Dec. 5, 2010, 8:06 p.m.
* Le Monde
* Le Figaro
* Toute la presse en ligne
* TV5 Monde
* Deutsche Welle FR
* Wikipédia FR
* Project Gutenberg FR
* Ebooks libres et gratuits
* Livres pour tous
* Litterature audio.com
There is a typo: Librivox, not Librovox.
Instead of "Andersen Stories" I would recommend http://www.dradio.de/. There is no need for a special link to Andersens Stories because "Projekt Gutenberg" and Librivox include his stories too.
As GermanPod101 has a lot of useful content, it will stay on the list for now. People can decide for themselves which resources they prefer. I know that I don't like KoreanClass101.com, but a coworker has been doing well using their content in collaboration with LingQ, so we figure it's better to give more options than fewer.
Andersen Stories also offers side-by-side translations in several languages offered on LingQ, and this may be of interest to some users.
I've corrected the typo; thanks for pointing that out :)
I've signed up, and I listened to some podcasts to give them a chance. The podcasts includes a lot of English, and some of the speakers are non-native speakers. I know that Steve recommend to use material that is only in the target language. There method is quite different from the LingQ method. If people like it, it is fine. But it shouldn't be in our list of resources that we can use for import.
I checked some of there lessons and courses. You can only listen to the first 3 lessons of a course as a free member. And the transcript is only available for paying members. Free members have the full functionality for 7 days only.
I didn't realize the transcripts were only available to paying members. I do agree with you that the site (and its sister sites) use too much English. What you say makes a lot of sense, so I've removed the site from the list (along with KoreanClass101).
To all others, we're still open to any suggestions you may have for sites with good content!
Dec. 15, 2010, 10 a.m.
Cultural Interviews with Chinese-Speaking Professionals is a compilation of brief video clips in which Chinese-speaking professionals discuss cultural issues that are of interest to North Americans. The objective of the interviews is three-fold: First, provide practical cultural information about business topics. The opinions represent those of real people. At times they are even contradictory, but they are designed to be a catalyst for discussion, not a definitive answer about some stereotype. Second, the interviews provide vocabulary in areas within a professional setting. The interviews present diverse vocabulary within the context of each individual's comments. Third, these materials provide non-native speakers of Chinese with multiple examples of natural speech, illustrating the way that speakers really talk.
Created by Orlando R. Kelm (University of Texas at Austin), Haidan Wang (University of Hawaii) and Jeanette Chen (University of Texas at Austin).
Learn Chinese | LearnchinesePod.com
free podcast with transcript for Chinese learnersin in French
free podcast with transcript for Chinese learnersin in Japanese
Bitex (News in Chinese)
Netchai (News in Chinese)
dilemme, I went through your suggested resources and found that very few of them had Chinese text or pure Chinese content. The videos/clips were filled with Japanese and English, which is not ideal for importing and studying on LingQ. However, I did add Bitex, as it definitely seems useful. Please let me know if any of the others have pure Chinese text or pure Chinese audio w/ transcript.
I'm sure these sites can be useful to members (especially those who are Japanese), so you might even want to post some of them on a separate thread.
Dec. 15, 2010, 10:29 p.m.
Multimedia Chinese Language:
A supplementary Chinese course at elementary-intermediate level
Each lesson consists of the following standard sections:
Video and text
Listening and speaking