Multilíngues
18.5K views | +3 today
Follow
Multilíngues
EFL and other languages resources for foreign language learners and teachers. Recursos para estudantes e professores de língua inglesa e de outras línguas.
Curated by Luciana Viter
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Metaglossia: The Translation World
Scoop.it!

Siri learns seven new languages, plus English with new accents

Siri learns seven new languages, plus English with new accents | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
The latest update for iOS 8 will reportedly be diversifying more than its emojis.

According to reports, Siri will soon be able to understand seven additional languages with the release of the iOS 8.3 beta 2. The voice assistant feature will add Russian, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish to its multi-lingual vocabulary, which is expected to be released later this year.

The most interesting language update will allow Siri to interpret English with an Indian accent. As India Today reports, Indian speakers were “forced to fake an American accent to get Siri to understand their voice commands.” While watching others attempt to fake an accent can be amusing, this is sure to come as a relief in one of the largest growing markets in the world.

Recommended: Think you know Steve Jobs? Take our quiz!
The language (and accent) updates hint at Apple’s push to expand further into emerging markets like BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China). Siri understanding Portuguese could take Apple far in Brazil. And with booming sales in Asia, thanks to larger iPhone models, the tech giant obviously has its sites on markets outside of China, Japan, and South Korea by including Thai in the update.


TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE Think you know Steve Jobs? Take our quiz!

PHOTOS OF THE DAY Photos of the Day 2/24
Apple does not disclose how it chooses new languages for Siri, but market shares are likely to be the main influencer.

As ZDNet reports, the Netherlands has a relatively small population of 16.8 million residents, but saw a 7 percent increase in smart phone ownership in the forth quarter of last year. While Apple only holds 23 percent of the Dutch market, which is tiny compared to the 40 percent it holds in the US, that is a larger share than in Germany (16.9 percent), Italy (13.5 percent), and Spain (6.8 percent), which all have had their native tongues adapted to the feature.

As reported by 9to5Mac, Apple has been busy with updates. The iPhone maker intends to release iOS 8.2 sometime in March, iOS 8.3 as a public beta through its AppleSeed program in mid-March, iOS 8.4 and its new music streaming service during the summer, and iOS 9 in the fall. Got all that?

Via Charles Tiayon
more...
Tess Whitty's curator insight, February 26, 2015 12:23 PM

Wohoo! Siri has learned Swedish!

Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Estude italiano de graça e pela internet com a USP

Estude italiano de graça e pela internet com a USP | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Curso online é realizado pela Pós-Graduação em Língua, Literatura e Cultura Italianas da Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da USP
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Metaglossia: The Translation World
Scoop.it!

Cómo hacer traducción instantánea con la cámara del móvil [Vídeo]

Cómo hacer traducción instantánea con la cámara del móvil [Vídeo] | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Cómo hacer traducción instantánea con la cámara del móvil [Vídeo]
Por Juan Diego Polo en Traductores e Idiomas


19/02/2015



En el vídeo de hoy (lo podéis ver arriba) os mostramos cómo se usa la cámara del móvil para traducir textos que leemos en la calle o en algún documento, enfocando y viendo la traducción de forma instantánea, sin necesidad de enviar formularios ni hacer clicks, aprovechando las maravillas de la realidad aumentada.

La función que veis la presentaron en Google hace unas semanas, el resultado de la compra de WordLens en 2014, aplicación que integraron dentro del traductor oficial para facilitar la transformación de un texto en otro idioma.

Si enfocáis en texto escrito a mano es posible que no realice la traducción correctamente, ya que primero se tienen que identificar las letras capturadas, pero si lo hacéis en letra creada por ordenador, el éxito está casi garantizado.

Esta traducción instantánea se ofrece actualmente desde inglés a francés, alemán, italiano, portugués, ruso y español (y viceversa), aunque ya están trabajando en ampliar esta cantidad de idiomas.

Via Charles Tiayon
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Más de 50 cursos gratis de idiomas: inglés, francés, chino o alemán

Más de 50 cursos gratis de idiomas: inglés, francés, chino o alemán | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Más de 50 cursos gratis de idiomas: inglés, francés, chino o alemán, aprender idiomas es indispensable para abrir nuevos caminos laborales hoy en dia.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Tecnologia a serviço da Educação
Scoop.it!

Dicas do Dan: 40 apostilas gratuitas de inglês para iniciantes

Dicas do Dan: 40 apostilas gratuitas de inglês para iniciantes | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Agora não tem mais desculpas de falta de tempo ou de dinheiro para não aprender inglês. O site Inglês Fluente disponibilizou vários materiais gratuitos para você baixar no seu computador e estudar a hora que quiser.
São 40 apostilas de inglês [...]


