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Persian Online: Grammar and Resources

Persian Online is an University of Texas site that provides free resources for anybody teaching or learning Persian. The resources include quizzes, culture and video, vocab lists, proverbs, and more. If you would like to explore this site and resources, click on the link below:


World War I and Second Life

You are now able to experience and be immersed into the environment of World War I in Second Life thanks to the First World War Poetry Digital Archive and the Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University (funded by JISC). The First World War Poetry Digital Archive and Learning Technologies Group at Oxford University collaborated to re-create areas of the Western Front from 1914-18. The environment used artifacts from the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. The Second Life environment makes the items more engaging and interactive for the user. To learn more, visit the link below or watch the video below:


Learn the Oromo Language (Afaan Oromoo) Online Free

Oromo is a minority language spoken in Ethiopia and Kenya. Here is a list (complied by freelanguage.org) of sites where you can learn Oromo language for free:



More about Oromo language (via http://freelanguage.org/):

"Oromo, also known as Afaan Oromoo, Oromiffa(a), Afan Boran, Afan Arsi, and sometimes in other languages by variant spellings of these names (Oromic, Afan Oromo, etc.), is an Afro-Asiatic language, and the most widely spoken of the Cushitic family. It is spoken as a first language by more than 25 million Oromo and neighboring peoples in Ethiopia and Kenya, such as the Werji. Older publications refer to the language as "Galla", a term that is resented by Oromo people and no longer used." (http://freelanguage.org/)

Free Foreign Language Lessons: List By Open Culture Blog


 "A great way to learn 37 languages for free. Spanish, French, English, Mandarin, Russian and much more. You can listen to all audio lessons on your computer and mp3 player. Download and you’re good to go."

You can find the list on the Open Culture blog at this link:


Navify: Combines Wikipedia Articles with Images, Videos, and Comments

navify_logo.pngNavify is described as ” a visual encyclopedia that combines Wikipedia articles with images, videos, and comments.” (Navify.com). To get started with Navify, all you need to do is type a keyword (s) you want to search for in Wikipedia at the top of the page, and Navify will not only pull up the article, but it will also find images related to the topic and videos. Navify also has a social aspect to it. You can read and leave comments about the article you are reading in Wikipedia. It is a great research tool that pools many media resources into one place. To find out more about Navify, click on the link below: