Resources for Japanese

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General Interactive
文法 / Grammar

Just for Fun

聞くこと / Listening Practice
ニュース / General News
ビデオ / General Video
読書 / General Reading
研究 / Research
Role-Playing Games
Teacher Resources
雑談 / Text and Voice Chat

用語 / Vocabulary
Writing and Composition/Rhetoric
Comprehensive Sites
Sites Students Can Contribute to (authentic production)


文法 / Grammar
Quia Has online interactive quizzes written by teachers for grammar, vocabulary, culture and more. http://www.quia.com/shared/japanese/





聞くこと / Listening Practice
Japancasting- podcasts for learning Japanese advanced level http://epnweb.org/report.php?request_id=160&openpod=10#anchor10
Japanese Pod 101 Podcasts for basic level Japanese http://www.japanesepod101.com/
The Japanese Page Basic lessons including downloadable audio http://www.thejapanesepage.com/



ビデオ / General Video
Yappr Like YouTube but for Japanese learners http://jp.yappr.com/welcome/Welcome.action
Internet Archive Non English videos collection of the Internet Archive which makes media available to public for free. Click on "Japanese" to find videos http://www.archive.org/details/foreignlanguagevideos








Role-playing Games
FASCO (Crimson Room, Viridian Room, Blue Room and White Chamber) http://www.fasco-csc.com/index_e.php






Teacher Resources
Goethe Vocabulary Tests site is not interactive, offers tests and answer sheets but can generate the tests with any two language combinations (e.g. Spanish - Japanese) http://www.goethe-verlag.com/tests/index1.htm





雑談 / Text and Voice Chat
UniLang Language Community website with free courses in various languages (including Japanese) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/










用語 / Vocabulary
Study Stack Japanese Web 2.0 application in which you can use the activities already there or you can create a new one! http://www.studystack.com/Japanese
Quia Has online interactive quizzes written by teachers for grammar, vocabulary, culture and more. http://www.quia.com/shared/japanese/
All Dict Online collaborative dictionary project Students can help! http://www.dicts.info/





Writing and Composition/Rhetoric
The Kanji Site Lists and describes kanji characters from the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Kanji characters are presented with their pronunciations and sample words/sentences using the character. http://www.kanjisite.com/







Comprehensive Sites
Japanese Online Un stio muy útil para estudiantes de Japonés. Desde 1996, los sitios japoneses han proporcionado servicios gratuitos de aprendizaje para personas que quieren aprender éste idioma.Éste servicio después se expandió para matemáticas japonesas y servicio popular de foro/ boletín:
http://www.japanese-online.com
Quia Has online interactive quizzes written by teachers for grammar, vocabulary, culture and more. http://www.quia.com/shared/japanese/
Language Guide.org site dedicated to beginner-intermediate vocabulary, grammar and reading lessons. It is a collaborative site, meaning students can participate adding content. http://www.languageguide.org/
The Japanese Page Basic lessons including downloadable audio http://www.thejapanesepage.com/
Japanese Online offers 16 lessons free http://www.japanese-online.com/
UniLang Language Community website with free courses in various languages (including Japanese) (source language English) with online exercises and chat and forums http://www.unilang.org/


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Sites Students Can Contribute to (authentic production)
All Dict Online collaborative dictionary project Students can help! http://www.dicts.info/
Nibipedia a site created and run by two guys in a garage (much the way Microsoft started). The purpose of this site is to link educationally-valuable video (mostly from YouTube) with relevant Wikipedia articles and/or related videos. Students can add "nibs" (links to other videos or articles) http://nibipedia.com/
Voice Thread Here you can upload images or videos for others to comment on. The main page is at http://voicethread.com/ One example of a good school activity is at a thread called "What Could It Mean?" at http://voicethread.com/share/48359
Wikispaces This site is a wiki created at Wikispaces. All tools are online. Use of wikispaces' basic functions is free. Students can collaboratively create entire websites about topics that are lacking on the Web. http://www.wikispaces.com/
Wiktionary companion project to Wikipedia. Online multilingual dictionaries that anyone can edit. http://wiktionary.org/
Second Life The fastest growing Multi User Virtual Environment (MUVE) on the Web, a 3D virtual world that you can explore in the guise of your chosen avatar. Students can create spaces and objects here. http://www.secondlife.com.



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