Target Language Text Resources

To support teachers in implementing literacies pedagogy, this repository offers a wide range of online resources to find authentic written, audio, audiovisual, and visual texts in a variety of languages. 
Click on a language for a list of resources.

Arabic

Chinese

Classics

French

German

Indigenous Languages

Italian

Japanese

Korean

Persian

Spanish

Vietnamese

General

  • Facebook:

    • AATF/AATSP/AATG/etc. groups

    • search for the name of a TV show from the target culture in FB. The FB pages often have short videos introducing the series, or a compilation of 'special moments'. 

  • YouTube:

    • search for commercials/ads by the brand name of a common product in the L2 culture

    • find the official YouTube channel for a University in the target country/culture. These channels almost always include short admissions videos made for high schoolers (native speakers of the L2), plus longer texts like interviews with professors, etc.

  • World Meteorological Organization (language can be set at top of page)

  • 7 billion others (language can be set at top of page)

  • “Humans of…” series (e.g., Humans of Paris)

  • Radio Garden (live world news around the globe)

 

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