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Flash Cards for French Learners - CDROM
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African Language Vocabulary Flash Cards is targeting French speakers who are learning Bamana, Pulaar, Swahili, Wolof, and Yoruba. This CD-ROM provides a unique way of learning common nouns from six different categories: household items, classroom items, kitchen items, animals and birds, clothing, and professions and in total, it deals with around 150-175 words. Each word is pronounced by a native speaker so that the learner can learn the vocabulary and its pronunciation at the same time.

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Dinka Brochure
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The brochure creates awareness about the language itself, basic information about its speakers and their culture, the advantages of learning it as a foreigner and details about institutions that offer it within the US. Illustrative pictures depicting various facets of the language group are provided in addition to the language?s spread and status within and without Africa.

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Dardasha Egyptian Arabic Companion Audio CD-ROM
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Let's Speak Amharic Companion Audio CDROM was developed to supplement the Let's Speak Amharic Textbook for enhancing the learner's grasp of the Amharic Language. It is a recording of the monologues and the dialogues presented in the textbook by native speakers of Amharic. Self-learners will find this CDROM particularly helpful to practice the pronunciation of words as they would have been presented by a teacher.

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L2DL - Participation, Equity and Inclusion: L2 Digital Literacies (L2DL) Symposium

Participation, a long-standing assessment category on language syllabi, has found a new conceptual life over the last few decades as digital literacies practices have become a part of everyday life and learning. This symposium aims to contribute to discussions of the role of digital literacies in second language learning and teaching and biliteracy development, by considering the ways in which technologically-mediated communication can enable new forms of participation and access, but also the ways in which participation in digital spaces is rarely full and equitable, but is more often than not fraught with questions of legitimacy and symbolic power. This is the third event in a biennial series that examines various roles of digital literacies in language learning; presentations and resources from the 2014 and 2016 symposia can be found on the website and CERCLL's YouTube channel.

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