Instructional Resources: World Language Course Guide

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Folium: “Kinect” Sign Language and the Intersection of Technology and Communication via Engadget

Folium: “Kinect” Sign Language and the Intersection of Technology and Communication via Engadget While definitely not the first Folium post on the intersection of sign language and technology, this demonstrates some of the more accessible roads to applying practical technology that is already available in the consumer market. And utilizing technology that people already have […]

Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo

 Creative Commons Image via Flickr user crdotx Folium: The Evolution of English Language Over the Last 500 Years via Gizmodo The English language is truly a remarkable thing, and as a Modern Language professor most people think that I don’t give English enough credit. Well, this one’s for you Anglophiles! Just like every other language […]

Folium: A Gigantic Chocolate Mayan Temple via Gizmodo

 Folium: A Gigantic Chocolate Mayan Temple via Gizmodo I present to you an unexpected quip from the bloggers at Gizmodo. To celebrate Quinza’s 30th anniversary and the opening of the company’s new chocolate institute, chefs Francois Mellet and Stephane Treand created this six-foot tall 18,239 pound chocolate Mayan temple. It wasn’t the Europeans that wiped […]

Folium: Learning a Second Language Can Give Your Brain a Boost via Lifehacker.com

Folium: Learning a Second Language Can Give Your Brain a Boost via Lifehacker.com

Folium: Learning a Second Language Can Give Your Brain a Boost via Lifehacker.com While this idea doesn’t seem like this big of a stretch, I’m happy to see evidence. Go science! New studies coming out of the journal Developmental Science point to how the brain actually rewires and grows as it adapts to new systems […]

Free French Learning Links

Language Resources: French Language Learning Links

This is a living document of web sites that can be used as additional resources to learning languages face to face and online. We hope to curate this list and add and subtract sites as necessary. If there are any web sites that you love, and are not on this list, give us a shout […]

Free Spanish Learning Links

Language Resources: Spanish Language Learning Links

This is a living document of web sites that can be used as additional resources to learning languages face to face and online. We hope to curate this list and add and subtract sites as necessary. If there are any web sites that you love, and are not on this list, give us a shout […]

Folium Baby Sign

Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling …

Folium: Baby Sign Language – Deaf Babbling … The ability to listen, comprehend, process, and then formulate and articulate language as a form of personal expression is an incredible thing. There are countless studies about the process of learning languages in our infancy, and how we grow in our ability to communicate. I don’t read […]

Folium: Parenting is the same in any language!

YouTube Link For your approval… A father with his small child. I saw this video a few months ago, and was reintroduced to it after it hit over 14 million views on YouTube. Since then the video has added translations, and I’m happy to present it to y’all. I’m going to skip the usual diatribe […]

Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics

… Identify Spanish Grammar: Verb Conjugation – Basics la gramática española: la conjugación de los verbos – los básicos Indicates action in a sentence. Attribute actions to someone or something. … Connect LEAF Spanish Grammar: Personal Pronouns … 60-Second Spanish Grammar Lesson … Study Infinitive verbs are verbs that are unchanged. They are in their most basic […]