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Language Corners
From February 21 to April 29
Are you taking a foreign language at Bentley and wish you could have more practice time? Do you wish you could brush up on your language skills without having to enroll in a course? Do you want to start learning a new language? Come to CLIC for our Language Corners! LC are 20-minute weekly language practice led by our Language Partners. All levels are welcome! Follow us on Instagram for weekly topics. Hybrid format in the target language.

French LC with Daniel, Thursdays 1PM-1:20PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/96793748133

Chinese LC with Kevin, Fridays 1:20PM-1:40PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/95947541038

Spanish LC with Antonio, Wednesdays 2PM-2:20PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/6102898606 

Italian LC with Sofia, Mondays 8:00-8:20 pm
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/7339226398


CLIC Talks
From February 21 to April 29
The Center for Languages and International Collaboration offers 20-minute sessions that help the Bentley community immerse in a foreign culture even further than what the classroom can offer. Our native-speaker Language Partners will run informative sessions that focus on several topics and will provide hands-on information and tips useful for everyone but especially those who plan to travel abroad. Our goal is to facilitate the development of intercultural competences and a better understanding different cultural practices in the world. If you are planning to study abroad or are interested in the culture behind the languages taught at Bentley, then CLIC Talks are the perfect session for you! In English with some vocabulary in the target language. Hybrid format.

French with Madison, Fridays 11:40AM-12PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/6173240135

Chinese with Kevin, Wednesdays 12PM-12:20PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/95947541038

Spanish with Mariana, Tuesdays 3:00PM-3:20PM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/3985960371

Italian with Sofia, Thursdays 10:00AM-10:20AM
https://bentley.zoom.us/j/7339226398

CHINESE

Beginner Chinese - Self Introduction

Basic Mandarin Phrases for Beginners

ITALIAN

Learn Italian - Common Words and Phrases

Learn Italian - 150 Italian Phrases for Beginners

Italian Grammar

JAPANESE

Japanese Lessons

SPANISH

Introduction and Greetings in Spanish

Spanish Alphabet

Spanish Grammar

Spanish Language Training

FRENCH

French for Beginners

French Conjugations

Free language learning tools

The following tools are geared towards novice students or those who want to brush up on their previously acquired language skills. Some of these apps have a fremium model or offer a free model but ad-supported.
 
Duolingo
Duolingo combines a variety of techniques such as: listening to the pronunciation, reading sentences, voice recording, forming phrases by ordering words and matching images to words. It is based on grammar-translation method and it is structured like a video game, which makes it engaging. You can learn 95 languages!
 
Drops
Drops combines visually appealing word games with mnemonic associations and it focuses on vocabulary-learning. For students who are learning character-based languages or languages with a different writing system, Drops has a companion app included, Scripts. Drops also now offers a companion app to support kids learning languages, Droplets. You can learn 35+ languages!
 
MemRise
MemRise also focuses on vocabulary-learning strategies and makes it fun by using memes, which use unique and entertaining associations with the vocabulary being learned. The free version of the app gives you access to the same number of languages as the Pro version, just with fewer functionalities. MemRise offers over 200 languages!
 
Español Interactivo
Español Interactivo is a free monthly app designed to practice and improve your Spanish. Each of the monthly editions contains interactive exercises, a current news story and a recorded discussion, at three levels – Basic, Intermediate and Advanced. Features include: interactive exercises, focus on vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening, audio, reading (with glossary) a recorded discussion about the news story, and access to previous issues.
 
Speakly
https://speakly.me/
Speakly uses a method that teaches you the 4000 most used words in a language and helps you navigate through real-life scenarios. You can learn Estonian, Russian, Finnish, Spanish, Italian, French, and German!

Language exchange apps

A “language exchange” consists essentially of a conversation that takes place between two people who teach and learn from each other, in turn. The following are free and popular apps
 
HelloTalk
HelloTalk connects you with native speakers to chat with for free. It offers Translation, Transliteration, Voice-to-Text and Text-to-Voice features that makes it easier to communicate with the person you are trying to teach to/learn from.
 
Bilingua
Bilingua connects you with a native speaker who shares similar interests to you and is learning your native language. This will help learning informal expressions, slangs, idioms, and other language features.
 

Foreign Language Podcasts

Coffee Break Spanish

Españolistos

News in Slow Spanish

FluentU (Japanese)

News in Slow Japanese

Learn Japanese Pod

NHK Radio Japanese

Popup Cantonese

Coffee Break Chinese

Chinese Learn Online

Incontro Italiano

Italiano Automatico

Francais Facile

Learn French Online

 

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