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Learn 46 Languages Online for Free Open Culture

Learn 46 Languages Online for Free Open Culture
Advertisement Get FREE Audio Books from Audible.com and Audiobooks.com How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48 languages, including Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Italian, Russian and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you’re good to go. Amharic Foreign Service Institute Basic Amharic – Audio – TextbookLessons with dialogues, drills, exercises, and narratives will teach you the basics of this language spoken in Ethiopia. Ancient Greek Ancient Greek Introduction – Web SiteThe UT-Austin Linguistics Research Center provides an overview of Ancient Greek and 10 lessons based on famous Greek texts. Arabic Bookmark our free Arabic lessons section. Bambara Bambara in Mali – Web SiteLessons from the Peace Corps. Bulgarian Bulgarian Survival Phrases – iTunes Free – FeedForeign Service Institute Bulgarian – Web siteTwo textbooks (PDF) and 75 audio lessons (MP3). Cambodian Catalan Chinese Real Chinese – Web SitePresented by the BBC. Czech Danish

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Experimenting with English (Part 2) – Activities for learners to do outside the classroom [26 and counting!] In my blog post Experimenting with English: scaffolding learner autonomy, I discussed how I approached helping my learners to use English outside the classroom, drawing on learner autonomy theory and methodology (e.g. Benson, 2011; Oxford, 2003; Smith 2003). Central to that project, alongside the very important element of discussion, was a handout I created for my learners. The Books of the Decade Anybody remember how anxious and thrilled we were in those last months of the 20th century? When we weren't at war and we had a budget surplus and it looked like Al Gore would be president? The prospect of a 21st century filled with new technologies, new art and literature loomed large and bright. But now, as we look back at what was decidedly a shitty decade for an incredible variety of people in an equally incredible variety of ways (evictions/invasions/bombings/etc), it's surprisingly hard to be pessimistic about the books that assessed, satirized, dramatized and distracted us from the events of the past 10 years.

Free Language Tutorials: Basic Phrases, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Pronunciation in 20 Languages Currently, twenty languages are available: 17 Indo-European and 3 non-Indo-European. There are also Foreign Service Institute (FSI) courses available in HTML format as well as two comparative tutorials for those who want to learn two languages simultaneously. Lists of vocabulary and verb conjugations are available for some Romance and Germanic languages, as well as other helpful ideas, resources and links for learning foreign languages. Some of the tutorials also include audio resources and online exercises, indicated by the headphones and notebooks below. The following pages are not language-specific tutorials, but instead focus on learning languages in general:

Rhythm The phonology of any language is a system, so that a change in one part of the system will affect some or all of the other parts. Sentence stress Connected speech Teaching rhythm Recognition Production Conclusion The system looks like this: English is a very rhythmical language, so that a learner who can maintain the rhythm of the language is more likely to sound both natural and fluent. The two components of the system which have the greatest influence on rhythm are sentence stress and the various features of connected speech, i.e. what happens to words when we put them in an utterance. One Humongous List of Free Online Education Games for Foreign Languages Welcome to Day 6 of the 10 day series–One Humongous List of Free Online Education Games. If you want to see the full list of subjects available in this series, I highly encourage you to check out the complete Humongous List of Free Online Education Games for links to online education games for nearly every subject. Today’s subject–Foreign Languages. For your browsing convenience, each game list is organized into categories and/or grade levels if available. Have fun learning and playing at the same time!

Recipes for the EFL classroom Not sure what to do with a listening text coming up soon in the unit? Don’t like the comprehension questions in the book? Want some ideas to liven it up? Pre-listening Prediction work can be a really useful pre-listening activity, preparing the students for what they are about to hear. Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time.

German Online Interactive This website is for people who want to learn German online; for teachers who want materials and webexercises to supplement their teaching curriculum; for speakers of German to find resources for news, humor, travel, and business events; and for anyone interested in the use of the Internet to learn and maintain German as a foreign language. To support this website, and to keep all the resources free, please consider purchasing your books and other media through the following pages: Books | Audio CDs and Cassettes | DVDs and Video tapes | Software | Games | Magnets

The Sounds of Standard American English The following charts concentrate on the sounds of Standard American English. These charts are done in the standard IPA. If you are using a text like the Language Files, which uses the American Phonetic Alphabet, be aware of the following conversions: Examples of each IPA vowel The chart below contains example words to help illustrate what the different IPA symbols represent. Rocket French Premium I joined Rocket French a few years ago. After a respite, decided to try it again. What was already in my estimate, a fine program, has become even better!. What Rocket Languages has done has been to involve its' members in all aspects of learning : reading, hearing, saying and writing . A self- paced no stress program.

Classroom Materials Lesson plans and activities for all key stages, built around Poetry Archive recordings and offering lively, engaging ways of working with poetry at all Key Stages. Granny Is - teaching ideas on Valerie Bloom, Michael Rosen and others. I, Too - lessons on this famous poem and many more past and present. Green Lane - lessons on Stephanie Norgate, Fergus Allen and others.

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