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French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics

French undergraduate EFL student recommendations: listening, speaking & phonetics | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

LISTENING

 

http://www.talkenglish.com/Listening/ListenAdvanced.aspx

Scripted dialogues with multiple choice questions and scripts.

 

http://www.cdlponline.org

Texts read aloud followed by vocabulary practice with audio and comprehension questions

 

http://www.simpleenglishvideos.com

Watch movie trailers with clickable transcripts allowing you to jump to a particular place in the trailer.

 

http://tinytexts.wordpress.com

Native speakers read short texts aloud, which listeners can follow onscreen or

print a PDF with a gap-fill exercise.  There are also vocabulary definitions.

 

http://www.rivieraradio.mc/home.asp

English-language radio based in Monaco - listen online or at 106.5

 

http://www.webofstories.com/

Video clips under 10 minutes featuring famous and ordinary individuals interviewed on all sorts of topics.  (You also have the option of videorecording and uploading your own story.)

 

http://www.openculture.com/freeaudiobooks

Listen online or download mp3 files to hear novels chapter by chapter.  LM Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables, Paul Auster's The Red Notebook, and Dickens' Great Expectations were favourites.

 

video game walkthroughs

Gamers record screencasts of themselves playing a game and post the video to YouTube.

One student recommends Amnesia White Night (Morfar; strong language and mildly violent/disturbing warning)

http://youtu.be/Vt_y5VE0JiQ

 

SPEAKING

 

http://www.englishcentral.com/videos#!/index

2 minute video extracts with optional subtitles, followed by vocabulary practice (type the word you hear, check native pronunciation with clickable phonetic symbols; repeat a word into your mic and get immediate feedback).  Share on Facebook.

 

https://www.verbling.com/

Live audio or video chat with native speakers.

 

http://livemocha.com/

Live text, audio or video chat with other learners of English.  You can also record a video role-play for feedback from a native speaker (but only once without paying).

 

 

PHONETICS & PRONUNCIATION

 

http://pronunciationcoach.com/

Short explanations and advice for hearing and producing English sounds.

 

http://englishonthe.net/?s=shadow+reading

Advice on a technique for improving pronunciation by reading along with a scripted recording.

Shona Whyte's insight:

These are the websites my third year phonetics students mentioned most frequently during their final oral exams this week.  

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10 Tools to help English Students to be Autonomous

10 tools we can show to our students to help them study auotomously. Includes descriptions, links and step by step videos from Russell Stannard.
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MYLO: a new way to learn languages

MYLO: a new way to learn languages | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
MYLO is a free KS3 and KS4 language learning resource developed for the Department for Education and run by RM Education. It offers a new way to learn French, German, Spanish and Chinese.
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Using Social Media for Language Learning

The video has been realized for the EU- China Year of Youth Summit 201 (May 19th, 2011, European Commission, Brussels).

 

6 young people respond in Greek, German, Luxembourgish, French, Chinese and Romanian (English subtitles) to questions such as:

 

Do you use social media in a language other than your mother tongue and why?

Which othe social media do you use?

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7 Ways to Maintain or Improve Your Foreign Language Skills Every Day During the Summer

7 Ways to Maintain or Improve Your Foreign Language Skills Every Day During the Summer | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
"We know that language learning doesn't just happen in a classroom! The summer is a fantastic way to build on that by incorporating informal learning and exposure to authentic language."

Straightforward and upbeat advice for independent language learning using free resources without killing yoursefl.
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MindSnacks - Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and more on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad

MindSnacks - Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, and more on your iPhone, iTouch and iPad | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"MindSnacks makes mobile learning games available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Our Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese language learning apps are available in the app store today."

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12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow

12 Prolific Language Learning Bloggers You Should Follow | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"I thought I'd put together a short list of who I consider to be the most profilic and authoritative bloggers on the topic of languages and language learning at present," says Donovan Nagel of the Mezzofanti Guild, a self-described online community of serious language learners.

 

Mostly anglophone learners of other languages, so perhaps more suited to advanced EFL learners for tips and inspiration ...


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