IU Center for Language Technology, CELT

IU Center for Language Technology, CELT


Please pass on the word that Bridges: Children, Languages, World of IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies is offering 11 FREE language classes that will run online via Microsoft Teams for 45 min. each. (Our newest addition is Finnish on Tuesdays @4:30pm EST)
~Choose one, choose all! ~
Visit any class you'd like in the first 3 weeks and chose which ones you prefer! Classes will run for about 10 weeks and start the first two weeks of February. We will have one week off for Spring Break March 15-19th (in conjunction with MCCSC), and finish the third week of April!
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Our language and culture lessons are open to any K-6 students in Monroe County and now throughout the U.S.
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-First 35 to register are guaranteed a spot in the class!
-Registration now open on our website!
From Sunday, May 17 through Friday, May 22, 2020, Wikimedia NYC and Kundiman are co-hosting an edit-a-thon for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, focusing on improving coverage of topics related to Asian American literature, writers, and literary organizations. More details to come; follow the link for information and statistics about past edit-a-thons. You can participate from anywhere with an internet connection!

Here's a site with basic learning materials for a large number of languages. On the left side of the page, pick a language you speak. On the page that appears next, pick the language you are studying. A short list of resources will appear; choose the one you'd like to use or download.

The World Digital Library, run by the Library of Congress, has a listing of materials by language. Worth a look!

“It's not just that we need to connect but also how we connect,” adds [José Flores, Wikimedia vice-president in Mexico]. “It goes beyond the infrastructure, because it is also about the social uses of this infrastructure.”

Here's a list of Zoom keyboard shortcuts to make your life easier.

Now that many classes are moving to Zoom, some are having problems with outsiders showing up just to disrupt things. If you're teaching, here are some ways to protect yourself and your class.

Online language-learning resources from Open Culture.

Two brothers spoke a language that didn't have its own writing system yet. So they designed one.

Coming up at noon today: Gamifying your Teaching and Classroom

Center for Language Technology (CeLT) at Indiana University offers services and facilities for language instruction, learning, and research at IU.

Operating as usual

blogs.iu.edu 02/16/2021

FAQs for Recording and Handling Online Video – Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning @IUB

90% questions about Kaltura in your first 100 times use will be answered in this FAQ. Created by [email protected].

blogs.iu.edu FAQs for Recording and Handling Online Video Posted on January 26, 2021 by Matt Barton This is a bit longer post, but we wanted to provide this information for those of you working on media for the new semester. Planning on recording content for the spring semester? These responses to the more popul...

[02/16/21]   The CeLT office and Equipment Room will be closed this afternoon due to the weather, but we still have our virtual office hours, and we are still checking E-mail! Stay warm and safe, everyone!

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu 01/21/2021

The Czech Play That Gave Us the Word ‘Robot’

The word "robot" originated in a play by Czech writer Karel Čapek. Click through to learn more.


thereader.mitpress.mit.edu Karel Čapek's play "R.U.R." premiered in January 1921. Its influence cannot be overstated.


"Words alike make the destiny of empires and of individuals. Ambition, love, hate, interest, vanity, have words for their engines, and need none more powerful. Language is a fifth element — the one by which all the others are swayed."

Letitia Elizabeth Landon, _Francesca Carrara (1834)_, Vol. 3, Ch. 24


IU Language Workshop

New Year, new experiences! Don't miss your chance to join the Language Workshop. Apply before January 29 for priority admission and funding!
#newyear #newexperiences #indianauniversity #iu #hamiltonlugarschool #languageworkshop #deadlines #approaching #applynow #dontmissout


The Wonder Me Party hosted by CeLT/CLE is going to be live on 11 AM today. We sent to all language instructors an invitation link to wonder.me room through email (from [email protected] yesterday. We hope to see you soon! Also you will find it's a fun platform for socialization and virtual chat! If you have not got an email invitation, please email [email protected] for the link.

news.mn 12/23/2020

Cartoons voiced by nine-year-old Buryat girl become sensation in Mongolia - News.MN


news.mn Short cartoons produced by a Buryat family from Ulan-Ude have become a sensation in Mongolia after being released on the internet. The cartoon about two Buryat children named Badam and Chagdar has been produced by Erdeni Jaltsanov and directed by his wife. The cartoon characters are voiced by their....

