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Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Languages on FUN

Postby aravinda » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:44 pm

INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales) is launching free MOOCs/SPOCs* called Kit de contact en langues orientales on FUN (France Université Numérique) starting this month. The languages are Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Hebrew, Mazatec, Czech and Turkish. At the end of a course - after completing a supervised, online test - participants can claim 4 ECTS#.

*SPOC (Small Private Online Course)
# ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System)
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Eastern Languages on FUN

Postby Serpent » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:24 am

Really weird to see Czech on such a list :roll: Thank you!
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Eastern Languages on FUN

Postby aravinda » Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:16 am

Serpent wrote:Really weird to see Czech on such a list :roll: Thank you!
Oops! :oops: Thank you for pointing it out.
Anyway, if INALCO considers Czech as une langue orientale, who am I to say otherwise? :lol:
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Eastern Languages on FUN

Postby Arnaud » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:08 am

As the Chinese is made by Bellassen, you can see the course based on his book here. (the audio uses flash, so you have to activate it)
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Postby Serpent » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:54 am

aravinda wrote:Anyway, if INALCO considers Czech as une langue orientale, who am I to say otherwise? :lol:
And I double-checked where Mazatec is spoken. I did notice it immediately but I was hoping it was a coincidence that the name seems pretty similar to Aztec (I was half-hoping the c is pronounced differently too). Looks like a particularly weird kind of orientalism :evil: Or at least an unfortunate name for what's basically a "misc" category. (mind editing the title of your thread?)

Also argh are the courses French-based?
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Postby aravinda » Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:58 am

Serpent wrote:Also argh are the courses French-based?
Yes, they are in French.
Serpent wrote:.. (mind editing the title of you thread?)
Done, thanks.
Maybe this was the first time I came across Mazatec and I didn't check. :oops:
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Postby Arnaud » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:58 am

Serpent wrote:Also argh are the courses French-based?
Yes, but all the videos are transcribed in french, and the teachers speak slowly and clearly.
Out of curiosity, I subscribed to the chinese course. 5 hours/week during 7 weeks, 100 basic chinese characters to learn and the basic skills for conversation. The web site is clear and simple to use, so all seems pretty engaging.
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Languages on FUN

Postby eido » Tue Jun 26, 2018 4:32 pm

All I was able to find by clicking the link were Chinese, Czech, and Arabic. Where are the rest? Could someone direct me?
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Languages on FUN

Postby zenmonkey » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:56 pm

OH MY !!!

INALCO publications and lessons are excellent. I'm looking forward to seeing these courses appear. Particularly the Hebrew and Mazatec lessons!

Ils seront ensuite suivi des MOOC de tchèque, birman, d’hébreu, de turc, de berbère et de mazatec, langue amérindienne du Mexique qui à ce jour n’a jamais été enseignée nulle part, et qui s'ajoutera à la liste de nos langues enseignées à l’Inalco.


The first contact kits are available for Czech, Chinese and Arabic at https://www.fun-mooc.fr/cours/#search?query=inalco
The other language are promised for later in the year. I do hope they arrive!

Note that there is also an advanced B2 French class there too.
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Re: Free MOOCs/SPOCs for Learning Seven Languages on FUN

Postby eido » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:05 pm

zenmonkey wrote:
Ils seront ensuite suivi des MOOC de tchèque, birman, d’hébreu, de turc, de berbère et de mazatec, langue amérindienne du Mexique qui à ce jour n’a jamais été enseignée nulle part, et qui s'ajoutera à la liste de nos langues enseignées à l’Inalco.


The first contact kits are available for Czech, Chinese and Arabic at https://www.fun-mooc.fr/cours/#search?query=inalco
The other language are promised for later in the year. I do hope they arrive!

Note that there is also an advanced B2 French class there too.

Oh dear, I didn't even bother trying to read the French. Not because I didn't want to try, I just didn't expect that sort of information to be around when I clicked the main link which is probably where it was. (I would've used my Spanish to try to figure it out - maybe I thought it was too difficult to do that and my brain shorted out.)

I'll be watching that space for the other languages.

That school is cool. Apparently they have Malagasy offered as a program of study up to the PhD level - I dig it.
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