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Modern Languages Audio Resources

by Rachel Smith
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These are some highly-rated resources for modern languages that use audio clips in a variety of ways.

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Added 07/28/2006
A beautiful site, with the interface in your choice of German, French or English. Poems in many languages (Arabic, Icelandic, Greek, German, to name a few) are read by the authors. A written copy of the poem and a translation into one or more languages is

Les Africains de la chanson francophone

Added 07/28/2006
This site is as fun as the music it features. Biographies of African musicians and samples of their music are provided in a fun (and French) interface. There's also a "musical atelier" where you can mix your own music and listen to it!

Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing in Chinese

Added 07/28/2006
Includes audio clips of correct Chinese pronunciation. Full use of this site requires that you have the Chinese character set installed.

Speak Mandarin in Five Hundred Words

Added 07/28/2006
Short conversational lessons; written text is provided in Mandarin and the language of choice (English, Spanish, Portuguese or French), and an audio clip of each sentence or phrase is available in Mandarin and your selected language.

Phono, Phonétique du français québécois

Added 07/28/2006
This site provides an extensive linguistic description of Quebecoise pronunciation of French. It includes audio recordings and detailed textual notes.

Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab

Added 07/28/2006
This one is for ESL, not for modern languages as such. It includes a variety of audio exercises including listening comprehension, word pairs, and paralanguage exercises.

BBC Mundo

Added 07/28/2006
Features from BBC Mundo, including notes for language learners. Some of the features include audio and video, athough there is not an easy way to find just those.
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