This educators’ handbook on Foreign Languages in the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) is a culmination of ideas, resources, and pedagogies that have been developed over the past several years as a collaboration between Joanna Luks, Carl Blyth, Chantelle Warner, and the many materials designers, workshop participants, and students who have been a part of th​e FLLITE project.

By exploring and exploiting the apparent tension between the literary and the everyday, the FLLITE approach provides teachers and students with a set of tools to think with as they ​navigate the connections between language forms and meanings as they are shaped not only through sets of conventions, but also creative, playful interventions. 

  • For those new to the FLLITE project, the handbook serves as an introduction to the conceptual underpinnings and possible applications of the approach. 
  • For teachers at all levels, the handbook provides ideas for how to enhance a unit or a course by adding elements of FLLITE.
  • For Language Program Directors and curriculum designers, the handbook also provides a starting point for articulating a curricular arc across multiple courses.
  • And finally, for those involved in graduate student professional development, this handbook can be used as a whole or excerpted to assist Graduate Student Instructors to see connections between their teaching in the beginning levels and other courses they will be asked to teach further in their careers. 

Offered open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, access the handbook here.

The Foreign Languages & the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE) Project and this new publication are a part of a joint initiative of two national foreign language resource centers: the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas Austin, and the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL) at the University of Arizona.