OER Format: Video Collection

Video lessons and authentic language videos

  • Chinese Grammar Lesson Videos

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    Wen-Hua Teng

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    A collection of video lessons on grammar topics for beginning Mandarin Chinese, available as a YouTube playlist.

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  • Conversa Brasileira

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    Orlando Kelm

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    A compilation of video scenarios of people interacting with each other in Portuguese. Conversations include dialogs, questions, turn taking exchanges, clarifications, false starts, hugs, laughter, asides. The scenarios are enhanced by transcriptions, translations, content analysis, and notes and discussion blogs.

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  • Rockin Russian

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    Thomas Jesús Garza

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    Rockin Russian is designed to give students exposure to the Russian language and culture through the medium of Russian music videos. Students are able to perfect their grammar while rocking out to music videos from Russia’s pop stars. Based on Russian music videos from MTV Russia, Rockin’ Russian is supplemented with exercise materials focusing on pronunciation, vocabulary development, grammar and cultural features. Parts of the videos are embedded into exercises in each category that students can revisit, strengthening their language skills.

  • Spanish Proficiency Exercises

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    Orlando Kelm

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    A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks.

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  • SpinTX Video Archive

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    Barbara E. Bullock , Almeida Jacqueline Toribio

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    The SpinTX video archive provides a convenient web interface to search hundreds of short video clips from the Spanish in Texas Corpus. The collection includes hundreds of video clips culled from interviews of native and heritage speakers of Spanish living in Texas. Each video is accompanied by synchronized closed captions and a transcript that has been annotated with thematic, grammatical, functional and metalinguistic information. All materials available on the site can be freely used, copied, and distributed under a Creative Commons license.

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  • Portuguese Communication Exercises

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    Orlando Kelm

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    A compilation of nearly 350 brief video clips, together with a complete Portuguese transcription and English translation of native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil (and some Portugal) who talk about 80 different topics.

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  • Les Conversations Mises à Jour

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    Beatriz E. Schleppe , Melissa E. Skidmore

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    Les Conversations Mises à Jour is 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.

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  • Hindi in America Collection

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    The Hindi in America Collection includes fully transcribed videos of interviews with Hindi-speakers. The aim of the project is to provide learners with unscripted examples of the contemporary colloquial language.

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  • Chansons françaises

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    Kelle Keating , Karen Kelton

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    Chansons françaises is the integrated music component of Français interactif. Chansons features a French or Francophone song, related to each chapter’s cultural or pedagogical focus, presented via audio or video. Accompanying pdfs provide additional information, as well as comprehension exercises. Songs act as a portal to various Francophone cultures and musical genres. Aural comprehension and study of lyrics afford students practice with culturally authentic text and expression. Students discover yet another reason to be passionate about studying French!

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