Via Daniel Caixeta
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from English and Humanities Teaching Website Resources Australian Curriculum
Scoop.it!

Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference

Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

"I am torn about how to teach these two ideas about cultures and societies all around the world:

People and cultures are different all over the world.People and cultures are the same all over the world.

These points may seem like a contradiction, but when put into proper context they teach important truths about culture."


Via Seth Dixon, Lilydale High School
more...
Avery Liardon's curator insight, March 23, 2015 9:48 PM

Unit 3:

Shines insight on stereotypes that are commonly used throughout the world. Reading this article really made me think about stereotypes that are so commonly used they are considered acceptable. It's a ridiculous idea to think that all people under a culture act and behave the same way. 

Emily Coats's curator insight, March 24, 2015 12:06 PM

UNIT 3 CULTURE

This article is written to compare and contrast various ways to teach young school children about global cultures. On one hand, we can relate all cultures to each other, due to their common goals and views. For example, all families around the world aim to do what's best for each other, love and cherish one another, and try their hardest to succeed economically. On the other hand, cultures are extremely different around the world, with different music, clothing, and underlying views on life. We can continue to say that popular culture has diffused so greatly, with advanced technologies and means of transportation, so it has influenced and homogenized our landscape quite a bit. Folk culture is obviously still a powerful force, but popular culture does have some effects around the world. I believe that children need to understand the importance of maintaining diversity thy preserving folk culture but they also need to acknowledge the pros and cons of the global diffusion of popular culture and how it connects us at a global scale. 

Danielle Smith's curator insight, April 12, 2015 12:21 AM

I think Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference is a helpful article for teachers to read. This article considers ideas I constantly come back to, whilst collecting resources and ideas for teaching students about cultural diversity and identity. How do I teach students, that ‘people and cultures are different all over the world’ (Dixon, 2015, April 2), but also the same?

Dixon suggests that we need to teach that people and cultures worldwide are the SAME and DIFFERENT simultaneously.  In this way, students can appreciate the rich diversity of cultures and societies, whilst at the same time learning values of humanity and empathy, which unite us all.

 

I believe by recognising and appreciating the rich cultures of students in the classroom, we can explore and learn about cultural diversity in an honest, rich and non-stereotypical way and allow students to feel valued at the same time. In addition, as students know each other, this helps them relate to ‘people from other places, who speak other languages’ and follow different religions to their own (Dixon, 2015, April 2). Furthermore, this should help increase intercultural understanding in the classroom by developing a ‘socially cohesive’ environment that ‘respects, and appreciates cultural, social and religious diversity’ (MYCEETA, p. 7).

 

References

Dixon, S. (2015, April 2). Teaching cultural empathy: Stereotypes, world views and cultural difference. National Geographic. Retrieved April 7, 2015, http: http://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2015/02/04/teaching-cultural-empathy-stereotypes-world-views-and-cultural-difference/

 

Ministerial Council on Education, Employment, Training, and Youth Affairs. (2008, December). Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians. Melbourne: Author. 

Rescooped by Luciana Viter from TICs para Docencia y Aprendizaje
Scoop.it!

Crea y aprende con Laura: APLICACIONES ONLINE PARA TRADUCIR VÍDEOS

Crea y aprende con Laura: APLICACIONES ONLINE PARA TRADUCIR VÍDEOS | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Dashboard - YouTube Subtitler Para comenzar a traducir un vídeo utiliza el botón 'New vídeo" para añadir los subtítulos a un vídeo. CaptionTube puedes crear subtítulos para los vídeos de YouTube. Es fácil de usar y es gratis.
DotSUb es una herramienta que te permite subtitular todos tus vídeos favoritos, que pueden ser subidos por el propio usuario o distintos usuarios, y compartir tus vídeos subtitulados con todo el mundo. También te permite subtitular los vídeos en cualquier idioma.


Via María Asunción Martínez Mayoral
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Recursos Online
Scoop.it!

7 Easy English Reading Resources That Are Out of This World

7 Easy English Reading Resources That Are Out of This World | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Reading books is necessary for English fluency. Learn how to make reading a daily habit with these great tips and resources. Improve your grammar, vocab &more!

Via Maria Margarida Correia
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Rosetta Stone utilizará plataforma de e-commerce para vender seus cursos no Brasil

Rosetta Stone utilizará plataforma de e-commerce para vender seus cursos no Brasil | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
A parceria do e-commerce com a Rosetta Stone é uma forma de expandir portfólio e alcançar o público-alvo ideal
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Life in London, Social Media, English Literature and Random Musings
Scoop.it!

