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6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 2013 #CPD RECORDINGS
http://bit.ly/1hO4S0G
6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference 2013 RECORDINGS
May we thank the fabulous presenters, keynotes and plenary speakers, musical performers and the many volunteer helpers: Adam Simpson, Arjana Blazic, Asli Saglam, Aydan Yarvuz, David Dodgson, Eva Buyuksimkesyan, Gülnur Sahin, Márcia Lima, Marisa Constantinides, Miguel Mendoza and Victor Hugo Rojas B. for their hard work in providing the finest in language learning technologies. The 6th Virtual Round Table Web Conference on language learning technologies, 17-19 May 2013 welcomed an attendance of 628 participants in Adobe Connect and 155 participants on our livestream on facebook.
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The Language Gulper
http://languagesgulper.com/
The Language Gulper
The Language Gulper is a new language site that provides:
•Detailed descriptions of the main languages of the world in a clear, concise way. Its scope is not only living languages but also ancient ones of historical or cultural importance.
So far, “The Language Gulper” includes 131 individual language pages, 40 about families and branches and 8 about linguistic areas. It will be updated and expanded regularly. You can access all language pages by two indexes:
⁃an alphabetical index.
⁃an index based on the classification of languages.
A website that provides descriptions of almost two hundred world languages and families including overview, phonology, grammar, basic vocabulary, key literary works and maps. It includes many Asian languages and families. Besides, it has introductory regional articles giving a panorama of the languages of South Asia and Southeast Asia.
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International House online Conference archives #IHTOC60
http://www.youtube.com/user/ihlanguages/videos
International House online Conference archives ... from the May 2013 conference .. all available in YouTube. #IHTOC60
International House is a truly global organisation, with language schools on every continent teaching English and a huge variety of other languages.
International House is also famed for its global teacher training departments that offer the CELTA and Trinity ESOL language teaching qualifications. The International House network is considered one of the most prestigious employers for language teachers.
Brilliant resource for land teacher's CPD ... continuing professional development
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Duolingo
http://duolingo.com/
Duolingo is a free service that helps you learn languages with your friends while simultaneously contributing to translate real-world content from the Web.
Some language learning websites claim to be free, when in fact they are only free to use for a limited time. Duolingo has a different philosophy. Our language learning tools are completely free, because while you are learning you are also creating valuable translations for the world.
This unique setup means that Duolingo is offered without ads, hidden fees, or subscriptions—Duolingo is 100% free, today, tomorrow and forever.
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Vital Portal : MFL
http://www.vital.ac.uk/portals
Vital Portal : MFL
Vital is delivered by The (UK) Open University and part-funded by the Department for Education.
It aims to support practitioners in sharing their expertise and thus enhance the quality of teaching and learning.
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Memrise : online learning courses and content (free)
http://memrise.com/
Memrise : languages ... online learning (free)
Memrise helps you learn vocabulary, the toughest part of learning a language. Memrise makes vocabulary learning fast, fun and effective. Memrise is completely free.
Head to languages where you can browse courses/word-lists according to the language you feel like learning.
You can learn vocabulary from more than fifty languages on Memrise. Memrise is a wiki, so new languages often appear, and the languages that exist are continuously being added to, improved and enriched by our extraordinarily creative community of learners.
Memrise is a continuously improving trove of memorable material for all the world's languages: an encyclopaedia of mnemonics, pictures, videos, audio and cartoon, all dedicated to bringing learning to life. Most of the site is freely editable. Anyone can make and share sets of flashcards, add words or create mems.
It is in adding mems, The main mission for our creative community is to share their imaginations to make learning as fun and interesting and vivid as possible. This mainly consists in adding mems, videos, audio and other material to words, to bring them and so the world's languages to life.
A mem is anything that helps you learn a new connection between a word and its meaning.
