Pathways Project OER Language Teaching Repository @ Boise State

The activities provided by the Boise State Pathways 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. Our activities seek to help students solidify their interpersonal speaking and interpretive listening skills through task-based situations or communicative activities. We recommend using these activities to help reinforce the content students are learning, allowing the students time to feel comfortable using the unit’s vocabulary and grammar structures through application. Please Note: Many of the activities on the Pathways Project OER Repository are 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. For more information about the Pathways Project, please visit: https://www.boisestate.edu/worldlang/pathways/
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FAQ and Resources for the Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository

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This document contains answers to Frequently Asked Questions for the Open Educational Resource (OER) Language Teaching Repository. 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!

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Let's Make a Deal- English Foundations, Novice Low

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In this activity, students are learning about school supplies. The lab assistant will show a picture of an item and the first student that takes the item out of their backpack and says the name in the target language, will get the point. The lab assistant can also show something that can apply to them. They will be then asked a follow up question and if they can answer, they get the point.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Travel Agents and Travelers, Spanish Novice Mid

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In this activity, students will talk about a vacation they would like to take and engage in conversation about traveling. Students will learn words relating to traveling and taking a vacation. They practice speaking to each other about planning a vacation. Students will also express personal opinions and thoughts about their vacation and hotel.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Let's go shopping - English Template Novice High

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In this activity, students will practice identifying where they can buy certain items. Students will also work on asking a partner what their likes are and use these characteristics to come up with a potential gift for them. Students will learn how to identify preferences, express opinions about items and seek places to purchase items as well.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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The environment, English Template, Intermediate Mid

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Students will discuss the environment and their favorite ways to get around and things to do outside. Students will also be able to compare and contrast between transportation options in both their hometown and Spanish speaking countries. Students will be able to express their opinion regarding the environment and transportation and back up their argument using Spanish.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom