Resources for Multiple Languages
LESS COMMONLY TAUGHT LANGUAGES
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The goals of the LCTL Project sponsored by CARLA are to help advance the teaching and learning of Less Commonly Taught Languages by:
- encouraging people to study LCTLs,
- assisting LCTL teachers in developing high-quality teaching material, and
- helping LCTL teachers cooperate and communicate.
CARLA provides both principles and practical guidelines for LCTL teachers of all levels and languages to transform raw materials into activities for the language classroom.
Listen to traditional tales from the francophone world, in French and in the local language. Written text in French only.
- Arabic (Algerian and Moroccan dialectal Arabic)
- Guiana : Creole, Kali’na, Ndyuka, Nenge, and Teko
- Haitian Creole (only one tale)
“Easy Languages is a non-profit video project that aims to help people learn languages through authentic street interviews. The videos also showcase the street culture of the participating partner countries, through its portrayal of typical, everyday situations—situations that otherwise wouldn’t be covered by regular media. Episodes focus on different topics, and are produced at various locations around the globe. Every Easy Languages video is subtitled in its local language and in English.”
If the language does not use the Roman alphabet, a transliteration is also supplied. The proficiency level necessary to understand the videos generally varies from elementary II to higher intermediate or advanced. For some languages, new episodes are added every week. The language in the videos is completely authentic and spontaneous. Some videos focus on grammar, pronunciation, or a theme like shopping or food, but they usually consist of people’s answers to a single question such as “What makes you happy” or “what do you think of this city?
If you access the videos from Youtube, you will find them very conveniently organized by playlists for each of the 38 different languages that are part of the project.
Free public domain audiobooks read by volunteers all around the world. The majority of these books are in commonly taught languages, but there are 6 titles in Afrikaans, 2 in Balinese, 264 in Dutch, 23 in Finnish, etc.
The aim of this site is to link to “the best free cultural & educational media on the web.” A rubric that is of particular interest to foreign language educators, especially those teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages is Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More .
YourDictionary offers links to grammar and language courses for over 100 languages. Additional language resources, such as newspapers, on-line radio stations, translations and dictionaries are also included.