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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:
06/10/2020
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
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Karen Kelton
Kelle Keating
Date Added:
05/10/2020
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:
06/09/2020
Chinese Flashcards
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Practice vocabulary on the go! The original idea conceived by a fellow Chinese language student, this flashcard exercise is an engaging and effective way to review vocabulary terms from the convenience of your mobile device.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Wen-Hua Teng
Date Added:
06/09/2020
Chinese Take-In
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Chinese Take-In provides an interactive environment where first-year Chinese learners can practice listening outside the classroom according to individual needs and paces while receiving immediate feedback.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Teng
Wen-Hua
Date Added:
06/09/2020
Chqe’tamaj le qach’ab’al K’iche’! - A Beginner to Advanced Level K'iche' Online Course
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Chqe’tamaj le qach’ab’al K’iche’! seeks to develop a beginner to advanced level online course for K’iche’, a Mayan language of Guatemala. The team includes faculty and grad students at The University of Texas at Austin and at Vanderbildt University, as well as associates in Nahualá who are all working together to develop materials relevant for the course.

This will be the first full online course of any Mayan language. Based on the variety spoken in Nahualá, it seeks to develop oral fluency in the student in addition to an understanding of the grammar as well as reading skills. The intended audience for this pedagogical resource is foreign students interested in developing their language skills, as well as native teachers in bilingual schools through western Guatemala.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Date Added:
06/10/2020
ClicaBrasil
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The Portuguese language lessons of ClicaBrasil highlight aspects of Brazilian culture. They are designed for intermediate to advanced students, but are accessible to everyone. Each lesson includes videos of Brazilians from all walks of life speaking naturally about their lives and their country. All lessons integrate reading, writing, listening and comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication and cultural activities with the videos. This is also available as a free PDF textbook and as print on demand.

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Languages
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Flanzer, Vivian
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Enhancing French Skills
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Enhancing French skills is a website for intermediate learners of French. It includes authentic language videos from French websites, as well as interviews of French speakers on cultural topics. Videos and activities are organized into five broad themes and tagged by communicative language function with links into Tex’s French Grammar for specific grammar explanations and interactive exercises. Each theme includes a pdf of suggested classroom activities and homework.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Karen Kelton
Nancy Guilloteau
Date Added:
05/10/2020
Foreign Language Teaching Methods
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An online, video-based methods course focusing on best practices for foreign language instruction at the high-school and college levels. It features 12 interactive media-rich modules taught by different professors from the University of Texas at Austin. Modules include Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, Vocabulary, Grammar, Pragmatics, Culture, The Language Learner, Technology, Classroom Management, and Assessment.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Syllabus
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Carl Blyth
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE)
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The FLLITE website contains a collection of lessons in second language literacy for various languages.

The website is the focal point of the FLLITE Project, which takes the creative moments found in everyday language use as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks.

The goal of the FLLITE Project is the publication of classroom-tested lessons based on authentic texts in different languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth.

All FLLITE lessons carry an open license that allows you the teacher to…

…access, adapt, and re-use any lesson; and
…contribute a lesson for editorial feedback and publication.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Center for Educational Resources in Culture Language and Literacy (CERCLL)
Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Gateway to Chinese
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This site offers a collection of free interactive language learning resources for beginning Mandarin Chinese. Students now have the option to practice pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and reading skills at their own convenience.

Gateway to Chinese resources are designed to give students the valuable feedback they need to improve language skills in the critical early stages of learning. An extensive number of interactive exercises allow students to practice what they learn. With these tools, instructors can utilize valuable classroom time to do what they do best: teach!

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Date Added:
06/09/2020
German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL)
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The German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (G-FOL) is a prototype of a new kind of pedagogical dictionary. The goal is to help students learn how words are used in modern-day German. This online resource is different from traditional dictionaries and textbooks because it is based on the German FrameNet at the University of Texas at Austin, a digital archive of how German words are used in real life contexts. As such, students can easily access up-to-date information about the syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic contexts in which a German word appears. In addition, each lexical entry provides information about a word’s register, frequency, and related meanings. Thanks to G-FOL’s web-based architecture, the lexicon easily links to other pedagogical resources in digital format and can be updated with new words or new usages of existing words.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Interactive
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Hans Boas
Date Added:
05/10/2020
Grimm Grammar
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An online German grammar reference, featuring zany post-modern Grimm's fairy tale characters, authoritative grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises, online audio and cartoon images.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Zsuzsanna Abrams
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Les Conversations Mises à Jour
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Les Conversations Mises à Jour is a collection of authentic conversations in French that targets mostly intermediate and advanced learners of French. Each conversation highlights the shared experience of two native or near-native French speakers and provides both an oral history of that experience and a trove of cultural references.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Lesson
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Beatriz E. Schleppe
Melissa E. Skidmore
Date Added:
05/10/2020
Língua da Gente
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In Brazil, the term língua da gente (literally ‘language of the people’) refers to the way that people actually talk in everyday speech. And that, in essence, is the object behind this series. We hope to provide practical lessons that demonstrate how people really speak, and we do this by presenting brief, slice-of-life dialogs, which focus on some daily situation, scenario, or task that we encounter every day.

Each audio podcast, generally between 8-12 minutes, includes the presentation of a brief dialog, a line-by-line English translation, and more in-depth analysis of the pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and cultural content in the lesson. Discussion blogs also accompany each lesson, providing community interaction for comments and questions. In broad terms, the lessons are subdivided into three levels of difficulty: Beginning, Elementary, and Intermediate. Additionally we have a cultural show that covers current events and related social issues.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Portuguese Communication Exercises
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CC BY
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A compilation of nearly 350 brief video clips, together with a complete Portuguese transcription and English translation of native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil (and some Portugal) who talk about 80 different topics.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Orlando Kelm
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Radio Arlecchino
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Selection of aural Italian grammar lessons (podcasts). Grammar examples and dialogs are built upon the escapades of Arlecchino, Pulcinella, and other masks of the Italian Commedia dell'arte. Lessons feature topical grammar discussions, dramatic readings, pdf grammar notes ... and general audio zaniness.

Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Reading
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Provider Set:
COERLL
Author:
Antonella Del Fattore-Olson
Eric Edwards
Date Added:
06/10/2020