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The Second Language Teaching and Research Center at the University of Utah (L2TReC) is committed to helping students of all grades and languages continue their language learning during COVID-19 school closures.

On this page you will find a collection of resources to aid teachers, parents, caregivers and students as they navigate language learning in non-classroom settings. 

Software & Apps

AAPPL Communication Builder Online

offers a tool that allows interpersonal speaking practice. Tasks are organized by language and by level.



offers a free Basic Teacher Premium Account until the end of the school year (July, 2020), with a variety of verb learning games. Your students can enjoy multiplayer games and compete with their friends.

Offers Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Korean, and Latin.

Offers free activites without requiring an account.


offers a gamified learning app for iOS and Android, as well as desktop sofware in over 32 languages.

Quick Steps to Get Started at Duoloingo

Select your language at Duolingo. 

Offers a free trial witahout signing up for an account.


offers a video player full of features designed to help you improve your foreign language skills. Practice commonly used vocabulary, tones and accents while watching a huge library of popular shows from all over the world. 

Woodpecker currently supports speakers of Chinese, French, German, Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish and Vietnamese learning English. They also support English speakers learning Mandarin, Spanish, French, and Vietnamese.

Video Capturing Software for Course Creation


Vizia allows you to add polls, quizzes, open ended questions and 'calls to action' to specific points in a video. As viewers watch the video the interactive elements pop up and they can type in their response. At the end of the video, a score for any quizzes is given.

The engineering at Teachable developed Vizia, a free tool for making videos interactive. The project was part of a hack week (a week devoted to special projects).  



Screencast-O-Matic is a screencasting and video editing software tool that can be launched directly from a browser.

Capture any area of your screen. Add audio narration or video from your webcam. Record lectures, tutorials, demos and games. Low priced paid screencast-o-matic education plans allow for student video feedback and allow you to record and draw on your screen to annotate your feedback on assignments. 


This is Language

is offering a special rate due to worldwide school closures related to COVID-19. This online subscription provides tiered authentic language videos and aligned activities.

Quick Steps to Get Started at This is Language

Check that your language is offered 

Check the Covid-19 Free Trial page for plan options.


free authentic video service, with paid subscription for advanced features. “Taking your class online: Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning”.

Turn listening into an engaging classroom activity with FluentKey Live – an interactive comprehension game. Offers a free plan.


Large open source video and audio resources for Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Latin, Spanish, and other languages. 

Includes video interviews with heritage/native speakers for several languages.

General Practice

Fluency Matters

offers free e-learning in 21 day courses.

My Curious Classes

offers various online resources for world language learning and ways to add variety to teaching.

Last Updated: 7/29/21