Monday, February 29, 2016

German: Free German E-Books




Here is a great resource for German learners - free German e-books:

http://www.thegermanprofessor.com/free-german-books/

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German: Biersorten





Expand your knowledge of German beer types with this graphic from Deutsche Welle.


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Spanish: Dialects

Japanese: Origins of Hiragana and Katakana



Delve into Japanese language history with this guide to the origins of hiragana and katakana:

http://insight.japantoday.com/hiragana-and-katakana/?utm_source=japantoday&utm_medium=widget&utm_campaign=blog

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Chinese: Sentence Types




Expand your Chinese with this guide to sentence types from WrittenChinese.com:

https://www.writtenchinese.com/simple-guide-chinese-sentences-sentence-types/

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German: Illustrated Proverbs (DW)



Expand your knowledge of German proverbs with this illustrated guide featured on Deutsche Welle:

http://www.dw.com/en/germanproverbs/a-18776405


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Spanish: Essential Colombian Phrases


Expand your Spanish with this guide to some essential Colombian phrases from SpanishDict.com:

http://www.spanishdict.com/blog/10-words-and-phrases-to-know-before-traveling-to-colombia/

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German: Früchte




Expand your German vocabulary with this fruit guide from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen!

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Linguistics: Lexical Distance Among European Languages




For fellow linguists out there and those who are curious to see how the various European languages relate to one another:

https://elms.wordpress.com/2008/03/04/lexical-distance-among-languages-of-europe

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German: Traditional German Sunday Dinners


Expand your knowledge of German food with this list of traditional German Sunday dinner recipes from Mode.com:

http://www.mode.com/stories/15-traditional-german-sunday-dinner-recipes/3158866

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English: Homonyms and Homophones




Expand your English with this guide to homophones and homonyms from Fluentland.com:

http://www.fluentland.com/groups/learn-english/forum/topic/homonyms-and-homophones/

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Japanese: Passive Form





Expand your Japanese with this guide to making the passive form from
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English: Commonly Misused Words



Expand your English with this list of commonly misused words from Fluentland.com:

http://www.fluentland.com/groups/learn-english/forum/topic/10-most-commonly-misused-words/

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Spanish: Animales de la Granja



Expand your Spanish with this guide to Animales de la Granja from AIL Madrid Courses - Learn Spanish in Spain:






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German: Modalverben Grafik



Expand your German with this guide to modal verbs from deutschfans.com:

http://www.deutschfans.com/#!Modalverben/c1l2u/561430ba0cf25fa7fe2a3b97

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Japanese: Osaka Dining



Learn more about delicious Japanese cuisine with this guide to great Osaka dishes:

http://us.jnto.go.jp/blog/5-things-we-love-about-osaka-dining/

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Japanese: i-adjective and na-adjective





Expand your Japanese with this guide to i-adjective and na-adjective with this guide from


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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Jobs: Assistant Professor English


From InsideHiredEd.com
https://careers.insidehighered.com/buffalo-state-college/assistant-professor/jobs/1052046

Assistant Professor

Job Location: 
Buffalo, NY
Posted: 
Assistant Professor
The English Department at Buffalo State, State University of New York, seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure track).
Required Qualifications:- PhD in Composition or related field; 
- Expertise in Writing Center pedagogy as documented by doctoral dissertation or scholarly publications; 
- Experience as a writing center tutor; 
- Experience teaching writing at the college level; 
- Experience working with diverse student populations; 
- Potential for excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication; 
- Commitment to the mission, vision and values of Buffalo State College.
Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience managing a writing center; 
- Experience training tutorial staff; 
- Graduate coursework or professional experience in TESOL.
Qualified applicants may apply online at https://jobs.buffalostate.edu
Buffalo State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to respect for diversity and individual differences.
PI92988047

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Jobs: Visiting Position German Studies


