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Kirai - Un geek en Japón by Héctor García — Aprendiendo un idioma
"Saber o no saber un idioma depende de si realmente te esfuerzas en hablarlo, y para poder hablar te tienes que esforzar en conocer la “cultura” del lugar.''
language  learning  foreign  japanese  japan  english  spanish  español  culture  immersion  conversation 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Ten things that won't change (no matter who gets elected) | FP Passport
"America's relationship with China, partisan divide, Dependence on foreign oil, decline in manufacturing jobs, flow of illegal drugs, Military spending, influence of lobbyists, U.S. support for Israel, Ethanol subsidies, The primary system"
china  change  geopolitics  politics  us  elections  2008  policy  history  drugs  military  oil  energy  ethanol  manufacturing  economics  foreign 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Language Guesser
"Languid is a statistical language identifier. Give it at least 20 characters of UTF-8 encoded text and hope for the best."
language  languages  linguistics  foreign  translation  tools  identification  programming  webapps  words  comparison  automation  bookmarklet  maciejceglowski  maciejcegłowski 
january 2008 by robertogreco
lingro: multilingual dictionary and language learning site
"Enter website to make all words on page clickable for definiions/translations. Each word you translate is saved in personal word history...create lists of vocabulary you'd like to learn from your word history...play games to review your vocabulary"
dictionary  language  learning  tools  reading  onlinetoolkit  foreign  vocabulary  translation  snsih  english  español  german  italian  polish  french  reference  pronunciation  collaborative  community  creativecommons  languages  foreignlanguage  flashcards  dictionaries 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Language Log: Autour-du-mondegreens: bunkum unbound
"One lesson to learn from these subtitling efforts is how easy it is to find non-systematic phonetic similarities across languages, of the sort that Daniel Cassidy has used to see the relationship between bunkum and Buanchumadh and more broadly to argue t
language  translation  humor  internet  online  trends  video  foreign  subtitles 
november 2007 by robertogreco
» How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)
"How is it possible to become conversationally fluent in one of these languages in 2-12 months? It starts with deconstructing them, choosing wisely, and abandoning all but a few of them. Consider a new language like a new sport."
howto  language  languages  japanese  japan  linguistics  pedagogy  tutorials  translation  brain  foreign  education  learning 
november 2007 by robertogreco
Mango Beta Launched!
"I am proud to present Mango. The first Free enterprise language learning course available on the Internet. Eleven of our courses are now available in our beta release. Each course has 100 lessons available."
language  learning  education  foreign  japanese  teaching  software  web  online  travel  howto  foreignlanguage  e-learning  interactive  tutorials  japan  french  mandarin  portuguese  spanish  español  glvo  onlinetoolkit  audio  classes  internet 
september 2007 by robertogreco
Learn a foreign language – over the Web | csmonitor.com
"Internet phone programs and webcams give students daily practice with native speakers."
skype  foreign  language  instruction  learning  conversation  education  online  internet  technology 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Click opera - Foreign films
"Half-understanding something is an invitation to stretch your mind around a new way of seeing life, to find universal themes in an unfamiliar set of particularities. A great "foreign" artist should give us a sense of a "learnable otherness". She should g
language  foreign  film  culture  art  ingmarbergman  otherness  learning  creativity 
august 2007 by robertogreco
DS Daily: Finally, with the language 'games' - DS Fanboy
"They're finally bringing some English-based language trainers to the DS: listings for My French Coach and My Spanish Coach have turned up on GameFly."
nintendo  nintendods  games  play  ds  language  learning  foreign  spanish  español  french  france 
may 2007 by robertogreco
Wired Magazine: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Tehran
"How the CIA used a fake science fiction film to sneak six Americans out of revolutionary Iran."
scifi  history  iran  us  policy  foreign 
april 2007 by robertogreco

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