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Linguee – Le web est un dictionnaire – Français / Anglais

Linguee met à votre disposition des millions de textes du Web traduits par d'autres. Dictionnaire Français-Anglais avec des phrases d'exemples et leur traduction.
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Eal toolkit, Mike Gershon (TES)

Follow up resource for EAL session at Edge Hill University, 21st October (Isabelle Jones)
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This slide deck illustrates over 50 different language learning teaching strategies. While these ideas were originally shared in the context of learning English as an Additional Language (EAL) they easily transfer to the learning of other languages as well.

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Duolingo | Learn English, Spanish and German for free

With Duolingo you learn a language for free, and simultaneously translate the Web.

 

Other languages are being added in the near fututre.

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Our ESL kids share their stories « NeverEndingSearch

Our ESL kids share their stories « NeverEndingSearch | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
While our initial intent was to create opportunities for our ESL students to practice written and spoken fluency, what happened as we presented these stories–most of which were about the decision to come to American–audience changed everything.  Giving the kids a stage resulted in the collateral benefit of empathy and new understanding from the students who have lived their lives in Springfield.

Mainstream Springfield students got to know the quiet ESL kids in their classes through a different lens.

The stories, with their themes of loneliness, fear, and sacrifice, fostered genuine respect for these students’ hardships and struggles.  And for how hard they have to work to catch up.
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Language Immersion for Chrome Teaches You a New Language While You Browse the Web

Language Immersion for Chrome Teaches You a New Language While You Browse the Web | Learning Languages | Scoop.it

Surrounding yourself as much as possible with a new language you want to learn is one of the keys to learning a new language quickly and fully.

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Dictionnaire parlant français-anglais avec prononciation anglaise authentique

Dictionnaire parlant français-anglais avec prononciation anglaise authentique | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Dictionnaire parlant français-anglais gratuit en ligne. "Comment ça se dit en anglais...?" Sasdit.com vous donne la réponse tout de suite avec une prononciation anglaise parfaite.
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Twitter Homework | Language 2.0 Blog

Twitter Homework | Language 2.0 Blog | Learning Languages | Scoop.it

Is Twitter a valuable learning tool in a languages classroom?

I decided to try something new. I asked my students to complete a homework assignment using Twitter this week. I was a little nervous beforehand based on the fact that my students this year really had not warmed to the idea of using Twitter as a valuable learning tool. My students, and probably some of yours, feel Twitter is a generic FaceBook. Needless to say, I presented the homework idea with enthusiasm, and hoped for the best, but was quite unsure of the outcome.

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20 Essential Phrases in French

Graphics visually describe meaning of 20 French words and phrases as they are spoken by a native French speaker. (Interesting classroom assignment might be to have students design graphics and create similar video series.)

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Pedagogical Resources Database - French as a Second Language | FSL Resources

Pedagogical Resources Database - French as a Second Language | FSL Resources | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Resources for learners and teachers of French as a second language: Immersion French, Core French, Extended French, Intensive French...
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What does English sound like to foreign ears?

What does English sound like to foreign ears? | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
What does English sound like to non-English speakers? After more than 40 years, Adriano Celentano’s “Prisencolinensinainciusol” remains one of the most illuminating examples. Prepare to rock out and sorta kinda rap with an Italian comedian:
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Phoebe Lee's comment, May 10, 2012 4:50 AM
This is a interesting story :)
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Benny the Irish Polyglot shares language learning tips at TBEX ’11 | Matador Radar

Benny the Irish Polyglot shares language learning tips at TBEX ’11 | Matador Radar | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Several of the Matador team members attended TBEX '11 in Vancouver, and those who were there spoke highly of the Fluent in 3 Months blogger's 'language hacking' talk.
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Teaching Grammar: There Has to Be a Better Way (And There Is!) | Edutopia

Teaching Grammar: There Has to Be a Better Way (And There Is!) | Edutopia | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
When teaching grammar, guest blogger Steve Peha gets rid of the jargon and focuses on patterns.

Since grammar is the study of sentence construction, focusing on the sentence, in a way that doesn't depend on explicit grammatical knowledge, is the key to teaching an otherwise difficult set of concepts successfully to groups of diverse learners.
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Pre-AP Strategies for French: Developing Good Pronunciation Habits

Pre-AP Strategies for French: Developing Good Pronunciation Habits | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
This article lists some class activities that are geared mostly at forming and improving beginning French students' pronunciation.
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Lingua.ly | Collect new words, language learning your way!

