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Google Translate

Dear All, Have you ever thought that it would nice to speak X language? Indeed, it would be. All it takes is to start and little by little to pursue the goal. While you are doing this, there is a tool that can help you to communicate in a different language in the meanwhile. The …

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Studying/teaching Ukrainian: Conjugations

Image credit: the image above is a screenshot of the website discussed in this post. Accessed May 19, 2016 from http://lcorp.ulif.org.ua/dictua/dictua.aspx. Dear All: This post provides a link to a valuable free online resource for learners, teachers, and speakers of Ukrainian who want to improve learning/teaching and speaking. Grammar is one of the most difficult …

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SVG to PNG

Dear All: Have you ever had to convert a file from one format to another for your studies or research? I often need to convert files to different formats for my research. Most recently I came across an image in public domain which I wanted to convert from SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format to PNG …

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URL (link) shortener

Dear All, Have you ever tried to copy a link to share with your students, colleagues or fellow students and the link takes half a page with a lot of strange symbols? It may still work well if you send it electronically, but what if you want to print it and to include in a …

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La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec

Dear All, I have come across a valuable resource for those who like reading in French and who is learning French – La Bibliothèque électronique du Québec (http://beq.ebooksgratuits.com/) This is a collection of digitalized books of classical authors. Since the copyright on these books has expired, they are available for free download. It is possible …

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Improve/ maintain your French

Hi All, Today I would like draw your attention to an excellent resource for the people who are learning French or who want to maintain it. If you are learning French as your additional language (second language, etc.), then you need to use it as much as possible. It goes without saying that it is …

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Linguistic Web tool

Hello Everyone! Today I would like to share with you quite an interesting linguistic tool. It is called Reverso. Reverso can be useful to people who are interested in linguistic matters such as: translation, conjugation, spelling, dictionary forms, and usage examples. This tool can be of use to learners of foreign languages who want to …

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Interjections in English

Dear All, This post discusses interjections in English. It defines an interjection and provides a resource to look up various interjections in English, their variants, and examples. What is an interjection? The word ‘interjection‘ comes from Lat. ‘intericere’ meaning “to throw between”. According to the Cambridge Dictionary online, interjection is “a word or phrase that …

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YouTube

Video credit: Chemical Engineering Resources, “Making educational videos” March 9, 2014, via YouTube. YouTube is a media tool: It has a lot to educate and entertain. Be like a bee, collect only the nectar which is cool; From other stuff you can refrain. You can also use it to educate, To make information easier to …

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Rhyming dictionary, multilingual

Dear All, In “Rhyming dictionary” post, an online rhyming dictionary has already been discussed. That rhyming dictionary is for English. However, I have recently come across a multilingual rhyming dictionary. Why do we need a multilingual dictionary? The answer is simple: a multilingual rhyming dictionary allows finding rhymes in several languages and if you speak …

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The Canadian Encyclopedia

“If culture is in fact the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves, The Canadian Encyclopedia will strive to be the most comprehensive collection of Canadian Stories online” (TCE, 2015). Dear All, Today I would like to share with you a unique Web resource for people who are interested in Canadian culture. This is a free …

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Ukrainian: Topical vocabulary+audio

Image credit: Jean & Nathalie’s photostream, “Kyiv: St. Michael’s Monastery” July 27, 2008, via Flickr, CC BY 2.0. Dear All, If you are learning Ukrainian or would like to do so, this resource may be of use: http://www.internetpolyglot.com/lessons-uk-en This website provides many different words in Ukrainian. These words are categorized by topic such as “Family”, …

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