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MFL Videos on youtube.EDU
http://www.youtube.com/education?category=K-12/Languages
MFL Modern Foreign Languages Videos on youtube.EDU recommended
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Verbling
http://verbling.com/
Verbling ... for finding native speakers to practice language skills
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Twitter Stream for hashtag #langchat
http://bit.ly/pWdRvD
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My Languages (Blog)
http://isabellejones.blogspot.com/
My Languages (Blog)
Resources, Research, News and Views about Language-teaching in the UK
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Free Foreign Language Lessons
http://www.openculture.com/2006/10/foreign_languag.html
Free Foreign Language Lessons
A great way to learn 37 languages for free. Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Russian and much more. You can listen to all audio lessons on your computer and mp3 player. Download and you’re good to go.
Podcasts
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italki
http://www.italki.com/
italki ... an educational social network focused on language learning
We've set up a Language Marketplace to connect teachers and students for paid teaching of foreign languages. This means teachers can list themselves on italki.com, set their own rates, and get paid through italki's secure payment system. The teachers can tap into italki's growing community of more than 400,000 language learners, who provide feedback by rating the teacher's lessons.
We hope to create 10,000 jobs for people to teach foreign languages by the end of the year.
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MisCositas
http://www.miscositas.com/
Free thematic curriculum units for download, teaching materials, virtual picturebooks, videos, links, realia, and more - all for teachers and learners of English (ESL/EFL), Spanish, French, Italian, German, Chinese, Thai, and Indonesian.
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Virtual Worlds and Language Learning (wiki)
http://vwll.pbwiki.com/
Virtual Worlds and Language Learning (wiki).. tutorial/course
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MFL in Second Life (Role Play)
http://www.youtube.com/user/languagelabdotcom
MFL in Second Life (Role Play) ... 3D online virtual world
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SparkEnthusiasm (for Spanish Teachers)
http://sparkenthusiasm.com/
SparkEnthusiasm.com is intended to inspire and enlighten you about teaching and learning. You are invited to explore all of the videos, links, power point presentations, ideas, and resources that this site has to offer. Please watch this introductory video to see Amy Haney and Kathleen Oliver with their students demonstrating teaching in action.
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Learn Foreign Language for Free with Mango
http://www.mangolanguages.com/
Learn Foreign Language for Free with Mango
The lessons are presented to you with slides. They’re interactive, as you can click words on the slide to hear them repeated. You can select the slide you’d like to move to, as well as the lesson. There are lesson courses for a range of languages, offering English to Spanish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Mandarin, and a smaller selection for Spanish to English and Polish to English. Select your course, and lesson 1 will automatically begin. There are about 100 lessons for each language, with about 80 slides per lesson. The beginning of the lesson is instructional, while the later slides will give you a test.
This is a tool for those that will benefit from being self-taught, as there are no instructors to interact with you via chat or VoIP
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LiveMocha
http://www.livemocha.com/
LiveMocha is an online tool for learning a new foreign language, within a helpful network that addresses the issue of remote learning on two ends.
Centering around a social network, LiveMocha lets people help other users for the purpose of learning a new language. By providing this network alongside a set of tools that have proven useful for teaching new languages, Livemocha gives you multiple ways in which to learn whatever language you’d like. LiveMocha also has in-house tutors that will help you along the way. The lack of immersion is probably among the biggest reasons why many language-learning programs (including high school and college classes) don’t work.
So LiveMocha enables users to help each other with video chat tools and structured conversation exercises, and incentivizes them with competitions and a language buddy system for encouragement.
The social way to learn a language.
-Community. Livemocha is the first-of-its-kind online language-learning community.
-Lessons. Fun and interactive lessons that move at the right pace for you.
-Motivation. Track your progress and reach your goals with Livemocha tools.
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Classroom management (online video)
http://education.guardian.co.uk/teacherstv/story/0,,1892000,00.html
Classroom management (online video)
We meet Clare Hewitt, a newly qualified teacher of modern foreign languages.
