LOTE-specific multimedia resources

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Resources for multiple languages
French
German
Indonesian
Italian
Japanese
Mandarin












Multimedia resources for multiple languages

http://www.education.vic.gov.au/languagesonline/
Interactive tasks for French, German, Indonesoan and Italian. Divided into 35 topic based sections and with corresponding printable worksheets.

http://www.wordchamp.com/lingua2/Splash.do
This is a very useful free website which offers thousands of vocabulary lists in 112 languages. You can create your own vocabulary lists, and create online drills and flashcards so that students can practise the vocabulary. You can track your students' progress and check how well they are doing the drills you set. This site also allows students to read foreign websites without a dictionary. They get pop-up definitions just by pointing at words and can hear words pronounced by native speakers.

https://fuse.education.vic.gov.au/pages/Teacher.aspx
digiLearn is the Department of Education's latest online portal designed to provide all Victorian government teachers with access to innovative digital learning resources anywhere anytime. Provides access for government school teachers to the Learning Federation LOTE resources.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages
An excellent website offering interactive learning resources for students of French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Greek and Japanese.

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/mfle/c4modernlanguages/
A Scottish website offering great interactive learning tasks in French and German.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/games/
Free online interactive vocabulary games: in Spanish and French for primary students

http://mfle.typepad.com/tgs2/
resources in French and German from The Gordon Schools in the UK

http://hsc.csu.edu.au/
Online activities from NSW in a number of LOTES.

http://www.languageguide.org/
Free vocabulary/pronunciation learning activities in several languages.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/french/cool/index.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/german/cool/index.shtml
http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/italian/cool/
The BBC's guide to slang and colloquial language in French, German and Italian

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/index.htm
The Ashcombe School in the UK has a very innovative MFL department. These webpages offer resources for students to use in lessons or for independent learning; resources for teachers to use with students and to assist in the preparation of activities; resources to help with the planning and management of MFL teaching and resources for Primary School teachers. The resources are for French, German, Italian, Spanish and Mandarin.

http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/Curriculum/modlang/shared/vod_fr.htm
Vodcasts for learners of French, German, Spanish and Italian: an excellent webpage from the Ashcombe School in the UK.

http://www.atantot2.co.uk/
A UK website offering podcasts in German and French

http://www.epnweb.org/index.php
The Education Podcast Network is an effort to bring together into one place a range of podcast programming that may be helpful to teachers looking for content to teach with and about, and to explore issues of teaching and learning in the 21st century. Includes podcasts in a number of LOTEs.

http://www.lingolex.com/french.htm
Vocabulary lists in French and English

http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/index_flash.htm
This website includes excellent resources for students of Asian languages

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Home.html
A US website offering printable vocabulary booklets, worksheets and online picture dictionaries in Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese (Romaji), Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.

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French

http://www.wordreference.com/fr/index.htm
An excellent free online bilingual dictionary, which includes a forum that discusses best translation from and into French.

http://french.about.com/library/weekly/bltopicmenu.htm
A great website with lessons and tips for learning French. It is from the US, and aimed at adult learners; nevertheless it can be useful for the secondary classroom.

http://www.momes.net/
A French-language website aimed at primary-age children, offering a wide variety of activities.

http://www.frenchtutorial.com/standard/toc.php
Free tutorials on pronunciation and grammar for French learners.

http://www.learnfrenchbypodcast.com/
free podcasts and other subscription-only resources

http://www.learnfrenchbypodcast.com/
http://www.dailyfrenchpod.com/
free podcasts and other subscription-only resources

http://www.quiz-tree.com/French_Vocabulary_main.html
Free interactive vocabulary quizzes

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German

http://www.utils.ex.ac.uk/german/abinitio/index.html
This is an online Beginners' German course designed by the German Department of the University of Exeter. It will contain twenty chapters of dialogue and exercises which are designed to give the absolute beginner a grounding in the rudiments of the German language, as well as providing background information about life and culture in all the major German-speaking countries.

http://german.about.com/library/anfang/blanfang_topics.htm
Free tutorials for learners of German

http://www.podcast.de/
A variety of podcasts in German.

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/0,2142,9541,00.html
A German news website offering a range of free podcasts designed for learners, which can be downloaded from the iTunes online store.

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Indonesian

http://www.kamus.net/
Good online bilingual dictionary

http://www.seasite.niu.edu/Indonesian/
Free interactive resources for students of Indonesian from the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Northern Illinois University

http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/goindonesia/index.htm
This site has been developed for middle-years students of Indonesian.

http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/indonesia/teacher/resource/links.htm
A page of web links for a variety of Indonesian topics.

http://www.expat.or.id/info/links.html
A wide variety of information about living in Indonesia. Written for the expat community, it nevertheless can be useful in the classroom.

http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Indonesian/Lessons/Introductory
Some tutorials on Indonesian vocabulary and grammar.

http://web.uvic.ca/hrd/indonesian/
Some online interactive tasks for learners of Indonesian

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Italian

http://www.wordreference.com/it/
An excellent free online bilingual dictionary, which includes a forum that discusses best translation from and into Italian.

http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/~ngargano/corsi/varia/indextesto.html
Free online grammar practice

http://www.locuta.com/classroom.html
Free on-line, useful information on Italian vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation.

http://www.learnitalianpod.com/
A subscription website offering Italian podcasts for learners, with some free samples.

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Japanese

http://japanese.about.com/
free online learning activities and tutorials

http://www.thejapanesepage.com/news.php
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http://www.nhk.or.jp/lesson/english/index.html
This website provides re-edited versions of "Basic Japanese for You" and "Brush Up Your Japanese" designed for the Internet users. The original versions are on the air on NHK World Radio Japan, that is the overseas shortwave service of NHK.

http://www.uni.edu/becker/japanese222.html
Here you will find many sites that can be helpful for learning more about Japan, the Japanese language and culture.

http://japanesepod101.com/
A subscription website offering Japanese podcasts for learners

http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~jwb/japanese.html#links_education
Jim Breen, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Monash Clayton School of Information Technology, has complied a list on online educational resources for students of Japanese.

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a wealth of multimedia and other resources for learning Chinese.

http://chinesepod.com/
offers free podcasts for learners, and other subscription-only resources

http://www.elanguage.cn/
Chengo Chinese is a multi-media Chinese learning system, which is lively, innovative, practical and scientific. It integrates animations and multiple functions with advanced speech recognition and handwriting recognition technology, as well as an intelligent feedback system. It provides flexible methods of study and varied modes of practice, which is helpful to enhance the learners' abilities.

http://www.mandarin.org.sg/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=70&Itemid=29&lang=en
The Speak Mandarin Campaign was launched by the Singapore government in 1979 in an attempt to improve communication among Chinese Singaporeans, many of whom spoke separate local dialects. The campaign's online resource features Chinese language downloads, lesson texts, and listening exercises.

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