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An interactive online language learning resource offering courses in over 70 different languages, plus English for speakers of several different languages. Click on a language to learn more about the content of the course, including a brief overview of the conversational and grammar goals for each chapter.
Forvo can best be described as an audio wiki for word pronunciations. One of the problems with learning to speak a language that is not phonetic is trying to figure out how to pronounce the words. Forvo hosts hundreds of recordings of word pronunciations by native speakers. Currently there are nearly 200 languages supported on Forvo. Along with word pronunciations, Forvo provides some basic demographic information about each language. Forvo's content is user supported and user generated so new pronunciations are added every day.
CAPL, Culturally Authentic Pictorial Lexicon, is a project developed by Dr. Michael Shaughnessy at Washington & Jefferson College. The purpose of CAPL is to provide images that demonstrate the true meaning and intention of the words in a language. CAPL currently has collections of images for teaching and learning English (North American), German, French, Chinese, and Spanish. CAPL also has images for Japanese, Russian, and Ukranian. All of the images in the collection are licensed under a Creative Commons license that allows for re-use and manipulation for non-commercial purposes.
ESL Basics is a site that provides short video vocabulary lessons for beginning and advanced ELL students. For teachers, ESL Basics has a small collection of suggestions and ideas for teaching ESOL. ESL Basics is adding new content on a regular basis.