From SimplyHired.com:
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Job Location: 
South Hadley, MA
Job Category: 
Posted: 
The German Studies Department at Mount Holyoke College seeks applicants for a full-time visiting appointment for the 2016-2017 academic year.  This is a one-year, non-renewable teaching position with competitive salary and benefits.
The teaching load is five courses per year in German and in English at all levels of instruction, including core courses and topics’ courses in the candidate's area(s) of research. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. 
A demonstrated background in European studies with a concentration in one or more of the following areas is strongly preferred: film and media studies, film history, digital humanities, postcolonial studies, or migration studies. Participation in departmental activities and collaboration with colleagues in film and media studies are expected. Proven teaching excellence in German and English, as well as native or near-native fluency in both languages required. Completed Ph.D. preferred. 
Applications must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/.  Candidates will submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, and three statements concerning (1) teaching philosophy, (2) research interests, and (3) a statement about mentoring a diverse student body.  Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.  We recommend early submission because electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically (and letters of reference accepted) only after the completed application has been submitted.  Applications will be read beginning February 29, 2016 and accepted until the position is filled.  Please contact Professor Karen Remmler, at kremmler@mtholyoke.edu with any questions. 
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,200 students and 220 faculty.  Over half the faculty are women; one-fourth are persons of color.  Mount Holyoke College is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 
Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members.  Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college's academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society.  In furtherance of academic excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including faculty of color, faculty with diverse gender identities, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy. 
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Jobs: Army Civilian Service (Germany)


From SimplyHired.com:
http://www.simplyhired.com/job/associate-professor-professor-job/army-civilian-service/v4morjluax?cid=crfxrpxrtzhsqtuvbpczpyinnitzfpqa

This announcement is a Re-announcement of Vacancy 1620530.  We have amended the announcement to accept only surface mail applications and to address on one duty location, Garmisch-Partenkirchen.  Please note your application must be time stamped for mailing on or before the 3/7/2016.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This position is Full time term position in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and is an appointment in the excepted service. The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, (MC) is a joint US Department of Defense and German Ministry of Defense institution located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Its mission is to foster a stable security environment by advancing democratic defense institutions and relationships, promoting active, peaceful engagement; and enhancing enduring partnerships between the nations of America, Europe and Eurasia. In this capacity, the MC plays a key role in assisting Eastern nations in developing the government institutions required for the development of democracies and market economies.

This is an international, professional, and fast-paced working environment at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies supporting a bi-lateral United States/Germany partnership. The Marshall Center is an educational institution focusing on the training of students from throughout NATO, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia through classroom and conference attendance. This position is located in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. Garmisch-Partenkirchen, located on the German-Austrian border at the foot of the Alps, was two 1,100 year old towns when they were reluctantly merged in 1935 for the 1936 Winter Olympics. The population is approximately 26,000, and the close-knit military community consists of service members and DoD civilian employees assigned to the garrison or a tenant unit, family members, and a large retiree population in Bavaria and Austria.

***NOTE: Professors are hired for an initial period of 3 years with possible extensions in 24 months increments. The position is in the Excepted Service.

***This position is identified as HARD TO FILL for the purpose of authorizing living quarters allowance. LQA is authorized for the local hire selectee who also meets basic requirements of the DSSR 031.12b, and DoD 1400.25M, Sub 1250.

Who May Apply: All United States Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States worldwide
 
You will serve as a senior level academic and/or practitioner at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, (MC) and report to the Dean of the College of International and Security Studies (CISS) of the Marshall Center.  Your focus will be on transnational security studies, international security strategy, and policy.  Transnational security challenges include issues related to illicit trafficking in narcotics or persons, proliferation of dangerous materials, transnational organized crime, corruption, cyber security, counter terrorism, law enforcement, and border control.  You will be responsible for conducting graduate-level classes and seminars in support of the basic curriculum, preparing and delivering lectures, critiquing student assignments, monitoring and evaluating student performance, and conducting tutorials with students.  Additionally, you will be participating in panel discussions, and escorting and/or introducing visiting lecturers, assisting in curricular development and evaluating/revising existing curricula, and identifying appropriate measures of student performance and comprehension.  You will conduct and supervise research, publish original contributions in your field of knowledge, and participate in collateral instructional assignments and presentations of short courses.  Your administrative duties include assisting course directors and the Dean in planning and executing programs, and serving as an escort, host, moderator, and/or project officer for field studies.  You will attend selected social functions and maintain a high level of professionalism and currency in your field.  You will organize or support Marshall Center nonresident events in the field. As determined by the Dean, you may provide support as a Course Director or Associate Course Director.  This list does not exhaust the variety of additional duties faculty members may be required to perform. The nature of programs offered by the Marshall Center demands academic flexibility in a culturally diverse environment.
 
