Today, I want to share a great and free learning resource for language learners and teachers with all of you who like the Grimm’s fairy tales: Grimm Stories. Well, if we talk German fairy tales you have to know that they’re not very Disney-like, so not pretty and nice and innocent. Old German (fairy) tales are rather bloody or gory and they usually describe the social situation of a certain class of population at that time.
We all like music and this is something we cannot deny. Classical music, pop, rock, folklore… we have a huge variety to choose. And the use of songs and music in the classroom is widely common among most language teachers. When using a song, we teachers usually prepare vocabulary, grammar, or listening exercises. I remember learning English in my language school and filling the blanks with the appropriate form of the verb to be (yes, rather easy ☺)
Music helps our students to relax, to be more confident about the exercise we aim, and we can do a lot of exercises after listening, from asking what the song is about to making a lip-dub.
In this Flashcards Deluxe review Sophie DePons explains the different features and how and why she uses this iOS application with her French students. Continue reading Flashcards Deluxe Review: Easy, Powerful and Inexpensive
The new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices have new features called Whispersync for Voice and Immersion Reading which are great for language learners. Continue reading Immersion Reading on the new Kindle Fire – Great Feature for Language Learners
When learning a language, we not only deal with our lessons, grammar exercises or lists of vocabulary. One of the things I tell my students is that they have to read, watch or listen to Spanish media. In the Internet age we have plenty of material that can help us learning Spanish in a fun way: we can listen to the radio while cooking, we can read newspapers articles during the break at job and listen to music while surfing the Internet.
The idea for this column is to do a review of the different sites and resources we can use to improve our Spanish. So, here it comes the first one!
If you are looking for movies, TV shows or music videos with subtitles to learn a language you really need to check out Viki. Continue reading Viki is a Treasure Trove of Subtitled Movies and TV Shows
Independent author and publisher André Klein is offering a free language learning ebook of your choice in return for a review on Amazon until September 10. Continue reading Write a Review and get a Free Language Learning eBook
Just recently we wrote an article in which we covered the new words that have been added to the Merriam-Webster dictionary here at Fair Languages. And of course they’re not the only ones to do so. Prestigious Oxford Dictionaries Online … Continue reading Don’t be a Douche! Oxford Dictionaries Online is in for the Lolz
Merriam-Webster just released the list of new dictionary words, an interesting mix from words covering pop culture to science and society. Continue reading Sexting in the Man Cave – Merriam-Webster adds New Dictionary Words