Center for Open Educational Resources & Language Learning

Foreign Language
Teaching Methods

Professional development modules for foreign language
instruction at the high-school and college levels.

About the Site

Foreign Language Teaching Methods focuses on 12 different aspects of language teaching, each taught by a different expert instructor. The site contains video footage from an actual methods course held at the University of Texas at Austin. This flexible resource is designed to be used by foreign language teachers as a component of a classroom methods course or as a stand-alone course for independent learners.

While I was taking this course, I was already changing what I was doing and I can already see the difference.

- Verónica, beginning language teacher (Spanish)

I loved having a different teacher [for each module]. They brought so many different perspectives and they all taught differently.

- Sarah, beginning language teacher (ESL)

People have so many different creative ideas you can draw from and use for your own class.

- Judith beginning language teacher (German)

The more different languages and different types of approaches we saw, the better understanding of teaching languages I got.

- Elena, beginning language teacher (Russian)

You can apply the same theory into teaching different kinds of languages, so that's kind of exciting, you know?

- Han, beginning language teacher (English)

[The course] really helped me put in practice the ideas that I had already been taught.

- Laura, beginning language teacher (Spanish)