Virtual Audio-Video Archive
The VAVA is a collecion of royalty-free audio and video files for teachers to use in their own creative exercises. We have also developed a small number of sample exercises that utilize material from the VAVA. Currently we offer exercises in Polish and Norwegian.
The LCTL Project encourages teachers of all LCTLs to cooperate in developing new VAVA exercises using audio or video materials. Individual exercises might be very simple listening practice, or they might be more complex, integrating sounds, video clips into reading, writing, speaking and listening activities for students. Please contact us with comments and contributions.
The VAVA currently contains audio for the following languages:
There are no video files at this time. If you have video or audio files that you wish to add to the VAVA, please submit them to the LCTL project.
Organization of the VAVA
Audio and video files are grouped by language and are organized into a grid containing:
To listen to the clip, click the play button on the black audio player bar.
To download the file, right-click (Win) or control-click (Mac) on the blue arrow and choose "Save link as..." to save the MP3 file.
In our grids, we offer the audio files in MP3 format. Your (newer) web browser should be able to play this, but if not, you may have to download something to help. We recommend the VLC Media Player for Mac or Windows.
The pictures in the VPA are freely available for educational use, either because they are copyright free, or because the LCTL Project has been given permission by the copyright holder to distribute the audio/video clip. Each clip is accompanied by credit and copyright information.
Please be advised of the conditions on fair use for online resources, as outlined in the Report to the Commissioner on the Conclusion of the First Phase of the Conference on Fair Use from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.