Have a look at these great resources for your iPod.

General Sites

Byki – a downloadable flashcard programme that you can use to expand your vocabulary. There are prompts to buy the software, but you can ignore these and still use the programme

Duolingo – contains exercises that drill you through vocabulary and grammar. Then you practice what you’ve learnt by using real-life content from blogs and websites.

Radio Lingua – Have a look at Coffee Break French and Coffee Break Spanish.  Two more great resources for your iPod.

iLoveLanguages.com

Internet for Modern Languages

Linguanet-worldwide.org – Information and links to good online resources from around the world relating to the teaching and learning of any language

FRENCH

Alphabet

Ecoutez l’alphabet – http://clicnet.swarthmore.edu/rire/abcde/alphabet.html

BBC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/

French Speaking Countries

Passeporte pour la Francophonie – http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/passeportfrancophone

Grammar and Language

ARTFL French Verb Conjugator – http://machaut.uchicago.edu/conjugator

Centre Collegial de Developpement de Material Didactique – http://www.ccdmd.qc.ca/fr/

Dictionary

Online French-English Dictionary – http://wordreference.com/index.htm

News

Bonjour de France – http://www.bonjourdefrance.com

Euronews – http://fr.euronews.com

RFI – htttp://www.rfi.fr/lffr/statiques/accueil_apprendre.asp

RT – http://www.rt1.fr/

TF1 – http://www.tf1.fr/

Newspapers

Le Monde – http://www.lemonde.fr/

Le Figaro – http://www.lefigaro.fr/

Liberation – http://www.liberation.fr/

Le Nouvel Observateur – http://tempsreel.nouvelobs.com/

Podcast

Francais Facile – http://www.podcastfrancaisfacile.com/

WordSearch

Jeux de Francais – http://www.jeuxdemots.providence.learningtogether.net/

GERMAN

Culture

The Goethe Institute

Language Guides

http://www.languageguide.org/german/vocabulary/

Listening

Arte – Arts and culture channel.  Short clips from programmes can be watched online.

Deutsche Welle – listen to the ‘slowly spoken news’

Das Erste – provides access to TV and radio, video, news.  Great for practising listening comprehension.

ZDF – the public broadcaster shows educational programmes.

Newspapers

Der Spiegel

Die Welt

Bild

Berliner Morgenpost

Frankfurter Rundschau

Stern

Deutschland

Soap Operas

Deutsch Lernen? Check out Deutsche Welle. Click on ‘Deutsch’ in the ‘choose a language’ section. Then click on ‘Deutsch Lernen’ in the left hand column. Have a look at ‘Telenovela’ – an easy to understand German soap opera.

Vocabulary

Frau Schulz recommends this vocabulary builder and these podcasts

Writing Practice

Gut! – registration is required to use Gut.  A fee is charged if accessed between 9am-4pm on weekdays.  Outside these hours the site is free.

Languages Online is from the Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe, UK – the exercises and quizzes are good for writing, listening and revision.

SPANISH

General

Instituto Cervantes

News

BBC Mundo – BBC News provides the news in Spanish with video content for listening.

20 Minutos – online news service

Listening Practice

Euronews in Spanish – offers current affairs, sport, business etc.

Notes In Spanish – a commercial site, but some material is free.  Contains authentic Spanish conversations about real life topics.

Radio Television Espanola

Reading Practice

El Pais – One of Spain’s most popular newspapers

El Mundo

TECLA – online resource for Spanish teachers and students.  The site includes texts for three differenct levels and reading comprehension tasks and their solutions.

Speaking Practice

Talk Spanish – aimed a beginners and, unfortunately, not updated, but useful nonetheless.

Writing Practice

El Castellano – a range of online dictionaries and a glossary are available on this site, which is supported by the Nebrija Culture Association.

Study Spanish – this is a US commercial site, but some parts are free to access such as grammar, pronunciation, verbs and cultural notes.   Contains material suitable for beginners, intermediate and advanced students.

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