Best American Sign Language ASL Music videos

A good way to learn sign language is to watch music with signers, another is method is the classic Say it With Sign video series. Below we have American Sign language videos with the Beatles, Queen, Adelle, and Katy Perry.

"Love Walks Away" Lauren Adelle - ASL Interpretation

 

 

 

Queen Bohemian Rhapsody

 

 

Let it Be ASL by the Beatles

 

 

 Katy Perry

 

 

Sign language videos by Lana Del Rey

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How to Say Owl In Spanish, Swahili, Slovak, Slovenian, Swiss, and Serbian

búho es owl in Spanish

 

bundi is owl Swahili

                   Sova is owl in Slovak and Slovenian

 

          In Swiss a variant of German you say Eule

         In Serbian сова is owl, a night bird буљина

Here is a great video National Geographic Wildlife Wonders, Owls - The Silent Hunters

 

 

         And in Somali say ...iyo guumaysta

Learn how to say Bunny in Spanish or Portuguese 

Learn Spanish fluently with Platiquemos.

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How to Say Rabbit or Bunny in Spanish French or Portuguese

How do you say Rabbit or Spanish or the other romance languages?
In Spanish for an adult Rabbit say Conejo for a Bunny in Spanish say, conejito
In French a male Rabbit is le lapin or female Rabbit is  une lapine 
In Portuguese Rabbit is o torradas de queijo Bunny is o coelho pequeno

See the videos below for more about Rabbits and enjoy some Bunny Photos, the one above is by Maureeen grooverkitty

 Rabbit Island in Japan video in Spanish. 

 

 

 

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What Language is trending in 2017

What Language is trending in 2017

With new year it is a auspicious time to learn a new language, yet the question remains will anyone else be speaking it?

Using trusty Google trends we have made some charts showing which languages are being searched more. And as a good student checks the sources we also have the ACTLF chart of language studies so you can see what tongues college and high school students are speaking.

 

 

The first chart shows Spanish holding the lead, it is interesting how close French is since more students by far study Spanish, France has a lot of draw for people and seems to stay consistently in the news. Russian despite it hacking and such remains far below, the main languages. Now let's look at African languages.A quick look shows three languages have significantly more searches, while Fula lags in popularity, and for some reason people are searching Twi a lot less. Overall as can be expected African languages are gaining as interest in the continent civilization came from increases. The lucky thing is you can sample ten African languages for one low price with African languages in a flash, which you can download or receive on a handy USB drive loaded with hundreds of hours of audio and text for learning Swahili, Igbo, Amharic, Yoruba, Twi, Fula, and other languages. Now to Actfl for those not in the know that stands for American Council of Foreign Language Teachers. 1 Spanish 790,756 2 French 197,757 3 American Sign Language 109,577 4 German 86,700 5 Italianv71,285 6 Japanese 66,740 7 Chinese 61,055 8 Arabic 32,286 9 Latin 27,192 10 Russian 21,962 11 Greek, Ancient 12,917 12 Hebrew, Biblical 12,551 13 Portuguese 12,415 14 Korean 12,229 15 Hebrew, Modern 6,698 Others 40,059 Total 1,562,179 100% Wow over one million language students. Interesting notes from this, American Sign Language is very popular now, and contains some good job opportunities especially with an aging population. Portuguese is on our experience is way more popular than this chart shows, schools have not always done a good job changing with tastes and continue to emphasize European languages and ignore African and other languages. Going into 2017 and beyond you have may good choices, learning a second languages improves test scores, helps fights Alzheimer's, improves decision making, and makes you more likely to impress people in business travel and romantic situations. Our advice is simply learn what you want, any knowledge gleamed from learning one language will be helpful if you decide to become a polyglot and learn a third or fourth language. And now here are some tips to learning a new language.
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What Language is trending in 2017

What Language is trending in 2017

With new year it is a auspicious time to learn a new language, yet the question remains will anyone else be speaking it?

Using trusty Google trends we have made some charts showing which languages are being searched more. And as a good student checks the sources we also have the ACTLF chart of language studies so you can see what tongues college and high school students are speaking.

