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Online Resources for Language Instruction
Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTLs)

As part of our work on incorporation of technology in language study, we began with an investigation of online resources for the four languages associated with the Global Partners Centers. We would eventually like to include online resources related to other less commonly taught languages (LCTLs).

Below are recommended on-line resources for the languages associated with the Global Partners Centers. If you have additional resources or links regarding these languages, or would like to add information regarding another LCTL, contact Associated Colleges of the South, phone: 404.636.9533.

Czech:
  • Essential Czech offers key words and phrases with audio files.

  • Little Czech Primer in pictures offers instruction based on verb, noun and adjective categories.

  • Local Lingo has a pronunciation guide, language lessons with audio, phrases and idioms, and interactive quizzes.

  • Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon provides a web Language Guide for Czech.

Russian:

Swahili:

  • The Kamusi Project: Internet Living Swahili Dictionaries. From the Yale Program in African Languages.

  • LangMedia: The Five Colleges Foreign Language Media Archive.
    Click on "Language by Country" and choose Swahili.

  • National African Language Resource Center (NALRC) at the University of Wisconsin develops resources for research, teaching, and learning of a variety African languages.

  • Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon offers self-study language materials for Swahili language and culture.

Turkish:

  • LangMedia: The Five Colleges Foreign Language Media Archive.
    Click on "Language by Country" and choose Turkish.

  • Travellingwords.com provides one free downloadable chapter of instruction.

  • Voice of America provides streaming Turkish news programs.

  • Yamada Language Center at the University of Oregon provides a web Language Guide for Turkish.

General Resources for Less Commonly Taught Languages:

For more on this group's discussions, please visit the "Language and Technology" conference on the Global Partners WebBoard.

 

 

 

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