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language

10 Things People Once Complained Would Ruin The English Language | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
You've probably heard that English is being ruined — by the Internet, by texting, by Americans, by young people who have no respect for proper grammar. But it turns out that people have always worried over English, and over the centuries, have accused all sorts of things of "ruining" the language.

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from EDUCACIÓN 3.0 - EDUCATION 3.0
Scoop.it!

Nuevo Linguee, el diccionario online con más de 200 combinaciones lingüísticas

Nuevo Linguee, el diccionario online con más de 200 combinaciones lingüísticas | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Desde Linguee nos presentan su nueva versión, un diccionario online que cuenta ahora con más de 200 combinaciones lingüísticas, que tiene acceso a más de mil millones de textos traducidos y que cuentan con más de 25 millones de usuarios o visitantes únicos al mes (datos de noviembre de 2014).


Via Sifop-CARM, Javier Sánchez Bolado
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from (Language) learning and teaching with new technologies
Scoop.it!

221 insultos en castellano que deberías saber

221 insultos en castellano que deberías saber | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Abrazafarolas, hay que decirlo más.

Via Elke Höfler
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers
Scoop.it!

Refusing to accept job ads for native speakers only: interview with Helen Strong

Refusing to accept job ads for native speakers only: interview with Helen Strong | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
In this Talk to the Expert interview I spoke with Helen Strong, the chair of MELTA (the Munich English Language Teachers Association). Recently, they decided to stop publishing job ads which requir...

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Rinse and Repeat: 4 Ways to Establish Great ESL Classroom Routines

Rinse and Repeat: 4 Ways to Establish Great ESL Classroom Routines | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
I've always found that my students learn better when they know what's coming up next. The establishing of classroom routines helps speed things along and provides a familiar stru
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Professional Development and Teaching Ideas for English Language Teachers
Scoop.it!

What does your accent say about you? | British Council

What does your accent say about you? | British Council | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
English language teacher and author Richard Cauldwell examines the prejudices against various English accents and the effect they can have on one’s sense of self-worth.

Via Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Addicted to languages
Scoop.it!

Dating in a foreign language – an illustrated guide

Dating in a foreign language – an illustrated guide | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Dating can be confusing enough in your mother tongue, let alone when your date speaks a foreign language. From dealing with embarrassing mistakes to surviving arguments, Erica Buist shares some tips on how to get by

Via Milena Sahakian
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Educacion, ecologia y TIC
Scoop.it!

El Blog para aprender inglés: 7 Consejos muy efectivos para acelerar el aprendizaje del inglés

El Blog para aprender inglés: 7 Consejos muy efectivos para acelerar el aprendizaje del inglés | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Via Ramon Aragon
more...
Luis Testoni's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:09 AM

añada su visión ...

Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Creative Tools... and ESL
Scoop.it!

5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language | Edudemic

5 Creative New Ways to Teach English as a Second Language | Edudemic | Multilíngues | Scoop.it

Via Ricard Garcia
more...
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2015 3:04 AM

Change, change, change!!!

Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

ARADO

ARADO | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
A sigla ARADO reúne ações que constituem os objetivos básicos do projeto. AGRUPAR alunos da graduação e da pós-graduação e professores das escolas públicas para REFLETIR sobre problemas e ou fatores que interferem no processo de ensino-aprendizagem de inglês como língua estrangeira. AGIR sobre o problema, buscando leituras que ajudem os participantes a refletir teoricamente sobre o tema. Além disso, o projeto tem por objetivo produzir material didático, colaborativamente, de forma a contribuir para o contexto escolar. DOAR o material produzido para as escolas e para este portal virtual que está sendo construído com a colaboração de participantes do projeto e de alunos da graduação, especialização, mestrado e doutorado. O projeto contou com a colaboração de Enzo Fabiano da Silva.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Top 10 podcasts to help you learn a language

Top 10 podcasts to help you learn a language | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
From videos in Japanese to news in German, language blogger Lindsay Dow recommends her favourite podcasts to keep you motivated and inspired while improving your skills
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Luciana Viter
Scoop.it!

Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange

Speaky : The Next Level of Language Exchange | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Find and meet native speakers from all around the world. Browse our community to find your ideal language partner and enjoy improving your language skills.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Luciana Viter from Contenidos educativos digitales
Scoop.it!

Recursos para practicar los tiempos y las formas verbales en inglés - Educación 3.0

Recursos para practicar los tiempos y las formas verbales en inglés - Educación 3.0 | Multilíngues | Scoop.it
Selección de recursos y enlaces de interés para que los alumnos aprendan los verbos en inglés.

Via Silvan Pan Morel
more...
No comment yet.