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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

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

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

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

Première

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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