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Independent Study Resources

Here are a variety of links to support independent studies.

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STUDY STRATEGIES/LEARNING STYLES

Independent Reading

  • Language Learning Strategies: An Update by Rebecca Oxford click here

  • Language Learning Strategies around the World: Cross-Cultural Perspectives click here



GRAMMAR

Independent Reading


CULTURE

Country & Regional Profiles:

Culture Centers:

  • TRADOC Culture Center (requires CAC login)

  • USAF Culture and Language Center

  • USMC Center for Advanced Operational Culture Learning

Unified Combatant Commands:


Independent Reading:


ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING RESOURCES

  • DLIFLC Products - web resources page that includes, among others, culture and area studies materials, country familirazitation materials with language phrase books, and online reading and listening lessons for independent learners.

  • Operational Language and Culture site - includes game-based, mission centered language and culture training on a variety of platforms (desktop, web-based, iPhone / iPod). 3D virtual scenarios allow users to practice skills in contextualized environments.

  • SCOLA (note: log in required) - news re-broadcast service covering dozens of countries and languages. The weekly “Insta-Class” feature provides 5-minute news videos with text, translation, and a quiz.

  • JLU (note: .mil, .gov & DOD account users only) - this mega-site has ILR level 0+ to 4 listening and reading products, plus exercises and glossaries. There are also proficiency assessments and references.

  • Flashcard Program - the free, basic, civilian version of the Rapid Rote flashcard program on Before You Know It site.

  • ILR scale – language skill level descriptions and more useful information on language assessment as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable

  • ILR sample speaking videos

  • SCOLA (note: log in required) - news re-broadcast service covering dozens of countries and languages. The weekly “Insta-Class” feature provides 5-minute news videos with text, translation, and a quiz.

  • JLU (note: .mil, .gov & DOD account users only) - this mega-site has ILR level 0+ to 4 listening and reading products, plus exercises and glossaries. There are also proficiency assessments and references.




Cognitive Development Exercises (Brain Fitness)

 


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