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Old 2 December 2004, 14:24
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Language Resources (learning, translating, etc...)

Learning

http://www.word2word.com/course.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages

Translating

http://babelfish.altavista.com/
http://www.humanitas-international....translators.htm
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Old 6 July 2005, 12:38
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LANGUAGE TRAINING WEBSITE MATRIX

www.lingnet.org
www.dunwoodypress.com
www.languages-on-the-web.com
www.transparent.com
www.scola.org (radio broadcasts)
www.scola.org (Insta classes)
www.scola.org (country connections)
www.RosettaStone.com
www.languagetapes.com
www.onlinenewspapers.com
www.foreignword.com
www.pimsleurapproach.com
http://babel.uoregon.edu
www.dw.org
www.transparentlanguage.com/usg
www.bbc.co.uk
www.unforgettablelanguages.com
http://clp.arizona.edu/cls
www.privatelessons.net
http://worldlanguage.com
www.linguaphone.com
www.unilang2.org
www.ilovelanguages.com
http://conjuguemos.com
www.speakalanguage.com
www.eurocosm.com
www.ectaco.com
http://wiscinfo.doit.wisc.edu/seassi
www.ut.ngb.army.mil
www.lewis.army.mil/fltc

http://russianmentor.net
http://lenta.ru
www.rfa.org
http://langmedia.fivecolleges.edu
www.ibcbooks.com
www.frenchclasses.com
www.reuters.com
www.languagequest.com
http://french.about.com
www.piccards.com
www.jump-gate.com
www.rfi.fr
www.frenchlesson.com
www.smartfrench.com
www.monde-diplomatique.fr
www.lire.fr
http://www2.lamc.utexas.edu/frgr
http://www.people.virginia.edu/~cgf2d
http://globegate.utm.edu
www.balkaninfo.net
www.wrn.org
http://languageresourceonline.com
www.japanese-online.com
http://members.aol.com/writejapan
http://geocities.com/iamclayb/japanese
http://japanese.miningco.com
www.radiothailand.net
www.thailandfm.com
www.bangkokpost.com

http://learnthai.com
www.gooya.com
www.radiofarda.com
www.easypersian.com
www.sinosplice.com/weblog
www.sinosplice.com/lang/pronunciation4.html
http://207.152.99.199/
http://zhongwen.com/
http://chinalanguage.com
www.voanews.com
http://chinese.bendigo.latrobe.edu.au
www.usc.edu/dept/ealc/chinese
www.afghan-web.com
www.cal.org
www.lmp.ucla.edu/languages.aspx
http://oef.monterey.army.mil
www.afghan-network.net
www.multilingualbooks.com
http://learn.afghanteens.net
www.dls-inc.com
http://dlilibrary.monterey.army.mil
www.arabia.com
http://menic.utexas.edu
www.arabic-language.com
www.aramedia.com
www.hikyaku.com/flarb
www.classesusa.com/categories.cfm/language
http://eleaston.com/arabic.html
Http://www.funwitharabic.com
www.arabacademy.com
www.arabic2000.com
http://cecilmarie.web.prw.net/arabworld/
http://aurolog.com
http://www.geckil.com/~harvest/arabic/

www.firststepworld.com/index
http://store.arabic.com
http://arab.de/arab-language.html
http://www.ukindia.com/zar1.htm
http://www.mylanguageexchange.com
http://users.pandora.be/orientaal/arabistan.html
http://videoed.com/g_arabic.html
http://www.languageadvantage.com/languagelist
www.phrasebase.com/translations
http://www.docnmail.com/learnmore/language
http://worldwidelearn.com
www.parlo.com
www.elanguage.com
http://www.navyadvancement.com
www.learnplus.com
www.languagepilot.com
www.123language.com
www.personalizedspanish.com
www.escueladamore.com
www.netlanguages.com
www.language-intelligence.co.uk
www.linguaplan.de
www.dyned.com
www.spanishabroad.com
www.YesJapan.com
www.language.Studyabroad.com
www.linguaserviceworldwide.com
www.educasian.com
www.arabic-in-cairo.com
http://lexicorient.com/babel/arabic
www.arabicteacher.com
www.executivelanguagetraining.com
www.altalang.com