en.unesco.org 12/18/2020

World Arabic Language Day

Today the UN and UNESCO celebrate Arabic Language Day.


en.unesco.org World Arabic Language Day 18 December The Arabic language is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity. It is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, used daily by more than 290 million people. World Arabic Language Day is celebrated every year on 18 December since 2012. The date....

insidehighered.com 12/01/2020

A reconsideration of the value of language learning in college (opinion)

Quotes from the article:
"49 percent of respondents wish they’d had more opportunities to learn languages, more than perennial major favorites like computer science (45 percent), social sciences (40 percent) or business (39 percent)"
"We are a multilingual society with a monolingual complex, and language programs can help with that reality...we need to start thinking about multilingual literacy as a core component of living in a multilingual society."

insidehighered.com Roberto Rey Agudo explores what a recent survey by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences tells us about the value and meaningfulness of language learning in college.

events.iu.edu 11/04/2020

Stories of Overseas Language Learners

Hi all! Don't forget tomorrow, November 5th from 5:00 pm-6:00 pm CeLT is hosting our fourth Language Learner's Lounge. This time around the focus is studying abroad, with two former study-abroad student presenters and Ochmaa D. Escue, the director of the Overseas Studies and Scholarship Program at IU. As always, we're excited to see you there!

For more information and to register, follow the link below.


events.iu.edu Language Learner Lounge


IU Center for Language Technology, CELT

Our best wishes to Dr. Zanieb Istrabadi.

Why do you learn Arabic at IU?

medicalxpress.com 10/21/2020

Actively speaking two languages protects against cognitive impairment


medicalxpress.com Languages are used to convey thoughts, identity, knowledge, and the way people see and understand the world. Mastering more than one language provides a gateway to other cultures, and according to a team of researchers led by scientists from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (UOC) and Pompeu Fabra...

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In focus: The New York translation services during COVID-19 | United Nations


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International Translation Day | United Nations


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Advice | 7 Ways to Assess Students Online and Minimize Cheating

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Students and instructors struggle with online foreign language classes

michigandaily.com [video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzkrrbq7v7g&feature=youtu.be]

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Advice on learning several languages at the same time (ads will play).


youtube.com LEARN SPANISH AND TRAVEL TO CUBA WITH ME THIS OCTOBER ➝ http://theurbaneve.com/cuba-spanish-retreat/ Hey everyone, today I'm coming to you with this video, i...

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Here's a video from the Planet Project about how and why to learn languages (Ads will play).


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collit.college.indiana.edu 09/03/2020

Department of Chemistry

Phishing warning from College IT (below is copied text from College IT)
'Cash Giveaway' Phishing Scam
A ‘cash giveaway' phishing scam is making the rounds, targeted to IU Faculty, Staff and Students. This spam claims to offer a $720 ‘giveaway’, asking you to visit their scam webpage and enter your credit card number to collect the money. Do not enter any information and if you have please let your bank know and monitor activity.

Don’t fall for phishing emails, report them to [email protected] and see http://kb.iu.edu/data/arsf.html#report
Please don’t reply to phishing emails, never give out your passwords, and don’t click any links in emails like these.

For more information see:

What are phishing scams and how can I avoid them? - Knowledge Base

On behalf of all of us at College + IT, thank you!

collit.college.indiana.edu Explore a world-class research and cutting-edge science department at Indiana University.

[08/24/20]   The Canvas and Zoom issues seem fixed now!

iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com 08/24/2020

Zoom: Loging in Using Single Sign-On (SSO) - Indiana University

Urgent: There seems a problem with accessing Zoom today. It is being worked on by UITS. For now to access Zoom, please access through the Zoom Client you installed your computer (or mobile app) instead of the Web interface. Here is how to log in through your Zoom client: https://kb.iu.edu/d/aodv#login or https://iu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/1_q7rjj12c


[08/24/20]   Dear instructors, just a reminder, please make sure you publish your courses on Canvas now (or, if the course’s Canvas site is not completely ready, publish at least those portions that provide students information about how to log in or attend, a schedule for the at least the first week of instruction, how to contact the instructor, etc.).

