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

Studying Abroad!, Intermediate - ENGLISH Foundation

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During this interpretive reading and listening activity students will start by answering some simple travel questions. Then, students will listen to a voice recording and attempt to answer questions on a worksheet. Using that information, they will decide in partners where they would want to study abroad and present the necessary information to the large group.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Gabby Bates, Mardy Morales, 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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Wellbeing and technology - English template, Intermediate Mid

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In this lab, students will evaluate how social media affects their wellbeing and describe how they feel about certain current events. Students will learn to express personal feelings and opinions regarding literature, social media, and news. Additionally, students will create follow-up questions to create a conversation with others.

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

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Celebrations and dates - English Template, Novice High

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Students will practice talking about events and holidays. They will discuss the ways in which they celebrate events with family and friends in the past. Students will also be able to identify how other cultures celebrate local or national holidays. They will recommend places to celebrate birthdays or go on dates in their city, and practice how to talk about past friendships or relationships.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom

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Health, English Template, Novice Mid

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In this activity, students will learn what medicines treat which conditions and which relieve symptoms of illness in the target language. Students will learn to describe medicines and symptoms to be relieved. Students will discuss home remedies in Mexico. Students will also compare and contrast medicines and home remedies in the United States in comparison to Mexico.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Authors: Amber Hoye, Camille Daw, Mimi Fahnstrom