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Japanese Voicethread

Japanese VoiceThread This website is part of the voicethread.com focussing on the Japanese language. Users can comment and extend the existing voice thread as they wish. ... 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

Nulu Languages

Nulu combines fresh news articles, human translation and pronunciation, and a contextualized review system to effectively and enjoyably complement foreign language instruction. ... 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

EDSITEment

Looking for a website with helpful resources and lessons for use in your classroom? EDSITEment provides both! All websites linked to EDSITEment have been reviewed for content, design, and educational impact in the classroom. Besides foreign language, EDSITEment offers resources in other subject areas such as literature, language arts, arts and culture, history, and social studies. Other foreign language links: http://edsitement.neh.gov/subject/foreign-language http://edsitement.neh.gov/reference-shelf/best-web-spanish-language-websites-general-sites Teachers of Spanish can also link to the Thinkfinity Website to join "Recursos para docentes del castellano", a group dedicated to compiling material for those who teach Spanish as well as Hispanic culture and literature. http://community.thinkfinity.org/groups/docentesdelcastellano ... read more

Persian Language

Facebook Page Persian Language - This facebook page is a contribution for learning the Persian language. Persian (local names: Persian: فارسی IPA: [fɒːrˈsi] (Farsi) or Persian: پارسی [pɒːrˈsi] (Parsi); see Nomenclature), is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is spoken in Iran, Afghanistan, and Tajikistan and has official-language status in these three countries. The Persian language has been a medium for literary and scientific contributions to the Islamic world as well as the Western. It has had an influence on certain neighbouring languages, particularly the Turkic languages of Central Asia, Caucasus, and Anatolia as well as Urdu, Hindi, and other Indian languages. It has had a lesser influence on Arabic and other languages of Mesopotamia. ... read more

DHpedia

DHpedia (Derechos Humanospedia, the wiki for human rights) - DHpedia is a collaborative encyclopedic project construction in Castilian to collect, share and structure information of all issues relating to human rights (national and international laws, organizations, biographies, characters, images, movies, videos, trivia, photos, events , relevant events, news, studies, books, reports,...). The ultimate goal of this space is provide structured information about human rights to internet users.   ... 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

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

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

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

Livemocha

In a world hungry for new language skills, and increasing broadband Internet access and VOIP adoption, our mission is to provide a more accessible, affordable, and engaging way to learn a language. Livemocha allows people around the world to help each other with language learning, and provides our community with opportunities to learn and practice new languages together. ... read more

Twitter and Microblogging for Language Learning

How to use Twitter in Language Lessons - Microblogging is an unusual form of expressing oneself, yet it is rapidly becoming a mainstream tool. Not only does its popularity make it relevant to language learners, its conversational and concise style offers opportunities to practice specific language skills. What is it? And how is it normally used? Twitter is a microblogging tool. It combines features of SMS text messages and blogs. It allows users to send very short messages (known as “tweets”) to each other that are also readable by the rest of the web (unless specifically made private as a Direct Message). Since the conversations are public, there can be a comfortable flow of text between various users, assuming that they all are following each other. Following is the twitter equivalent of subscribing to someone’s blog. It is not necessarily a reciprocal arrangement: just because I follow you (ie subscribe to your tweets), doesn’t mean that you are following me.... ... 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

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

My Dream Vacation-an ESL Writing/Oral Project

TRAVEL PROJECT – MY DREAM VACATION TOTAL POINTS 100 PART ONE: WRITTEN PROJECT  (50 points) 1) Pick a city or town you have always wanted to visit like Rome, Italy or Cancun, Mexico and plan week (6 night, 7-day) vacation to that one destination. 2)    Use books, travel brochures, Internet websites by going to the class wiki to find  links to helpful travel planning websites. 3)     Word process notes on your destination, and make sure to use your own words. Do not copy sentences from your source material. Of course you will use prices, and other details, like names of museums and restaurants as part of your report. You may want to keep a day-by-day journal of your vacation plans to help you organize. 4)    Include information about the following when preparing your notes: a.     Flight plans, Train/Bus Information ... read more

LHS French Wiki

Loveland High School World Languages Practice Wikispace - Learners move to a higher level of proficiency in a language when they take time to practice, explore and learn on their own. This site is for the French language - more practice and exploring on your own in order to strengthen your skills and learn more about the countries where the language is spoken - required summer work for AP/IB students - required practice work for AP/IB/CU Gold students during the school year (CU Gold is available for French IV - Ms. Theisen and Spanish IV - Ms. Rojas-Rymes) ... 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

Phonétique

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

Koohii: Japanese and Chinese

An amalgamation of different sources that help a person with any possible reference needed to learn the language. The forum/wiki is user based where members can discuss and contribute to the website. They can edit and share kanji stories with fellow learners, vote for the best stories, review with scheduled flashcards, and track your progress. ... read more