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New Language Lab Facilitites in Lathrop - Oct 2014

The images of the drop-in area and the classroom and instructor’s meeting spaces.

For the detail, please visit the language lab website http://thelab.stanford.edu

 

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Title VI Language Resource Centers (LRCs) funding - CASLS InterCom news Oct 2014

The funding by the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI Language Resource Centers program for 2014-2018 has been announced.

Read more about the four new LRC’s that have been added in this four-year cycle at http://languagemagazine.com/?page_id=119422.

Learn more about LRC’s at http://www.nflrc.org/

 

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Stanford's new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening

Stanford’s new Lathrop Library ready for Sept. 15 opening

Lathrop Library will be the new home of the East Asia Library and other units previously housed in Meyer Library. The four-story building is filled with seminar rooms and classrooms equipped with state-of-the art technology designed to enhance teaching, learning and research.
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miscellaneous news and article June 2014

Microsoft demos breakthrough in real-time translated conversations


It’s been an interesting evening here in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. at the inaugural Code Conference (#CodeCon) where @karaswisher and @waltmossberg are engaging Microsoft CEO @satyanadella in a more than hour-long onstage conversation.

During his conversation with Walt and Kara, Satya discussed his...
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Volume 18 Number 2 of Language Learning & Technology is Now Available

 

Volume 18 Number 2 of Language Learning & Technology is Now Available
We are happy to announce that Volume 18, Number 2, of Language Learning & Technology is now available at http://llt.msu.edu. It is a special issue on “Game-Informed L2 Teaching and Learning” with guest editors Jonathon...
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CASLS interCom articles June 2014

International Dialects of English Archive
Source: IDEA
Are you exploring different dialects of English with your students? Are you looking for audio samples of speakers of different dialects? The International Dialects of English Archive is a repository of audio clips of native English speakers from all over the...
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News Article: Mixxer and MOOCS: Online Language Exchange

The Mixxer and MOOCS: Online Language Exchange

From http://blog.coerll.utexas.edu/re-mixxer-using-french-and-german-oer-in-the-mixxer

Last year, the Mixxer (a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype) offered a MOOC to English speakers learning Spanish and paired the participants with a partner course of Spanish speakers learning English. Using open educational resources from COERLL, Colby...
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Article: Kotoba Miners uses Minecraft to teach you Japanese (Tofugu.com)

 

Mining For Japanese Gold: The Professor Who Teaches Japanese Through Minecraft

[http://www.tofugu.com/2014/05/12/mining-for-japanese-gold-the-professor-who-teaches-japanese-through-minecraft/]

Minecraft… err, マインクラフト! Of course, I think almost everyone knows the game. Either you’ve played it, someone you know won’t shut up about it, or you’ve heard of it through popular culture / the media. To me, I’ve always thought...
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Explore iPad series #4 miscellaneous memos for iPad contents

 iTune Store JAPAN allows users to purchase / rent the followings books

  • directly purchase from iTune store and use iBooks
  • Newstand – iTune Store- 1 month/3 month subscription for magazine, payment is itune account, be able to use multiple accounts to combine apps in Newsstand.
  • Movies – to rent – move between itune...
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Explore iPad series #3 E-Book Readers - Getting Started

There are dozens of E-book readers for mobile devices.  The apps which are native to Apple are iBooks and Newsstand.  The content in Books is sync with ‘books’ in iTune and the content in Newsstand is stored in App store.  iBooks will display PDF, books, and audiobooks, while Newsstand is...
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