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The Best Way to Learn French Using the Sentence Method

The French language is well known for its many cognates, words that resemble certain words in other languages very closely. By covering both true and false cognates, you'll be able to significantly improve your vocabulary.  By utilizing Glossika's sentence method, which maximizes your exposure to your target language, you'll have a way to learn French naturally and intuitively, just like a child would acquire their very first language.  ... read more

Digital Final Project

For my final project on Social Media & Language Teaching Workshop, I decided to create a digital storytelling activity that could be incorporated as a final oral presentation in a first-semester class.  ... read more

German resources at nthuleen.com

German resources by Nancy Thuleen In the teaching section of the website you'll find materials that Nancy Thuleen has prepared over the last few years while teaching German to undergraduates here at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. The pages are a very good compilation of resources and include handouts, exercises, worksheets, videos and quizzes. They are well structured and cover German grammar, vocabulary, writing, culture, videos, lyrics, activities and miscellaneous. Unless otherwise noted, all materials are in German. Some may have English glosses for vocabulary and about half have English instructions. Feel free to use these as handouts or links for your own teaching, or for your own reference -- there's no need to give credit. However, please do drop her a line if you plan on using them for anything other than classroom or instructional use. ... read more

Beolingus

Beolingus is an online dictionary that translates English, Spanish, and Portuguese words into German and also provides explanations. If you have an account, it allows you to save translations and go back to them for reference. ... read more

Deutsch Lernen by Deutsche Welle

Deutsche Welle offers a comprehensive website of resources to learn German. They include courses sorted by level, worksheets, grammar exercises, German news (spoken slowly), podcasts / audio lessons and many more resources. Learning and teaching German With the free German courses from Deutsche Welle, you can choose the learning style that suits you best: e-learning at the computer, with short videos, audio courses or podcasts, or with texts and worksheets you can print out. Select from courses for beginners, intermediate learners, and advanced learners. German language teachers are welcome to use our multimedia material in their lessons. The Course Finder helps you choose the best format for each level. ... read more

clickDeutsch

At clickDeutsch you will find … An online-grammar of the German language. It can be used as a language course for beginners, too. The website is divided into different modules and will be amended step by step. The first step covers the language level A1. Learning by exploring on your own At the moment there are about 50 modules for the Level A1. Each module itself is an invitation to learn by exploring things on your own. The rules are to be discovered by the learners themselves. Additionally the learners can organize their progression and their pace on their own if they want to. ... read more

Redensarten-Index

This website offers a search for German idioms, phrases and colloquial expressions. ... read more

Language Guide.org Deutsch

Practice German vocabulary, expressions, the alphabet and numbers. Within each category, place your cursor over an image or text to hear it pronounced aloud. Then test your audio comprehension and speaking skills. ... read more

Leo.org online dictionary

Leo.org online dictionary - Leo.org probably is the leading online dictionary for the German language. It offers instant online translation of words and terms for various languages like English, French, Spanish, Italian, Chinese and Russian. It is supplemented by an active and very helpful discussion board, e.g. for complex phrases or other questions. Here is the official statement from the website: Willkommen bei LEO, dem Web-Angebot mit den beliebten Online-Wörterbüchern Deutsch-Englisch, -Französisch, -Spanisch, -Italienisch, - Chinesisch und - seit April 2010 - Deutsch-Russisch. Daneben bietet unser Angebot eine Fülle unterhaltsamer und interessanter Links. Viel Spaß (-: ... read more

Modern Foreign Language Storybirds - German

Share and enjoy stories written by and for teachers and learners of French, German , Spanish and Italian. At the last count, we had 86 Storybird creations, contributed by 30 different authors in 4 different languages. Many of you will have come across this wiki via Twitter, where Storybird has been a sensation. However, as everyone who tries to create a Storybird in any language but English will have discovered, we cannot make our stories public so we can easily share with fellow enthusiasts. ... read more

Modern Foreign Language Storybirds - French

Share and enjoy stories written by and for teachers and learners of French , German, Spanish and Italian. At the last count, we had 86 Storybird creations, contributed by 30 different authors in 4 different languages. Many of you will have come across this wiki via Twitter, where Storybird has been a sensation. However, as everyone who tries to create a Storybird in any language but English will have discovered, we cannot make our stories public so we can easily share with fellow enthusiasts. ... read more

Première

The website for the international magazine on movies "Premiere". This version of the website is in French. ... read more

Phonétique

French phonetics - examples and practice exercises - explained in British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese. ... read more

Language Guide.org Français

French grammar, pictorial vocab by topic, readings by topic. Pronuncation guide. ... read more

French conjugation / les verbes français

Conjugation website for the intermediate to advanced learner. All tenses. Any verb. Provides examples of verbs following the same pattern (irregular, auxiliary, 1st, 2nd or 3rd group verb conjugation). ... read more

Phonetics - the sounds of spoken language

For the beginner to intermediate learner: this pronunciation guide divides consonant and vowel sounds by category (nasal, fricative) for U.S. English, German and Spanish. When clicking on a given letter, a mouth appears showing which organs are involved in making the sound. An example using the given letter is then used. ... read more

Zazie : "Être et avoir"

French song: to understand the differences in use between "to be" and "to have" in French/ les auxiliaires ÊTRE et AVOIR - different from English. être = used to express WHO we are, someone's essence. avoir = used to express WHAT we possess, what is TEMPORARY. Example/ exemple : I am 20 years old = J'AI 20 ans (literally: "I HAVE 20 years"). In French, age is expressed by the auxiliary verb "to have", unlike English because French people consider that age doesn't define them since living beings constantly age. This is also why it is not taboo in French culture to ask someone how old they are (as long as the person is not a complete stranger). Being older/ old is even considered as more prestigious than being young: usually, the older the person, the wiser. ... read more

Bayerisch Lernen (Learn Bavarian)

This website is dedicated to the Bavarian dialect of the German language. It explains important aspects of the Bavarian grammer and vocabulary. A thorough understanding of the German language is required. Below is an excerpt of the first chapter of the website: Griàss aich, laidl, gfraid me, dass hergfundn habts. Herzlich willkommen, lieber Bayernfreund und Liebhaber der bayrischen Sprache. Schön, dass Sie den Weg zu uns gefunden haben. Hier sind Sie richtig, wenn Sie sich schon immer mit der bayrischen Sprache beschäftigen wollten, entweder, um endlich zu verstehen, was ein "Buidl" ("Bild") ist oder um dem gepflegten lockeren Plausch zwischen zwei "Gmiaswaiwa" ("Gemüsefrauen") auf dem Münchner Viktualienmarkt verständnisvoll lauschen zu können. ... read more

TransparentFrench Channel

YouTube Channel TransparentFrench - This channel shows a compilation of videos in French language and is suited for beginners to advanced students alike. Topics include French culture, grammar, vocabulary and miscellaneous material. ... read more

FrenchValentine

WallWisher's FrenchValentine This website consists of walls for different subjects. The FrenchValentine wall allows any visitor of the site to post his personal valentine in French language.  You can start posting straight away. A temporary account will be created for you using your email address so that you can come back and make changes to the wall. You can use this account for all your subsequent visits to this site, or if you dislike us so much, keep using the site as a stranger. ... read more