As a teacher, research or policy maker you can benefit from the resources, studies and activities that LangOER has been developing.

In this page you can find: In-dept investigation of OER; International challenges of less used languages; Teacher training and practice; Capacity building for regional languages educators; Language learning challenges.

In-depth investigation of OER

State-of-the art report

This report presents the results of an in-depth investigation and analysis of Open Educational Resources (OER) in 23 languages, including the target languages of the LangOER consortium: Dutch, Frisian, Greek, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish and Swedish. Target languages have also been extended to more European languages, regional and minority languages (RML). The investigation also included a more global overview by using languages such as English, French, and German for reference. The study is now also available in several languages: DutchFrisianGreekLatvianLithuanian, Polish and Swedish

 Download the study in English (pdf) ► The Annex to the study (pdf) ►

International challenges of less used languages

Policy Brief: OER in your own language

This policy brief, recognizing the importance for nations to adopt Open Educational Resources in their own language, suggests policy recommendations for governments to take action for the development of OER in Less Used Languages. Download as pdf (English)
Translations into ArabicDutch, Latvian, Lithuanian, SwedishGreek, Polish, French, Norwegian, FaroeseFrisian and Russian are now available! 

Teacher training and enhancement of teaching practice with OER

LangOER is developing training to educators of their language, by developing capacities in OER development and uptake in their teaching context. The aim is to provide sequence of activities aimed at providing a consistent training model that could easily be adapted to the contexts of less spoken languages, with due respect for their diversity and local characteristics. You can check out the LangOER teachers Facebook Group for updates! All this is part of Work Package 4
Explore the seven training courses “Going Open with LangOERin the following languages: EnglishPolishLatvian/Latgalian
Download the teacher handbook: Going open with LangOER  (pdf, English)all you need to know about open education resources (how to find, attribute and repurpose such materials).
Explore the LangOER collection of educational resources
One of the outcomes of the teacher training session is a collection of educational resources created by the training participants in 5 languages.

 Capacity building for educators of regional and minority languages 

Regional and Minority Languages (RML) in Europe require specific attention because of their geographical spread and the numbers of speakers concerned. An awareness raising event is organised for regional and minority language stakeholders during an international event and also online awareness raising activities targeting educators of the “Network of Schools” will be organised. All this is part of Work Package 5.


Language learning challenges

The aim of this stream of activities is to explore the potential of OER from a language learning pedagogy perspective.  Challenges for both research and practice in the language learning field will be documented, analyzed and valorized through pan-European language learning expert meetings and scientific publications. All this is part of Work Package 6.



In this page you will find research-based resources related to OER/OEP and less used languages. More resources will be added through the life of the project.

LangOER: OER and languages is a group in Education on Mendeley

OER and languages Group on Diigo

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Language teaching and OEP

LangOER (2014 – 2016) is a European network focused on enhancing the linguistic and cultural components of OER (open educational resources) by offering OER in less used languages and by enhancing sustainability through OER reuse.


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