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Open Educational Resources: English & Foreign Languages

Open Educational Resources (OERs) are course materials that are legally available on the internet for anyone to use, edit and distribute.

OER for English and Foreign Languages


Here you will find a number of resources available at no cost to facilitate teaching and learning of English and Foreign Languages. To see more details about the contents of any item, hover your cursor over the item title. For access to more free teaching and learning resources, please take a look at the list of OER repositories available from the Finding OER tab in this guide.

Included on this page are web-based learning tools, such as Lumen Learning courses. Some Lumen Learning resources are copyrighted and openly licensed by individuals and organizations. For copyright information on specific information see the "Licenses and Attributions" link at the bottom of each page. 

OER for English Composition and Writing

Preparation for College Composition

College Composition

Academic Writing

OER for Literature and Literary Criticism

American Literature

British Literature

World Literature

Literary Criticism

OER for Speech

OER for French and Spanish Language Learning

French Language

Spanish Language

Language Learning Resources

OER for English as a Second Language

OER for English Grammar