Language: OER for specific languages


Languages & Communications Textbooks (Licences vary)

A collection of open textbooks including books on learning Chinese, French, and Spanish.

Resources by Language


Arabic Voices

A web site designed for learners and teachers of Arabic seeking materials for listening comprehension. The site provides listening materials and accompanying activities that are intended for the various levels of proficiency from Novice to Superior.

Arabic Teaching Methods (CC BY-NC)

A website that aims to support professors teaching Arabic as a foreign/second language.


Cree: Language of the Plains / nēhiyawēwin: paskwāwi-pīkiskwēwin (CC BY-NC-ND)

Cree: Language of the Plains is a comprehensive educational resource, offering a broad range of learning materials that is easily accessible to Cree language learners. This collection includes an updated and redesigned Cree language textbook, Cree language audio labs, and a Cree language workbook.


Reality Czech (CC BY-SA)

A Czech textbook and curriculum currently under development. Resources are expected to be completed by end of Summer 2018. In addition to a textbook, resources will include an in-class activity book, online grammar and cultural units, and printable homework exercises.


Les conversations mises à jour

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.

Enhancing French Skills (CC BY-NC)

A website for intermediate learners of French, created for students in a three-hour semester course at the University of Texas at Austin. Students expand their knowledge of the French language and francophone cultures and continue the development of their communicative abilities by practicing the four basic skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading.

Français interactif (CC BY)

An open textbook developed by the University of Texas at Austin for their first-year French program. The book helps you explore the French language and culture by following the lives of real UT students who participated in the UT Summer Program in Lyon, France.

French à la mode (CC BY-NC-ND)

This website has activities for French learners at the beginning and intermediate levels that are intended to be used in conjunction with any curriculum.

Le littéraire dans le quotidien (CC BY)

An open textbook offering a transdisciplinary approach to reading/writing at the first and second year levels of college French.

Tex’s French Grammar (CC BY)

A user-friendly guide to French grammar that combines explanations with dialogues and cartoon images.


German Frame-semantic Online Lexicon (CC BY)

A German-English vocabulary resource that organizes words according to their meanings, rather than just alphabetically, provides detailed definitions and pointing out differences between seemingly similar German and English words, and includes a number of real example sentences for each word (from to show how it is used in context.


Hindi in America Video Collection (CC BY)

A video collection of Hindi speakers answering questions about their experiences living in the United States.


Chqe’tamaj le qach’ab’al K’iche’! (CC BY)

This beginner-to-advanced level online course for K’iche’, a Mayan language of Guatemala.


Gateway to Chinese (CC BY-NC)

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.


Brazilpod (CC BY)

A collection of teaching materials created at the University of Texas at Austin for the study of Portuguese.



Heritage Spanish (CC BY)

On online community created to help Spanish instructors share and find teaching resources.

Spanish Corpus Proficiency Level Training (CC BY-NC-ND)

Video recordings of Spanish learners of different levels answering several questions, a written transcript of what they say, and exercises that will guide you interactively to notice features about their talk, as well as answers to those exercises.

Spanish in Texas (CC BY)

The purpose of the Spanish in Texas project is to profile Spanish as it is spoken throughout Texas today and to provide open learning tools that allow students, teachers, and the general public to explore Spanish language variation. A central goal of the project is to encourage users to view local varieties of Spanish and their speakers as important resources for learning about language and culture.


Yorùbá Yé Mi (CC BY-NC-ND)

An interactive, communicative, introductory, multi-media program intended to provide college/university students with basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of language learning in Yorùbá. It exposes the learner not only to Yorùbá language in meaningful situations, but also to the culture of the Yorùbá-speaking people of South-western Nigeria.


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