Here are some helpful links and programs that are helpful for teachers and learners! As always, take and share as you please! ^^
-http://app.chinesesavvy.com/services/dictionary/dic-1.html —> Chinese Idiom Dictionary
-http://cidian.youdao.com/ —>This dictionary, which you can install on your computer and also has an online component, is a lifesaver! If you use no other program or application, I highly suggest this one! It translates between Chinese and English, French, and Korean!
-http://pc.qq.com/ —>Tencent is a really big company in China. Their applications range from QQ messenger, a really great way to find language partners, to QQ music, which transforms your computer into a karaoke station!!! In order to use most QQ applications, you need to apply for a QQ number. Click the link below to do so! ^^
-http://www.slideshare.net/sulaoshi/how-to-teach-chinese-speaking-and-listening—>Some really cool ppt’s about strategies and tools you can use in Chinese classrooms. At the end of the ppt, like youtube, it shows links to similarly themed ppts at the end of the slideshow.
-http://www.yellowbridge.com/ —> This website has too many resources to explain in a blurb ^^ Check it out!
-http://learnkorean.ning.com/ —>Korean language learning community
-http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/ —>Korean language learning community
-http://www.humanjapanese.com/home.html —> A really neat and inexpensive program for learning japanese ^^
For Literacy and Reading
FIND A LANGUAGE PARTNER!
-http://lingoes.net/ —>A really cool and great dictionary that you can download and install on your pc! It allows you access to dictionaries in a wide range of languages!