classroom activities across 10 different languages, all collaboratively created by Idaho world language students and teachers. In this workshop, we’ll explore how we’ve used OER Commons to host these ancillary materials, our partnership with world language students and teachers, and share some lessons we’ve learned along the way! Participants will gain an understanding of the features of OER Commons, ideas for co-creating with students, and an understanding of resources available to K-16 language instructors.
The Spanish O.R. Index is a Google site of Internet resources that can be used in the Spanish-language classroom. Indexed resources contain authentic or authentic-like materials and are marked with keywords for thematic unit or content. By referring to the Google site, teachers can use the time looking for usable resources as time to create and scaffold.
This semester [Fall 2019], Kaden used his background in linguistics and knowledge of phonetics and phonology to make a student-accessible guide to pronunciation in Spanish. The guide explains differences between vowel and consonant pronunciation in English and Spanish, so students are able to train both their ears and their tongues!"
This project will dive into a three-part survival guide for studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. The guide will cover pre-study abroad items, how to enhance your experience while you are abroad, and post-study abroad items. I think this will bring a different perspective to students and will genuinely benefit them to have this awesome information.
Strong communication begins with a basic knowledge of color theory and it's functionality. This content page contains links which will direct you to external web resources, rich with content, that will help you better understand the powerful role of color in visual communication.
"My name is Sata Vanasouk and I’m a media arts major at Boise State University, minoring in Chinese studies and global studies. My project, Visualizing Chinese, aims to intersect storytelling and language learning through colorful illustrations and unique little stories. It is important to note that this work is more vocabulary-focused."
"This project was created to conjoin my two areas of study–a foreign language and media production. What inspired this project was my experience seeing other students struggle with the technological aspect of video editing, while also not enjoying the assignment overall. My aim was to address both of these issues to create fun, easy video project ideas for teachers to implement into the classroom."
- Sata Vanasouk