Hindi Grammar Lecture Series

Author(s):Sunil Bhatt

Description:The Hindi Grammar Lecture Series with Sunil Bhatt is a YouTube video series created to help students learn Hindi as a second language. Each video will cover one grammar point, explaining it in detail and giving some example sentences. This resource is beneficial for students learning independently, as well as for use in the classroom.

The Japanese Women Directors Project

Author(s):Colleen Laird

Description:Japanese Women Director’s Project is a public-facing production of resources designed as educational materials that can be experienced individually or incorporated into a classroom syllabus. Each Digital Dialogue contains suggestions for additional viewings and readings, as well as sample discussion questions.


Bryan Gick, Kathleen Currie Hall, Hotze Rullmann, Martina Wiltschko, Strang Burton, and many additional UBC language instructors.

Description:Through the practical use of novel ultrasound visual technology, these resources enable Speech Science and Linguistics students to become better speech therapists, vocal trainers, language teachers, and communicators.

Digital Meijis: Revisualizing Modern Japanese History at 150

Author(s):Tristan R. Grunow, Naoko Kato

Description:Digital Meijis: Re-visualising Modern Japanese History at 150 is a curated and edited collection on the Meiji Period, pairing digitized materials and documents with historical narrative and interpretive analysis.

RMST 202: Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World II, Modern to Postmodern

Author(s): Jon Beasly-Murray

Description: In this course, we read literary texts, mostly novels, originally written in French, Spanish, Portuguese, or Italian during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The site comes with lectures for each text (as well as an introductory and concluding lecture) in video format, uploaded to YouTube; written transcripts are also provided. There are also conversation videos (also uploaded to YouTube) with other experts in the field. In addition there are many additional resources, not the least of which are the contributions of students, who post weekly responses to the reading. All this is organized both in terms of the authors covered and via a tag cloud of major concepts.

LAST201: Popular Culture in Latin America

Author: Jon Beasly-Murray

Description: LAST201 is an open exploration of the many facets of Latin American popular culture, from folk tales to the Internet, coca to lucha libre, Mexico to Argentina. We will investigate concepts and topics such as nationalism, class, gender, globalization, autonomy, and resistance. It is also an opportunity therefore to think more about culture in general, and popular culture in particular, viewed through a Latin American lens.

Introduction to the Tibetan Language

Author(s): Sonam Rinchen Chusang

Description: Introduction to the Tibetan Language provides an introduction for students to study colloquial expressions in Lhasa Tibetan. It is designed as a self-paced, open access course and offers learners a basic introduction to the Tibetan Language, with lessons on script, grammar, basic vocabulary, and guidance on how to carry out a basic conversation.

Digital Himalaya Project

Author(s):Mark Turin, Alan Macfarlane

Description: The Digital Himalaya project preserves in a digital medium archival anthropological materials from the Himalayan region that are quickly degenerating in their current forms, including films in various formats, still photographs, sound recordings, field notes, maps and rare journals.

Arts One Open

Author(s): Jason Lieblang, Derek Gladwin, Jon Beasley-Murray, Robert Crawford, Jill Fellows, Christina Hendricks, Brandon Konoval, Deanna Kreisel, Renisa Mawani, Brian McIlroy, Kevin McNeilly, Gavin Paul, Arlene Sindelar, Caroline Williams

Description:Arts One Open provides Creative Commons licensed recordings and other material from lectures given by some of UBC’s most experienced and distinguished teachers. These instructors hope to provoke you to think in new ways about authors from Plato to Shakespeare, Defoe to Coetzee, and about issues such as knowledge, monstrosity, science, and politics.

eNunciate Pronunciation Resource

Author(s): UBC Department of Linguistics, UBC Deparment of Asian Studies

Description:The eNunciate site is an openly licensed resource that developed that was born out of the collaboration of the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Asian Studies, so that the former could apply the ultrasound technology to test biovisual feedback (Gick, et al. 2008) in the context of the second language learning, and the latter could provide students with video materials to help them to improve their pronunciation outside the class.

forall x (UBC Edition)

Author(s): Jonathan Ichikawa, P.D. Magnus

Description: This is an open-access introductory logic textbook, prepared by Jonathan Ichikawa, based on P.D. Magnus’s forallx. This book is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. It contains content, practice exercises, symbolic notations, and solutions to selected exercises.

ENGL470D CanLit Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Author(s):Kathryn Grafton

Description:UBC’s English 470D (Canadian Studies), focuses on the intersection of Canadian Literature and Web 2.0. In 2017, the course featured a Wikipedia Edit-a-thon in which students were asked to address the exigence of equitable representation in Wikipedia by contributing new or expanding existing articles about Canadian literature.

UnRoman Romans

Author(s): Siobhán McElduff

Description: UnRoman Romans is a reader on socially stigmatized groups in ancient Rome: actors athletes, dancers, sex workers, and sexual non-conformists. This reader was created as part of a class and uses student-scholars who contributed parts of the reader as a course assignment. It contains out of copyright and original translations of ancient texts, along with introductions, glossaries, images and other explanatory material.

Let’s Read French

Author(s):Somayeh Kamranian, Guy de Maupassant, Alphonse Daudet, and Jean Giono

Description: An open text reader of Public Domain 19th century French Literature with interactive language learning activities. The text could be read by students who have level B1 and B2 (intermediate and upper intermediate) in French, but by adding the synonym of some of the words in English, we tried to make it accessible for the students who have level A2 (elementary level).

Introduction to Latin American Studies

Author(s):Jon Beasley-Murray

Description:LAST100, “Introduction to Latin American Studies” provides an overview of the culture and society of Latin America from ancient to contemporary times, and from Argentina to Mexico.

Spectacles in the Roman World

Author(s):Siobhán McElduff

Description:This is a collection of primary sources on Roman games and spectacles in their various forms, created for CLST 260