Learn Second Language with Pen Pal MyHappyPlanet and like websites for learning a second language have broadened the possibilities for effective acquisition. Learning a second language can be a frustrating experience, but one of the most difficult aspects is not having anybody with whom you can practice. One of the most common reasons given that someone has forgotten a language, in fact, is that they didn't use it enough. Conversing with others and even perhaps having a language learning partner is crucial to achieving fluency. For many, the concept of use it or lose it applies without a doubt. The internet has revolutionized second language acquisition more than some people are yet aware. MyHappyPlanet allows users to sign up and indicate the languages they speak. Beginner - Your speaking ability is limited to a few phrases, such as "hello," "how are you," "thank you," and "goodbye." Basic - You can do simple things, like ask where the bathroom is, communicate what you want to eat or drink, etc.
Any phonetic script can be learned in just a few hours If you liked my association technique mentioned below, you would also enjoy my tips on using imagination to memorize vocabulary, which are discussed in great detail with many other hacks in the Language Hacking Guide. See the most popular posts on the right below for other interesting topics. For those curious, this post discusses Thai, but the ideas can equally be applied to other phonetic scripts such as Japanese (but not as well for Chinese). Just one week into the challenge of reading/speaking Thai in 8 weeks (actually only about 5 hours total, since I’ve been quite busy since I arrived, but I’ve made time to learn on the skytrain/in restaurants/taxis etc.) and I’ve reached the first major milestone already. I can read Thai. The major thing still missing is tones, which admittedly are an extremely important part of this language that cannot be ignored and I will get to shortly (Edit: Done! It was actually way easier than I expected. From squiggly symbols to new letters า ท Challenges ร
Links to websites about language exchange Links to websites where you can find penpals and language exchange partners who can help you to learn their languages, and who you can help to learn your language. SharedTalk - language exchange community Polyglot Club - find a language exchange partner Tandem Server Bochum - language learning exchange partnerships italki - online language exchange and resources for language learning Meetup.com - a way to meet people interested in learning languages, etc. Speak Mania - find penpals for language exchange Etudiants du Monde / Students of the World Livemocha - Learn Languages and Practice with Native Speakers Scrabbin - language exchange Langoland - chat with speakers of many languages and learn vocabulary Tongue out! [top]
Reading Fluency: How Sound Reading Software Works Over 96% of students learn to read well and enjoy reading after an average of 15 hours on the Sound Reading System. Changing the Way the Brain Reads. The Sound Reading Self-tutoring System goes to the heart of reading difficulties by activating the three areas of the brain that function so well in natural readers: Accuracy Areas - Natural readers hardly ever mispronounce words. Accuracy depends on a very well tuned sense of speech to interpret written words as spoken words. By focusing on auditory skills, phonemic awareness and reading fluency, Sound Reading will quickly have your child reading with astounding degrees of accuracy, even if he or she has struggled with phoneme processing or phonics in the past. Our Software Programs Hop, Skip & Jump Hop, Skip & Jump™ is not a series of games but a scientifically designed method that makes learning to read easier. Boost Remedy Special Education Small Steps Reading Therapy™ Learning to read can be overwhelming for students.
Fleex : apprendre l'anglais grâce aux séries TV Peut-on apprendre l'anglais en regardant des séries TV ? On se souvient que c'est l'avis du député UMP Denis Jacquat, qui a déposé une proposition de loi pour rendre la version originale sous-titrée (VOST) obligatoire sur les chaînes TV, grâce à un canal supplémentaire sur les modes diffusion numériques (satellite, câble, ADSL, fibre). Mais il n'est toujours pas toujours simple de se convaincre de franchir le pas entre la VO sous-titrée en français (VOSTFR), et la VO intégrale. C'est là qu'intervient Fleex, un nouveau service français qui vient d'ouvrir sa nouvelle version en bêta. Très bien pensé, Fleex permet aux internautes de regarder des films, séries TV ou autres conférences en anglais, et d'adapter le sous-titrage au niveau du spectateur, de façon très personnalisée. Les grands débutants peuvent ainsi choisir de regarder la vidéo sous-titrée intégralement en français, tandis que ceux qui sentent le plus à l'aise pourront faire disparaître tout sous-titrage.
Latin Phrases A bene placito - At one's pleasureA capite ad calcem - From head to heelA cappella - In church [style] - i.e. Vocal music onlyA contrario - From a contrary positionA cruce salus - From the cross comes salvationA Deo et Rege - From God and the KingA fortiori - With yet stronger reasonA fronte praecipitium a tergo lupi - A precipice in front, wolves behind (between a rock and a hard place)A mari usque ad mare - From sea to sea (Motto of Canada)A mensa et thoro - From board and bed (legal separation)A pedibus usque ad caput - From feet to headA posse ad esse - From possibility to actualityA posteriori - From what comes after.
How to do a pen pal exchange in foreign language class | Bilinguish February 4, 2013 by bilinguish Happy Thank a Mailman Day! (Photo credit: cascade hiker) February 4th is Thank a Mailman Day. We’re honoring our mail men, mail women, and postal workers with a favorite topic for language class: the pen pal exchange. Students learning any language love to write to somebody in another community. Epals. ePals. Teacher’s Corner. One more thing to keep in mind– the Teacher’s Corner website includes this disclaimer: “*IMPORTANT NOTICE: The Teacher’s Corner DOES NOT SCREEN ANYONE that uses our penpals service. Teachers.net. Edmodo logo. Edmodo. The Mixxer. MyLanguageExchange.This is a useful site for individuals to find conversation partners from around the world. Skype. Skype Community Language Exchange. Chatroulette. Snail mail. Long Lost Pen Pal (Photo credit: andreasnilsson1976) Like this: Like Loading... Related More simple games for language class In "English" Bilinguish in 2010 What's Bilinguish?
Learn a Language Online with My-Language.com OpenEars Tutorials | Politepix To get your own customized tutorial showing you how to use any feature of OpenEars™ or its plugins in your app, just flip the switches for the features you want. Anywhere that you see the icon you can click it to have the code which follows it copied to your clipboard so you can paste it into your app. Remember, never test recognition on the Simulator since it doesn't use the real OpenEars™ audio driver. If you encounter any issues, turn on OELogging to get your logging output. Show me a 5-minute tutorial for an OpenEars-enabled app with the following features: • Create your own app. First download demo versions of your plugin or plugins: Then open up the Build Settings tab of the target app project and find the entry "Other Linker Flags" and add the linker flag "-ObjC": And then drag your downloaded demo framework into your app project. In offline speech recognition, you define the vocabulary that you want your app to be able to recognize. First, find the line to use this method instead:
BBC Languages International Penpals (Pen Friends) - Email Exchange of Language and Cultures Penpals (pen friends) are a great way to learn about another language or culture. It doesn't matter what level you are at in your foreign language. Here, you can find international penpals quickly and easily! You can search by many criteria to quickly find a penpal you want. If you are learning Spanish for example, you can find Spanish penpals in the country or city of your choice! Sign-Up Now: Add your free profile! Find an Email Penpal Now Advanced Penpal Search Penpals (Pen Friends) for Foreign Language Practice There are many reasons to practice a foreign language through an email exchange: Your Learning Needs Your LevelPersonal Preference How to Practice a Foreign Language with Your Penpal To start, you need to find a penpal (or penpals) from the sections above - a native speaker of the language you are practicing who also wants to practice through an email exchange. In your emails, we strongly recommend that you write in both languages. Sign-Up Now Add your free profile!