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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

Conjuguemos

Think of Conjuguemos as an online workbook for your Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Latin language students. The site stores a large amount of practice activities, with more exercises added during the year by our users. Teachers can also create their own activities. ... 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

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

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

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

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

Language Guide.org

Pictorial vocabulary by topic, grammar and conjugation, reading and comprehension exercises in 13 languages, and some dialects of a language (Spanish from Spain and Spanish from Mexico, for example). ... 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

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

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

Linguee

Languages English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Polish, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Greek, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian, Slovak, Bulgarian, Slovene, Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, Maltese What is Linguee? Linguee is a unique translation tool combining an editorial dictionary and a search engine with which you can search hundreds of millions of bilingual texts for words and expressions. The Linguee search results are divided into two sections. On the left hand side you see results from our reliable editorial dictionary. This provides you with a quick overview of various translations of your search term. On the right hand side, you see example sentences from other sources to give you an idea of how your search term has been translated in context. ... read more

Using VoiceThread to Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom

Give Students a Voice Outside the Classroom - Just like most educators, I view teaching as a process. After incorporating a new activity or giving a new course, I reflect upon the outcomes. What went well? What failed? Sometimes I know the modifications I would make the next time around, but other times I look to my student evaluations for guidance. This recently happened after teaching an introductory Spanish class online. While I felt that the class had gone well, a student’s simple observation led me to my latest modification: find a way for students interact with one another in an online setting. The online forum I employed enabled me to speak in an asynchronous fashion with my students, but it did not allow them to communicate with one another, leaving them isolated, alone in cyberspace to work on their assignments with no personal interaction. The comment sent me knocking on my friendly technology consultant’s door, and together we found a simple solution: VoiceThread. ... read more

German/English Language Exchange

Skype Project German/English Language Exchange - I would like to collaborate with a secondary school in a German-speaking country to set up a language exchange between our students. My students would have the opportunity to practice their newly learned German, deepen their knowledge of current culture and make friends abroad! We, of course, would offer the ability for your students to likewise practice their English skills.   Ich möchte mit einer Sekundärschule im deutschsprachigen Raum einen Austausch zwischen unseren Schulen aufbauen. Meine SchülerInnen würde die Gelegenheit haben, ihre neugelernten Fähigkeiten in Deutsch zu üben, und ihre Kenntnisse der aktuellen Kultur zu verbessern und vertiefen. Wir würden natürlich dasselbe Ihnen anbieten! ... 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

Vocaroo - Audio Recording

You can record your audio in the vocaroo website. After recording you can play audio or re-record.  When you are satified with your recording, select save and you can share your audio with a web link, embedding in your blog or website, or via social media.  No more downloading or uploading audio files, everything is stored online.  ... read more

Redensarten-Index

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

50 Languages

50languages.com contains 100 lessons that provide you with a basic vocabulary. This free app has 30 lessons. ... read more