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.  Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.  Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Experience required:

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social).  You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must hold a Master's Degree, or higher. Preferably a Ph.D. and/or extensive experience as a senior practitioner in positions of national security related to transnational security issues.

Associate Professor- Must have 2 to 5 years academic and/or operational experience in the field of International and Security Studies. Specialized experience, equivalent to the AD-1701-00 grade level in the Federal service, performing work in: conducting graduate-level classes and seminars, preparing and delivering lectures, participating in panel discussions, assisting in curriculum development and/or evaluating or revising existing curricula, measuring student performance, and monitoring and evaluating student performance.
Professor - 5 to 10 years academic and/ or operational experience in the field of International and Security Studies. Specialized experience, equivalent to the AD-1701-00 grade level in the Federal service, performing work in: conducting graduate-level classes and seminars, preparing and delivering lectures, participating in panel discussions, assisting in curriculum development and/or evaluating or revising existing curricula, measuring student performance, and monitoring and evaluating student performance.

Qualification Requirements:

KSA 1 - Academic Credentials:  Background of original academic and/or senior level practitioner achievement in transnational security studies, international security strategy, and policy. Transnational security challenges include issues related to illicit trafficking in narcotics or persons, proliferation of dangerous materials, transnational organized crime, corruption, cyber security, counter terrorism, law enforcement, and border control. Subject matter expertise should be at the strategic level, addressing these security challenges at the state and/or international level. Although the ideal candidate will be one who has expertise in a number of these areas, it is not necessary that each of them be addressed in every case.
* KSA2 – Teaching Expertise:  Must have teaching experience in the related field, at the academic level, in a school of higher education or equivalent institution of training or education focused on professionals in government or private practice.
* KSA3 – Professional Experience: Demonstrated experience as a practicing professional in one or more specific international organizations. Experience as a practicing professional (e.g. former senior policy practitioners in defense/foreign policy area, former senior military, senior level policy or diplomatic positions, former legislative office holders, practicing economists). KSA 4 – Administrative Experience/Leadership:Broad professional background, including a demonstrated and successful record of leadership achievements and innovation, including education technology applications and opportunities.  Demonstrated excellence in managing complex organizations; highly developed communication skills and evidence of high level of teaching experience or experience at teaching the graduate level and policy related experience.

Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you may qualify if your education meets the definitions below: Applicants must (a) hold an Advanced degree,preferably a Ph.D. and/or extensive experience as a senior practitioner in positions of national security related to  transnational security issues AND demonstrated excellence in teaching, research, and other scholarly activities, including publication in professional journals and refereed scholarly presses; and/ or professional experience teaching or equivalent professional experience in the majority of the core subjects of the Marshall Center Programs.

Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, U.S. Department of Education website at - http://www.ed.gov...

Foreign Education: Education that has been completed in a foreign college or university may be used to meet the job requirements. In order to receive credit in the examination for your foreign education, you must have your foreign education evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education credentials. Such education must be declared the equivalent of similar undergraduate or graduate work in a U.S. institution.  Please include this information in your resume.

Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

* Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
* One year trial/probationary period may be required.
* Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
* Must file annual financial disclosure statement. (OGE-450, (5CFR Part 26.34, Subpart I USOGE, 6/8)
* This is not part of the DoD relocation Program.
* Fluency in English required and fluency in Russian or German is desirable
* A favorable background investigation is required.


