Place- and Experience-based Database for Language Learning (PEBLL)

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  • Levels: All
  • Languages: Any, emphasis on less commonly taught languages
  • Cost: Free of charge

We know students are more motivated to learn languages when they understand its relevance in their daily lives. Place-based education is one approach to helping students connect their studies with their lives outside of the classroom. This connection can increase both student motivation and proficiency.

PEBLL, a curated database of place-based education experiences relevant to language learning, helps educators  quickly find high-quality programs to include in their classroom.  Each project included in PEBLL is geotagged and categorized by language, level, and content area so that teachers can find existing programs and services for immediate classroom use or for adaption to their own local contexts.

For those who have interest in diving deeper into incorporating place-based education in the language learning classroom, we also offer additional resources:

PEBLL is a joint project between CASLS and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL).