TOOL KIT LANGUAGE RESOURCES

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Imagine your daughter on the world stage speaking multiple languages and able to share the reality and history of her people to many nations – as opposed to the daily stereotypes and limitations that many people are accustomed to seeing.  

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Will her journey be limited to one (1) road or will she have the option of taking three (3) or more roads?  She will discover that it is more than a possibility as a Milán International School Scholar (MISS).    We are communication champions!  Don’t let her MISS the opportunity!

Are you prepared to make what may seem impossible, possible?

TOOLKIT LANGUAGE RESOURCES * LEARNING LINKS

POLYGLOT – 7 YEAR OLD – MABOU LOISEAU SPEAKS SEVEN LANGUAGES

POLYGLOT MABOU LOISEAU – 13 AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY

MABOU LOISEAU – GERMAN TELEVISION

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DRnO_IXi0w

LEARNING ARABIC IN NORTH AMERICA AT MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE – SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAMS

ARABIC SUMMER INTENSIVE PROGRAM – STUDENTS IN THE FULL ARABIC IMMERSION PROGRAM

BEGINNER ARABIC – ARABIC FROM THE BEGINNING WITH DR.  IMRAN HAMZA  ALAWIYE

 

The following resources are designed to help you have fun as you learn the SPANISH LANGUAGE.  Choose the video that works best for your learning style.  Remember, repetition is the mother of skill mastery!

I. BEGINNER 

BBC MUNDO MI VIDA LOCA (MY CRAZY LIFE) – One of the best interactive teaching videos on the market!  The best part is that the Spanish used is from Spain, includes “vosotros” (you form), and is engaging.  There are twenty-two (22) episodes in this MI VIDA LOCA SERIES and each one comes with an English speaking tour guide (with, of course, a British accent!). Enjoy!

Here is episode one (1).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/ep01.shtml

BUTTERFLY SPANISH.  I don’t know if I love this teacher because she reminds me so much of my best friend but she is one of the best online teachers any where.  BUTTERFLY SPANISH is a great resource for learning Spanish grammar and vocabulary words.  Please note that as she is in Mexico, this is Latin American Spanish that does not use the “Vosotros”form.

Here is a beginning lesson on how to introduce yourself in Spanish.

 

SPANISH PACO is a FREE on line humorous cartoon version that children and adults may enjoy. While the speech is robotic and stilted, SPANISH PACO is very good for repetition and offers a “I say – You say” format. Additionally the videos are very short.  Remember, we all learn at a different pace.  Enjoy!

 

 

SEÑOR JORDAN –  This is a fun and direct online language program that focuses on grammar.  The pace is slow at times and the songs a bit cookey, but overall it is well paced and has numerous videos. The use of the puppet has added some flair to the otherwise dreary lessons.  Periodically the humor is a bit cutting, so beware of your sensitivities.  

 

JARED HENDRICKS INGLÉ – This Spanish series offers a twist on basic Spanish.  The cartoon production is good for beginners as the pace and repetition are slow.  English translations accompany the Spanish.

 

JARET HENDRICKS INGLÉS – IN THE DOCTOR’S OFFICE FOR BEGINNERS

 

BEGINNING MEDICAL SPANISH WITH KIMBERLY THE NURSE – This is a role playing video by a non-native Spanish speaking nurse who demonstrates her ability to help patients even though Spanish is not her first language.  It highlights the importance of being bilingual.

TREK MEDICS INTERNATIONAL – CHEST PAIN MEDICAL DEMOThis is an excellent video that shows a possible real scenario.  The speaking pace is halted enough for repetition and understanding after a period of sustained practice.  The challenge here is that there is no English translation so body language (the #1 linguistic communicator) must be used.

MEDICAL SPANISH 205 WITH EMILY GALE – This is a role playing skit based upon potential interaction with patients.  Because both of the actors are native Spanish speakers, they tend to speak a bit quicker than they should for a teaching video and the English subtitles flash across the screen quickly.  That said, the information is good and worth reviewing and rewinding periodically.

 

SPANISH MEDICAL TERMS – A BASIC BILINGUAL AND VISUAL LIST OF PARTS OF THE BODY

II.  ADVANCED BEGINNER – INTERMEDIATE

DESTINOS – Is a wonderful program that you must purchase.  While a few online episodes are available on YOUTUBE, the majority of the series must be purchased.  This series was produced in the 90s so it appears dated and impatient students may find it boring.  That said, it is a wonderful resource that presents like a wholesome Telenovela (soap opera). You may purchase DESTINOS at Annenberg CPB COLLECTION 1-800-LEARNER.

 

SERGI MARTIN- OKAY SPANISH – This is an excellent resource for students who have seriously progressed and are interested in hearing and seeing Spanish from Spain.  Sergi Martin is humorous, engaging and creative and he has more than 45 FREE videos online.  Moreover, he takes you with him on tours throughout Spain and other parts of the world and the visuals are wonderful!   In this way you may travel without leaving your home. You will enjoy and learn a great deal if you are patient and serious!

IV.  ADVANCED – FULL IMMERSION

PRACTIQUEMOS (LET’S PRACTICE) is a well put together online resource that also includes wonderful texts.  La profesora Catalina E. Moreno is interesting and thorough. PRACTIQUEMOS is designed for the serious students who will not be overwhelmed by the immersive nature.   Large, clear translations are used periodically throughout the videos.  The earlier videos have a few sound quality problems that have since been worked out in the more recent lessons. You will find PRACTIQUEMOS a valued resource.   Also, if you send Profesora Catalina (“Cata”)  an email, she will respond promptly.

 

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

The following three (3) creative Spanish spoofs clearly demonstrate what happens when our children are not taught (Spanish) in the target language (L2-Spanish).  Enjoy!

 (1) One semester of Spanish Love Song

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=17452&title=One_Semester_of_Spanish___Love_Song

(2)¿Qué Hora es?  Spoof 1

http://www.teachertube.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=50582&title=Que_hora_es_

(3)  ¿Qué hora es?  Spoof – 2

http://www.ttdesktop.com/viewVideo.php?video_id=135163&title=Que_hora_es__Spoof_&vpkey=

FRENCH RESOURCES

http://journalofabilingualfamily.wordpress.com/2012/11/07/our-familys-favorite-french-resources/

BECAS (Scholarships)

African American Scholarships – Ron Brown Scholarship – www.ronbrown.org

African American Scholarships and Internships – www.littleafrica.com

National Fellowship of Black College Leaders – www.nfbcl.org

The Emma Bowden Foundation (Media Scholarship) – http://www.emmabowenfoundation.com/

Black News Scholarship Listings – http://www.blacknews.com/directory/black_african_american_scholarships.shtml

Asian and Pacific Islander Scholarship Fund -http://www.apiasf.org/

Asian Scholarship Foundation (ASF) – http://www.asianscholarship.org/asf/index.php

South Asian Journalists Scholarship Fund – http://www.saja.org/programs/scholarships

Hispanic College Fund – www.hispanicfund.org

College Grants and Scholarships for Students of Latino Origin – www.hsf.net/scholarships

American Indian Scholarship Fund – www.collegefund.org

Native American Educational Scholarships – www.catchingthedream.org

Native American Scholarships (SAA) – www.saa.org

Think Indian Fund – www.thinkindian.org

Indigenous American and Afro-Latino Scholarship Fund at Georgetown University  –

http://cied.georgetown.edu/ials/ials_index.cfm

Project Indigenous and Afro Latino Scholarship Fund (of the inter-American Development Bank)

http://www.iadb.org/projects/project.cfm?id=RG-T1262=en

Study Abroad Scholarships – http://www.diversityabroad.com/scholarships

Microsoft Scholarships – https://careers.microsoft.com/careers/en/us/collegescholarship.aspx

Intel Science Scholarships – http://www.societyforscience.org/sts

Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship – www.gmsp.org

LOS LIBROS, TEXTOS Y DICCIONARIOS ENLA RED

INTERACTIVE MEDIA, DIVERSIFIED LEARNING TOOLS ON LINE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/spanish/mividaloca/

www.studyspanish.com

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/worldlanguages/spanish/deviaje/index.html – For Spanish 3

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/worldlanguages/spanish/abordo/index.html – For Spanish 2

http://www.glencoe.com/sec/worldlanguages/spanish/bienvenidos/index.html – For Spanish 1

http://www.wordreference.com/

http://www.quia.com/shared/spanish/

http://www.spanish.bz/games.htm

http://www.bravisimo.net/spanish (Language and culture materials–for a fee)

FREE SPANISH LANGUAGE AUDIO DOWNLOADSA key component to learning a second or third (or fourth +) language is to try to simulate what you did in the womb and from birth until the age of two . . . that is to listen!   The following websites share fre e native speaking audios (with accompanying written English (translations) and/or oral (interpretations).  Enjoy!

The University of California (Please don’t be dissuaded by the subheading “Agricultural Language Audio”)  This site offers basic greetings and terminology using “authentic” terminology and native Spanish speakers.

http://www.cnr.berkeley.edu/ucce50/ag-labor/spanish/

Introduction – Spanish Proficiency Exercises – University of Texas at AustinSpanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from south America, central America the Caribbean and Spain demonstrate various language tasks (for beginners, intermediate, and advanced language speakers).

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/

Texas Language Technology Center – University of TexasThe principal purpose of TLTC is to develop instructional technology – especially multimedia course materials – to be used in language instruction on the UT campus and shared with other institutions and the public at large.  TLTC staff has deep experience in creation and management of technology projects at the University level and seeks to use that experience to help refine methods of teaching and learning through technology.  Listen and learn the following languages:  Arabic, Persian, Russian, Frenc h, Dutch, German, Italian and Portuguese!  http://tltc.la.utexas.edu/tltc/projects/index.html

Language for Travelers – 150 Essential phrases for your trip!

http://www.fodors.com/language/spanish/

 

Castilian Spanish Page on the web! 

La Página del Castellano – el idioma del español

http://www.elcastellano.org/

 

Language Acquisition and Resource Center (LARC) at Georgia StateUniversity (Tons of online language resources!)

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwmcl/LARC.htm

 

SCOLA (Satellite Communications for Learning Associated) – Televised language resources for Educators

http://www.scola.org/scola/Aboutus.aspx

TEST YOUR SPANISH LEVEL!  FREE GRAMMAR AND LISTENING COMPREHENSION TESTS

 Spanish Language Project – Free Quizzes; Listening Comprehension; Vocabulary

http://www.e-spanyol.hu/en/transcript.php#012

 

Geocities – Spanish Level Test – Beginner, intermediate, Advanced

http://www.geocities.com/athens/thebes/6177/spantest/spantest.htm

 

ihBarcelona University, Barcelona, Spain

Test your Spanish level

http://www.ihes.com/bcn/spanish/leveltest.html

 

Test your Spanish level

http://www.donquijote.org/spanishlanguage/test/

 

LEARN PORTUGUESE

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/portuguese/talk/

http://www.laits.utexas.edu/orkelm/ppe/intro.html

http://www.5min.com/Video/Learn-to-Speak-Basic-Portuguese-38353858

http://www.languageatlanta.com/group-classes/portuguese

http://www.meetup.com/atlantaportuguese/

http://www.livemocha.com/

http://www.nativlang.com/po/portuguese_cultlinks.htm

http://www.nativlang.com/po/portuguese_links.htm

http://www.nativlang.com/po/portuguese_intro.htm

http://www.nativlang.com/po/portuguese_language.htm

http://portuguesetips.blogspot.com/2008/07/great-website-for-portuguese-for.html

LA CULTURAEINFORMACIÓN DE INTERÉS

http://www.afromexico.com/album/

http://www.nationalmuseumofmexicanart.org/af/africanpresence.html

The National Museum of Mexican Art – African Presence in México

http://library.thinkquest.org/C006206F/culturas_mesoamericanas.htm#Olmecas

La cultura Olmeca se desarrolló en los estados mexicanos de Veracruz y Tabasco, territorio delimitado por el Golfo de México y las serranías del sur de dicho país. Esta zona se caracteriza por ser muy húmeda, con ríos, lagunas y grandes extensiones de pantanos. Sobre ella impera una frondosa selva tropical, poblada de animales como los jaguares, tapires, jabalíes y monos. En su momento de esplendor, la influencia de esta cultura se extendió a caso toda Mesoamérica

AFROLATINO TELEVISION http://www.afrolatinos.tv/index.php

African Presence in the Americas http://www.afropresencia.com/

SPANISH AND HISPANIC ENGLISH IN NORTH CAROLINA

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4831

Evidence of 16th-Century Spanish Fort in Appalachia?  National Geographic News

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/11/1122_041122_spanish_fort.html

 http://www.storycorps.org/aboutStoryCorps is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. By recording the stories of our lives with the people we care about, we experience our history, hopes, and humanity.

