Archive for November 1st, 2011
(Of course, we could have tried Babelfish the website which took its name from Douglas Adams’ wondrous invention).
I was reminded of busuu.com, another way picking up new languages.
The website provides learning units for several different languages: Busuu*, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Russian, French, Polish, Turkish. Learners can set up a profile, add one or more of these languages to their learning portfolio, work through the units at their own pace and keep track of their progress.
We have not used this extensively, and would value any reflections from those that have tried it, or do use it.
An honour to be invited back to Qatar, for the third World Innovation Summit for Education, (WISE) in Doha.
This WISE Summit explores the theme of “Changing Societies, Changing Education”.
The first session, an open panel debate chaired by Kirsty Lang, broadcaster and journalist, UK featuredHer Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson, Qatar Foundation, Dr. Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Her Excellency Naledi Pandor, MP, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa, and Prof. Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute; Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development, Columbia University. Continue Reading