Archive for December 5th, 2013

Pin Yin Chart

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

This website ‘Pin Yin Chart‘ is created by Chinese faculty, Asian Studies Department and Language Resource Center at Gettysburg College and it is accessible for public .  The chart will display the pop-up window indicating tone (|1|2|3|4|) by mouseovering a sound text in the column.  By clicking the number will play the tone of the sound.  It has option of switching Female and Male Voice.



Explore TED talk –

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

TED talk is one of the nonprofit organization communities ‘TED’ which offers presentations in various topics.  Most of the presentation videos have an option of subtitles and transcripts in different languages.  Some of the presentations are conducted in the foreign languages.  They can be used for classroom under Creative Commons license

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, started out in 1984 and Ted Talk is one of the TED communities.

The website TedTalk is the portal to access to enormous amount of presentations in various languages, in different lengths, and on variety of topics.  It also has the search functions by topics, events, subtitles, length, and so forth.


TED talk has also been conducting the project called ‘TED Open Translation Project’ to spread the presentations beyond English-speaking world.  This project offers the subtitles and interactive transcript.  Through this project, the presentations have been translated and transcribed over 100 languages.


Graphic Representation of Open Translation Project

Example of subtitle and transcript

There is a branch called TEDx which is to provide communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level.  The TEDx talk events have been conducted in various places in the world and the following website also has the search function by languages.


TED talks can be used for classroom under Creative Commons license ‘Attribution – Non-Commercial – Non-Derivative’.