Language OER Conference

What is the Language OER Conference?

The goal of the Language OER Conference is to provide a venue to showcase large-scale language OER and to exchange information on topics related to OER production and adoption. The conference is completely online and completely free.  

The 2025 Language OER Conference is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 8, 2025. 

A call for proposals will go out in the latter part of Fall 2024.  Early inquiries are welcome.


Past Conferences

The table below provides links to video recordings of all presentations from past Language OER Conferences. When available, the presentations are accompanied by links to the OER projects themselves. An additional list of OER is provided on the Language OER at KU webpage.


OER Presented at Language OER Conference
Fourth-Semester French: French Language Competency for the Global Work ForceFrenchintermediate2021
Le pont: Bridging the Transition from Intermediate to Advanced FrenchFrenchintermediate,
Palabras propias: An OER for Cultural Surveys of the Spanish-speaking WorldSpanishadvanced2021
Pathways Project: A Collection of Interpersonal Activities for French, German, Spanishallbeginning, intermediate2022
First-Year Korean OER Project: You Speak Korean 1 & 2Koreanbeginning2021
Hujambo! A Standards-Based Approach to Introductory KiswahiliKiswahilibeginning2023
¡Chévere! Introductory Spanish I and II OER TextbookSpanishbeginning2021
Dobra forma: An Open-Education Web-Based Resource on Ukrainian GrammarUkrainianintermediate2021
Bridging the Divide: Linking Literature and Language Studies through the Health HumanitiesSpanishadvanced2022
Spunti: The Complete Elementary Italian ProgramItalianbeginning2022
¡Acción! Spanish Conversation Through FilmSpanishadvanced2022
In the Beginning - the Creation and Implementation of an OER Hebrew Language MinorHebrewintermediate,
Now That You've Published Your OER...Russianbeginning2022
Curation vs. creation in OER: Taming the BeastSpanishintermediate2022
PLUMA: Historias en español. A Comprehensive Narrative-Based Language Learning Program for SpanishSpanishbeginning, intermediate2022
Identità dell Italia Contemporanea: An OER Textbook for Elementary ItalianItalianbeginning2022
Transitioning to Tex in "The Other UT"Frenchbeginning2022
Tako lako: New Online OER Textbook for Beginning Level CroatianCroatianbeginning2022
Moroccan Arabic and Culture: A Multimedia TextbookArabicintermediate, advanced2022
LCTL DOORs: Opening Up Possibilities for LCTL Instructorsallbeginning2022
Bate-Papo: An Inclusionary OER Textbook for PortuguesePortuguesebeginning2022
Telebridges: A New OER for Facilitating Russian Language ExchangeRussianall2022
Salud y Bienestar - An Intermediate Spanish OERSpanishadvanced2024
Better Together: Librarian Faculty Collaboration in Language OER CreationHindi, Khmer, Urdubeginning2022
Decoding the 1920s: Teaching Advanced Russian in a Literature ClassRussian advanced2022
A Closer Read: Textbook and Novels for Adult Intermediate ESOL StudentsESLintermediate2022
Embracing Open - The Reality Czech ProjectCzechbeginning2022
Saber es poder: Spanish for Heritage SpeakersSpanishintermediate, advanced2022 An OER Textbook for a More Inclusive ClassroomFrenchintermediate, advanced2022
Resourced Schemes of Work for Secondary French, German, and SpanishFrench, German, Spanishall2022