Clare has set working with low-ability groups as one of her targets for the year. She teaches six lessons a week to low ability classes in Year 8 and 9.
During her PGCE year, Clare learned about differentiation and catering to children's preferred learning styles, but putting the theory into practice is proving more of a challenge.
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An International Community for Conversational Languages
http://www.obbio.com
At ObBio you can find people who speak natively the language you are learning and make real-time audio and videoconferences with them via Skype in order to practice your conversational skills.
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700 reasons for studying languages
http://www.llas.ac.uk/700Reasons
700 reasons for studying languages
New research by the Subject Centre has identified more than 700 reasons to study languages. This research will be particularly useful for marketing languages and should help educators to promote language study and design. For example, if you want to know what sixth formers, language undergraduates and IWLP students have to say about studying languages, try searches for "sixth former", "language undergraduate" and "IWLP".
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The Mixxer
http://www.language-exchanges.org/
The Mixxer
The Mixxer is a free educational site for language learners and teachers to find a language partner for a language exchange.
The language partner is someone who speaks the language you study as their native language and is studying your native language.
The partners then meet online to help each other practice and learn a foreign language.
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Ethnologue: Languages of the World
http://www.ethnologue.com/web.asp
Ethnologue: Languages of the World
An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world? 6,912 known living languages
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The Rosetta Project
http://www.rosettaproject.org./
The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers building a publicly accessible online archive of ALL documented human languages.
Our goal is to create the most broad and complete data resource on the languages of the world to date?a resource of relevance for academic researchers and educators, as well as language learners and endangered language communities. Towards this end, we pursue, collect, curate and/or link to all data on all languages from all sources, bringing it together in a singular environment with rich navigation, analytic and transactional tools.
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Supporting modern foreign languages in Scotland
http://bit.ly/16dtY6M
Supporting modern foreign languages in Scotland
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Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Complete_list_of_language_Wikipedias_available
Wikipedia Online Encyclopedia
Wikipedia is the free-content encyclopedia that anyone can edit.
This encyclopedia is available in lots of languages .... it is possible for students (& teachers) to not only read the information but also to contribute
A powerful resource for all language teachers and students !
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Where do Languages Come From
http://www.exploratorium.edu/exploring/language/index.html
Where do Languages Come From
Including ...
Global Roots of the Words 'One' and 'Two' | Table: An Example of Language Similarities | Examine words from different languages and determine which two languages are the most closely related. |
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MFL Resources and links
http://www.uni.edu/becker/
MFL Resources and links By Jim Becker Professor Emeritus
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Primary language teaching 'revolution' - UK
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/2975768.stm
Primary language teaching 'revolution'
Plans to introduce language learning in every primary school in England have taken a step forward, with the announcement of pilot projects and a new national director for teaching languages.
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Google Search Engine - in Klingon (Google tlhIngan Hol)
http://www.google.com/intl/xx-klingon/
Google Search Engine - in Klingon (Google tlhIngan Hol)
A version of the Google search engine in Klingon, a language originally developed for use in Star Trek.
information | skills | MFL | language | search | engine |
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ICT for Language Teachers
http://www.ict4lt.org/
This website on Information and Communications Technology for Language Teachers is the result of over two years' work by an international team of experts during the period September 1998 to December 2000. A total of 15 training modules at three different levels have been completed in four different languages and are being continually updated.
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Heinemann's Avantage French course
http://www.wildfrench.co.uk/
At The Wildernesse School we use Heinemann's Avantage French course. For the different modules in each book there are links to exercises to practice vocabulary as well as a variety of puzzles and games to make learning more fun.
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SEAsite MFL
http://www.seasite.niu.edu/
Center for Southeast Asian Studies
Interactive Learning Resources for Southeast Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Language & Culture Materials
Indonesia | Thailand | Philippines (Tagalog) | Vietnam | Myanmar (Burmese) | Lao |
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