Thursday, March 31, 2016

French: Kendji Girac - Andalouse




Another very popular French song: Kendji Girac - Andalouse




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French: Kendji Girac - Color Gitano



Another popular French song: Kendji Girac - Color Gitano




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French: Kendji Girac - Conmigo



Another popular French song from the last year: Kendji Girac - Conmigo



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French: PNL - J'suis PNL




Another popular French song from PNL - J'suis PNL:


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French: PNL - Le monde ou rien



Another popular French song from PNL - Le monde ou rien:



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French: PNL - La vie est belle



Another popular French song from PNL - La vie est belle:





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French: PNL - Oh Lala



Another popular French song, PNL - Oh Lala:



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French: MZ - Toi sur moi





Another popular French song, MZ - Toi sur moi:




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French: MZ - Les princes ft. Nekfeu




Another popular French song MZ - Les princes ft. Nekfeu:






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French: Nekfeu - Egérie




For French fans, here is another great Nekfeu song:



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French: Nekfeu - Ma Dope



Here is another great song from Nekfeu - Ma dope:








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French: Nekfeu - On Verra



Here is a great newer song for French fans:




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Monday, March 28, 2016

French: Un Américain à Paris (Sebastian Marx)




For French learners, here is a fun stand up comedy video Un Américain à Paris with Sebastian Marx!
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Monday, March 21, 2016

Language Advocacy: Bilinguals Have Superior Social Skills (NYT)



For language teachers, here is a great article on the benefits of bilingualism that you can use to advertise your programs:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0


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French: Top 2016 Songs



For French learners and enthusiasts, here is a great list of recent and popular French songs:

https://frenchcrazy.com/2016/03/top-french-songs-2016.html/

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Language Spread Throughout History



Fans of language history, here is a great video showing the spread of languages from TechInsider:

http://www.techinsider.io/map-worlds-first-major-written-languages-spread-2015-12

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German: Fairy Tale Road




For fans of German fairy tales and the Brothers Grimm, here is a great article on Germany's Fairy Tale Road:

http://www.travelsignposts.com/Germany/destinations/brothers-grimm-fairy-tale-road

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Italian: School Item Vocabulary




Expand your Italian vocabulary with this guide to school items from

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German: German Words That Would Be Useful In English




Buzzfeed recently had a great article on uniquely German words that would be great to have in English:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/lukelewis/german-words#.so6Rz9Eqe

Can you think of any others to add to this list?


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German: Germany's Top Scientists and Inventors



For those interested in German and the sciences, this could be a great resource for language advocacy. This is an article featuring 51 of the best German scientists and inventors of all time:

http://www.studying-in-germany.org/most-incredible-german-scientists/

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Chinese: renshi vs. zhidao



Expand your Chinese with this guide to the differences between renshi and zhidao from WrittenChinese.com:

https://www.writtenchinese.com/renshi-vs-zhidao-knowing-when-to-use-renshi-and-zhidao/


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German: Capitals Quiz




How well do you know German geography? This is a fun activity for students where you can quiz yourself on German capitals:

http://www.thelocal.de/20160303/quiz-how-well-do-you-know-german-capitals

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Language Change: How far back in time could you still understand English?



For English learners and language enthusiasts, there is a great video asking the question how far back in time can you still understand English? Can you understand Shakespeare without assistance? This is of course a great chance to see how languages change over time:





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German: Things To Do In Germany


If you're traveling to Germany and wondering what to do or see, then check out this guide from Business Insider featuring 32 fun things to do:

http://www.businessinsider.in/32-things-everyone-should-do-in-Germany/articleshow/49757870.cms?utm_content=29922159&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


Did they miss anything? What would you add to the list?

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German: Top 10 German Dramas (DW)



Interested in German film? Check out Deutsche Welle's list of top 10 German Dramas:

http://www.dw.com/en/kino-favorites-top-10-german-dramas/a-19126744

Which ones have you seen? Do you have any favorites not on this list?

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German: Der, Die, Das (DW)



Brush up on your German articles and noun genders with this guide featuring common patterns to help you learn new vocabulary from Deutsche Welle!



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Japanese: Honorifics



Brush up on your Japanese with this guide to basic honorifics from

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Japanese: Sekigahara War Land (Immersion Museum)



Expand your knowledge of Japanese history with this great article on the The Immersion Museum — Sekigahara War Land from The Japan Times:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/life/2016/03/19/travel/battle-sekigahara-war-set-stone/#.VvAdcvkrKUm

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

German: Weird Food



Expand your knowledge of some 'weirder' German foods with this fun article:

http://ohgodmywifeisgerman.com/2015/02/16/the-top-10-weirdest-german-foods-i-have-learned-to-love/

Which of these have you had? Are there any weird foods in other cultures that you're familiar with?

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Japanese: Particles



Expand your Japanese skills with this guide to particles from

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Japanese: Useful Daily Expressions



Keep up with your Japanese with this refresher on useful daily expressions from
Japanese Language - MLC!  

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Italian: Color Idioms




Expand your Italian with this great video on idioms with colors:




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Spanish: Untranslatable Spanish Sayings



Expand your Spanish with this guide to Spanish sayings with no English equivalents from SpanishDict.com:

http://www.spanishdict.com/blog/10-spanish-sayings-with-no-english-equivalents/

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German: Bathroom Objects




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

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German: Bodyparts - Organs



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


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Chinese: Podcasts and Radio



Keep on learning Chinese on the go with this great way to listen to Chinese podcasts and radio from WrittenChinese.com:

https://www.writtenchinese.com/how-to-listen-to-chinese-podcasts-and-radio-on-your-mobile/



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German: Adjectives


Expand your German skills with these fantastic graphics of 200 important adjectives from the deutschlerner blog:

http://deutschlernerblog.de/die-200-wichtigsten-deutschen-adjektive-mit-bildern-lernen-bildergalerie/

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German: Obst Vokabel



Expand your German vocabulary with this Obst picture from Gemeinsam Deutsch lernen und verstehen!


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Benefits of Bilingualism


If you're looking for a good advocacy article on the benefits of learning another language, check out this recent article in the NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?smid=fb-share

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Friday, March 11, 2016

Jobs: Visiting Assistant Professor German (Skidmore College)

Japanese: Head Expressions



Expand your Japanese with this guide to body part expressions involving 'head' from About.com:

http://japanese.about.com/library/weekly/aa092301a.htm?utm_content=20160309&utm_medium=email&utm_source=exp_nl&utm_campaign=list_japanese&utm_term=list_japanese


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Japanese: Flower Proverbs

Chinese: Modal Particles



Expand your Chinese with this great guide to modal particles from WrittenChinese:

https://www.writtenchinese.com/complete-guide-chinese-modal-particles/


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Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Chinese: Internet Slang



Expand your Chinese with this guide to internet slang from WrittenChinese.com:

https://www.writtenchinese.com/popular-chinese-internet-slang/

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Benefits of Bilingualism


A great article on the benefits of bilingualism:

http://www.wired.com/2016/02/being-bilingual-changes-the-architecture-of-your-brain/


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