As you well know, this semester is not as straightforward as a normal one where it may suffice for the student to locate the correct building and room in order to attend her or his first classes. Some additional messaging is warranted to help students get ready for their classes. A simple message, sent through Canvas or via email, providing guidance on how students go about attending or connecting to a course will go a long way to reduce anxiety among those students, especially our newly enrolled ones. It will also help all of our students get off to a good start academically this semester. --- Reminder from the College Dean

youtube.com 08/04/2020

4 Countries Tongue Twister Challenge || India VS USA VS Bulgaria VS Thailand

A multilingual tongue-twister challenge.


youtube.com This is the second round of the tongue twister challenge and in this video my friends from 3 different countries joined me for the fun. I hope you guys have ...

[07/22/20]   We are moving again(hopefully it is for a long term). New Front office(Jon's office) is BH662. The Recording Studio and Rebecca's office is still BH114 and we probably still have BH115 as the computer lab. Brief list of our new offices, Xiaojing BH667, Aric BH660, Mintian BH114B. Room# of labs will be announced later.

youtube.com 07/08/2020

Siri game/ Japanese trying to pronounce English words

Can you pronounce the word "entrepreneur" and can Siri understand you? Play a Siri game for practicing pronunciation for the language you are learning/teaching. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQcTUKD8F_A

youtube.com Hi!!! Thank you so much for watching!!! I hope you enjoyed it!! S/o to RENA and ppl who gave me ideas of hard words to say!! Please comment below if you know...

support.zoom.us 06/30/2020

FAQ Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements, July 2020

Important news for those running Zoom meetings:

The eLearning Services team would like to inform you of a significant change to Zoom [1].

Beginning on July 19, Zoom will require either a passcode (formerly referred to as passwords) or waiting room [2] to be configured for all meetings. If neither a passcode nor waiting room has been enabled, then Zoom will enforce a waiting room.

For more information, see FAQ Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements, July 2020 [3].

--IT Community Partnerships on behalf of the eLearning Services team

[1] About Zoom at IU https://kb.iu.edu/d/bfqu

[2] Waiting Room https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115000332726-Waiting-Room

[3] FAQ Meetings Waiting Room and Passcode Requirements, July 2020 https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360045009111

support.zoom.us Overview Starting July 19th, Zoom will require that all meetings have a Passcode or a Waiting Room enabled for all paid accounts. You’re in control of your meeting security selections, and we have ...

sr.ithaka.org 06/26/2020

Student Experiences During the Pandemic Pivot | Ithaka S+R

You might want to know how the students respond to this ongoing challenge of forced online learning. Results from a survey administered to students in 21 colleges and universities across the US are discussed in this article.

Student Experiences During the Pandemic Pivot
Melissa Blankstein, Jennifer K. Frederick, Christine Wolff-Eisenberg
DOI: https://doi.org/10.18665/sr.313461

sr.ithaka.org The spring 2020 term was unmistakably shaped by forces outside of the control of higher education leaders. The COVID-19 pandemic caused colleges and

globalvoices.org 06/17/2020

‘Language revolt’: This activist tweets against erasure of first languages in South Africa · Global Voices


globalvoices.org A language reclamation activist confronts linguistic imperialism and the dehumanisation of two South African first languages through digital inclusion advocacy.

youtube.com 06/09/2020

14 langs at 16! How?

A young polyglot discusses his language-learning strategies.


youtube.com TJ Huizar is only 16 and has studied 14 languages and counting. The young polyglot, traveller, story-teller and aspiring film maker tells Dr P all about his ...

coronavirustechhandbook.com 05/25/2020

Contents | Coronavirus Tech Handbook


The world’s largest library for COVID-19 response with crowd sourcing contributions supported by a collaboration tool JoeDocs.

coronavirustechhandbook.com A crowdsourced set of tech, tools and data relating to the Coronavirus pandemic

medium.com 05/20/2020

Heritage Language Acquisition: A Piece in the Language Puzzle


medium.com One of the most significant aspects of a language’s existence is ensuring that it can be taught to new generations of speakers.


World Language Festival at IU

CeLT and CLE are hosting the first-ever Language Learner Kickback for IU language enthusiasts!

Thursday, May 14th, from 4-5PM on Zoom

Goals of the event:
· to meet peers who have similar interest
· to share language learning tips and experiences
· to support and motivate each other
· to get to know experts in language instruction
· to form a community of language learners

We hope to see you there!

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