www.study-abroad-info.com
www.101language.com
www.marshallcenter.org
www.amazon.com
www.ntis.gov/pdf/pr1002.pdf
www.info-motion.net
www.audioforum.com
www.schoenhofs.com
www.touniteamerica.com/languages
http://japanese.about.com/mmore
http://www.nclrc.org
http://cassandra.sprex.com
http://web.wm.edu/aata
www.langtolang.com
www.alldictionaries.com
http://www.al-bab.com
www.culturalorientation.net/iraqi
http://islamicbookstore.com
www.experience-mp3.com/a/1589010116
www.gsa.gov/language
www.gsa.gov/elibrary
www.gsa.gov/ebuy
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Old 4 August 2005, 09:36
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http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Foreign-La...ures/index.htm

The above link is to a collection of syllabi, assignments, and reading materials (via pdf) for MIT undergraduate and graduate Foreign Language and Literature studies courses. Among the languages covered are Chinese, Spanish, French, a little Japanese and even German thrown in for good measure- with a little bit of theory and cultural courses as an aside.

Also worth investigating is the parent site which includes a host of other subject course websites: History, IR, engineering, math et al.

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/index.htm

Enjoy!
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Old 26 May 2007, 07:05
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mcjon77 sent me this link:

http://fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

It's the US Foreign Service methodology.

Languages available:

Amharic
Arabic
Cambodian (Khmer)
Cantonese
Chinese
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hebrew
Hungarian
Korean
Lao
Portuguese
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Vietnamese
Yoruba (Whatever the hell THAT is... :D )
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The url in the original post no longer works. The website's new url is:
http://fsi-language-courses.org/Content.php

notice that it is .org now instead of .com.

Also, the list of languages that they have courses for has gotten MUCH larger.

Amharic
Arabic
Bulgarian
Cambodian
Cantonese
Chinese
Chinyanja
Czech
Finnish
French
Fula
German
Greek
Hausa
Hebrew
Hindi
Hungarian
Igbo
Italian
Japanese
Kituba
Korean
Lao
Lingala
Luganda
Moré
Portuguese
Romanian
Russian
Serbo-Croatian
Shona
Sinhala
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Tagalog
Thai
Turkish
Twi
Vietnamese
Yoruba

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mcjon77 sent me this link:

http://fsi-language-courses.com/default.aspx

It's the US Foreign Service methodology.

Languages available:

Amharic
Arabic
Cambodian (Khmer)
Cantonese
Chinese
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hindi
Hebrew
Hungarian
Korean
Lao
Portuguese
Spanish
Swahili
Swedish
Thai
Turkish
Vietnamese
Yoruba (Whatever the hell THAT is... :D )
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Old 7 July 2007, 21:28
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Brothers & Sisters of Language,

History: http://www.nvtc.gov/lotw/

How-to: http://www.travlang.com/languages
80 different languages with 250-300 words per language. They are SPOKEN for you to emulate and there are quizzes. Simple, yes. But very helpful.

Thank you. Vielen dank. Spasibo. Asante. Grazie. Shqkran. Merci. Doh jeh. Arigato. Kob khun. Mange Tak. Mult'umesc. Toda. Dzie kuje. Gracias. Kiitos. Dhanyavaad. Efharisto. Mahalo.

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Old 24 August 2007, 21:57
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Login to AKO, do a search for G3 Language Team. Enjoy.
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I'd recommend the google version: http://www.google.com/translate_t

It even gives you an Arabic option.
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Tactical Language and Culture Training System

Interactive software for language and cultural training: http://www.tacticallanguage.com/

Current languages: Arabic (Iraqi dialects), Pashto, and French. A .mil email address is required to register and download the software for free.
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Great sites

Hello,
These are great sites. I have also used "Livemocha.com". Aboutfrench.com is helpful to me.
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Old 6 December 2011, 15:18
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Their stuff isn´t that bad too. With books and Audio-CD´s good to learn.

http://www.langenscheidt-education.com/
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It really helped me having a Native speaker for a girlfriend...LOL
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Quizlet

I'm making flash cards for Indo and stumbled on quizlet.com. It's free and you can make as many cards as you want. I am making them on my computer and then you can move them to your iwhateveryouhave. You can do everything you do in rapid rote (flash cards, spell the word in either language, move the cards around, keep score, ect.)

