Roadmap Project

Indiana Language RoadmapCeLT and CLEWorld Language Festival


Supporting Secondary Educators in Globalizing Curriculum Using University World Language Festival Resources

and forthcoming:  WLF Virtual Academy Teacher’s Kit 

Presented by: 
Indiana Language Roadmap 
IU Center for Language Technology 
IU Center for Language Excellence 

Find more information on the Community Project Grants and previous projects here: Indiana Language Roadmap: Community Projects


Earlier in 2023, the project organizers selected two promising Indiana secondary world language teachers to pilot test the use of the World Language Festival (WLF) Virtual Academy to enrich their curricula and promote global awareness. Each teacher designed a lesson plan or student-centered project based on or directly inspired by content in the Virtual Academy. These materials are published on this page as Open Educational Resources (OERs) and form part of a WLF Virtual Academy Teacher’s Kit. A faculty mentor from the IU School of Education, Dr. Martha Nyikos, provided support and feedback throughout the process.


  • Each teacher’s materials, referenced by language, grade(s), and proficiency level(s) targeted 
    • Lesson Plans 
    • Assessments 
    • Ancillary activities 
    • Additional tools and resources recommended by the teacher


Please note that these materials are Open Education Resources (OER). What this means is:

  • OER are materials for teaching, learning, and research that are made available for use and reuse without cost.   
    • OER are created by instructors, librarians, subject-matter experts and more-- with the permission to be updated and expanded upon by others 
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  • OER materials allow anyone the ability to do the “five Rs” without the need to request specific permission: 
    • Retain: Make and keep a copy of the work (download the file, etc.) 
    • Reuse: Utilize the content in a wide range of ways (in a class, in a study group, on a website, in a video, etc.) 
    • Revise: Make updates, adaptations, or other changes to the work (translations, etc.) 
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    • Ability to customize: tailor the content to specific needs, teach exactly what and how you want
    • Affordability: no costs for students or teachers
    • Accessible: digital formats allow for many accessibility tools and accommodations
    • Ability to revise: ensure the material is current and relevant
    • Collaboration: works may become collaborations with students or others in the field over time, allowing for improvement, review, and expansion
    • Expanded audience: works can reach a much larger audience
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