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Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch

Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs..."

 

Choose your language (English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Dutch), choose your level, watch the music video (the home page I'm looking at at the moment has Shakira, Bruno Mars, Stevie Wonder, Adel) and test your skills.  Comment on your results to join the online community.

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ESL Listening: eslwriting.org

ESL Listening: eslwriting.org | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
A splendid video that inspires the heart and informs the mind. This Apple video is great content for an ESL listening lesson.

 

This site offers embedded videos (adverts, sketches) with a pre-listening activity sheet for previewing vocabulary and ideas for the independent learner.  Intermediate level or higher.


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Phonemic chart (British Council)

This is the new British Council phonemic chart. Help your students hear the sounds of English by clicking on the symbols below. Click on the top right hand corner of each symbol to hear sample words including the sounds.

 

Advice for autonomous learning here http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/activities/using-phonemic-chart-autonomous-learning


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Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations

Free video lectures,Free Animations, Free Lecture Notes, Free Online Tests, Free Lecture Presentations | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Welcome to Learnerstv.com. This is a comprehensive site providing thousands of downloadable Video lectures, Live Online Tests,etc in the fields of Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Medicine, Management and Accounting, Dentistry, Nursing, Psychology, History, Language Training, Literature, Law, Economics, Philosophy,Astronomy, Political Science etc FREE to its visitors...

 

This site provides free video and audio lectures of whole courses conducted by faculty from reputed universities around the world. Science Animations provide students with fun and innovative ways of learning.

 

Free live timed online tests with instant feedback and explanations will help you refine your test taking skills.

 

Most of the materials offered are licensed by the respective institutes under a Creative Commons License."

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EFL shorts: The Janitor, The Cook

EFL shorts: The Janitor, The Cook | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"The stories on this site are originals, specially written for EFL learners. Every few days, a new chapter of the story appears and is followed by activities drawn from that chapter. When all the chapters of one story have been posted, a new story begins.  Most of the stories are suitable for pre and intermediate learners. We hope you enjoy the stories and the activities that accompany them."

 

There's one full story online (The Janitor), published in installments with comprehension exercises for each, and a new story (The Cook) has just begun.  You can sign up for e-mail alerts when a new episode appears.

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Web 2.0 Tools to Embed | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom

Web 2.0 Tools to Embed | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Some nice tools and ideas for simplifying ICT use with young learners.
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Expolangues - Usages pédagogiques des réseaux sociaux: L.Juin et D.Cordina

Expolangues - Usages pédagogiques des réseaux sociaux: L.Juin et D.Cordina | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Twitter en français, ça gazouille

Inteview VIDEO - Expolanges 2012

 

En présentant leurs usages pédagogiques des réseaux sociaux et notamment de Twitter, Laurence JUIN (enseignante) et David CORDINA (Alliance française de Bombay) présentent de nouvelles formes d’accompagnements numériques pour la pédagogie du français langue maternelle et langue étrangère.

 

Voir aussi:

 

RÉSEAUX - Web 2.0 - EDUCATION

http://flenet.rediris.es/blog/carnetweb.html

 

Apprentissage des langues et Réseaux Médias Sociaux - Language learning and social networks

http://flecampus.ning.com/profiles/blogs/apprentissage-des-langues-et

 

 


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Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More

Paper Rater: Free Online Grammar Checker, Proofreader, and More | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

This looks worth checking out for intermediate/advanced learners of English: copy and paste your text into this online grammar checker, and receive free and instant feedback on grammar and spelling errors and word choice statistics.


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Balabolka

Balabolka | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Freeware pour PC qui "permet la lecture des fichiers texte à haute voix. En vue de reproduire la voix humaine il est possible d’utiliser tous les synthétiseurs de la parole installés sur un ordinateur. La reproduction de la voix humaine est contrôlable à l’aide des boutons standards semblables à ceux de tout programme multimédia ...

Le texte peut être sauvegardé en tant que fichier son (compatible avec les formats WAV, MP3, MP4, OGG et WMA)...."

 

A tester par les apprenants et leurs enseignants.


