Teaching by Design: Reimagining Foreign Language Curricula with Literacy-based OER

University of Texas at Austin, Glickman Center (Liberal Arts Building - CLA 1.302B)
Chantelle Warner (University of Arizona)
Joanna Luks (Cornell University)
Carl Blyth (University of Texas at Austin)


Language program directors, graduate students, and faculty will work together to create open resources for teaching literacy using authentic texts that demonstrate playful and creative uses of language. 

Breakfast, lunch, and an evening social event are provided to workshop participants. 


About the FLLITE project

The FLLITE Project, sponsored by CERCLL (University of Arizona) and COERLL (University of Texas at Austin), 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 lessons based on authentic texts in both commonly and less-commonly taught languages, for example, blogs, Internet memes, YouTube videos, slam poetry, and so forth. When you submit a lesson, the FLLITE editorial board will give you feedback to improve your lesson for publication. In addition, you will learn how to adopt an open copyright license (Creative Commons) that gives the public the right to access, adapt, and re-use your lesson.  


Important information 

  • Registration is full for this workshop 
  • Workshop schedule
  • Please bring your own device (laptop or tablet) in order to fully participate in the workshop


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Sponsored by
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The University of Arizona
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The University of Texas at Austin
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The University of Texas at Austin

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