It’s Saturday, March 18, 2017, and time for Foreign Languages at ClickSchooling!
Age Range: All (All grades; children with parental supervision)
Today’s website provides a unique way to discover the languages of the world. The purpose of the website is to “support beginning readers of all ages” and to “provide unique audio support to families who speak (or are learning to speak) English, indigenous or foreign languages.”
Because the books are easy readers and with the added availability audio feature, we think this would be a wonderful tool for early foreign language learners.
When arriving at the site, you will see a pop up window that asks for “Your Community” information such as country, zip or county which you can dismiss if you want. Unite for Literacy uses the information for studies. Book texts can be in English or Spanish. Click the pencil icon to choose which you want. Then select the “Narration” icon to choose the language in which you would like the stories read. The books available in that language will populate. After selecting the book you want, use the arrows to flip through the pages, and select the appropriate speaker icon for the language in which you wish to hear the story. In addition to English, Spanish, and French, other narration languages include:
- Native American languages
And much more. This website could provide your beginning language student with some valuable practice and open up a new window into new vocabulary.