Languages

Here is some relevant information about the languages taught at Trinity College.  For further information about world languages, here are some useful links:

Arabic

Arabic @ Trinity

 Arabic Text

 

Visit the Trinity program webpage for additional information.

For Arabic materials you can visit:

 

Arabic Writing Resources

Here are some online resources for teaching Arabic writing:

Source: http://casls-nflrc.blogspot.com/2012/04/arabic-alphabet-resources.html

Chinese

Chinese @ Trinity These pages provide links to various resources to help you learn more about the Chinese language and Chinese culture. To learn about the Chinese Program at Trinity College you can visit the main Chinese page on the LACS website.

 

 

 

Nciku

Nciku Nciku is an online English-Chinese dictionary with a broad range of features. It provides an intuitive interface and makes good use of the screen layout to help users make the most of the site.

Skritter

SkritterSkritter is a new Flash-based application that shows a great deal of potential for students grappling with Chinese or Japanese characters. You can give it a try at http://www.skritter.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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:

French

The French Program at Trinity College offers numerous possibilities for studies in French and Francophone cultures.  Students who take courses in French benefit from small and intimate classes that emphasize both interactive and individualized approaches to language education... Visit the program webpage for additional information.

German

German HouseThe program in German Studies at Trinity College offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the German-speaking world.  Its goal is to develop students' German language skills, to explore German literature both in original German and in translation, and to foster the study of a broad array of subjects in which the influences and contributions of German - speaking peoples are evident including philosophy, history, religion, art history, performing arts, music, politics, and economics. Visit the program webpage for additional information.

 

 

 

 

Greek

Visit the program webpage for additional information.

Hebrew

​Shalom and welcome to Hebrew at Trinity College! Our mission is to bring students into the fascinating world of the Hebrew language and Modern Israeli Culture. Here is the Hebrew language program site at Trinity College:

http://www.trincoll.edu/classes/hebrew/ and http://commons.trincoll.edu/hebrew/

or

http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/Language/hebrew/Pages/default.aspx

Hebrew at Stanford

The Hebrew program at Stanford has set up a page (http://www.stanford.edu/class/hebrew/mmedia/index.html) with various video resources for students taking Hebrew.

You may also find this site helpful: http://www.hebrew-language.com/

Italian

Visit the program webpage for additional information.

Japanese

For students learning Japanese it is difficult at times to locate useful resources to help them master this language. There are, however, some good sites that try to change that. Here is a good start:

Visit the program webpage for additional information.

Textbook materials:

 

 

 

Japanese dictionary

Japanese dictionaryIf you need to look up a Japanese word, you may want to visit this site.

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:

http://public.gettysburg.edu/~tsengiku/JPNlinks/home.html

It provides links to a variety of materials grouped by profiency levels and content type. It is certainly a good place to hone in your Japanese language skills.

For additional materials, you can visit:

 Image source: http://library.thinkquest.org/C007972/writing/hiragana.gif

iPad Applications for language learning (Japanese)

With the arrival of the iPad and countless Android-based tablets, there has been a slew of mobile apps for language Japanese on the iPadlearning. Although not specifically designed for in-class use, students can benefit from their interactivity and ease of use as they master the intricacies of a foreign language. This is particularly true in the case of Chinese and Japanese where students have to learn to write and draw countless characters in those languages. Here are some examples for Japanese:

For collections of language Apps, see:

If you use other language Apps, post a link in the comment section below.

Image credit: http://www.futurejones.com/2010/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/ScreenShotMai...

Latin

Visit the Classics Department page for more information on the Latin language.

Alpheios Reading Tools

The Alpheios project offers a rich set of tools to help students read Latin and Ancient Greek via a web browser. Check out the tutorials at http://alpheios.net/content/tutorials.

Alpheios

 

Latin dictionaries

Here are some useful Latin dictionaries:

 

Latin puzzles and fables

There are many useful resources to practice Latin online. This site (http://www.archimedes-lab.org/latin.html) deals with various types of Latin puzzles. A very interesting and informative site.

Another useful resource is this site dealing with Latin fables (http://www.mythfolklore.net/latinviafables/).

Perseus Project

Perseus Project

 

 

 

A great resource on the history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world: http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Russian

Moscow

Visit the program webpage for additional information.Read the Russian Program's blog: The Russian Bear at http://commons.trincoll.edu/therussianbear/

Beginning Russian through film

Russian

This site (http://russian.cornell.edu/brtf/index.htm) offers various segments from Russian films with a glossary and exercises. Although the look and feel of the site is slightly dated, the content should be helpful for students studying Russian.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Russian resources

There is an increasing number of online resources to help you with your Russian skills. The portal of the Russian Federation, for example, offers links to collections of resources to help students and instructors explore this language:

Other resources you might be interested in using:

Spanish

Visit the program webpage for additional information. For current Hispanic Cultural events in the Hartford area, you can visit http://commons.trincoll.edu/hispanic-culture/

Instituto Cervantes

Instituto Cervantes




The Instituto Cervantes has launched a TV channel with authentic programming from the Hispanic World. Take a look at: http://www.cervantestv.es/

Another very useful resource from the Instituto Cervantes is http://hispanismo.cervantes.es/

Spanish dictionaries

There are many useful online dictionaries available free of charge. Here are a couple that provide extensive definitions in English and Spanish, help with how to pronounce words, etc:

http://buscon.rae.es/draeI/
http://www.spanishdict.com/
http://dictionary.reverso.net/spanish-english/
http://www.forvo.com/languages/es/