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STEM is missing an important subject: languages

April 29th, 2016 · No Comments

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

https://medium.com/@TransparentLanguage/stem-is-missing-an-important-subject-languages-e831a0ad5cc9#.j5kbrvxch

“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 · General CALL Resources · German · Japanese · Russian · Spanish

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 · General CALL Resources · German · Japanese · Listening Comprehension · Russian · Spanish

Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts at the Library of Congress

March 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Digitized Hebrew Manuscripts at the Library of Congress

http://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/hs/HebrewManuscripts1.html

The Hebraic Section of the Library of Congress houses over 225 manuscripts; most of them in Hebrew but with a fair sampling of manuscripts  also written in cognate languages such as Judeo-Arabic, Judeo-Persian, and Yiddish.  It is a highly diverse collection, dating from the 11th to early 20th centuries and drawn from Jewish communities throughout the world.

Tags: Classics

Latin Holiday Songs

March 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Latin Holiday Songs

31 Latin holiday songs for the month of December: http://gaudium-mundo.blogspot.com/2006/12/december-month-of-latin-carols.html 

Tags: Classics

Digital Humanities’ Open Greek and Latin Project

March 25th, 2016 · Comments Off on Digital Humanities’ Open Greek and Latin Project

Online digital Latin and Greek texts available: http://www.dh.uni-leipzig.de/wo/projects/open-greek-and-latin-project/ 

The Open Greek and Latin Project aims at providing at least one version for all Greek and Latin sources produced during antiquity (through c. 600 CE) and a growing collection from the vast body of post-classical Greek and Latin that still survives. Open Greek and Latin Corpus is designed to manage multiple versions of, and to represent the complete textual history of, a work: every manuscript, every papyrus fragment, and every printed edition are all versions within the history of a text.

Tags: Classics

The Chairman’s Bao: A Newspaper for Chinese Learners

March 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Chairman’s Bao: A Newspaper for Chinese Learners

The Chairman’s Bao is a simplified Chinese newspaper written for learners of Mandarin: http://www.thechairmansbao.com/

“The Chairman’s Bao [TCB] is the first online simplified Chinese newspaper, written entirely for students of Mandarin. TCB was created by students, for students. In our search for refreshing and innovative educational content, we began writing news articles as a method of learning Chinese. This basic concept transformed into The Chairman’s Bao, where articles are written by native Chinese speakers in strict accordance with the HSK (National Chinese Proficiency Test) word listings. Each article clearly states the targeted HSK level, whilst also offering clear grammatical explanations, idioms and keywords, as well as spoken audio.”

Tags: Chinese

Book: Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language

March 20th, 2016 · Comments Off on Book: Learning Chinese as a Heritage Language

http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781783094288

Tags: Chinese

Custom Keyboard: GreekKeys2015

March 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on Custom Keyboard: GreekKeys2015

GreekKeys 2015 is the latest revision of a custom polytonic Greek keyboard program with accompanying fonts that has long been useful to many scholars, teachers, and students of the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. GreekKeys fonts and keyboards provide easy access to many specialized characters (e.g., for metrics, epigraphy, and papyrology) that are absent from most system fonts and that would otherwise have to be entered in roundabout or obscure ways.

If you need only the standard polytonic Greek characters, you may wish to try the free fonts and keyboards that come with Windows OS and Mac OS X. GreekKeys is intended for those with particular scholarly needs and for those who appreciate a simple scheme for the location of the accent characters.

GreekKeys 2015 is free to members of the Society for Classical Studies. Individuals who are not members of the SCS must first create an account on the SCS web site, but then may buyGreekKeys for $20.00 through the purchase page.

For more information about this resource go to https://classicalstudies.org/publications-and-research/about-greekkeys-2015

Tags: Classics

Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies: Free Online Journal

March 18th, 2016 · Comments Off on Harvard University Center for Hellenic Studies: Free Online Journal

http://chs.harvard.edu/CHS/ 

“The Center for Hellenic Studies brings together a variety of research and teaching interests centered on Hellenic civilization in the widest sense of the term “Hellenic.” This concept encompasses the evolution of the Greek language and its culture as a central point of contact for all the different civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean world. Interaction with foreign cultures, including the diffusion of Roman influence, is an integral part of this concept.”

 

Tags: Classics