Lingua.ly | Collect new words, language learning your way! | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Lingua.ly - Learn a language while you browse the web. Collect new words. Language learning your way. Available in: English, Spanish, French, Hebrew, Arabic
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This app might be a good companion for DuoLingo.
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LangMedia: Resources for World Languages - Five College Center for the Study of World Languages

LangMedia: Resources for World Languages - Five College Center for the Study of World Languages | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
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LangMedia has a special mission to provide materials in languages less-commonly offered by colleges and universities in the United States. The site also has a commitment to providing authentic materials depicting differences in regional dialects and language-usage among speakers of the more commonly taught languages worldwide.

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Rapid Language Learning

A geek is faced with a task of quickly learning French to pass a standardized test. 

 

Dates back to 2004 but full of practical good ideas from someone who successfully taught themself a new language very quickly.

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I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How

I Learned to Speak Four Languages in a Few Years: Here's How | Learning Languages | Scoop.it

Gabriel Wyner was tasked with learning four languages in the past few years for his career as an opera singer, and in the process landed on "a pretty damn good method for language learning that you can do in limited amounts of spare time." Here's the four-step method that you can use, too (and you don't have to invest hundreds in a language course like Rosetta Stone).

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Phoebe Lee's comment, May 10, 2012 4:48 AM
This is really good information !! Thnx
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French Canadian pronunciation: Diphthongs

French Canadian pronunciation: Diphthongs | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
An onlineFrench Canadian pronunciation guide: Dipthongs.

French Canadian ....Diphthongs

 

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learn french grammar listen to free text about french culture and practice with exercise - Let's speak french !

learn french grammar listen to free text about french culture and practice with exercise - Let's speak french ! | Learning Languages | Scoop.it

Great library of short native french speaking situation podcasts to help learn to speak French.

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40 iPad Apps For Language Learners

40 iPad Apps For Language Learners | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Below are best 40 iPad apps for language learners that will not only teach language but will also immerse you in another culture:...
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Phoebe Lee's comment, May 10, 2012 4:49 AM
I think i have to see those apps in my iPad
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Pronunciator - Learn to Speak 60 Languages - 100% Free

Pronunciator - Learn to Speak 60 Languages - 100% Free | Learning Languages | Scoop.it

60 languages. 3 million lessons. 100% free. Welcome to the world's largest language-learning service!

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Phoebe Lee's comment, May 10, 2012 4:52 AM
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Ken Morrison's comment, May 10, 2012 6:21 AM
Anyounghaseyo.
How do you feel about the pronunciation of the Korean words.

Do you feel they are helpful for learning or do you feel that they are too exagerated?

For example, I do not hear people talk like this in real life:
http://www.pronunciator.com/English/Korean/1-1-1.html

However, I do think that this stretched out style might be good for learning.
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The Global Language Monitor » Blog Archive » Do these 15 Wonderful Words Actually Have No English Equivalent?

The Global Language Monitor » Blog Archive » Do these 15 Wonderful Words Actually Have No English Equivalent? | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
The Global Language Monitor estimates that there are currently 1,009,753 words in the English language. Despite this large lexicon, many nuances of human experience still leave us tongue-tied. And that’s why sometimes it’s necessary to turn to other languages to find le mot juste. Here are fifteen foreign words with no direct English equivalent.
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Fluent in 3 Months

Fluent in 3 Months | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Welcome to fluentin3months.com, a site packed with encouragement and “language hacks” about speaking languages as quickly as possible, as I travel to learn and speak languages myself.

After almost nine years on the road, I have picked up quite a lot of short-cuts, unconventional learning techniques, and a pretty good mentality that has hugely helped me to learn these languages, and earn the title of “polyglot”. This site is for sharing these tips so that others may also live their dreams of being able to speak other languages!
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technoLanguages - home

technoLanguages - home | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
This wiki has been set up for languages teachers who are interested in using more technology with their students. Have a browse around to get some ideas, tips and links for using different online applications as well as things like iPods and video cameras. You can use the menu at the side, or the icons here on the front page.Please note that most of the information here is based on what I have done in my own classroom, so is by no means exhaustive. I have tried to put down as much of my experience and ideas as I can. I hope you find it useful! - Jess.
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How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge | Edutopia

How Global Language Learning Gives Students the Edge | Edutopia | Learning Languages | Scoop.it
Learning foreign languages boosts brain development, bridges cultural connections, and gives us an economic edge. So why isn't it a priority in public schools?

"Every issue you can name -- economics, public health, police work, climate change -- there are international dimensions to all of them. You have to have an awareness of other cultures. You can't know about all of them. You can't speak all languages. But languages are going to be important, and we are going to need to continue to learn about them."
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