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Jobs: Assistant Professor Spanish (George Washington)


From SimplyHired.com:
http://www.simplyhired.com/job/assistant-professor-job/the-george-washington-university/yxchqn5v76?cid=junjrgvlizfzavxolpznekygjrfhnral


I. RECRUITMENT PLAN

Posting Number: F000826
Academic Title:  Assistant Professor
Rank:
Administrative Title: Assistant Professor of Spanish
Discipline Humanities
Specialty:
Contract Type: Renewable Appointment (initial appt period), Non-Tenure Track
Required Licenses/Certifications and other Specific Requirements: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, Sex Offender Registry Search, and Prior Employment Verification
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2016
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
Position Description Summary:

The Department of Romance, German, and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The George Washington University invites applications for two full-time renewable, non-tenure accruing appointments at the rank Assistant Professor of Spanish to begin as soon as August 1, 2016. Appointment renewal is contingent on successful performance.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include teaching three Spanish language courses; research-based curriculum and assessment development/maintenance; instructor supervision and training; collaboration with Study Abroad faculty directors; coordination of student placement; participation in professional development programs. Active scholarship in the pedagogical endeavor is expected: conference attendance, presentations, workshops, action research, materials development and publications, etc.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must have a Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics, Spanish pedagogy, or second language acquisition; demonstrated teaching excellence at the U.S. university level (student evaluations, classroom observations, other); excellent working (professional) command of English and Spanish (oral and written); demonstrated ability to work with task and content based pedagogy; experience with teacher supervision; extensive knowledge of instructional technology applied to classroom language pedagogy.

Advertised Salary: Commensurate with experience
Other Benefits:
Other Information:

Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on December 6, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Complete an online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs... and upload the following, clearly addressing the position requirements: a CV; Cover Letter; course evaluations or summaries; and an Assessment of Skills Relevant to Basic Qualifications that includes an annotated lesson plan that illustrates your ability to implement task and content-based pedagogy. Letters of recommendation and contact information should be forwarded to rgsll@gwu.edu with the subject line of “Assistant Professor of Spanish Lang – Letters of Recommendation/your name”.

Department Link: http://rgsll.columbian.gwu.edu/
Posting Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Quick Link http://www.gwu.jobs:80...



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Jobs: Associate Professor of German (George Mason)


From SimplyHired.com:

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/associate-professor-of-german-job/george-mason-university/4x5bvanqze?cid=iifaraqkwhirjnvabagjotbfxtqjjzpo

# Web Announcement

**Associate Professor of German**


The George Mason University Department of Modern and Classical Languages invites applicants for the position of Associate Professor of German with a specialization in 18th and 19th century literature and culture beginning in the Fall 2016 (August).


**Qualifications:**
The position calls for native or near native fluency in German and English. Ability to teach another Germanic language, such as Swedish, Danish or Dutch is a plus. Additional expertise in another field, preferably word and music studies or sound studies, is strongly desired. University-level teaching experience and experience in interdisciplinary collaborative work essential.


**Responsibilities:**
Duties include two courses per semester, program review and innovation, student advising, and outreach.


Faculty members in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages engage in teaching, research and service; and participate in a variety of interdisciplinary programs on-campus and schools, such as Cultural Studies, Women and Gender Studies, Film and Media Studies, the College of Visual and Performing Arts, and the Honors College. The department offers a minor in German, as well as minors in Arabic, Chinese, Classical Studies, French, Italian Studies, Japanese Studies, Latin, Russian and Spanish; B.A. in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Eurasian Studies, and Spanish; and M.A. in French and Spanish. The department also offers instruction in Farsi, Hebrew, Korean, Portuguese and Turkish. George Mason University is the largest public university in Virginia and serves a culturally and linguistically diverse student body. The university is situated in the intellectually vibrant Washington, D.C./northern Virginia area with desirable access to unique opportunities available for both emerging and established scholars.

# Special Instructions to Applicants

**For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number F5279z at http://jobs.gmu.edu by February 25, 2016** (review of applications will begin February 26, 2016); complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three individuals who may later be contacted for letters of recommendation.

# Mason Ad Statement

Great Careers Begin at Mason!


George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top _U.S. News and World Report_ “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.


Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and 130 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.


If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!


George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.



*Department:* Modern/Classical Languages


*Criminal Background Check:* Standard Background Check


*Job Category:* Instructional or Research Faculty


*Role (State) Job Title:* Associate Professor of German


*Working Title:* Associate Professor of German


*Job Type:* Full-Time


*Position Number:* F5279z


*Recruit Number:* Faculty - 6614


*Location:* Fairfax


*Salary:* Commensurate with education and experience.


*Posting Date:* 01/28/2016


*Job Close Date:* 02/25/2016


*Open Until Filled?:* No


*Equity Statement:* George Mason University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer encouraging diversity.