Developing Accessible OER Documents: A Review of Best Practices

OER in Washington: A Case Study in K-12 State OER Effortsallall2022
Innovative OER for Spanish ELL WritersEnglish as a Second Languageall2022
Redesigning Acceso: Lessons Learned and Next StepsSpanishintermediate2024
LLC Commons: Open Resources for RussianRussianbeginning2023
Russian Aspect in ConversationRussianintermediate, advanced2023
NEH-funded Open Access Spanish Language Curriculum Centering Blackness in AmericaSpanishbeginning2023
Digital Tools for the Communicative Method: A Case Study in Developing and Implementing a Multimedia Textbook Project for Elementary Bosnian-Serbian-CroatianBosnian, Croatian, Serbianbeginning2023
Willkommen: Deutsch für alle: A Task-Based and Blended German Language OERGermanbeginning2023
Willkommen: Deutsch für alle 2: A Second-Year Task-Based and Blended German Language OERGermanintermediate2024
Homenaje: An Intermediate Spanish Course for Students with Diverse Language Acquisition BackgroundsSpanishadvanced2023
#OnYGo: An Innovative, Multimodal French OER for Fostering Diversity, Inclusivity and EquityFrenchbeginning2023
Français inclusif: Designing a New Diverse and Inclusive French Curriculum Frenchbeginning2023
Tarea libre: A First-year Spanish OER Homework AncillarySpanishbeginning2023
OER Office Hours (Fair Use)allall2023
Inclusive Pedagogy in LCTL Classrooms: Implications from Arabic OERArabicbeginning2023
Open Textbook for Hindi Heritage Language Learners: The PlanHindibeginning, intermediate2023
Using Technology to Support Literacy: OER Arabic ResourcesArabicall2023
Basic UrduUrdubeginning2023
Development of an Interactive Korean Language TextbookKoreanbeginning2023
Designing Elementary Chinese OER TextbooksChinesebeginning2023
Temas de hoy en Latinoamérica: Content-based Instruction and the Flipped Classroom Through an OERSpanishadvanced2023
A Cybersecurity Module for ASL ClassroomsASLadvanced2024
Adult Migrant English Program OnlineESLbeginning2024
Beginning Tibetan: Preserving Culture and Identity with OERTibetanbeginning2024
On apprend avec TikTok!📸🤳: An OER for Developing Linguistic and Cultural Awareness in French CoursesFrenchbeginning2024
Introduction à la linguistique française: OER for L2 Content CourseFrenchadvanced2024
Piacere! An Adaptable Resource for Elermentary ItalianItalianbeginning2024
Torniamo a tavola! Building an OER Language SequenceItalianintermediate2024
Voci: An Inclusive OER for Beginning ItalianItalianbeginning2024
Adapting OER: Grammaire Ouverte and Italiano AvanzatoFrench, Italianadvanced2024
Iowa Intersections: Language and Stories at the Crossroadsallall2024
Accelerating OER Production Through OER-Enabled PedagogySpanishintermediate, advanced2024
Ottoman and Turkish to English Literary Translations and MoreTurkishall2024
Italian in Wonderland: An Open Education Digital Platform to Teach and Learn ItalianItalianbeginning, intermediate2024
#OnYGo+: A Second-year Inclusive Approach to FrenchFrenchIntermediate2024
Français inclusif: A Complete Four-semester French OER CurriculumFrenchintermediate2024
Bridging Language and Place: A Technology-Enhanced Placed-Based Language Learning OER for Language Educatorsallall2024
Voces e historias compartidas: An OER for Spanish Heritage Speakers in the MidwestSpanishintermediate2024
Transitioning to OER in a Community College Spanish ProgramSpanishbeginning, intermediate2024
Ես ու դուն (You and I): Modern Western Armenian - An OER Built with Free Tech ToolsArmenianbeginning2024
A Collaborative Venture in Crafting An Open, Task-Based Vietnamese TextbookVietnamesebeginning, intermediate


Creating an Asynchronous OER Experience in Spanish 101Spanishbeginning2023

The Use of OER for a Proficiency-based Spanish Curriculum


beginning, intermediate


Spanglish Literature and Film: Intermediate Spanish for Heritage Learners Using Open Educational Resources


Aligning your OER with Project Based Learning Principles for Oral Proficiency


Understanding the OER World

Creating and Sharing a Multimodal Intermediate French Sequence: Successes and ChallengesFrenchintermediate2023
Fixing the Broken Textbook Marketallall2021
Open Educational Practices - Empowering Students to Share Their Voice and Knowledge Beyond the ClassroomSpanishintermediate, advanced2021
Grenzenlos Deutsch: An OER Curriculum for First-Year GermanGermanbeginning2021
Le retamaxik le ch'ab'al k'iche': Digital resources for K’iche’ Learning and InstructionK'iche'beginning2021
Open L2 textbooks: Opportunities for Diversity, Equity, and InclusionSpanishbeginning2021
Ingresos: A Multiliteracies Approach to Intermediate Business SpanishSpanishintermediate2021
OER in Spanish for Specific ProfessionsSpanishall2021
Formalizing Teacher Training and Professional Development for OERs - A Case StudyRussianadvanced2021
A New Complete OER for First-Year ItalianItalianbeginning2021
Tutt* a tavola: An OER Elementary Italian TextbookItalianbeginning2021
LCTLs OER Collaborative for South and Southeast Asian LanguagesHindi, Khmer, Persian, Urdu, and Vietnamesebeginning2024
Introducing Open Language Learning as an Optional Course in a Master’s Programallall2021
The Value Of Teams: A Tried and True Model for OER-enabled Pedagogy that Elevates Student VoicesFrench, German, Spanishall2021
Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resourcesallall2021
A Virginia Collaboratory for the Design and Development of Student-Driven, Interactive OER E-Textbooksallall2021
OER Beginning Spanish Curriculum Featuring Authenticity, Flexibility, Social Justice and MoreSpanishall2021
Supporting Spanish Heritage Language Instructors with OER: Online Modules for Professional Development at TeCHSSpanishall2021
NOVA STARTALK eTower: An Effective OER to Promote Chinese Language Proficiency, Cultural Competence and Learner AutonomyChineseall2021
Feliz en la comunidad: An OER Community Service Initiative during COVID 19allall2021
Writing a Turkish Language Textbook — The Case of Konuşan ParagraflarTurkishadvanced2021
Using Her Şey Bir Merhaba ile Başlar to Teach Turkish Language and CultureTurkishintermediate2021
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 Classroomallall2021
It Takes a Village: A Collaborative Model to Promote OER Across Campusallall2022
Copyright and Creative Common: Publishing with Open Licensesallall2022
Creating a ZTC Degree for Spanish at a Hispanic Serving Institution: Challenges and OpportunitiesSpanishall2022
Content-Based Instruction of Spanish Language and Culture Through OER: A parar bien la oreja. Cuaderno de comprensión auditivaSpanishintermediate, advanced2022