LEARN LANGUAGE EARLY!  RAISING MULTILINGUAL AND BILINGUAL KIDS – RESOURCES

www.littlelinguistspreschool.com(Spanish/French/Mandarin Chinese) Atlanta, Georgia based total immersion program.  

www.langokids.com (Metro and Northeast Atlanta) Teaching language to toddlers

www.multilingualchildren.org (Support network for parents trying to raise bilingual children)

www.ibo.org(The International Baccalaureate program) Worldwide community of schools.

www.musicalkids.net (Bilingual musical program) Offering English, French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese to children in New York City (Use this site to get ideas!)  Also, linked with Little Linguists Preschool in College Park, Georgia

www.nykidsclub.com (Offering interactive programs–including language for kids)

PERIODICOS Y REVISTAS EN LÍNEA – NEWSPAPERS, PERIODICALS AND MAGAZINES

http://www.zonalatina.com/Zlpapers.htm

https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/fields/2081.html

http://www.latinbeatmagazine.com/ – Monthly magazine details news and events centered around Latin music, including salsa, Afroantillana

and Latin jazz

www.latinvision.com/index.cfm – Hispanic Business and Media Network

RADIO, TELEVISIÓN Y NOTICIAS EN LÍNEA – SPANISH TELEVISION, RADIO PROGRAMS, CURRENT EVENTS AND MUSIC

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/spanish/news/

http://www.latinousa.org/index.html

http://www.univision.com/portal.jhtml

http://www.georgiateve.com/

www.radiobilingue.org – Radio Bilingüe: Public radio-type programming from

the United States.

www.terra.com.gt/radios/ – Terra Radios: Talk, music and sports are

featured on stations from Guatemala.

www.kebuena.com.mx – Ke Buena: Popular music from Acapulco, Mexico.

www.radiomitre.com.ar – Mitre: Variety of programming from Argentina.

www.belgranosuardi.com.ar – Radio Belgrano: Self-described as the most

popular radio, from Argentina.

www.wwitv.com/portal.htm – wwiTV: Click on the “Spain” link on the

left side of the page for streaming television from Spain. Not all the

stations provide a dependable connection.

www.rtve.es/rne/envivo.htm – RTVE: This network from Spain provides a

choice of six channels streamed over the internet.

ORGANIZACIONES Y MUSEOS – ORGANIZATIONS/MUSEUMS/CULTURAL ASSOCIATIONS

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwcla/ Georgia State University’s Center for Latin American and Latino Studies

http://www.mfacmchicago.org/current.htm – The African Presence in México From Yanga to the Present

http://www.mexconnect.com/mex_/feature/ethnic/bv/spec0303.htmlAfrican Roots Stretch Deep into Mexico

http://www.latinamericanassoc.org/ – Georgia Latin American Association

http://www.boricua.com/ – For Puerto Ricans by Puerto Ricans

http://www.somosprimos.com/ – Hispanic heritage issues – The goal is to awaken Latinos to the fact that we are walking in the footsteps of our

ancestors.

http://www.lacsp.emory.edu/georgia_organizations.cfm – International Organizations of Georgia

http://www.aait.org/ – The AAIT is a non-profit organization and the Georgia chapter of the American Translators Association, ATA. AAIT serves as

the link to Atlanta’s international community, and the world.

www.lacccenter.org – The Latin American and Caribbean Cultural Center of

Atlanta

EMPLEADOS – ON LINE JOB PORTALS

http://www.hispanic-jobs.com/privacy_policy.php

http://georgia.jobs.latpro.com/

http://www.latpro.com/

http://www.ihispano.com/

UNIVERSITARIOS – UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE WORLD LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

http://www.dliflc.edu/index.html

The Defense Language Institute (DLI) is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) educational and research institution, which provides linguistic and cultural instruction to the Department of Defense, other Federal Agencies and numerous and varied other customers. The Defense Language Institute is responsible for the Defense Language Program, and the bulk of the Defense Language Institute’s activities involve educating DoD members in assigned languages. Other functions include planning, curriculum development, and research in second-language acquisition.

Oxford University Language Center (Great Britain)

http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/courses/spanish.html

http://www.uabjo.mx/– Universidad Autónoma “Benito Juarez” de Oaxaca, México (“Ciencia Arte Libertad”) La educación integral del estudiante la sustentamos en la conjunción armónica de las funciones universitarias.

http://www.spelman.edu/academics/programs/foreign/ – The foreign languages department at Spelman College, housed on the fourth floor of the Cosby Academic Building, offers a variety of courses and programs in Spanish, Fr ench, Japanese and Latin.

http://www2.gsu.edu/~wwwmcl/ – Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Georgia State University. With instruction in 12 world languages

http://www.morehouse.edu/academics/lang/index.html – The Department of Modern Foreign Languages currently offers major and minor concentrations in French, and Spanish. In addition, German, Japanese and Swahili.

http://www.lacsp.emory.edu/universities_and_colleges.cfm – Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programs

www.langlink.com – Study Abroad Programs in Spain, Central and South America

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