*Campus Safety Information:* Mason’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at http://police.gmu.edu...

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Jobs: German and Film Studies Assistant Professor (Cincinnati)



From SimplyHired.com:

http://www.simplyhired.com/job/assistant-professor-german-studies-film-media-job/university-of-cincinnati/hqcze45jh6?cid=cqksxalquekvsghfkucusocerxznrtpb


Assistant Professor
German Studies and Film/Media Studies
A&S Department of German Studies
The Department of German Studies in the McMicken College of Arts & Sciences invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with expertise in media, visual, and/or performance studies as well as the ability to work within the larger field of German Studies. Candidates with a focus on all time periods and aspects of German studies will be considered. Standard teaching load is two courses per semester, and will be at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Service commensurate with the position of Assistant Professor is expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate commitment to excellence in teaching and to developing a strong research program. PhD must be in hand by July 31, 2016.

Interested and qualified applicants must complete our online application at https://jobs.uc.edu. In addition to the application, candidates must submit a letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications for the position and a cv, both of which are also to be submitted online. Please contact the Search Committee Chair, Mikiko Hirayama (hirayam@ucmail.uc.edu), with any questions regarding the application. Reivew of applications will begin January 11, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cincinnati is an urban, public, comprehensive Research I institution committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining an academically and culturally diverse faculty. The University of Cincinnati is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. In a continuing effort to foster diversity on our campus, we actively encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, people of diverse sexual orientations/identities, and others who may make a positive contribution to the diversification of ideas and perspectives.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Vet / Disabled.
REQ ID: 8404

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Jobs: Los Rios Community College German Adjunct




German Adjunct at  Los Rios Community College
https://jobs.losrios.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1456697179437


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Conferences: L3 2016


This year's L3 conference has an extended submission deadline. Check out the information at the link below:

http://l3-conference.org/

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Conferences: Midwest Heritage Language Summit



Midwest Heritage Language Summit: Fostering the Languages of Your Community
Saturday, April 23, 2016
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Contact: Brahim Chakrani chakrani@msu.edu
The Midwest Heritage Language Network is pleased to announce that we will be holding a one-day summit on heritage languages in the community at Michigan State University on April 23, 2016. The summit will consist of a keynote speaker and a series of panels to address issues related to heritage speakers and the larger community. The topics of the panels will include heritage speakers and the business community, health care, educational resources, and bilingualism and family language maintenance.
We are also delighted to announce that our keynote speaker will be Professor
Abbas Benmamoun
 (Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Academic Policies and
Professor of Linguistics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), a
renowned Arabic linguist and expert on Arabic as a heritage language.

We are inviting submissions for poster presentations. There will be a
session devoted to poster presentations in the afternoon of April 23, 2015.
We encourage graduate students, community members, and faculty to submit
proposals
 for poster presentations.
Organizers:
Glenn Martínez (Ohio State University)
Diane Birkbichler (Ohio State University)
Brahim Chakrani (Michigan State University)
Elena Foulis (Ohio State University)
Kim Potowski (University of Illinois Chicago)
Christine Shea (University of Iowa)
Isabel Velázquez (University of Nebraska)
Contributors:We would like to thank the following for their generous support of this conference:
Humanities Without Walls initiative (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign), funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
College of Arts and Letters (Michigan State University)
Department of Linguistics and Langauges (Michigan State University)
http://www.cal.msu.edu/heritagelanguagesummit
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

German: Dative Verbs and Alternatives



Expand your German with this guide to dative verbs and alternatives to them using be- prefixes from
Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen!

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Spanish: Por vs. Para



Expand your Spanish with this guide to the differences between por and para from spanishdict.com!

http://www.spanishdict.com/blog/5-steps-to-understanding-por-vs-para/

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Japanese: Friend Vocabulary

Expand your Japanese vocabulary with tomodachi and nakama from

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

German: Car Vocabulary




Expand your German vocabulary with this guide to car vocabulary from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen!

