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Merriam–Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus
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Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Language Learning Videos from Films on Demand:
Talk Spanish Series (1:37:57)
This spirited six-part series, filmed in the Mediterranean city of Valencia and its environs, introduces all of the basics of contemporary conversational Spanish while highlighting cultural aspects of the country. Each program uses a friendly group of speakers talking in a wide range of real-world settings to inspire beginners to have their say. “¡Hablar español es muy divertido!”
Suenos: World Spanish Series (4:44:56)
Filmed in Spain and across the Spanish-speaking world, this 20-part series covers practical basics for beginning speakers of the language and shows it being used in the richly diverse cultural contexts of Spain, Mexico, Costa Rica, Colombia, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, and the U.S. Each program revolves around a person or group intent on turning a compelling ambition or dream (sueño)into reality.
A Child’s Guide to Language: Teaching a Second Language (50:12)
Whether it’s English, Spanish, Chinese, or Urdu, babies and young children are able to pick up their native language with remarkable ease; no one language seems any more difficult than any other. Yet few children who are taught a language in school have anything to show for it when they grow up. Why is learning a second or third language so difficult? Are the teaching methods at fault? Enough is now known about the process of language acquisition to suggest that language teaching can be more effective. This BBC Horizon program looks at some of the different language acquisition methods in use in schools around the world.
TEACHING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
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