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Arabic Learning Resources

The site Arabic Learning Resources features resources to help you learn both standard Arabic and the Egyptian dialect. The vocabulary lists include standard Arabic, the Egyptian (Cairene) dialect, and transliterations. You'll also find pages devoted to colloquial idiomatic expressions, proverbs, and sayings. The grammar lessons provide information on various topics such as pronouns, verb conjugations and tenses, and more, with examples to show usage. Most of the grammar information focuses on Egyptian Arabic, but some includes equivalent info for standard Arabic. There is also an FAQ page provides general information on the Arabic language.   ... read more

Wordle

"Wordle is a toy for generating 'word clouds' from text that you provide. The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends." Wordle works with multiple languages and has multiple output options.  It requires the Java plugin, which is free to download and install here .   ... read more

El Mercado de Cuernavaca: Las Verduras

“El Gusto y el Sabor de México”:  Comparative Markets    “El Gusto y el Sabor de México” is a cultural unit about Mexican food.   The lesson “Comparative Markets” is designed for all levels and all ages. Few foreign students come to Mexico with their computers, therefore no instructions are necessary for students to carry out this lesson with technology.  Thinglink and SoundCloud  will be used in a  presentation given by the instructor with one computer and a projector before going to the market. The language is Mexican Spanish and the content and presentation will be given entirely in the target language. Learning outcomes Using Spanish, the student will be able to: ... 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

Learn Spanish

This website provides sections on pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary. There are some vocabulary areas that are only available to premium members, but access to most of the website is free. ... read more

BBC Languages

This website provides basic phrases and tutorials for 40 languages. It also has links to BBC news in 27 languages. ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

@Twitter_es

Twitter en español @twitter_es San Francisco, CA ¡Bienvenidos a la cuenta oficial de Twitter en español! ¿Eres nuevo? Empieza aquí https://twitter.com/#!/welcome http://blog.es.twitter.com ... 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

7th Grade Spanish

VoiceThread for 7th Grade Spanish -   VoiceThread allows my Spanish students listening, reading, writing and speaking practice and opportunities to improve pronunciation, [and] it allows me to target any specific theme or skill. It is helpful for both the slower and quick learner as I can ask very closed or open-ended questions for students to respond to. ... read more

Collaborative Story-telling / Una historia a medias

Skype Project Collaborative Story-telling - Somos una clase divertida buscando amigos para escribir una historia juntos.  Si vivís en España o Sudamérica, podemos escribir una historia bilingüe para que todos podamos practicar la lengua de referencia. Si estudiáis español como segunda lengua, nos podemos centrar sólo en el español.  Nos fascina el intercambio de ideas y cultura.  Nos vemos pronto. We are a fun Spanish class looking for friends to write a story with.  If you live in Spain or South America, we can write a bilingual story so we all practice our target tongues. If you study Spanish as a second language, we can focus on Spanish.  We can certainly exchange a ton of ideas and culture.  ... read more