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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

Japanese Alphabet Game: Hiragana & Katakana

The Japanese Alphabet Game Have you ever wanted to learn Japanese but felt like it was too hard to get your foot in the door due to the completely foreign writing system and alphabet? Our new Japanese Alphabet Game makes it easy for you to learn two of the major writing systems, Hiragana and Katakana, in a fraction of the time!  What would usually take weeks if not months using traditional learning methods can be reduced to a mere matter of days. By learning each individual letter and rule, you can practically apply what you've learned throughout the game. Simply scroll down to the end of the article to start playing!  ... read more

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

Knovio for Japanese Language Students

This is a activity for the third-year Japanese language university students. Their proficiency level is Intermediate. The textbook used in this class is "Tobira Gateway to Advanced Japanese Learning through Content and Multimedia). Therefore, the goal of this activity is to be able to narrate and describe by combining and interweaving to relate relevant facts in connected, paragraph-length discourse, using conjugations appropriately based on the Advanced level of ACTFL OPI guidelines. This activity introduced here will be conducted when class is covering Chapter 8 "Japanese Traditional Performing Art." At the beginning of this chapter, students learn about Japanese traditional performing art, by reading the passage and listening to the dialogue.  If time permits, the students act out a scene of Kyogen (It is a form of traditional Japanese comic theater.) introduced in the textbook. ... 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

Jisho

Denshi Jisho is an easy-to-use and powerful online Japanese dictionary. It lets you find words, kanji and example sentences by searching in many ways. The dictionaries are also interlinked so that you can check what the kanji in a word mean individually or what context a word can be used in. You can also look up kanji by the parts they contain. The data is publicly available and comes from the excellent WWWJDIC project. (I use this site all the time to find meanings I don't understand, or whenever I'm looking for the right word to use in an essay or homework assignment. This website is a very quick and easy way to look up words/kanji in Japanese) ... read more

Midori

Midori is a Japanese-English, English-Japanese dictionary app. It's the most powerful dictionary and a perfect tool for those who are studying Japanese, with 860,000 entries, 150,000 example sentences, and many features that will make your Japanese learning experience much easier. ... read more

Kotoba App

This application is a multilingual Japanese dictionary for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The dictionary files are embedded in the application so that the dictionary service is available at all times with no additional cost. Kotoba! was created using the amazing JMdict files from the Electronic Dictionary Research and Development Group based on the work of Jim Breen on the EDICT project. Use the Japanese keyboard to look-up words in kana/kanji. You may use the excellent Traditional Chinese character recognition keyboard for on-screen drawing of Kanjis. Look-up in ramaji is as well supported. This application is 100MB+ large, installation over ITunes/Wifi is recommended. ... 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

Kanji Converter

This Kanji Converter is a neat tool for translating any Kanji that you may come across on a website that you do not understand. Just copy and paste the kanji and the site will give you a variety of options such as furigana, and even the definition. The best use of the site however, is the amazing ability it has to translate kanji on a website. Say you go to a Japanese website, but you don't know 1000+ kanji and want to know what's going on. Well, all you have to do is put the website's url into the translator, and the site will pull up and whenever you scroll over the kanji it will tell you the reading/definition of the kanji itself. It's amazing! ... read more

Japanese Dictionary for iPhone/Ipad

Living and working in Japan, I’ve found the Japanese dictionary  japaneseapp.com  by renzo Inc. to be absolutely fabulous! It’s a dictionary app on my iPhone & iPad. It’s got great depth of words and allows search in English, romaji, and Kanji by SKIP Code, Components, and using Handwriting.  It was a little pricy ($14 or $17 I think) but it’s been invaluable as a resource in communications with my faculty and students. I highly recommend it.                -Edo Forsythe                 Hirosaki Gakuin Univ.                 Hirosaki, Japan ... read more

Learn Japanese

This website features a grammar guide that is also available in a pdf and as an iPhone/iPad app. It also has links to resources and useful tutorials that go over useful tools for learning Japanese. ... read more

Irasshai

Irasshai - Welcome to Japanese! Irasshai teaches Japanese language and culture skills to high school and college students and adult learners and professionals. The 138 Irasshai video lessons get up close and intimate with viewer learners. Dr. Tim Cook, an Emmy award-winning instructor , takes students on a personal journey to where Japanese is spoken. Sometimes it’s predictable – inside a Japanese home or a Tokyo office building. Sometimes it’s less so – a sushi bar in Atlanta, a fishing hole in the Appalachians. Georgia Public Broadcasting set new instructional standards with Irasshai , which was the nations’ number one Japanese language and culture distance learning course from 1996 through 2009. The resources are very comprehensive. They include 138 online video lessons and cover a broad range of topics and everyday situations. ... read more

Yamasa Online Kanji Dictionary

The Yamasa Online Kanji Dictionary allows to search for kanji characters and displays them in their correct stroke order. It also includes the stroke count and provides further links to words containing or starting with the kanji character. The webinterface is straight to the point and links also to an English/Japanese dictionary. ... 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