Instructional and Authentic Resources

Teachers can find an extensive list of authentic audio, video, print and instructional resources, suggested by world language educators throughout Ohio.

        Authentic Resources  |  What Does Proficiency Look Like?  |
             Finding Web Resources  |  Digital Learning  |  Sample Lessons


Authentic Resources by Language, Theme and Topic

To truly assess proficiency, learners need opportunities to use their language in real-world situations, using authentic cultural resources (i.e., resources that are created by native speakers for native speakers). These lists of authentic resources are categorized by themes and topics, and include an explanation of each website and suggestions for how teachers can use it with their learners.

What Does Proficiency Look Like?

Sample speaking assessments by proficiency level

Samples for all skills and proficiency levels, by language

Finding Video, Audio and Text Resources

This document provides guidance for finding additional authentic and instructional resources on the internet, such as websites, video series, podcasts, and grammar and vocabulary practice websites for language learners.

Guidance for Technology and Digital Learning

Ohio schools and districts that are considering digital or blended world language courses and commercially available language-learning products can find guidance here.

Instructional Videos and Lessons

These websites provide sample materials, lesson plans and instructional videos for world language teachers.

Last Modified: 1/21/2015 4:30:59 PM

Pursuant to ORC 3301.079 (B) (3) and 3313.60, it is the responsibility of Ohio's local boards of education to vet and approve curriculum and educational materials for use in the public schools within their district. The use of any materials posted or linked to on the Ohio Department of Education website, including materials within the Common Core State Standards or Appendices or any state model curricula or other educational resource material, is entirely up to the discretion of each local board of education.