If you would like to contribute resources to ielanguages.com, please
let me know. I need help with the following:
- Proofreading all of the tutorials: I know there are
typos somewhere in all of these pages. If you see any mistakes that
need to be corrected, please e-mail me! And native speakers, if you
have time, please read through the tutorials to make sure I'm not trying
to teach something that isn't correct. I write these tutorials based
on grammar and phrase books, websites and input from native speakers,
but I know they are not 100% perfect.
- Recording audio files for all of the tutorials: Pronunciation
is an extremely important part of language learning and I would love
to have audio files for all of the languages. I use Audacity
(a free program) to record the French mp3s. I can explain how to use
it if any native speakers are interested in contributing their pronunciation
- Adding standard IPA symbols for the pronunciation: I
have wanted to redo the pronunciation guides for a long time, but
changing everything to IPA is going to take a really, really long
- Helping with the FSI HTML Project: Converting
PDF documents to HTML (as well as proofreading) is a very time-consuming
project. And because the FSI language courses are so extensive, this
will also take a ridiculously long time to complete.
- Adding more languages to the Vocabulary & Verbs lists:
The Romance Languages lists only include French, Italian, Spanish and
Portuguese. The Germanic Languages lists only include German, Dutch
and Swedish. Obviously there are many more Romance and Germanic languages!
- Adding more realia resources for all languages: If you have
receipts, menus, ticket stubs, flyers, etc. in another language, please
consider scanning them so learners can see the real language in use.
- Finding more sites/books for learning two languages simultaneously:
I am very interested in finding any more resources that help learners
with multiple languages at once. I am currently learning German and
Italian together, with French as a base, and I know I can't be the only
one who studies more than one language. Yet I cannot find any websites
or books that focus on more than one language.
And of course, if you'd like to write a new language tutorial or add
to an existing one, feel free to do so! I will add tutorials for any human
language, even if it's not an Indo-European language.
Thank you for your help!
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