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Activities and Worksheets for all Languages (Deirdre Sennott- French)

May 26th, 2016 · No Comments

Check out this great website with many free activities and worksheets for all languages recommended by Deirdre Sennott. Many activities are for younger children, but if the teacher selects 12th grade, for example, most of the activities and worksheets will work for college-level courses. Also, the worksheets can all be modified!

Explore this resource here: https://www.tes.com/us/

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Languages · Russian · Spanish

Unit on Refugees for Spanish Leaners

May 10th, 2016 · Comments Off on Unit on Refugees for Spanish Leaners

Here is a series of resources and activities that your advanced Spanish learners can follow to learn more about the current refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe: http://apiedeaula.blogspot.com/2016/05/refugiados-una-secuencia-didactica.html

Tags: Spanish

Call for Papers: Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Call for Papers: Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics

This fall, the Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (CeLCAR) will be hosting the Second Conference on Central Asian Languages and Linguistics (ConCALL-2) at Indiana University from October 79, 2016.

ConCALL-2 was established in Spring 2014 as a professional development conference for linguists and language educators specializing in the languages of the Central Asian region, including both the Altaic and Eastern Indo-European languages spoken in the region, a diverse range of languages such as Azerbaijani, Dari, Kazakh, Mongolian, Pashto, Persian, Tajiki, Tibetan, Turkish, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek, and more!

The main goal of ConCALL is to bring together professionals across the fields to focus on research into how these specific languages are represented formally, as well as acquired by second/foreign language learners and also to present research driven teaching methods.

The organizers are now accepting submissions for 20-minute paper presentations (with 10 minutes for questions and discussion) or poster presentations on topics related to Central Asian languages and linguistics within the conference theme: “Continuing the Journey: Strengthening the Central Asian Language Community.”

The submission deadline is June 3, 2016.

View the full call for papers at http://www.indiana.edu/~concall/papers.html


Tags: Chinese · Japanese

Shostakovich Online Exhibit

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Shostakovich Online Exhibit

The Boston Symphony Orchestra has created an online exhibit dealing with the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, available here: https://www.bso.org/brands/bso/about-us/historyarchives/shostakovich-online-exhibit.aspx

Tags: Russian

Reading Russian Short Stories

May 6th, 2016 · Comments Off on Reading Russian Short Stories

Reading Russian Short Stories is an open resource by Filip Zachoval that contains stories written in Russian by different authors in the 20th and 21st centuries, each accompanied by questions and assignments.

The collection is designed for learners of Russian, including heritage learners. There are numerous texts that are suitable for novice-high or intermediate-low learners. However, the majority of these texts are more suitable for learners who have reached or are about to enter higher levels of language competence, i.e. students at intermediate and advanced levels.

Explore this resource at http://fzachoval.com/

Tags: Russian


May 3rd, 2016 · Comments Off on Test

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Tags: Languages

STEM is missing an important subject: languages

April 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on STEM is missing an important subject: languages

Should we change STEM to MELTS? Check out this interesting article contributed by Prof. Anna Cox:


“Language itself is already the subject of much STEM research. The federal government has funded research projects in computational linguistics, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, and translation, among other fields. These projects have been funded by numerous STEM organizations, from the National Science Foundation to the National Institutes of Health. This research has brought us revolutionary new developments in machine translation and localization, both of which are crucial in making research, news, media, and beyond accessible worldwide.”

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish

Refinement through Reflections

March 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on Refinement through Reflections

The benefits of incorporating student reflection and choice in foreign language curriculum: http://www.creativelanguageclass.com/assessments/refinement-through-reflections/

Tags: Languages

The Japan Foundation

March 29th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Japan Foundation

The mission of the Japan Foundation is to promote international cultural exchange and mutual understanding between Japan and other countries. Their website includes learning resources, grants, scholarship, and exchange opportunities. This could be a great resource to share with students: http://www.jfny.org/about/aboutus.html 

Tags: Japanese

Tedx Talks by Language

March 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Tedx Talks by Language

TEDx talks are given all over the world, in a wide variety of languages. Find excellent authentic content in your target language by browsing TED talks by language: http://tedxtalks.ted.com/pages/languages

Tags: Chinese · Classics · French · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish