AuCoinDuFrancais web The French Corner is a teacher's Blog created by Samantha Decker, a French teacher in upstate New York. The blog includes resources, strategies and lessons the teacher uses in her classroom.

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AATF "The AATF is the only professional association devoted exclusively to the needs of French teachers at all levels. The mission of the AATF is to advance the study of the French language and French-speaking literatures and cultures both in schools and in the general public. Membership is open to anyone interested in the teaching of French who is over the age of 18."

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EasyFrench YouTube webThis Playlist is part of the Easy Languages channel on You tube that presents language usage in context.

Click here to see all the videos on the Easy French Playlist.

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podcast francais facile

The website offers you several courses of study:

DIALOGUE : Listening to situations regarding communication in everyday life.

PHONETICS: [PHONÉTIQUE] Phonetic exercises and working on your pronunciation.

CULTURE: Listening to passages often accompanied by educational material. The passages are read slowly and at normal speed.

PLACES: [LIEUX] Listening to passages about a town or region related to France and the French-speaking world.

GRAMMAR: [GRAMMAIRE] Grammar exercises. It’s often possible to print an activity so you can handwrite it.

TRANSCRIPTION: [DICTÉES] Taking down dictation like in class! Thus, there’s no need to pause.

NUMBERS: [NOMBRES] Learning or brushing up on numbers.

SLANG : [FRANÇAIS FAMILIER] knowing some tricks for expressing oneself using French slang.

STORIES: [CONTES] Listening to stories. Each story has been adapted to simple French, sometimes twice. Thus, it is possible to listen to two versions of certain stories, each of its own respective level.

FRANCOPHONES TALK ABOUT THEMSELVES: [PARLER DE SOI] This category offers two sorts of document. You can find videos of French speakers asked to present themselves. You can also listen to the texts of these presentations read slowly or at normal speed.

VERBS & CONJUGATION : [VERBES] listening, repeating, and memorizing French conjugation.

VIDÉO: Watching and reading the scripts of different types of videos (news, advertisements, performances, songs).

VOCABULARY: [VOCABULAIRE] Reinforcing vocabulary using a specific theme (animals, work, public transportation, etc.).

BEGINNERS: [DÉBUTANT] Listening and repeating basic phrases and vocabulary.

PODCAST: See the latest podcast published, or you can subscribe (free).


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Online TextbookThis four part open access textbook is part of the MIT Supplemental Resource Library. See the description below from the MIT page:

This online textbook represents materials that were used in the first four semesters (two years) of the Mandarin program at MIT. They eventually formed the basis of a print textbook of the same name, published by Yale University Press; information and supplemental materials for the Yale edition are available at the companion website. The OCW course materials were extensively revised, and at times reordered, before publication, but the general principles of the original remain: to provide a comprehensive resource for the foundation levels of Chinese language that separates the learning of oral skills from literary (the former being transcribed in pinyin, and the latter in characters). This resource contains the complete online version of the text and accompanying audio recordings.

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"While Chinese language instruction has long been a part of the American education system, it has mainly been confined to the university and post undergraduate levels as part of special fields such as literature or history. It is only in the past two decades that instruction of Chinese has been extended to high schools, junior high schools, and even elementary schools. CLASS was one of the principal organizations involved in the development of the national standards for foreign language learning. CLASS bears a primary responsibility to nurture and in-service K-12 Chinese teachers.CLASS continues to forge collaborations and form new partnerships with other professional organizations."

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CLTA "The Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA) promotes the study of Chinese language and culture in an international context. Given the importance of the Chinese speaking world and its global cultural, social, economic, and political impact, our mission is to promote the Chinese language as a tool for communication worldwide. As a professional organization, CLTA represents Chinese language teachers in all educational settings. It supports establishing and sustaining quality Chinese programs, K-16 articulation, teacher education and professional development, and research relating to all aspects of teaching and learning about Chinese languages and cultures. The Association is committed to providing leadership, scholarship, and service to its members and to all sectors of society."