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dan's comment, January 24, 2012 6:17 AM
Crashed and crashed again. Oh well. At least there's oddcast - that's my fave TTS at the mo.
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Well, thanks for the road test, Dan. I'm also a little sceptical about the learning/teaching potential, even if it works ...
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Language Exchange Community - Practice and Learn Foreign Languages

Language Exchange Community - Practice and Learn Foreign Languages | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Practice and learn foreign languages with native speakers via email, text chat or voice chat. We show you how. Over 1 million registered members!
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75 Free Language Learning Resources Online | Zen College Life

75 Free Language Learning Resources Online | Zen College Life | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Whether you’re trying to learn English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese, Italian –you get the picture – it’s good to get free help along the way. Luckily, there are tons of free online resources out ...
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Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More | Open Culture

Learn 40 Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More | Open Culture | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Download free lessons. Collection features audio lessons in 40 languages including Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic...
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C’est La Vie: 5 Ways to Learn A Foreign Language Via Social Media - Social Web Daily | MyLife’s Social BlogSocial Web Daily

C’est La Vie: 5 Ways to Learn A Foreign Language Via Social Media - Social Web Daily | MyLife’s Social BlogSocial Web Daily | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

"Parlez-vous français? ¿Habla Español?If the thought of learning another language transports you to a fluorescent-flickering high school classroom with - sponsored by the social media professionals MyLife..."

 

English Out There, Babbel, Livemocha, BBC Languages, and LS6; nothing to disagree with here, all free or really cheap and live communication is really what we're after, isn't it?

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Audiofiles | Share and discover great radio

Audiofiles | Share and discover great radio | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Audiofiles is a new way to share and discover great radio.
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Spaced repetition: Never forget vocabulary ever again

Spaced repetition: Never forget vocabulary ever again | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Brendan Lewis, self-described "technomad" (technology enabled globetrotter) aka Benny the Irish polyglot, explains on his blog Fluent in 3 months how he uses the free flashcard programme Anki (http://ankisrs.net/) to learn vocabulary.

 

The post has attracted a lot of comments with readers' accounts of their own language learning experiences and sometimes passionate testimonials and criticisms of this language learning method.

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The EFL SMARTblog: Whitney Houston. Why do stars fall?

The EFL SMARTblog: Whitney Houston. Why do stars fall? | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Great selection of resources and activities for the EFL classroom and the independent learner.

 

See these links, for example:

http://efllecturer.blogspot.com/p/games-and-quizzes.html

 

 

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Independent English - How to use podcasts to improve your English

Independent English - How to use podcasts to improve your English | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Newcastle-based ESL teacher Sandy Millin has this to say about podcasts: "As you listen to more and more English, you will understand more. Podcasts give you the chance to listen to English from around the world, including both native and non-native speakers."

 

A nice collection of links to podcasts for learning English (BBC, British Council, but also some not specifically for learners), and ideas for self-study.


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uWhisp: Recording extension for twitter and facebook

uWhisp: Recording extension for twitter and facebook | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

For those of you that keep a Facebook page for your classroom or a Twitter feed, uWhisp is a site currently in Beta that allows you to record audio of yourself that can then be played back within the web browser


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Digital dialects: English language learning games

Simple games with audio to learn vocabulary in a number of common domains (numbers, colours, food, clothing, animals etc).

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Edmodo | Réseau social éducatif sécuritaire pour enseignants et élèves

Edmodo | Réseau social éducatif sécuritaire pour enseignants et élèves | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Éducation 2.0, - Microblogging gratuit et privé dans la salle de classe...

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LibriVox

LibriVox | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it

Free audiobooks from the public domain, recorded by volunteers.  Podcast options.

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Language Tools - iTools

Language Tools - iTools | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Look up words to find out what they mean, how to spell or pronounce them. Translate words, phrases and whole texts into other languages.
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Podcasts anglais, MP3 anglais, Ressources baladodiffusion, TICE langues vivantes - Éducnet

Podcasts anglais, MP3 anglais, Ressources baladodiffusion, TICE langues vivantes - Éducnet | Learning technologies for EFL | Scoop.it
Découvrez les ressources en Anglais pour la baladodiffusion : podcast audio et vidéo, mp3 en anglais. Ressources numériques pour l'apprentissage des langues vivantes. Éducnet, enseigner avec les TIC.
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Laurence Bernard's comment, January 19, 2012 7:49 AM
ce listing date un peu quand meme. 2008!
Shona Whyte's comment, January 19, 2012 10:47 AM
C'est exact, mais les liens sont toujours actifs et les sites ressources à jour ; il y a aussi un effort de donner des niveaux CECRL ...