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Useful resources for language learning

1. Twitter (http://www.twitter.com )- a free social messaging utility for staying connected in real-time. You can ask students to post 100 characters on twitter. Connect the language with life.

2. Online dictionary- look for new words or terms

3. flickr (http://www.flickr.com )- a web to share photos with classmates

4. listen to this (http://www.iflylanguage.com/ListenToThis )-copy or type an article, it will read the content in either male voice or female voice.

5. Voki (http://www.voki.com )- Voki enables users to express themselves on the web in their own voice using a talking character. You can customize your Voki to look like you or take on the identity of lots of other types of characters… animals, monsters, anime etc.

6. Voice Thread (http://www.voicethread.com )- A Web-based digital-storytelling application that enables you to share your stories or slideshows through audio, images, videos, or text with others online.

7. Puzzle Game (http://www.flash-gear.com ) - students can make puzzle themselves

8. Tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com ) - pc interfacing

9. Blog (http://www.huayuworld.org )

10. Digital Story Telling (http://www.digitalstorytelling.coe.uh.edu

11. Get dropbox (http://www.getdropbox.com )-2 G of storage

12. Podcasting (http://www.Chinesepod.com )- for students to listen

13. Google document (http://www.docs.google.com ) – the teacher can see students’ input at the same time.

14. estroke (http://www.eon.com.hk/estroke )

15. online recording (http://www.vocaroo.com )

16. prezi (http://www.prezi.com )-zooming editor stunning presentations

17. ZDT (http://www.zdt.sourceforge.net/main/wordlist_index ) – you can download vocabularies or build your own database.

18. You Send it (http://www.yousendit.com )-Send large size file (2 G files for free)

19. Popupchinese (http://www.popupchinese.com/lessons ) - Learn Chinese with Beijing podcasts, popups, vocab and study tools, and HSK test prep courses.

$25p/h

Pei-Chia F.

4 Years Chinese Teaching Experience

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