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Bonjour! Buenos Dias! Guten Tag! Ni Hao! Marhaba! MERLOT welcomes all language educators and students of World Languages to access the many OER available in the ever-expanding World Languages Collection. This pioneer community contains thousands of OER, many of them peer-reviewed by distinguished scholars in the field. Please peruse our collection and correspond with us if you are interested in knowing more about the World Languages community peer review process. Contact Laura Franklin ( for more information.


World Language Assessment: Get in the Mode! supports and empowers world language educators to improve student proficiency through a variety of assessment strategies. Focusing on the three modes of communication (interpretive, presentational, and interpersonal), this resource provides a framework of formative, interim, and summative assessments for use at any grade level. 

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Digital Commons Network: [Open Access] Arts and Humanities Commons
The Digital Commons Network: [Open Access] Arts and Humanities Commons provides...
Ventanas: Introducción a la literatura
Ventanas is an anthology of literature for advanced Spanish language learners....
Mama Lisa's World
Children's songs and rhymes from around the world.
The LEAF Project
Free resources in French and Spanish that are available to print, copy, and use...
Ghost and the Japanese: Cultural Experience in Japanese Death Legends
The Japanese have ambivalent attitudes toward death, deeply rooted in...
Un Jour Une Actu
This site customizes and explains news and current events in a simple and...
Science Fiction in Argentina: Technologies of the Text in a Material Multiverse
This book examines an unprecedented range of science fiction texts—including...
This site represents many things, most of all, it is evidence that...
KitakuEigo includes a collection of videos on a variety of topics targeting...

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