Saturday, May 30, 2015

Journal Conference on Languages, Literature, and Linguistics




Check out this year's JLLL conference in Rio!
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French: Using 'de'


From the Transparent Language blog, master the use of 'de' in French:

http://blogs.transparent.com/french/using-de-with-french-verbs/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=languageblog&utm_content=french

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International Conference on Language Learning & Teaching





Check out this year's ICoLLT conference in Malaysia!

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German: Job Vocabulary


Expand your job vocabulary with this handy picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen:


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German: Einstufungstest (DW)



Deutsche Welle recently posted a proficiency test to  help gauge your German skills. You can take the test via the link below:

http://einstufungstest.dw.de/

This could be a good task to have incoming first year students take.

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German: Am Strand


Expand your German vocabulary with another handy picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen:


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Japanese: Corteous Keigo



Polite language is important in several situations. Improve your Japanese via this useful article from The Japan Times:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2015/05/25/language/courteous-keigo-showing-respect-listener/#.VWaryPm6fIV


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German: Compass Directions



Here is another useful picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen to help you expand your vocabulary:






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German: Wortstellung (DW)


Another useful handout from Deutsche Welle to share with you! This one covers German word order, always a seemingly difficult task for learners:



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German: Irregular Verb Bitten (DW)


From Deutsche Welle, here is a handy chart featuring the conjugation for the tricky irregular verb bitten:




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German: Must See German Movies




If you like German cinema, this post is for you! This is a great way to get students interested in German movies:

http://www.sundance.tv/series/deutschland-83/blog/2015/05/german-movies-in-1001-movies-you-must-see-before-you-die

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German: International Parliamentary Scholarship of the German Bundestag



Here is a great study abroad opportunity for your students:


The German Bundestag collaborates with the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin and Technische Universität Berlin to run its International Parliamentary Scholarships (IPS) program.

This gives well qualified young people with a strong interest in politics from the USA, France, Israel, Central, Eastern and South Eastern Europe, Russia, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Northern Africa and the Middle East the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of Germany's system of parliamentary government.


http://www.germany.info/ips

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French: Punctuation


Brush up on your French conjugation with this handy article from Transparent Language:

http://blogs.transparent.com/french/21927/

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jobs: Full-time German teaching position at Fairfield Junior Senior High School


Full-time German teaching position at Fairfield Junior Senior High School

Grades 8-12
German I-IV
GAPP partner school: Landschulheim Steinmuehle, Marburg

Reason for opening:  Current teacher will be expanding the German program into one of the district’s elementary schools (newly-created position)

The German program is quite strong and is well-supported by the administration and central office as well as the community.  Fairfield is in a smaller, mostly rural setting, but only 10 minutes from downtown Goshen.  Goshen is a thriving small town with a unique emphasis and offering of the arts.  Goshen College regularly offers world-class concerts – Vienna Boys Choir, Garrison Keillor, Lyle Lovett, Wailin’ Jennies, for example.

***This is a great place to work and live; that’s why I’m not actually leaving!***

Questions?
Contact:   Amy Bertram – principal  abertram@fairfield.k12.in.us
or               Andrea Ganger – current HS German teacher – aganger@fairfield.k12.in.us


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Monday, May 25, 2015

German: Punctuation Vocabulary



Learn the German punctuation vocabulary with this useful picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen:



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German: Sarah Connors - Wie schön du bist


It's been a while since we've had some German music to share. Check out Sarah Connor's latest song off her new album, singing for the first time in German!

Das Album heißt „Muttersprache“: „Ich habe gemerkt, wie schön sich das anfühlen kann, wenn du in deiner Sprache Dinge sagst, die du auch deiner besten Freundin, deiner Schwester sagen würdest.“


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German: 2-Case Prepositions



Build up your German vocabulary with a useful picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen.


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German: Germany's top 10 sites to behold at dusk



Here is a nice little article on Germany's top 10 sites to see at dusk courtesy of Deutsche Welle:

http://www.dw.de/germanys-top-10-sites-to-behold-at-dusk/g-18036462

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German: Abendessen



Above is a fairly typical German dinner with sausages and cheeses. For real good German sausages www.bavariasausage.com. This could be part of a fun German foods day and integrated with vocabulary learning.

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German: Krank Sein


Build up your German vocabulary with a handout from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen


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German: Esszimmer



Build up your German vocabulary with a handy picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen



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Friday, May 22, 2015

French: 'Le Selfie' Enters the Dictionary



Is there an English invasion of French? Regardless, check out which words have been accepted into the French dictionary via The Guardian article below:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/18/selfie-french-dictionary-english-language

Photo is The Guardian's , all rights theirs.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Japanese: Nihongo Starter Class (Free Online Course)



Interested in learning Japanese for free and earning a certificate if you complete the program? Then check out the Nihongo Starter class below:

It is designed by Japan foundation and Open University in Japan. If you complete all the ten lessons, you will get a certificate.


Call for participants! Free Online Japanese Course for A1 (introductory) level.

http://dev.chilos.jp/community/005no1.html


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

German Immersion in Indianapolis Fall 2015


For those looking for a great German learning experience, AATG is doing an Immersion Course/Workshop in the Fall in Indianapolis:

The link should allow you to open the document for the registration for the Fall Immerion in Indianapolis.


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French Vocabulary: Les magasins



Here is another video to help you with French vocabulary:

 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Germany's Bike Paths



Traveling through Germany? Taking a group of students on a Germany field trip or studying abroad? Enhance your stay and get some exercise by checking out Germany's best bike paths via the Buzzfeed article below:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/germanyinusa/7-of-germanys-most-gorgeous-bike-trails-fr91#.niyYykZrP

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Sanja Matsuri Festival



For fellow Japanese learners and teachers. Learn more about the Sanja Matsuri festival via the gaijinpot article below:

http://blog.gaijinpot.com/festivals-of-japan-sanja-matsuri/

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Monday, May 4, 2015

French: Clap de faim - Les arts de vivre






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French: Gutenberg, l'inventeur de l'imprimerie




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Jobs: Penn High School German Position



Penn High School (Mishawaka,Indiana) is looking for a full-time German teacher for the 2015-2016 school year.

Licensed Teachers, having successfully completed student teaching, are preferred.

Please contact Steve Hope, Principal at Penn High School, IN at (574) 258-9500 or shope@phm.k12.in.us for more information.

Learn more about Penn H.S.: https://www.phmschools.org/

For application information: https://www.phmschools.org/applications

Applicants must fill out an online application at:


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French: Vidéo Saint-Emilion, la route des vins Bordelais.






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