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Your Guide to Japanese Pronunciation and Grammar

Your Guide to Japanese Pronunciation and Grammar If you haven't played our Japanese Alphabet Game yet, make sure you do that first so in order to acquire Japanese reading fluency in a mere matter of hours, something that would typically take days if not weeks by traditional means.  Our guide comes with a FREE Ebook guide download and explains how you can speak and read Japanese properly in a detailed, yet simple way. In doing so, we make one of the hardest aspects of language learning a piece of cake!  ... read more

Learn Italian in Song

Learn Italian in Song is part of a blog and features many contemporary and classic Italian songs. Each song shows a video of the song, plus Italian and translated lyrics. Alex Britti, Adriano Celentano, Fred Buscaglione and Toto Cotugno are just a few of the singers that are included on the site. The site also has further information about Italian food, culture and education. ... read more

El Mercado de Cuernavaca: Las Verduras

“El Gusto y el Sabor de México”:  Comparative Markets    “El Gusto y el Sabor de México” is a cultural unit about Mexican food.   The lesson “Comparative Markets” is designed for all levels and all ages. Few foreign students come to Mexico with their computers, therefore no instructions are necessary for students to carry out this lesson with technology.  Thinglink and SoundCloud  will be used in a  presentation given by the instructor with one computer and a projector before going to the market. The language is Mexican Spanish and the content and presentation will be given entirely in the target language. Learning outcomes Using Spanish, the student will be able to: ... read more

Una cosa importante

This is an assignment I will do in the first week of an online AP Spanish class. It is designed so that the students can learn a bit about one another and to get them used to the idea of recording themselves for presentational speaking assignments.  You could do this with lower level students, but probably it will work best if the students are at least at the intermediate proficiency level.  Directions for students: ... read more

LearnItalianPod

LearnItalianPod.com specializes in teaching “lovers of all things Italian” how to speak Italian language fast and easily. There are podcasts in different categories and for different levels - beginner, intermediate, upper intermediate, advanced. Podcasts cover different topics like news, places, food, fun, romance, verbs, time, descriptions, people, etc. and are typically around 7 minutes long. They can be played online or be downloaded. ... read more

Vocaroo

¡Damas y Caballeros!  Los Venados, the Professional Mexican League Baseball team is preparing for their home opener.  Students are entering a contest to see which lucky student will be the one to announce the starting line-up.  Winner must announce the names of the batting order (primero..), position (el jardinero central) and the name of the player (Ruben Rivera). Remember to go over the a e i o u Spanish vowel sounds prior to the assignment. Once students have written the script with player names and positions, students can use vocaroo.com to record and email their project.   Get the names here: http://www.venadosdemazatlan.com/roster.html Baseball positions and more here: http://able2know.org/topic/28268-1 More resources: http://quizlet.com/52970/spanish-words-baseball-flash-cards/ ... read more

English for Peace

EduBlog English for Peace - This educational blog allows students to post articles and comments in different categories and discussion topics. It promotes the use the English language to communicate with studends outside of Japan (e.g. China) to enable inter-cultural exchange and promote peaceful communication.  ... read more

Vocaroo - Audio Recording

You can record your audio in the vocaroo website. After recording you can play audio or re-record.  When you are satified with your recording, select save and you can share your audio with a web link, embedding in your blog or website, or via social media.  No more downloading or uploading audio files, everything is stored online.  ... read more

Putting Wallwisher to Work

After a week-long seminar about how to use and implement Web 2.0 tools into the world language classroom, participants were asked to create a sample lesson using those tools. One of the main ideas of the seminar was to learn how to use technology as a tool for student engagement and learning. Some of those tools included: Wallwisher, Creating a Google map, posting a Youtube video, creating a Voki, creating a Storyboard story and more. See our first class wall here...     ... read more

Mi historia laboral

Students will practice their Spanish writing skills using the preterit and imperfect tenses to create a narrative that describes their work history. Students will also be able to share their narrative using VOKI or VoiceThread. This activity can be adapted to any language. ... read more

Wallwisher in the Foreign Language Classroom

Wallwisher is a super easy to use notice board that is excellent as an online brainstorming tool. It allows you to create notes on a virtual wall simply by double clicking. It also allows video and image posting. Walls are saved in your free account and can be shared, embedded and viewed online and on mobile devices. ... read more

Harry Potter in Translation: Making Language Learning Magical

This guide with 5-lesson plans shares ideas on how teachers can use Harry Potter in translation to teach languages. These lesson plans accompany the multilingual audio recordings available free through the University of Calgary's Language Research Centre, where native speakers have volunteered to read small snippets of Harry Potter in 70 languages. ... read more

@Twitter_es

Twitter en español @twitter_es San Francisco, CA ¡Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de Twitter en español! ¿Eres nuevo? Empieza aquí https://twitter.com/#!/welcome http://blog.es.twitter.com ... read more

Arabic Language Through Dialogue - Listening Activities

This is the first edition of the “Arabic Language Through Dialogue” 1, 2 and 3 series in addition to the Iraqi Dialect through Dialogue book. The series attempts to make learning of the Arabic language more accessible and enjoyable to non-native speakers of Arabic using dialogues and communicative exercises that relate to the dialogue in each lesson. These audio recording are open to the public, and also accompany the text book. ... read more

7th Grade Spanish

VoiceThread for 7th Grade Spanish -   VoiceThread allows my Spanish students listening, reading, writing and speaking practice and opportunities to improve pronunciation, [and] it allows me to target any specific theme or skill. It is helpful for both the slower and quick learner as I can ask very closed or open-ended questions for students to respond to. ... read more

Arabic Class (VoiceThread)

VoiceThread of Arabic Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com and includes five slides of an Arabic language class. This thread shows pictures and drawings of different aspects of the Arabic culture, and includes audio recordings of the Arabic terms. ... read more