Please find here free examples of online teaching and learning materials for the forthcoming period of university closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. Please feel free to use and share, ensuring that you acknowledge the originator and source where requested.

If you have any suggestions for additional material that might be of use to the community, please contact James Illingworth, UCML Administrative Assistant, at

General Approaches to Online Learning

  • 10 tips for working at home, compiled by Cardiff University AHSS HR.
  • Google Doc co-curated by Jacqueline Wernimont (Dartmouth, USA), Cathy N. Davidson (CUNY Grad Center, USA) containing a number of useful pointers for online teaching.
  • Women in French have compiled a similar list of online teaching guidance, and have suggested a questionnaire to give to students to assess their online capabilities/needs.

Modern Languages Resources

  • FRENCH: Didier FLE have made their various French learning workbooks freely available for the duration of the outbreak.
  • FRENCH: These two sites offer learning and emotional support online: &
  • FRENCH: Every Sunday, FranceCulture will put on a special 2-hour broadcast aimed at education during confinement. FranceCulture has also curated a ‘Nation apprenante‘ section, compiling broadcasts of particular use during this period of social isolation.
  • CHINESE: The Confucius Institute at UCL has collated a list of online resources for Chinese teaching.
  • TRANSLATION STUDIES: Cardiff University has compiled a list of resources for online working in Translation Studies.
  • TRANSLATION STUDIES: Sign-up to the MOOC ‘Working with Translation’ has been extended until 23:59 on 21 June. Upon sign-up, you will have 6 weeks of free access. After, the 6 week free period you have to pay to upgrade for unlimited access. Sign up here.
  • TRANSLATION STUDIES: Hannah Silvester (Cork, has established a Slack workspace for Translation Studies/Audiovisual Translation/Interpreting Studies. Participants are asked to share their research interests and goals in this Google Doc. The Slack workspace allows for themed or goal-based discussion threads, so that researchers can connect with others working on related topics, or working towards similar goals. Those who wish to join the workspace should contact Hannah directly.
  • The Literary Encyclopedia, a compendium of short articles penned by academics on a wide range of texts and authors belonging to literary traditions from across the globe, is offering free subscriptions to FE and HE institutions until the end of June 2020. These articles are written primarily with undergraduates in mind and are peer-reviewed by editorial teams, so are citable in ways many free-for-all reference resources such as Wikipedia are not.
  • Resources for online teaching, compiled by the MLA
  • Repository of Humanities-specific (including Languages) teaching resources:
  • H-Net has compiled a repository of online resources for Humanities and Social Sciences teaching:
  • H-Net has also created a space for sharing papers from cancelled conferences:
  • Google doc curated by Rachel Lucas listing Modern Languages online teaching resources.
  • Sanako, an online learning platform that specialises in language teaching, is offering free subscriptions:
  • During the outbreak Cambridge Assessment are offering Resource Plus to all Cambridge International schools free of charge.


  • Mathew Hillier (University of Queensland) is hosting 2 free webinars on transforming assessment:
    • 25 March 2020: Implementing remotely invigilated online exams at scale (Further info + register (free) at
    • 26 March 2020: the KISS approach to teaching online in the time of COVID19 (Further info + register (free) at
  • Epigeum has made 2 of its online programmes freely available until the end of May (‘Teaching Online’ and ‘Blended Learning’). More details including how to access the course can be found here.
  • Online education professionals in the UK have contributed to a course aimed at helping staff move their teaching online – it’s free and starts on Monday 23 March:

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