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MULTIPLE LANGUAGES

HERITAGE LANGUAGE

SPANISH

CHINESE

ESL

FRENCH

OTHER

 
MULTIPLE LANGUAGES
www.prensaescrita.com/newspapers: newspaper articles from around the world
Earworms: buy apps to help you learn words through repetition and musical rhythms
Foreign Language videos: video clips in which native speakers talk about various topics
Culturally authentic pictorial lexicon: authentic images for language learning
Oral Language archive (for purchase)
Lyrics training: listen to music videos and fill in the blanks (European languages)
MisCositas: Chinese, Spanish, French
http://www.memorylifter.com/about.html
  • virtual flashcard system, free downloadable for English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.
Phrase guides and language aids: downloadable phrase books. audio files
http://litetype.com/: Type in different languages using virtual keyboard
litgloss.buffalo.edu/list-of-texts.shtml:  literary and cultural texts in non-English languages
http://www.lmp.ucla.edu/Teaching resources for less commonly taught languages
http://www.nettvdb.com/ Internet TV stations from 208 countries
http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu/culturetalk.html Cultural information about Islamic countries
www.podbean.com: podcasts in different languages
http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/flash/ front page news in various languages
www.forvo.com : universal pronunciation guide
www.smartlinkcorp.com: offers SPELLINK, a spell-check software for various languages (fee-based)
Alphabets in five languages: English, German, Italian, French and Spanish with pronunciation
FreeRice: language learning games in French, German, English, Italian and Spanish
World Geography Quizzes
Internet Picture Dictionary: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish
Babelpoint: free on-line dictionaries and morphological dictionaries
Virtual Tours of Cities Around the World
KidSpeak: language-learning software for children
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment: "The Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program is a worldwide hands-on, primary and secondary school-based science and education program. GLOBE's vision promotes and supports students, teachers and scientists to collaborate on inquiry-based investigations of the environment and the Earth system working in close partnership with NASA, NOAA and NSF Earth System Science Projects (ESSP's) in study and research about the dynamics of Earth's environment."
Duke University Slavic Centers
Travel Linguist Videos: Czech, German, Hebrew, Spanish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Chinese, French, Greek, Indonesian, Japanese, Tagalog, Thai
Language Learning Games: many, many languages
Center for Open Educational resources and Language Learning: great resources for ASL, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Malayalam, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, Yiddish and Yoruba
www.mamalisa.com: Kids' songs from around the world
Perseus Digital Library: Texts in Latin, Greek and English
National Capital Language Resource Center
Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region: Pashto, Dari, Tajiki, Turkmen, Uzbek, Uyghur, Kazakh
Critical Language Series: online lessons in Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Chinese, Kazakh, Korean, Kurmanji Kurdish, Turkish, & Ukrainian.
LangMedia (Five Colleges Center for the Study of World Languages): resources for MANY languages
Learning Chocolate: Learn vocabulary in English, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese
Math manipulatives in English, Spanish and French
Tour the World's Art Museums
Animal Welfare Education in Many Languages
MYLO resources: Uk-based on-line language learning service; set up around themes or topics; has different levels
Folk music for language learners: 2 folk songs from 10 languages with activities
Shared Lesson Plans: many languages
Language Links Wiki: resources for several languages searchable by topic
World Oral Literature Project: saving endangered oral literatures
Onomatopoeia in many languages
 
HERITAGE LANGUAGE RESOURCES
National Heritage Language Resource Center: "NHLRC's mission is to develop effective pedagogical approaches to teaching heritage language learners, first by creating a research base and then by pursuing curriculum design, materials development, and teacher education."
Heritage Language Journal:" The Heritage Language Journal (HLJ), an online, blind-refereed journal, was established in 2002 to provide a forum for scholars to publish the results of their research and to advance knowledge about educating heritage speakers."
Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages:" The Alliance for the Advancement of Heritage Languages (the Alliance) is committed to advancing language development for heritage language speakers in the United States as part of a larger effort to educate members of our society who can function professionally in English and in other languages."
STARTALK: "Welcome to the STARTALK website, home to information on teaching and learning Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, and Urdu. The purpose of this site is to share information on implementing programs as well as to share resources on curriculum design, instructional materials, assessment tools, and useful links."
Report of the Task Force on the Preservation of Heritage Language Skills in Maryland
Leemos juntos: blogs and resources for teaching heritage Spanish speakers

 

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