How to Learn a Foreign Language Via a Language Exchange You should practice using the Cormier method, a language exchange method that has been proven for over 3 years at the C.E.L.M. school in Montreal, Canada. Overview Following the Cormier method, you will practice with native speakers of the language you're learning, in small mixed groups of speakers of the two languages - ideally, between 2 and 4 people. Half the time, you will be speaking in the language you're practicing, and half the time in your own language - to give your exchange partners a chance to practice too.
Resources for Learning French This is a summary of resources I've found useful in learning French in order to survive in Neuchâtel. The selection of resources is slanted explicitly toward the goal of survival: mastering the language sufficiently to be able to buy a car, read the newspaper, get your furnace repaired, and all the other fun-filled components of day-to-day life. From that base, you can proceed to a deeper understanding of the literary language and more effective ways of expressing yourself but it doesn't make sense to worry about such refinements until you're able to warn that pesky neighbour kid that if he rings your doorbell one more time and runs away, you'll tear off his fingers and toes and feed them to your vicious dog. French in Action
The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet Here are some of the most useful websites on the internet that you may not know about. These web sites, well most of them, solve at least one problem really well and they all have simple web addresses (URLs) that you can memorize thus saving you a trip to Google. And if you find this list useful, also check out the expanded version – The Most Useful Websites – which now offers a collection of 150+ undiscovered and incredibly useful websites to enhance your productivity. ctrlq.org/screenshots – for capturing screenshots of web pages on mobile and desktops. dictation.io – online voice recognition in the browser itself. Changelog and Updates The following websites were part of the original list but they are either no longer available or have been replaced with better alternatives.
100 Free Foreign Language Classes March 1st, 2010 If you have always wanted to learn a language but were too put off by the high cost associated with most classes, then take a look at all these great opportunities to learn a foreign language online, at no cost to you. With so many learning opportunities online, it is a shame not to take advantage of all that you can, so be sure to spend some time with these classes. Whether you want to learn one of the major world languages or want something a little less popular, there are sure to be lessons here to help you start to speak whatever language you are interested in learning. French If you want to learn French, no matter your experience level, then check out these free classes.
20 Common Grammar Mistakes That (Almost) Everyone Gets Wrong I’ve edited a monthly magazine for more than six years, and it’s a job that’s come with more frustration than reward. If there’s one thing I am grateful for — and it sure isn’t the pay — it’s that my work has allowed endless time to hone my craft to Louis Skolnick levels of grammar geekery. As someone who slings red ink for a living, let me tell you: grammar is an ultra-micro component in the larger picture; it lies somewhere in the final steps of the editing trail; and as such it’s an overrated quasi-irrelevancy in the creative process, perpetuated into importance primarily by bitter nerds who accumulate tweed jackets and crippling inferiority complexes. But experience has also taught me that readers, for better or worse, will approach your work with a jaundiced eye and an itch to judge. While your grammar shouldn’t be a reflection of your creative powers or writing abilities, let’s face it — it usually is. Who and Whom
Afrikaans 101 - Learn Afrikaans Online for Free Afrikaans Language Overview Afrikaans speakers worldwide 16 million French in Action Due to licensing agreements, online viewing of the videos for this resource is restricted to network connections in the United States and Canada. Orientation An introduction to French in Action: its creation, its components, and its functioning. How to work with the video programs and how to integrate them with the audio and print components. This is the only program in English; the others are entirely in French. Planning and Anticipating I Greeting and leave-taking; talking about health; expressing surprise; planning and anticipating; expressing decisiveness and indecisiveness.
10 Women in Education to Follow on Twitter We talk a lot about the value of Twitter for educators. It’s a medium that allows for easy connectivity, the sharing of many diverse, often lengthy and complex, ideas quickly and briefly, and the development of a network of thought leaders you may never have met. If you’re looking to build your Personal Learning Network, look no further than Twitter for some of the top thought leaders in education. In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re recognizing the following 10 women who tweet prolifically and interestingly about various topics in education. How to Speak Persian [Archive] I think it would be a great idea to teach some farsi in this forum, since many people are interested. I would appreciate the help if anyone wants to chip in . If you have any questions about farsi, put them on this thread and I (we) can answer them for you. Before we begin teaching farsi, the background of farsi needs to be given.
9 Tactics for Rapid Learning (That Most People Have Never Heard Of) &... Whenever the subject of why some people learn faster comes up, I get a whole host of common answers: Some people are just naturally smart. (Often implying you can’t improve)Everyone is “smart” in their own way. Afrikaans language, alphabet and pronunciation Afrikaans is a Low Franconian West Germanic language descended from Dutch and spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia. There are also speakers of Afrikaans in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Canada, Germany, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Zambia and Zimbabwe. About 10 million people speak Afrikaans as a first or second language, and several million other have a basic knowledge of the language.
- 10 Sites for Teaching or Learning a Foreign Language This blog gets readers from around the the world. A lot of them are teachers of ESL/EFL/ELL and teach or know foreign languages. This posted is dedicated to those teachers of foreign languages, as I hope these sites will be of some benefit to them. *This list is in alphabetical order. 10 Sites for Teaching/Learning a Foreign Language Duolingo - An interesting site that allows users to translate text from the web.
- Digital Citizenship Education: Over 20 Essential Resources, Part 1 0 Comments April 17, 2014 By: Michael Gorman Apr 16 Written by: 4/16/2014 5:56 PM ShareThis Welcome to a series that examines the importance of facilitating digital citizenship with today’s students. Arabic Verbs Arabic Verbs Learning the Arabic Verbs is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Arabic language. But first we need to know what the role of Verbs is in the structure of the grammar in Arabic. Arabic verbs are words that convey action (bring, read, walk, run), or a state of being (exist, stand).