Upgrades and Updates on ielanguages.com: Let me know what to work on next

First, I apologize if you had trouble accessing ielanguages.com the past week. My hosting company decided to throttle traffic and deny access from several IPs because of heavy usage while I was away last weekend. I have just upgraded to a Virtual Private Server so that hopefully won’t be a problem anymore. Everything should be transferred to the new server by now, but my pageviews are currently less than half what they used to be and the cached memory is still ridiculously high so I obviously still have a few problems to work out. Let me know if you’re still having trouble with the site (or if you’re a web developer who can help me figure out what is going on!)

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In other news, I just created a Google+ page if you’d like to receive blog posts and site updates there instead of through Facebook, Twitter or RSS.

I will have more French Listening Resources soon. I’m just waiting for friends in France to send me the videos they have recorded and I’ll get them uploaded as soon as possible. I’m going to be creating videos of the original mp3s so you can read and watch at the same time (similar to videos of songs with lyrics.) Check out the Youtube channel to see which videos are available.

I plan to work on a French & Spanish comparative tutorial since I know there are a lot of people out there learning more than one language at a time, yet resources to learn them simultaneously are still practically non-existent. The French & Italian and French & German tutorials are already available, though not complete.

I would like to know what types of resources you’d like to see on the site so I know what to work on next. What is most useful for you? What do you want to see more of? (Keeping in mind that my PhD will still be my full-time job for at least the next 12 months so I won’t have a ton of free time to devote to the site…) Leave a comment here, send me an email, post on the Facebook or Google+ pages, send me a tweet, etc. I appreciate your feedback!

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  • Jedd Haberstro

    Listening resources with texts is definitely the most useful for me! :) The more the merrier!

Why is Jennie no longer in France?

I created this blog in September 2006 when I moved to France from Michigan to teach English. Many of the earlier posts are about my personal life in France, dealing with culture shock, traveling in Europe and becoming fluent in French. In July 2011, I relocated to Australia to start my PhD in Applied Linguistics. Although I am no longer living in France, my research is on foreign language pedagogy and I teach French at a university so these themes appear most often on the blog. I also continue to post about traveling and being an American abroad.

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