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MEDEAnet webinar “Media-supported language learning”

Language teachers at every level have been quick to spot the potential of media as a learning tool both on and offline. In this webinar two language teachers share their experience with media-supported language learning. You have the chance to get to know how media can be used to enhance language teaching and what you have to consider if you want to integrate media in your courses. The speakers in this webinar were Ina Gray, a lecturer at the Language Centre of the University of Wismar, Germany and Kieran Donaghy, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.

This webinar was held on 10 October at 16:00 CET and was attended by 25 particpants from 12 different countries.

To see the discussion linked to this webinar go to http://www.media-and-learning.eu/content/media-supported-language-learni...

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Film English - language learning resource site

A website created by Kieran Donaghy, that uses short films to promote cineliteracy - the ability to analyse and interpret moving images - in the language classroom. It is a resource bank containing over 90 lesson plans for teachers designed around moving images.
It is aimed at elementary and advanced learners and their teachers. It is very user-friendly, legible and well organised. The lessons are categorized by topic, level and age appropriateness and include homework and follow-up activities. There is a glossary of common film terms and links for teachers and students to related sites. For ease of use the short films and worksheets are embedded into the site. The teachers do not need to download anything, they only need internet access, a computer and a data-projection in the classroom.

Creating video in a virtual world for language educators

Using videos in the real life classroom is a great motivator for language learners.
The Camelot project ( CreAting Machinima Empowers Live Online language Teaching and learning) 2-year EU funded project for language educators to learn how to create videos (machinima) in virtual worlds. (Dec 2013-Nov 2015). it aims to promote the role of video production in language teacher training. It is innovative in that it takes one of the latest technologies – machinima – and uses it to empower 21st century language learning and teaching through the use of a) user-generated video content, b) a task-based language teaching approach based on learner engagement, authenticity and creativity, and c) an online community of practice in which open educational resources (OERs) are available via a repository.

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Project coordinator: Dr Michael Thomas School of Language, Literature and International Studies University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) www.uclan.ac.uk

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Tune into English

A website full of music clips, videos and songs that can be sung along by everyone, ideal for learning English.
"Songs help make the learning of new words and structures more natural and long lasting. By singing along, students are naturally acquiring correct pronunciation. Many of the songs on this site highlight and exploit different Grammar points, as well as Vocabulary. Students’ awareness of rhyming words is also heightened in many of the activities. The activities on this site can be adapted to any level, and are real. They are very easy to find – if the teacher doesn’t have a copy of the students’ favourite songs, the students will almost certainly have one."
The site contains lots of helpful tools like phonetic charts, games and explanations.

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Home
Teacher's area
- Worksheets
- Newsletter
- Teacher Training
- Team up in English
- Phonetic Chart
- Links
Student's area
- Speak up
- Games/activities
- Explanations
- Charts/Trivia
- Media/News
Roadshow
- Secondary/Adults
- Primary
- Comments
- Tune into Ireland
- Bob Dylan
- Tune into Italy
Karaoke
Our theory
- Theory
- Media/Articles
- External links to articles
About us
- Created by
- Contributors
- Contact
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Lyrics Training

Learn languages by singin, a website full of music clips and videos that invite you to sing along with the lyrics. 7 languages (English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German) and many genres (from Pop and dance to children's music, country and opera... built in language games test your knowledge, for beginners as well as advanced.

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Aufzeichnung des Webinars "Mind the App!" am Tag des Digitalen Lernens

Mind the App! is an exciting and innovative resource book which introduces teachers and their students to some
of the most useful and interesting web applications for language teaching and learning. Thomas Strasser, the author, talks about it in this webinar.

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Audiolingua – mp3 repository for language learning

Audiolingua is a collaborative bank of authentic audio resources, recorded by native speakers, for a freely pedagogical or personal use, according to the rights of use which are detailed in the legal notice. Its aim is to train oral comprehension for anyone who would like to improve this language skill and to provide language teachers with authentic resources.
The mp3 files are classified according to the reference levels defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. You can listen to the audio files online, download them one after another or also register to the podcast.
Audiolingua contains recordings in 10 languages.

