50 Great Language Learning Podcasts We all know that it is important to learn a foreign language, so let’s take a look at some resources that will help you learn and practice. Of course, textbooks and word drills are important as you learn, but even more valuable is practice listening and speaking the language. These language podcasts will help you hone your listening skills and increase your proficiency in no time! Free Foreign Language Lessons 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.
80 Apps to Learn a New Language You’ve been telling yourself for years that you’ll learn a new language or at least dust off those high school Spanish skills. How about starting when you’re in line at the grocery store or waiting for the bus? Having language lessons on your iPhone means you can learn at your own pace, wherever and whenever you have the time. Below you’ll find 80 apps for learning a number of different languages: everything from Chinese to sign language! Am I Too Old To Learn Spanish? - Tips for the Young at Heart Question: I am a 56-year-old guy that is dedicated to learning Spanish. I started 7 months ago using the Barrons FSI course and am on lesson 14. My question is: Because of my age, is it tougher to pick up a new language?
Spanish Resources Learning Spanish may be as easy as signing up for a course when one is in high school or college or in the early years of working with limited obligations on one’s time. But teachers and other grown ups are often short on time and long on interest and an eagerness to learn if the learning is engaging and/or relevant to what we do. The lists below represent a growing collection of resources one can access completely or partially for free that have relevance to Spanish language learners as well as materials that may be specifically useful for teachers and students in K-12 schools. Please send us feedback if you use anything here that is particularly successful or not or if you find another resource you would highly recommend. We’re becoming a Spanish-English bilingual society and we all need as much help as we can get!
You Asked, We Listened: Spanish Resources Are Here! As the educator community manager here at Common Sense Media, I often field requests from educators who would like to see our materials in Spanish. I am excited to announce today that we have added Spanish versions of our family tip sheets, videos, and most recently, student-facing lesson materials. Here's a roundup of all of the materials we now offer in Spanish: NEW: Student-Facing Lesson Materials. Found on the right-hand side of each lesson page in our curriculum under the Materiales en español heading.
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching Return to MERLOT II Home Page Search all MERLOT Select to go to your profile Click to expand login or register menu Select to go to your workspace Games and Puzzles for Boosting Your Spanish Vocabulary There are more interesting way to increase your vocabulary than reading the dictionary or studying word lists. Here are some games and puzzles designed to boost your word knowledge. Two-Letter WordsIf you play games such as Scrabble, Wordfeud or Apalabrados (Angry Birds) in Spanish, you'll appreciate this list of two-letter words, complete with definitions. 'El Ahorcado' (Hangman)Each of the games in this collection will display a new word each time you play. Words of Love: Word Search for LoversThis word-find puzzle is a fun way to learn some of the Spanish words relating to love.
The 16 Best Resources for Teaching a Foreign Language According to infoplease, there are more than 6,500 languages spoken in the world, each with its own unique culture and way of thinking and communicating. As globalization barrels forward, learning a foreign language becomes ever more important and beneficial for students. However, learning another language is difficult; if you are a foreign language teacher, how can you make the process easier and more enjoyable for your students?
Spanish phonology This article is about the phonology and phonetics of the Spanish language. Unless otherwise noted, statements refer to Castilian Spanish, the standard dialect used in Spain on radio and television. For historical development of the sound system see History of Spanish. For details of geographical variation see Spanish dialects and varieties. Spanish has many allophones, so it is important here to distinguish phonemes (written between slashes / /) and corresponding allophones (written between brackets [ ]). Consonants The phoneme /ʝ/ is realized as an approximant in all contexts except after a pause, a nasal, or a lateral.
Free Online Spanish Games The games below are for mobile, tablet and PC. Each game has numerous categories including adjectives, adverbs, verbs, nouns, por vs para and many more. Click on any game link below to see the categories associated with that game. World Language: 5 Ways to get your Students TalkingThe Educator’s Room 2. Google Voice – Time is the enemy of all teachers, but especially for a World Language teacher. There simply isn’t enough time to listen to every student, every day and give detailed feedback. If your school has a Bring Your Own Device policy, you can have every student in your class complete an oral... 2. Google Voice – Time is the enemy of all teachers, but especially for a World Language teacher.