Archive for November, 2007

Karen’s Mashups-Show 16-Foreign Language Instruction

Monday, November 19th, 2007

On this show, we’re spotlighting podcasts and other digital audio resources for learning a foreign language.

What better way to learn a new language than to listen to it spoken? There are podcasts on everything from basic beginning vocabulary and beginning grammar to advanced conversational speech. Many of these podcasts include print resources as well. Some charge for additional services like lesson guides, pronunciation practice programs, and even interactive sessions with tutors.

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Some of the groups we’ve included on this show are even using innovative new technologies like Skype and Twitter for language learning. This has me thinking about all kinds of new ideas for teaching a variety of subject areas.

Foreign language classes are also producing their own podcasts. These include teacher-produced and student-produced podcasts. This is a good way to provide reinforcement and practice in an easy-to-use format.

Another good way to keep up your language skills is to listen to one of the many podcasts of news shows or other content produced in a foreign language.

Included in this show are:

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