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German: 699 Resources
English: 756 Resources
Arabic: 25 Resources
Chinese: 89 Resources
Spanish: 459 Resources
French: 485 Resources
Italian: 145 Resources
Occitan: 39 Resources
Portuguese: 78 Resources
Russian: 188 Resources

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Regional Centre of Pedagogical Documentation (C.R.D.P) in the Académie of Versailles

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Namathis

Namathis organizes more than 10,800 educational videos from the Internet, 2,000 in english, 8,000 in spanish and 800 in portuguese (and increasing). It aims to offer video lessons about different subjects to help High School and university students in their studies.
Namathis seek and organize Youtube.com videos in matters so that the student can reach different video explanations upon the same topic. Students can also comment and ask the community about it.
Students have just one place to access the videos of the subjects they are studying; they can watch more than one explanation, so they can understand thoroughly what they are learning. They can share comments and questions with teachers and students over a specific theme.
Students can access academic contents in a flexible way. They catch up when they miss a class and, above all, they can revise the material as many times as they think it is necessary to prepare an exam
Teachers can add videos about a subject they consider useful not needing to sign up for it. Also they can answer questions of the students, taking into account that thousands of students could be helped this way.
Educational video authors in Namathis are viewed more times because they are enlisted by subject-matter and topic. Besides, every video includes a link to the author's channel in Youtube, boosting up its visibility.

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In English:
Computing
• Android
• Computer Science

Finance & Economy
• Finance

Geometry
• Angles
• Introduction to Euclidean geometry

Humanities
• Art History: - 400 C.E. Ancient Cultures
• History

Math
• Algebra: Absolute value
• Algebra: Exponents and Radicals
• Algebra: Graphing linear equations and inequalities
• Algebra: Introduction to Algebra
• Algebra: Logarithms
• Algebra: Ratios & proportions
• Algebra: Solving linear equations
• Algebra: Solving linear inequalities
• Algebra: Systems of equations and inequalities
• Geometry - Basic
• Probability
• Trigonometry

Science
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Cosmology and Astronomy
• Healthcare and Medicine
• Organic Chemistry
• Physics

In Spanish:
Ciencias
• Anatomía
• Biología
• Ecología
• Física
• Geografía
• Medicina
• Química
• Química orgánica

Ciencias Sociales
• Chino mandarín
• Filosofía
• Francés
• Historia
• Historia de Latinoamérica
• Historia del Arte
• Inglés
• Lengua
• Literatura
• Reglas gramaticales
• Sociología

Deportes
• Taekwondo

Economía y Finanzas
• Contabilidad
• Economía
• Finanzas

Informática
• Android
• Drupal
• E-learning Class
• eXeLearning
• Google Docs
• Graphmatica
• HTML
• HTML 5
• Diseño Gráfico
• MS Access 2010
• MS Excel 2010
• MS Word 2010
• Internet
• Java
• Moodle
• MS Access 2007
• MS Excel 2003
• MS Excel 2007
• MS PowerPoint 2007
• MS Word 2000
• MS Word 2003
• MS Word 2007
• PHP
• Programación Android
• Ubuntu
• Wikispaces
• Windows 7
• Xcode - Programar aplicaciones iOS (iPhone y iPad)

Matemática
• Algebra
• Algebra: Ecuaciones de primer grado
• Análisis Matemático
• Aritmética
• Cálculo
• Curiosidades Matemáticas
• Desarrollo de Matemáticas
• Ecuaciones Diferenciales
• Geometría
• Pre Algebra
• Probabilidad y estadística
• Trigonometría

Más...
• Ajedrez
• Homeopatía

In Portuguese:
Ciência
• Biologia
• Fisica
• Geografia
• Química

Matemática
• Álgebra
• Álgebra: Exemplos
• Aritmética
• Geometria
• Trigonometría

200 Free Kids Educational Resources

The resources listed in this article, appeared at the beginning of 2013 on the website of OpenCulture, are found in a variety of formats: video lessons, apps, books, websites, etc.
They cover a wide range of topics, from language learning to narrative, from Mathematics and Sciences to Art and Visual Culture, from Geography and History to Music and Philosophy.
Every resource appears in the list categorised by topic and/or format and with a few-words description giving an idea of its characteristics and peculiarities.

No Excuse List

This very simple website presents a list of places on the web where to find learning material on any subject for free. The list, divided into categories, links some of the best resources for learning on the web, including many renowned universities and portals containing guides, tutorials and books in many different formats.
The author also writes the news on the list in a blog and Twitter and Facebook accounts.

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