2021 Language OER Conference

The first annual Language OER Conference was held online on Saturday, March 6, 2021 and highlighted materials in German, French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Kiswahili, K'iche, Russian, Chinese and Turkish.  The videos below capture all of the presentations from the event and are listed in the order of presentation.  For presentation abstracts, please consult the 2021 Language OER Conference Program.  For a complete list of presentations see the Language OER Conference website.

Keynote: Fixing the Broken Textbook Market

Open Educational Practices – Empowering Students to Share Their Voice and Knowledge Beyond the Classroom

Grenzenlos Deutsch: An OER Curriculum for First-Year German

Beginning German

Le retamaxik le ch'ab'al k'iche': Digital Resources for K'iche' Learning and Instruction

Beginning K'iche'

Open L2 textbooks: Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion

Beginning Spanish

Ingresos: A Multiliteracies Approach to Intermediate Business Spanish

Intermediate Spanish

OER in Spanish for Specific Professions

Formalizing Teacher Training and Professional Development for OERs - A Case Study

A New Complete OER for First-Year Italian

Beginning Italian

Tutt* a tavola: An OER Elementary Italian Textbook

Beginning Italian

Fourth-Semester French: French Language Competency for the Global Workforce

Introducing Open Language Learning as an Optional Course in a Master’s Program

Le pont: Bridging the Transition from Intermediate to Advanced French

Intermediate and Advanced French

Palabras propias: An OER for Cultural Surveys of the Spanish-speaking World


Keynote: Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

The Value Of Teams: A Tried And True Model for OER-enabled Pedagogy that Elevates Student Voices

First-Year Korean OER Project – You Speak Korean 1 & 2

Beginning Korean

Hujambo! A Standards-Based Approach to Introductory Kiswahili

Introductory Swahili

A Virginia Collaboratory for the Design and Development of Student-Driven, Interactive OER E-Textbooks

OER Beginning Spanish Curriculum Featuring Authenticity, Flexibility, Social Justice and More

Beginning Spanish

¡Chévere! Introductory Spanish I and II OER Textbook

Beginning Spanish

Supporting Spanish Heritage Language Instructors with OER: Online Modules for Professional Development at TeCHS

NOVA STARTALK eTower: An Effective OER to Promote Chinese Language Proficiency, Cultural Competence and Learner Autonomy


Dobra forma: An Open-Education Web-Based Resource on Ukrainian Grammar


Feliz en la comunidad: An OER Community Service Initiative during COVID 19

Writing a Turkish Language Textbook— The Case of Konuşan Paragraflar

Intermediate and Advanced Turkish

Using Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar to Teach Turkish Language and Culture

Eradicating Racial Invisibility in the FL Classroom Through OER: Understanding and Avoiding the Legacy of Racism in FL Textbooks through a Case Study on the Spanish Classroom