Author Archives: Weiwei Zhang

Russian Language Mentor

The Russian Language Mentor [http://russianmentor.net/] has a great collection of recourses. It contains 14 recourse categories, they are 1) Developing Language Proficiency Reading; 2) Developing Language Proficiency Listening; 3) Developing Russian Cultural Literacy (in English); 4) Cultural Literacy Interactive… Continue reading

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Multitasking

When I worked at different institution, I sometimes hear people say that we should not keep students from multitasking, because that's how students nowadays learn. Our young generation of students grew up in the world that is surrounded by… Continue reading

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Knowmia

  Knowmia.com has a collection of over 8,000 videos. It is designed mostly for high school teaching and learning, but I do find the Chinese language collection to be beneficial to our students. The reason I recommend the Chinese… Continue reading

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Webcast in Russian: NOVOSTI NEDELI

Webcast in Russian: VOVOSTI NEDELI is a project of the National Capital Langauge Recourse Center. The NCLRC offers webcasts in three languages: Arabic, Chinese and Russian, among which the Russian webcasts appear to be the most developed ones with… Continue reading

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杨澜:The Generation that's remaking China

  Microblogs came into China in 2009 and this social platform has grown tremendously in the past several years. With most Microblog users being young people (under 30), this generation (born in the 80’s and 90’s) has shown great influence… Continue reading

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Duolingo

  I learned about Duolingo (duolingo.com) at the CALICO conference in May 2012. James Paul Gee, the keynote speaker, mentioned Duolingo briefly in his keynote speech. In summer, one of our French students mentioned that he had enjoyed studying… Continue reading

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Spanish Proficiency Exercises

“Spanish Proficiency Exercises is a compilation of brief video clips in which native speakers of Spanish from various locations throughout Latin America and Spain demonstrate various language tasks.” This project is developed by University of Texas at Austin, URL: … Continue reading

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Ai Chinese

Aichinese.com is a resource that Chinese instructors and students should not miss out.  This is a great resource for listening and speaking exercise, and it also provides great content learning information. With a free account, you will be surprised… Continue reading

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Software Report: Antidote

Jack Burston, a senior lecturer in French at Monash Universtiy in Australia, and also currently the Software Revew Editor of the CALICO (The Computer Assisted Language Insruction Consortium) Journal, had written a detailed, indepth review of the French grammar/spell… Continue reading

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Jing and Screencast

Before I discovered Jing, for over 10 years, I had been using a different program to capture images on PCs. As stubborn as I could be, I had no doubt that I needed to say goodbye to my old… Continue reading

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