I am studying for the DLPT vs. trying to actually learn the language, so I have to learn specific nouns and phrases, that is why just not any resource will work
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http://www.dliflc.edu/languageresources.html

The DLI has some free resources... I went through Korean Basic back in 1990-91. By the time I got out in 96, I was hitting 3, 2+ on the DLPT, but I only got 1+/1+ on the way out the door from DLI.
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As a professional linguist, I think diversity is the key to learning a language. Subtitled movies are one way to familiarize oneself with a language. However, if you are capturing 85% or more of the meaning, you probably don't need them. I agree with Brianji that many subtitles are flawed.

Although some methods may be better than others for learning a language, it's the total time, effort and attention that you put into it that counts. Language acquisition experts say that it takes 4-10 years immersed in the target language culture for native-like proficiency. Beware of claims that you can learn a language in 6-10 weeks!
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memrise.com

The methods arent necessery new but I think they've done it in a briliant way. Dussins of languages to choose from.
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Old 17 March 2013, 10:14
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Rosetta Stone:
This program has some significantly strong and weak points. My organization uses this and owns a number of transferable licenses. I used it for both Arabic and Farsi. For comparison, I use my experience at Ft Bragg taking Thai and testing at 2/2. Based on this experience, here are some high and low points:
1. Cost: quite expensive when joined with number 2
2. Proficiency: matching RS to your own level is tricky if you aren't starting from scratch. Since this is a sequential program, under or over shooting your start point can lead to frustration with number 1 above.
3. Subject matter: this is geared for daily, civilian usage. As such, unless your daily activities include riding busses and buying persimmons, it might be better as an aid rather than a core method for DLPT/DLAB. See number 1 above.
4. Time consumption: This system takes regular, systematic, use. I devoted 2 hours per day for 3 months. Luckily, my pre-deployment activities supported this training.
5. Effectiveness: My experience was good with each language. I deployed with about a 200-300 word spoken vocabulary and much better listening comprehension. I did not focus on written or reading, but was minimally functional in both areas. Ten and two years later with disuse, I have not retained much proficiency and only minimal vocabulary.
6. User friendliness: excellent. This is not a DLI or Ft Bragg product and it shows. Two hours was not nearly as painful or or grinding as language lab.

I hope this helps and I appologize for the length of the post.
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Rosetta Stone:
This program has some significantly strong and weak points....
Thanks for that. I was recently looking at options for a Spanish program and decided not to go with Rosetta based mostly on online reviews and co-workers. Rosetta Stone is far and away the most advertised program out there I think. But thats what makes me skeptical.
I went with Fluenz. It's similar in price. There are 5 CDs in total along with some online flashcards and pod casts. Im halfway through the first CD so far and Im pretty impressed.
This is my first language course other than High School French, so take it for what its worth. I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has used Fluenz yet.
BTW, the chick that teaches the Spanish course that I stare at for an hour each day, is pretty damn hot. That helps.
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In addition to formal mandarin chinese instruction I've tried a few other things to mix it up. some of my tried and true:

FluentU.com - Learning platform is cultural immersion, uses your preference for types of movies and cultural references to teach you Chinese.

http://english.cri.cn/08chinese/ - a chinese government funded site and invaluable resource.

http://english.cri.cn/chinese2007/ch...esson01/1.html - part of crienglish this is an actual free online textbook. Instructs with pronunciation, pinyin and stroke order for characters

lonely planet CD - for passive learners who can absorb knowledge via listen and repeat. This is part of the way that children learn their native languages and is useful for most people. Repetition is necessary for retention.

Google Translate Ipad/Android app - for quick translation of character text you find online etc

Pleco Ipad app - A dictionary that includes pinyin, characters, english and common expressions/work usage.

Hope this helps someone. Mandarin is a tricky language and it takes alot of effort...almost full immersion I would say. Anyone with any tips or just interested in chatting about the language can PM.
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Special Operations Forces Teletraining System. You'll need your CLPM manager to approve it, I just enrolled into my language.

Pros...Free...classes for all levels.

Con....my class meets three days (Tues/Wed/Thurs) a week for 2 hours a day so you'll need to keep to the schedule. You'll need a fast download speed so wireless may be questionable.

You can miss some classes (TDY, etc) and my class runs from Oct to Feb (2014). Hopefully my DLPT score will increase!!!
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