Friday, September 30, 2011

Signing to Cee-Lo Green

I recently came across this post on Renaissance Cafe of a student of American Sign Language signing the lyrics to Cee-Lo Green's elegant love ballad entitled "F**k you". While not exactly the most child-friendly lyrics ever written (although I must admit the tune is catchy), I was intrigued and hit play on the video, only to see some language-learning lessons jumping out at me.

The (lyrically) NSFW video, together with a few language-learning lessons, after the jump.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Verbling: Chatroulette for language learners

Verbling takes the Chatroulette random video chat paring model and applies it to language learning (via VentureBeat).

Verbling pairs you up with someone who speaks the language you are learning and is learning the language you speak. The app times you and for the first 5 minutes you are supposed to speak one of the languages and for the next 5 minutes the other. At the moment, its language coverage seems to be limited to Spanish-English combinations, but you can select from a variety of languages.