 

 

The first chart shows Spanish holding the lead, it is interesting how close French is since more students by far study Spanish, France has a lot of draw for people and seems to stay consistently in the news. Russian despite it hacking and such remains far below, the main languages. Now let's look at African languages.A quick look shows three languages have significantly more searches, while Fula lags in popularity, and for some reason people are searching Twi a lot less. Overall as can be expected African languages are gaining as interest in the continent civilization came from increases. The lucky thing is you can sample ten African languages for one low price with African languages in a flash, which you can download or receive on a handy USB drive loaded with hundreds of hours of audio and text for learning Swahili, Igbo, Amharic, Yoruba, Twi, Fula, and other languages. Now to Actfl for those not in the know that stands for American Council of Foreign Language Teachers. 1 Spanish 790,756 2 French 197,757 3 American Sign Language 109,577 4 German 86,700 5 Italianv71,285 6 Japanese 66,740 7 Chinese 61,055 8 Arabic 32,286 9 Latin 27,192 10 Russian 21,962 11 Greek, Ancient 12,917 12 Hebrew, Biblical 12,551 13 Portuguese 12,415 14 Korean 12,229 15 Hebrew, Modern 6,698 Others 40,059 Total 1,562,179 100% Wow over one million language students. Interesting notes from this, American Sign Language is very popular now, and contains some good job opportunities especially with an aging population. Portuguese is on our experience is way more popular than this chart shows, schools have not always done a good job changing with tastes and continue to emphasize European languages and ignore African and other languages. Going into 2017 and beyond you have may good choices, learning a second languages improves test scores, helps fights Alzheimer's, improves decision making, and makes you more likely to impress people in business travel and romantic situations. Our advice is simply learn what you want, any knowledge gleamed from learning one language will be helpful if you decide to become a polyglot and learn a third or fourth language. And now here are some tips to learning a new language.
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What Language is trending in 2017

What Language is trending in 2017

With new year it is a auspicious time to learn a new language, yet the question remains will anyone else be speaking it?

Using trusty Google trends we have made some charts showing which languages are being searched more. And as a good student checks the sources we also have the ACTLF chart of language studies so you can see what tongues college and high school students are speaking.

 

 

The first chart shows Spanish holding the lead, it is interesting how close French is since more students by far study Spanish, France has a lot of draw for people and seems to stay consistently in the news. Russian despite it hacking and such remains far below, the main languages. Now let's look at African languages.A quick look shows three languages have significantly more searches, while Fula lags in popularity, and for some reason people are searching Twi a lot less. Overall as can be expected African languages are gaining as interest in the continent civilization came from increases. The lucky thing is you can sample ten African languages for one low price with African languages in a flash, which you can download or receive on a handy USB drive loaded with hundreds of hours of audio and text for learning Swahili, Igbo, Amharic, Yoruba, Twi, Fula, and other languages. Now to Actfl for those not in the know that stands for American Council of Foreign Language Teachers. 1 Spanish 790,756 2 French 197,757 3 American Sign Language 109,577 4 German 86,700 5 Italianv71,285 6 Japanese 66,740 7 Chinese 61,055 8 Arabic 32,286 9 Latin 27,192 10 Russian 21,962 11 Greek, Ancient 12,917 12 Hebrew, Biblical 12,551 13 Portuguese 12,415 14 Korean 12,229 15 Hebrew, Modern 6,698 Others 40,059 Total 1,562,179 100% Wow over one million language students. Interesting notes from this, American Sign Language is very popular now, and contains some good job opportunities especially with an aging population. Portuguese is on our experience is way more popular than this chart shows, schools have not always done a good job changing with tastes and continue to emphasize European languages and ignore African and other languages. Going into 2017 and beyond you have may good choices, learning a second languages improves test scores, helps fights Alzheimer's, improves decision making, and makes you more likely to impress people in business travel and romantic situations. Our advice is simply learn what you want, any knowledge gleamed from learning one language will be helpful if you decide to become a polyglot and learn a third or fourth language. And now here are some tips to learning a new language.
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What Language is trending in 2017

What Language is trending in 2017

With new year it is a auspicious time to learn a new language, yet the question remains will anyone else be speaking it?

Using trusty Google trends we have made some charts showing which languages are being searched more. And as a good student checks the sources we also have the ACTLF chart of language studies so you can see what tongues college and high school students are speaking.

