Thursday, November 6, 2014

LLPC: Chinese

One of the best ways to learn a language is through incorporating it into your daily life, and a seamless way to incorporate it in is through finding TV shows, songs, and movies in that language. Here at the LRC, we embrace various ways of learning languages, and so we have created a blog series called Learning Languages through Pop Culture (LLPC) dedicated to helping you learn languages through popular culture!



TV & Movies

Office Girls- This Taiwanese hit drama follows a group of 'office girls' - young women who are completely happy with being a low-level office lady
Prince of Lan Ling - A historical drama that follows a celebrated prince known for his victories on the battlefield
Hayate the Combat Butler- A Taiwanese reverse Cinderella story


Triple Tap
When financier Ken Yao (Louis Koo) stumbles upon a plot to kill a police officer, he takes action into his own hands.

All these TV shows can be viewed at dramafever.com

Music


LLPC: Spanish Version

One of the best ways to learn a language is through incorporating it into your daily life, and a seamless way to incorporate it in is through finding TV shows, songs, and movies in that language. Here at the LRC, we embrace various ways of learning languages, and so we have created a blog series called Learning Languages through Pop Culture (LLPC) dedicated to helping you learn languages through popular culture!


TV

Violetta - A Spanish musical tv series about a talented girl who moves back to Buenos Aires after living abroad for several years and discovers her talent at a music school.
Aurora - After her body was frozen for 20 years, Aurora+ wakes up to find her life completely changed. 
The Time in Between-The life of a seamstress during the Spanish Cviil war, from rising to fame to her service to the British Secret Service.
All these TV shows can be viewed at  http://www.dramafever.com
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Some other great resources for Spanish news are:

Yabla Spanish ( https://spanish.yabla.com/) Yabla has dozens of Spanish TV, documentaries, sitcoms, and sports news catered towards learning the language. It offers a one-of-a-kind interface that allows you to look up the definitions of the words in the  subtitles by clicking on them onscreen.


Music

Knowing that there are numerous amounts of musical styles and artists, one of the best ways to gain exposure into the world of music in different languages is through radio shows and podcasts. Here are a few of the more popular ones:


LLPC: Korean Version

One of the best ways to learn a language is through incorporating it into your daily life, and a seamless way to incorporate it in is through finding TV shows, songs, and movies in that language. Here at the LRC, we embrace various ways of learning languages, and so we have created a blog series called Learning Languages through Pop Culture (LLPC) dedicated to helping you learn languages through popular culture!


TV

Running man - A reality TV show which tests the endurance and strength of the most famous Korean actors and actresses through missions and races.
Boarding House No.24 - A sitcom about a man who, in an attempt to find his lost grown son, brings six young strangers to live in his house to find out who he/she is.
You are all surrounded (Comedy)-Lee Seung Gi stars in this police comedy as a rookie detective with a genius IQ who ends up butting heads with the hot-tempered team leader of the crime squad,

All these TV shows can be viewed at:
http://www.dramafever.com

Music

Knowing that there are numerous amounts of musical styles and artists, one of the best ways to gain exposure into the world of music in different languages is through radio shows and podcasts. Here are a few of the more popular ones:
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LLPC : German Edition

One of the best ways to learn a language is through incorporating it into your daily life, and a seamless way to incorporate it in is through finding TV shows, songs, and movies in that language. Here at the LRC, we embrace various ways of learning languages, and so we have created a blog series called Learning Languages through Pop Culture (LLPC) dedicated to helping you learn languages through popular culture!




TV and Soap Operas


Lindenstra├če is a TV soap opera set on the street of the same name revolving around the lives of very unique, unusual characters. 
http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv/Lindenstra%C3%9Fe/Sendung?documentId=5280&bcastId=5280


Ard Media Athek - Feeling like some German TV to feel well-informed about German news?
From politics to TV shows, find out what's happening at http://www.ardmediathek.de/tv or http://wwitv.com/television/81.htm


On the other hand, if you're feeling a bit more for comedy
Myspass -http://www.myspass.de/myspass/ (German Sitcom)


Music:

Knowing that there are numerous amounts of musical styles and artists, one of the best ways to gain exposure into the world of music in different languages is through radio shows and podcasts. Here are a few of the more popular ones:


Die Nueue- Popular music http://dieneue1077.de/
Antenne Koblenz (Top 40 songs)
Electrosonic.fm (Electronic, house)
All these radio stations can be listened to here:





Thursday, October 30, 2014

Learning through Pen Pals



At the LRC, we strive to bring as much diversity in languages as possible, from Hindi to Korean to Arabic. Although we have numerous books, language learning programs, and mentors, we recognize that another really important way to master and keep a language is to colloquially use it often.  


Online language partners:
There are a plethora of online communities where you can find people who you can connect with and talk to in different languages. All of these allow you to filter for people who speak certain languages that you would like to learn and who would like to learn the languages that you speak. Also, most allow you to sort through the list of people with additional preferences such as age, gender, and location (time zone).  This way, there is an equal exchange.
Without further ado, here are some of the various sites we have gathered that allow you to do that: