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  • Nihongo o Narau - Learn Japanese

Complete and free Japanese online course. Website dedicated to the teaching of Japanese to speakers of English. Includes resources to aid with vocabulary study, grammar, writing, speaking and listening and more.

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Complete and free Japanese online course. Website dedicated to the teaching of Japanese to speakers of English. Includes resources to aid with vocabulary study, grammar, writing, speaking and listening and more.

  • Ojala que llueva cafe

A guided-reading selection in Spanish based on a song by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra, optional translation provided, related isolated practice provided for subjunctive with interactive responses. Developed by Barbara Kuczun Nelson.

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A guided-reading selection in Spanish based on a song by Dominican artist Juan Luis Guerra, optional translation provided, related isolated practice provided for subjunctive with interactive responses. Developed by Barbara Kuczun Nelson.

  • Open Culture

Links to free iTunes podcasts for learning Arabic

Links to free iTunes podcasts for learning Arabic

  • Open Culture

List of free resources for learning English, including podcasts on listening, speaking, writing and grammar

List of free resources for learning English, including podcasts on listening, speaking, writing and grammar

  • Perseus Digital Library

Perseus Digital Library from Tufts University

Perseus Digital Library from Tufts University

  • Pitch Perfect Pinyin

Interactive exercises for the learning and practice of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. Provided by the Department of Asian Studies at The University of Texas Austin.

Interactive exercises for the learning and practice of Mandarin Chinese pronunciation. Provided by the Department of Asian Studies at The University of Texas Austin.

  • Portuguese Language

A site dedicated to facts about the Portuguese language and some language skills

A site dedicated to facts about the Portuguese language and some language skills

  • Proficiency Exercises

A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. Developed by University of Texas Austin.

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A compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks. Developed by University of Texas Austin.

  • Radio Arlecchino

Selection of Italian grammar lessons (podcasts). Grammar examples and dialogues are built upon the escapades of Arlecchino, Pulcinella, and other masks of the Italian Commedia dell*arte. Lessons feature topical grammar discussions, dramatic readings, pdf

Selection of Italian grammar lessons (podcasts). Grammar examples and dialogues are built upon the escapades of Arlecchino, Pulcinella, and other masks of the Italian Commedia dell*arte. Lessons feature topical grammar discussions, dramatic readings, pdf

  • Radio España

Directory of Spanish Radio Stations. It is widely believed that music makes learning points memorable, listen and learn with this directory of 2,724 Spanish stations and 57 radio stations available.

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Directory of Spanish Radio Stations. It is widely believed that music makes learning points memorable, listen and learn with this directory of 2,724 Spanish stations and 57 radio stations available.

  • RFI Listening Exercises

Radio France International offers over 50 audio activity modules focused on current events and culture. The website contains many other resources for learners of French, including slow broadcasts of French news and more.

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Radio France International offers over 50 audio activity modules focused on current events and culture. The website contains many other resources for learners of French, including slow broadcasts of French news and more.

  • Rhymes

Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

Good for pronunciation practice and vocabulary learning - 1, 2, 3 and even 4 syllable words that rhyme with the initial word

  • SBS Radio

SBS Radio is a service provided by the Special Broadcasting Service to 'inform, educate and entertain Australians, especially those of non-English-speaking backgrounds'. SBS Radio originally began as two stations based in Melbourne and Sydney, set up to provide pre-recorded information about the then-new Medibank health care system in languages other than English. Follow this link to access SBS Radio in Mandarin.

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SBS Radio is a service provided by the Special Broadcasting Service to 'inform, educate and entertain Australians, especially those of non-English-speaking backgrounds'. SBS Radio originally began as two stations based in Melbourne and Sydney, set up to provide pre-recorded information about the then-new Medibank health care system in languages other than English. Follow this link to access SBS Radio in Mandarin.

  • Sögur frá Íslandi

Interactive exercises for levels B1 and above. Requires Flash

Interactive exercises for levels B1 and above. Requires Flash

  • Spanish Language & Culture

Online resources developed by Barbara Kuczun Nelson at Colby College. The multimedia and culture- based visuals make this a very versatile and engaging educational tool.

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Online resources developed by Barbara Kuczun Nelson at Colby College. The multimedia and culture- based visuals make this a very versatile and engaging educational tool.

  • Spanish Language and Culture

Grammar exercises with audio and video clips by Barbara Kuczun Nelson from Colby College.

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Grammar exercises with audio and video clips by Barbara Kuczun Nelson from Colby College.

  • SpanishDict

SpanishDict is a popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and language learning website. Through their variety of resources for learning Spanish, they aim to cultivate an interactive community where members can ask and answer questions, practice with each other, and experience the joy of using a new language together.

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SpanishDict is a popular Spanish-English dictionary, translation, and language learning website. Through their variety of resources for learning Spanish, they aim to cultivate an interactive community where members can ask and answer questions, practice with each other, and experience the joy of using a new language together.

  • Stern

German news magazine. Stern offers plenty of human interest pieces, cultural coverage and profiles of prominent people, generally accompanied by high-quality photo spreads. The language won’t be as challenging as the average article in Focus, but it can be a great publication for learning about significant figures in German society and is often entertaining as the overall tone is lighter than most of its news magazine competitors. For intermediate learners.

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German news magazine. Stern offers plenty of human interest pieces, cultural coverage and profiles of prominent people, generally accompanied by high-quality photo spreads. The language won’t be as challenging as the average article in Focus, but it can be a great publication for learning about significant figures in German society and is often entertaining as the overall tone is lighter than most of its news magazine competitors. For intermediate learners.

  • Study Skills at UCL

Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

Click here to find a wide range of advice and training on study skills, information technology, writing, and extracurricular activities, such as peer assisted learning and voluntary work.

  • Study Spanish Online

Click on the pronunciation tutorial and you will get a pronunciation guide of syllables in Spanish. Suitable for beginners.

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Click on the pronunciation tutorial and you will get a pronunciation guide of syllables in Spanish. Suitable for beginners.

  • TED Talk: A short intro to the Studio School

Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

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Some kids learn by listening; others learn by doing. Geoff Mulgan gives a short introduction to the Studio School, a new kind of school in the UK where small teams of kids learn by working on projects that are, as Mulgan puts it, "for real."

  • TED Talk: Diving into deeper learning

The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

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The complex issues we face today require a key set of problem-solving skills. How can schools best prepare students to be ready to take on these challenges? How can they help ensure students have the "deeper learning" skills of critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and metacognition, as well as have the content knowledge they need? Presented by Marc Chun, Education Program Officer at the Hewlett Foundation.

  • TED talk: Let's use video to reinvent education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

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Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do "homework" in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

  • TED talk: Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

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From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach — calculation by hand — isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

  • TED Talk: The child-driven education

Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don't exist where they're needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.

  • Tex's French Grammar

An online grammar of French that combines authoritative grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises and online audio with dialogues and cartoon images.

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An online grammar of French that combines authoritative grammar explanations, self-correcting exercises and online audio with dialogues and cartoon images.