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eStroke

 eStroke is a an iPhone or iPad App to practice writing Chinese characters. You can also try out this application using the web interface at http://www.eon.com.hk/common/fcg/estroke.fcg?task=getPage&page=demo/estroke.html

Here is a short video of the iPhone App in action:

Learning Languages through Music

world musicMany foreign language learners find it difficult to stay motivated long enough to master the intricacies of a new language. Language instructors commonly rely on music as a way to bridge the gap between students' interest and the target language and culture. Songs can serve as windows into the culture and the basis for in-depth discussions on a variety of issues.

Japanese links and resources

HiraganaThere are many online resources for language instruction but not all of them are intuitive to navigate or carefully edited. In the case of Japanese, although there aren't as many teaching materials as for more commonly taught languages, there is certainly enough to satisfy the most ambitious student. One site that we recently came across is the "Japanese Language Links and Resources" at Gettysburg College:

Language Teaching

TeachingNo matter how much experience we have as language instructors, we frequently run into new tools and materials to try out in the classroom.

Language Assessment

TestingAlthough language instruction should be first and foremost about student learning and what they are able to do with the language, teachers aim to discriminate those students that put in the effort from those who simply tried to fulfill a requirement or barely mastered the material.

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