Benny Lewis reveals how to learn a language in three months Benny Lewis can speak seven languages fluently, and many more conversationallyBelieves the key thing is to be prepared to make mistakes when learningImportant to keep learning fun, so change computer games into different languages and watch foreign films and cartoons By John Hutchinson for MailOnline and Benny Lewis For Mailonline Published: 09:36 GMT, 3 June 2015 | Updated: 15:00 GMT, 3 June 2015 Britons and Americans do not have the world's best reputation for learning foreign languages. But apparently we all have the ability to learn multiple lingos, at least according to Irish polyglot Benny Lewis.
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MEISEL Bohemian family which became famous chiefly through Mordecai Marcus b. Samuel Meisel, "primate" of Prague. The family seems to have come originally from Cracow, to whose community Mordecai Meisel bequeathed large sums for charitable purposes; and there, toward the end of the sixteenth century, the printer Menahem Nahum b. Moses Meisel flourished. As early as 1477, however, the name of "Meisel" is mentioned in documents relating to Prague (Lieben, "Gal 'Ed," p. 15).
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SCILT > Adult Learners > Language learning opportunities The Centre for Open Studies at the University of Glasgow offers courses in 15 languages at levels ranging from beginner to advanced. Languages on offer are: Arabic, Chinese ( Mandarin ), Danish, Dutch, French, Gaelic, German, Japanese, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. The classes are designed to enable participants to speak the language they are learning. As part of normal classroom teaching, students will practise speaking the language in pairs or small groups and will also be given the option of doing written homework between classes. All of the courses can contribute credit to the Certificate in Higher Education.
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Computational Resources for Linguistic Research This page lists computational tools for doing linguistics. There is of course some overlap, but the emphasis is on using computation to do what ordinary linguists want to do, not on computational linguistics for its own sake. The page emphasizes free software that runs on Unix systems. The emphasis is on Unix for several reasons. First, that's what I myself use. Photos for Class + Canva = Fun Animal Stories Photos for Class is a great tool for locating Creative Commons licensed images that your students can use in all kinds of projects. The great thing about Photos for Class is that when students download an image from the site all of the attribution information that they need is included in the image's footer. This afternoon I saw a neat example of using Photos for Class to create a simple meme or one-image story.
Languages Explore. Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts Free OpenLearn courses. OU course extracts and exclusive free courses Beginners' Chinese Free CourseFeaturing: 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.)
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