 

 

The first chart shows Spanish holding the lead, it is interesting how close French is since more students by far study Spanish, France has a lot of draw for people and seems to stay consistently in the news. Russian despite it hacking and such remains far below, the main languages. Now let's look at African languages.A quick look shows three languages have significantly more searches, while Fula lags in popularity, and for some reason people are searching Twi a lot less. Overall as can be expected African languages are gaining as interest in the continent civilization came from increases. The lucky thing is you can sample ten African languages for one low price with African languages in a flash, which you can download or receive on a handy USB drive loaded with hundreds of hours of audio and text for learning Swahili, Igbo, Amharic, Yoruba, Twi, Fula, and other languages. Now to Actfl for those not in the know that stands for American Council of Foreign Language Teachers. 1 Spanish 790,756 2 French 197,757 3 American Sign Language 109,577 4 German 86,700 5 Italianv71,285 6 Japanese 66,740 7 Chinese 61,055 8 Arabic 32,286 9 Latin 27,192 10 Russian 21,962 11 Greek, Ancient 12,917 12 Hebrew, Biblical 12,551 13 Portuguese 12,415 14 Korean 12,229 15 Hebrew, Modern 6,698 Others 40,059 Total 1,562,179 100% Wow over one million language students. Interesting notes from this, American Sign Language is very popular now, and contains some good job opportunities especially with an aging population. Portuguese is on our experience is way more popular than this chart shows, schools have not always done a good job changing with tastes and continue to emphasize European languages and ignore African and other languages. Going into 2017 and beyond you have may good choices, learning a second languages improves test scores, helps fights Alzheimer's, improves decision making, and makes you more likely to impress people in business travel and romantic situations. Our advice is simply learn what you want, any knowledge gleamed from learning one language will be helpful if you decide to become a polyglot and learn a third or fourth language. And now here are some tips to learning a new language.
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Best Free Learning Spanish Videos

Enjoy some of the best free Spanish videos on YouTube. When you are ready to become fluent in Spanish try Platiquemos Spanish course, you can get a sample here or buy it on Amazon Prime. 

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Harry Potter Soundtrack Videos

Harry Potter has created great soundtracks from the Sorcerer's Stone, to the Deadly Hallows. Now you can listen to over 160 of the best musical scores from J.K Rowling's Harry Potter series.  We also sell Harry Potter books.

Here are a few quotes to go with the music.

We cannot choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” From The Order of the Phoenix.

Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic, capable of both influencing injury, and remedying it.”  From the The Deathly Hallows.

“The world isn’t split into good people and Death Eaters. We’ve all got both light and dark inside us. What matters is the part we choose to act on. That’s who we really are.” From the The Order of the Phoenix.

 

 

 

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How the Foreign Service Language Method Works

HOW THE COURSE WORKS

The Foreign Service Courses were created to help bring diplomats, aid workers, and others to fluency. These courses use audio recorded with native speakers and text to bring a more comprehensive learning experience.  

1.With Basic SentencesStructure SentencesUseful Words, the recording (or instructor) speaks the Amharic sentences item by item, repeating each item (a build-up or a sentence) twice for each student. The student repeats the item immediately after the recording trying to imitate the pronunciation. After the Basic Sentences have been thoroughly memorized the student can go on to the the dialogues. This drill is to be continued until the student can go through the dialogue like an actor.

2. SubstitutionCorrelation and Transformation Drills are to be used in accordance with the instructions given at the beginning of each drill.

3. Model Transform Drills should be drilled in the same way as other Transformation Drills.

4. Questions and Answers are to be drilled as specified below, but they should not be considered complete. If an instructor is present, any question which is within the limits of the student's grammar and vocabulary can be asked, but otherwise, the student can follow along with the recording. Some questions may require informational answers, some others simply 'yes' or 'no ' answers. Questions requiring informational answers are to be drilled as follows: The recording (or instructor) asks each student a question. The student repeats the question and gives an answer. The recording then gives the student the answer which is written in the book and the student repeats it as a further drill. Questions requiring 'yes' or 'no' answers should be drilled in the same way, i.e. the student repeats the question after the recording and then gives either an affirmative or a negative answer.

5. With the Narrative, the recording (or instructor) goes through sentences that illustrate new vocabulary items, as with the Basic Sentences. After the students have thus familiarized themselves with the new words the recording goes through the whole Narrative at a natural speed. The student listens for comprehension, books closed, and then summarises in English as much as is understood of the Narrative. This drill is continued until the students are thoroughly familiar with the material. The recording then asks questions listed at the end of each Narrative and the student answers them as completely as possible using words contained in the Narrative.

