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Shufoo

This website is a coupon site for printing advertisements that could be used as an authentic resource in class when discussing shopping, money, etc...  It can be used to pull up authentic advertising for Japanese stores.  Note: It is not possible to purchase anything from that site. ... read more

Arabic Learning Resources

The site Arabic Learning Resources features resources to help you learn both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect. The vocabulary lists include standard Arabic, the Egyptian (Cairene) dialect, and transliterations. You'll also find pages devoted to colloquial idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and sayings. The grammar lessons provide information on various topics such as pronouns, verb conjugations and tenses, and more, with examples to show usage. Most of the grammar information focuses on Egyptian Arabic, but some includes equivalent info for standard Arabic. There is also an FAQ page provides general information on the Arabic language.   ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. You can click through the Alphabet to learn the names and sounds of each letter in the Persian alphabet, then try your hand at spelling some of the basic words introduced throughout the project. ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide Online

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. ... read more

Persian Grammar Guide Online

The Persian Grammar Guide is a free online resource for Persian language learners. The grammar guides have been created with the aid and resources available at San Diego State University’s Language Acquisition Resource Center (LARC) in order to allow Persian language learners the opportunity to build on their learning experience through an interactive, comprehensive, and self-paced online resource, filled with descriptions, examples, audio, and activities. ... read more

Nuestras Historias

This was a project created by using the information provided by Mike McViegh and Jana Moyer on their respective websites. Both sites are noted at the beginning of the project page. The final result was a presentation that included a Powerpoint and a written report describing each individual's story. Students were encouraged to share only what they felt comfortable sharing with the class. Being a class of Spanish speaking students from various backgrounds, stories were diverse and in some cases very moving. The project itself took 7 weeks as several grammar activities were included along the way. ... read more

Linguee

Languages English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Slovene, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Maltese What is Linguee? Linguee is a unique translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search hundreds of millions of bilingual texts for words and expressions. The Linguee search results are divided into two sections. On the left hand side you see results from our reliable editorial dictionary. This provides you with a quick overview of various translations of your search term. On the right hand side, you see example sentences from other sources to give you an idea of how your search term has been translated in context. ... read more

International Corpus of Arabic

"The International Corpus of Arabic (ICA) is an ambitious attempt to build a representative corpus of the Arabic language as it is used all over the Arab world, with the aim of supporting research on such language. The ICA is planned to contain 100 million words. Once finished, the analyzed version will be the first analyzed Arabic corpus available as a linguistic resource for researchers. It is also the first systematic investigation of national varieties within the Arabic speaking community, this should prove very useful for linguists who believe that their theories and descriptions of language should be based on real, rather than contrived, data." ... read more

Easel.ly

"Easel.ly is a website that features thousands of free infographic templates and design objects which users can customize to create and share their visual ideas online. Using the site is as easy as dragging and dropping design elements, and users can either choose a template from our extensive library, or they can upload their own background image and start from scratch. Over 300,000 users have already registered with Easel.ly, and thousands of infographics are produced using the site every month." ... read more

PiktoChart

"Preview and pick themes from our gallery. Select from a range of over 100 categorized themes.  Customize your infographic using our intuitive editing tools. Choose from over 1000 images in our library or upload your own. Bring data to life with a variety of visualization options.  Then unleash your infographic. Make high resolution prints or share it online. Link, embed, email or share it on social media. The possibilities are endless. We now have Slideshare and Evernote integrations. And more to come." ... read more

Metta

With Metta, you can "bring relevant video material to the classroom to help students learn without feeling that they’re being taught." You can "embed polls and quizzes to keep them interested and excited. Get them involved, they’ll love it! It's super-simple. You just assign a single video to your group, the rest is done by Metta: students get an automated notification to complete the task on time and when it's done you'll be notified too. But there is much more: you can string together multiple videos, add captions, pictures, sounds, quizzes or polls to the mix. You can freely combine elements from the web to compelling slideshows with voiceovers, to multimedia presentations or movies." ... read more

BlendSpace

With BlendSpace, you can quickly and easily organize and present digital content from the web for your classes.   ... read more

Zaption

"Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a “lean back” experience to an engaging “lean forward” activity. With Zaption’s analytics, instructors get immediate feedback on how students interact with the content and understand key concepts." ... read more

Global Language Online Support System (GLOSS)

"GLOSS lessons are developed for independent learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for improving their foreign language skills.  Reading and listening lessons are based on authentic materials (articles, TV reports, radio broadcasts, etc.) and consist of 4 to 6 activities. In depth Feedback accompanies all motivating tasks, providing learners with thorough explanations and tutoring just like an attentive and experienced teacher would do. NOW AVAILABLE - GLOSS Certificates providing documentation of work accomplished.  With more than 6,000 lessons, GLOSS is a valuable resource in maintaining and improving language ability and proficiency." ... read more

Wordle

"Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends." Wordle works with multiple languages and has multiple output options.  It requires the Java plugin, which is free to download and install here .   ... read more

StoryBird

"Storybird lets anyone make visual stories in seconds. We curate artwork from illustrators and animators around the world and inspire writers of any age to turn those images into fresh stories." Storybird is not specifically a language learning application, but could be very easily adapted for language education.   ... read more

Dipity Interactive Timelines

"Dipity is a free digital timeline website. Our mission is to organize the web's content by date and time. Users can create, share, embed and collaborate on interactive, visually engaging timelines that integrate video, audio, images, text, links, social media, location and timestamps." Dipity is not specifically designed for language education, but could easily be used in a language class, especially those oriented towards historical and current events.  ... read more

Master Russian

"Here you will find free grammar lessons, useful vocabulary words and phrases, helpful tips on learning the Russian language, and hand-picked links to the best Web sites about the Russian language." ... read more

Russian National Corpus

"This website contains a corpus of the modern Russian language incorporating over 300 million words.  The corpus of Russian is a reference system based on a collection of Russian texts in electronic form. The Corpus is intended for all who are interested in the Russian language and various associated fields: professional linguists, language teachers, school, university students, and foreigners learning the language." ... read more

About China

Social Media Workshop at LARC July 29-August 2, 2013   Workshop Final Project from Josephine Auyeung   Background of the student body ... read more