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Japanese: Skoop on Somebody - Happy People (Music)



Here is another awesome Japanese song, Skoop on Somebody's Happy People:




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Japanese: Skoop On Somebody - A Tomorrow Song (Music)



Here is another fun Japanese song form Skoop on Somebody - A Tomorrow Song:


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Japanese: Yui - Rolling Star (Music)


Here is another great Japanese song, Yui's Rolling Star:


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Japanese: Yui - I Remember You (Music)



Here is another great Japanese song, Yui's I Remember You:


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Japanese: Yui - Summer Song (Music)



Here is another great Japanese song, Yui's Summer Song:


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Japanese: Yui - Good Bye Days (Music)


Here is another great Japanese song, Yui's Good Bye Days (Live):


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Japanese: Stereopony - Hanbunko (Music)



Here is another fun Japanese song, Stereopony's Hanbunko:


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Japanese: Negative Form of I-Adjective



Expand your Japanese with this guide to the negative form of the i-adjective from

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German: Hohenzollern Castle



Expand your knowledge of Germany with this great article on Hohenzollern Castle:

http://www.placestoseeinyourlifetime.com/hohenzollern-castle-a-center-of-the-empire-germany-9219/?utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=postplanner&utm_source=facebook.com

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Spanish: Marine Animals




Expand your Spanish with this graphic for marine animals from AIL Madrid Courses - Learn Spanish in Spain!

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English: Homophones



Expand your English with this great list of homophones with this guide from Fluentland.com:

http://www.fluentland.com/groups/learn-english/forum/topic/common-homophones/

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Friday, February 5, 2016

German: Trauven vs. Vertrauen



Expand your German with this guide to the differences between trauen and vertrauen:


Was man leicht verwechselt: TRAUEN vs. VERTRAUEN

TRAUEN  Vertrauen ZU jemandem/etwas haben; jemanden/eine Sache nicht hinterfragen, nichts Schlechtes hinter jemandem/etwas vermuten

Der Verdächtige weist ein merkwürdiges Verhalten auf, deshalb kann ich ihm nicht TRAUEN.
Er TRAUT seinem Kollegen zu, dass er seinen Joghurt aus dem Gemeinschaftskühlschrank geklaut hat.
Ich traue meinem Bruder nicht zu, dass er Geld stiehlt.

ACHTUNG: TRAUEN  sich etwas TRAUEN; den Mut haben, etwas zu riskieren; etwas wagen

Ich habe mich heute zum ersten Mal getraut, im Schwimmbad vom Fünfmeterbrett zu springen.
Meine beste Freundin TRAUT sich nicht, ihrer Mutter die Wahrheit zu sagen.

jemandem VERTRAUEN  IN jemanden/etwas sein Vertrauen setzen; sicher wissen, dass man sich auf jemanden/etwas verlassen kann

Sie VERTRAUT ihm und glaubt nicht, dass er sie betrügt.
Ich VERTRAUE meinem Gefühl, dass ich die bevorstehende Prüfung ohne Probleme meistern werde.



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German: Anhören vs. Zuhören




Expand your German with this guide to the differences between anhören and zuhören from Deutsche Welle:

Was man leicht verwechselt: HÖREN vs. ANHÖREN vs. ZUHÖREN

etw. HÖREN  einen Laut / ein Geräusch wahrnehmen; etw. mit den Ohren aufnehmen

Psst! Hast du das GEHÖRT? Ich glaube, hier ist eine Maus.
Ich kann dich nicht HÖREN. Sprich mal lauter!
Hast du schon GEHÖRT, dass die Busfahrer streiken?
(sich) etw. ANHÖREN  etw. mit Aufmerksamkeit hören

Ich HÖRE mir deine verrückten Ideen immer AN. Jetzt könntest du dir auch mal meine ANHÖREN!
Wollen wir uns heute Abend das Konzert ANHÖREN?
Ich wollte mir eigentlich das Hörspiel ANHÖREN, aber dann kam mein Nachbar zu Besuch.
jdm. ZUHÖREN  mit Aufmerksamkeit hören, was jemand sagt

Könntest du mir auch mal ZUHÖREN und nicht immer dazwischenquatschen?
Sie ist sehr nett, aber sie kann überhaupt nicht ZUHÖREN.
Entschuldige, ich habe nicht richtig ZUGEHÖRT. Könntest du das nochmal wiederholen?


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