From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

From MSA to CA: A Beginner’s Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic

Editors note: This is a guest blog post by Lina Gomaa, Arabic Instructor in the Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University, about the Creative Commons-licensed textbook she wrote, From MSA to CA: A Beginner's Guide for Transitioning into Colloquial Arabic.  At … [Continue reading...]

Inclusive Pedagogy and the Language-Learning Classroom

Inclusive Pedagogy and the Language-Learning Classroom

Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Sarah Le Pichon, an Assistant French Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin, on the topic of inclusive pedagogies. Students, administrators, and faculty here at UT are developing inclusive policies and practices. If your institution is … [Continue reading...]

Working with Students to Create a Textbook

Working with Students to Create a Textbook

Editor's Note: Guest blogger Julie Ward edited an anthology of Hispanic literature with her students, elevating the role that the students played in the class, and proving that the pedagogical affordances of openness are just as important as the low costs most often associated with openness. I … [Continue reading...]

The Spanish Language and its Cultures in Perspective

The Spanish Language and its Cultures in Perspective

Photo credit: Sonia Balasch From the Editor: This is a guest post about a new set of openly licensed activities “The Spanish Language and its Cultures in Perspective”, by Sonia Balasch (Eastern Mennonite University), Alexia D. Vikis, Lisa M. Rabin, and Colleen A. Sweet (George Mason … [Continue reading...]

Sharing responsibly with your colleagues

Sharing responsibly with your colleagues

Photo credit: flickr user Hoffnungsschimmer  You can help other teachers by sharing your creations, whether you give your materials away or sell them. However you share, we suggest you do it with a Creative Commons (CC) license. This allows users of your work to make changes to fit their … [Continue reading...]

Looking Back on Four Years of COERLL Projects

Looking Back on Four Years of COERLL Projects

COERLL's 2014-2018 Title VI national foreign language resource center federal grant, and the projects funded by the grant, will soon be coming to an end. COERLL and the project teams have learned a lot during this grant about the potential and the challenges of open educational resources. Each … [Continue reading...]