Archive for December 9th, 2013

Explore SCOLA

Monday, December 9th, 2013

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization that provides streaming TV programing in the variety of languages.  Stanford University is currently subscribing the SCOLA program to access their foreign language resources.

SCOLA is a non-profit educational organization which provides foreign language resources.  Stanford University is currently subscribing the service.  Users can access to the service on campus via this website [URL: http://scola.stanford.edu/].

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Major services that SCOLA offers in Stanford campus are following.

  • Watch TV Online: Searchable video stream televisions from more than 100 countries and languages.  Download the previous week’s videos.
  • International Radio : Searchable database of international radio program.  Save as mp3 file
  • Insta-Class: Multimedia instant lesson, ready made classroom instruction.  Video clip, transcript, English translation, quiz, and vocabulary list
  • People and Place: Picture of people, places, events, and culture around the world.  Search by category and country.
  • Foreign Text: Searchable database of newspaper, magazines, poetry, and children’s books.
  • On the Street Video:  everyday people speaking about every day things

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Watch TV Online: There are 8 channels offered through SCOLA program for live TV online, each of which represents large language groups

  • Channel One – European Broadcasts
  • Channel Two – Spanish and Portuguese Broadcasts
  • Channel Three – Mandarin Chinese (The Confucius Institute) Broadcasts
  • Channel Four – Asian Broadcasts
  • Channel Five – African Broadcasts
  • Channel Six – Middle Eastern Broadcasts
  • Channel Seven – Far East Broadcasts
  • Channel Eight – Eurasian Broadcasts

You can check the programing schedule here.  http://www.scola.org/Scola/ProgrammeSchedule.aspx

Clicking one of the channels will display the page with video player embedded.

Left sidebar has the list of country and language as well as channel in order for you to search by languages or counties to find the recorded clip or the schedule of live TV.

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By clicking the ‘Recorded’ tab, you will be able to view and save the videos recorded in previous week.

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Insta Class: Insta-lesson will allow users to search the collection of video clip and ready made classroom instruction, transcript, English translation, quiz, and vocabulary list.  You can download PDF, quicktime / windows movie video file, and mp3 audio and zipped file.
Foreign Text: Searchable database of newspaper, magazines, poetry, and children’s books.

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International Radio: Searchable database of international radio program.  Save as mp3 file

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Foreign Text: Searchable database of newspaper, magazines, poetry, and children’s books.

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People and Places: Picture of people, places, events, and culture around the world.  Search by category and country.

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“On The Street” Videos: everyday people speaking about every day things

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Japanese Link Collection

Monday, December 9th, 2013

Japanese Link Collection was developed by Language Resource Center (LRC) staff, Kathy Rice ’13 at Gettysburg College.  This website is portal to access various websites, applications, and tools which are available on public.  The aim of this website is for learners of Japanese to take advantage of the materials available on the internet for self-study as well as the supplement of Japanese learning.  The website is categorized by stages which are correlated to the level of Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).  This website is useful for studying JLPT.

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