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GPB Chinese Tea

“Chinese Tea: Elixir of the Orient” takes viewers to China to explore how tea became an integral part in forming the country’s culture as well as being thought of as its signature drink.


Es GPB Original and other producnjoy thitions at:

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Tatsachen über Deutschland handbuchTatsachen über Deutschland JugendbuchTatsachen über Deutschland Ehandbuch 
"The website "Facts about Germany" invites you to get to know present-day Germany. It offers profound basic knowledge and guidance - especially designed for readers abroad, whose interest in the country extends beyond what they happen to pick up in the flood of daily news." Source

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P China Main"Become acquainted with the people, customs, traditions and language of China in this new locally-produced informational series by Ozarks Public Television. 12 episodes will provide highlights and insight into this exciting culture and will introduce you to topics that will be helpful and informative whether you’re considering a trip to China or only visiting from your home."

For more information about the Passport to China video series, visit Georgia Public Broadcasting at: 

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Ta faladoTá Falado is a collection of podcasts designed to help those who are learning Portuguese, especially those with a previous background in Spanish.  The site includes 24 pronunciation podcasts that are built around dialogs illustrating specific sound differences.  You can also download pdf transcripts and participate in a discussion blog for clarification of questions. There are also 20 grammar podcasts that focus on grammatical differences between Spanish and Portuguese. Source: Tá-Falado, University of Texas at Austin

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Conversa Brasileira"Conversa Brasileira, a compilation of brief video clips in which Brazilians talk about a whole series of different topics, everything from hobbies to shopping for friends who are coming over. The objective of Conversa Brasileirais three-fold. First, provide intermediate and advanced learners of Portuguese with a chance to hear real people talk about real things in Portuguese. The dialogs in the video clips are not scripted. They are simply role-playing the scenarios, which provide us with a very natural exchange. Second, the videos show the exchanges between two people. As such Conversa Brasileira contains excellent examples of how people take turns when talking, how they rephrase sentences, how they let the other person know that they are following along or when they need clarification, etc." Source: Conversa Brasileira, Univesity of Texas at Austin

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CLICABRASIL"ClicaBrasil was developed for intermediate level learners of Portuguese. The lessons in ClicaBrasil integrate reading, writing, listening and reading comprehension, grammar, vocabulary, oral communication, and cultural activities. Numerous video clips (157, to be precise!) that show different Brazilians speaking about their lives, their culture, and their country support and enhance these activities. Each Lesson starts with a Pano de fundo (Backdrop) section, where you can learn about the lesson’s specific socio-cultural scenario; it ends with an Aproximando o foco(Zooming in) section, where you can explore these aspects more extensively. You will also find a Leitura (Reading) and a Gramática (Grammar) section in each lesson. All the sections have activities with an answer-key in downloadable PDF files that dialogue with the videos and/or the reading" Source: University of Texas at Austin

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Portuguese Communication Video ClipsPortuguese Communication Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Portuguese from various locations throughout Brazil and Portugal demonstrate various language tasks. The objective of the clips is to provide students of Portuguese with the necessary tools to be able to talk about the same topics in Portuguese. In order to do this Portuguese Communication Exercises contains samples of native speakers who also perform the communication tasks. These clips are not scripted. What the native speakers say is what they really said. Some may talk fast, others talk slow, and some have specific regional dialects. Source: University of Texas at Austin

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Aswaat Arabiyya

"Aswaat cArabiyya "Arabic Voices," is a web site designed for learners and teachers of Arabic seeking materials for listening comprehension. We hope that you will find this site beneficial and that it will inshaa'allah help you to listen, learn, and further enjoy your experience with Arabic. Aswaat cArabiyya provides listening materials and accompanying activities that are intended for the various levels of proficiency from Novice to Superior. These listening materials have been selected from television stations throughout the Arab world and they treat a wide variety of topics and listening genres. Each listening unit contains a segment ranging in length between one and ten minutes along with pre-listening, listening and post-listening questions and activities. The questions are presented in PDF format so as to allow learners and teachers to use them for in-class or homework activities. In addition, each unit provides some help tools designed to facilitate listening and comprehension." Source: The University of Texas at Austin

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