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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

Learn Russian

Russian Lessons. Online and Free. Register to monitor your progress and set bookmarks. If you are a complete beginner – start with Alphabet and Phonetics . If you know Cyrillic – go to Lessons ... 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

The Russian Alphabet Game

Have you ever felt intimidated by the idea of learning Russian? That's understandable because of how different it looks and sounds from English.  Now there's a way to start reading Russian fluently in as little as ONE hour !  Think it's too good to be true? Don't take my word for it, try it out for yourself for FREE. Play now and get started on your path to Russian fluency! Just enter an email address so you can save your progress and pick up where you left off. ... 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

Japanese Iruka Class

VoiceThread of Iruka Class - This website is part of the voicethread.com focussing on the Japanese language. This thread shows childrens' drawings of different aspects of the Japanese culture, and includes audio recordings of the Japanese terms. ... read more

Learning Russian.net

Designed to become the best online destination for Russian language study, our website offers free high-quality Russian lessons with audio recordings, online dictionaries, original texts of Russian literature classics, and other practical resources to help you learn the Russian language.The course lessons will teach you essential Russian grammar and vocabulary words and phrases you really want to use in a variety of situations ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Your Guide to Russian Pronunciation and Grammar

Your guide to Russian pronunciation and grammar will give you a detailed, yet easy-to-understand explanation of how to accurately pronounce Russian words and read sentences fluently. After reading our guide, you'll find that you can actually learn how to speak and read Russian much easier and faster than you initially thought . Get started on your path to Russian fluency! Make sure to download the FREE Ebook guide to get your complete guide to Russian pronunciation and grammar.  ... 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