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Animal Names in French and English

Animal Names in French and English

dog perro

Chien  wah! wah!

Dog    Woof Woof

French word in red, English in black. Did you know that animals also speak different languages?

Cat  Gato

Chat  meeaahoo

Cat    Meoow

Cow

Vache   myrrh

Cow     Mooo

rabbit

lapin    cooui cooui

Rabbit  coo coo

Monkey

singe s'il vous plaît me donner la nourriture

Monkey  Give me food please.

Animals in French and English Video

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horse caballo

Cheval   hiiiii

Horse     Neighh

Elephant  elefante

éléphant    tööt

Elephant    Toot

goat

Goa mää

Goat  Meeeh

duck pato

 

canard   kwan kwan

Duck   quack quack

 

Cochon   grwan grwan

Pig     Oink Oink

lion

Lion

Lion

 Lion KIng in French

 

deer

cerf

Deer   

What are the best ways for children to learn French? 

 

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Pimsleur compared to Platiquemos

The Platiquemos and Pimsleur Spanish Programs Compared

Background
The Foreign Service Institute Basic Course in Spanish, on which the Platiquemos program is based, was developed with serious diplomatic Spanish learners, and proven over decades of follow-up testing with diplomats who had used the program. It is unclear how much testing and follow-up has been done with the Pimsleur program, but it is highly unlikely that it has been tested and proven as effective in reaching high levels of proficiency as the original FSI program. The Platiquemos program carefully maintains the core content of the original FSI program, but has been extensively revised for "user friendliness", appropriateness and timeliness of content, and usefulness as a self-study program in the 21st century environment.

"I know of no method of teaching a foreign language that even approaches the quality of the Platiquemos program." Lawrence S. Eagleburger, former Secretary of State

Program Philosophy
The Platiquemos program is based on a complete approach, and contains audio-lingual, natural, and grammar/translation methods of learning, while the Pimsleur program is limited to the "natural" method, which assumes that adults should learn a foreign language the same way babies learn their mother's language. We believe that the Pimsleur extreme reliance on "listen and repeat" may have some benefits at the very beginning stages (which Platiquemos also has), but is not optimally efficient for adults to progress to real proficiency. Adults learning another language have already learned at least one language, and it is important to utilize their already extant language skills in transferring those skills to another language. Many people are also visually oriented, and we believe that the mutually-supporting audio and text of the Platiquemos program helps students utilize all of their skills and aptitudes.

Program Goal
The goal of the Platiquemos program is the same as that of the FSI original: to take students to or near the level of proficiency in which they can conduct all aspects of their life, personal and professional, in Spanish. (This is the "superior" or "advanced high" level on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages scale; or the 2+ or 3 level on the U.S. Government's proficiency scale.) While individual results will of course vary, students who thoroughly master the entire Platiquemos program will be at or near this very high level of proficiency. We have heard that Pimsleur claims to be able to take students to the "intermediate-mid" (ACTFL) or 1+ (government) level quickly. The difference is that the Platiquemos goal makes real interaction on a substantive level possible with Spanish speakers; the Pimsleur goal is limited to very basic social interaction and survival skills.

Program Content
The complete Platiquemos program consists of eight levels, with almost 1400 pages of text and 54 audio cd's or cassettes. The complete Pimsleur program consists three levels, with a total of 48 cd's or cassettes with no text whatsoever.

Program Flexibility
The Platiquemos program has been carefully constructed for usefulness both as a self-study program, and for classroom use. The Platiquemos program is used by a growing number of language schools in Mexico, and is available in classes at an increasing number of locations in the U.S. An Instructor's Manual is available for teachers and language schools. The Platiquemos audio has been extensively augmented to make it easy to use in a car, with a portable CD or tape player while jogging or riding a bus, etc. The Pimsleur program is only, insofar as we are aware, useful as a self-study program.

Program Price
The Platiquemos program has a list price of $99 per level, and $49 for Level 1, and the complete program of eight levels can be purchased for $375 or less; Pimsleur has a list price of $345 per level, although that price is often discounted; the three levels of the Pimsleur program can probably be found for about $750.

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