Language Tools

COERLL Materials

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Bilingual Language Profile

BLP website screenshot

The Bilingual Language Profile (BLP) is an instrument for assessing language dominance through self-reports that is concise, quick, and easy to use. The BLP is intended to produce a continuous dominance score and a general bilingual profile taking into account a variety of linguistic variables. The BLP is an open and free assessment tool for researchers, educators, and anyone with an interest in assessing language dominance.

Dr. David Birdsong (French and Italian)

eComma: Digital Social Reading

eComma portal website screenshot

This website compares different collaborative tagging and commenting tools and methods for web based texts and shares news and research about digital social reading. It also has information about using eComma, COERLL's social reading tool, which can be installed in your Learning Management System. 

Foreign Languages & The Literary in the Everyday

FLLITE website screenshot

The FLLITE Project takes the creative moments found in everyday language use in authentic texts such as blogs, internet memes, YouTube videos, and slam poetry, as the basis for lessons in second language literacy. By emphasizing language play as central to communication, teacher-authored FLLITE lessons aim to develop language awareness as well as communicative abilities through the integration of speaking, reading, listening, and writing tasks. 

Joanna G. Luks, Carl Blyth, Chantelle Warner (Eds.)

LESCANT Photo Database

LESCANT  website screenshot

The idea behind this site is to give students experience in identifying cultural differences that come up whenever we deal with people from other cultures. In some cases this may be with the person who lives across the street, other times it will be related to those we encounter while traveling abroad or while interacting with people from different countries. Most of the contributions to this database come from students who were enrolled in our study abroad programs. We use the LESCANT model as a way to categorize the photos and the topics.

Dr. Orlando Kelm (Spanish & Portuguese)

Other Materials from the University of Texas

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School Outreach in Foreign Languages

This website includes materials used for a German outreach program from the University of Texas at Austin. The suggestions for creating a German outreach program (listed under “starting a program”) could also be used as a template or starting point for programs involving other languages and other educational contexts.

Kit Belgum

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