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Open Educational Resources: Languages

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My Korean I

"This book is an introduction to contemporary Korean, with special emphasis on spoken usage for everyday situations. It introduces learners to the Korean alphabet and everyday situations in Korean culture to help them acquire ‘survival’ Korean." (Monash University)

Arabic I

"In part one of this online textbook for Arabic, you will learn the basics of the Arabic spoken and written language through basic conversations about yourself, your family, school, and daily activities." (Learn NC)

Beginning Japanese for Professionals: Book I

"This textbook is designed for beginning learners who want to learn basic Japanese for the purpose of living and working in Japan. Unlike textbooks written primarily for students, whose content largely centers on student life, this book focuses more on social and professional life beyond school." (OER Commons)

Liberte

"Liberté, by Gretchen Angelo, is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach." (Light and Matter)

Mandarin Chinese I

"In part one of this online textbook for Mandarin Chinese, you will learn the basics of the Chinese spoken and written language and to have basic conversations about yourself, your family, school, and daily activities." (Learn NC)

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