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multi-lingual proverbs/sayings

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  • Cora
    Dear All, It is so interesting to see the variations of the saying When the cat is way, the mice will play. Many thanks to Dafne, Teresa, Susan Burg, Nina
    Message 1 of 37 , Dec 6, 2009
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      Dear All,

      It is so interesting to see the variations of the saying "When the cat is way, the mice will play." Many thanks to Dafne, Teresa, Susan Burg, Nina Liuylkun, Jane, Hanaa (hanaakhamis), Andreas AuwÃaerter, and Mariel for their contributions!

      I thought it might be a good idea to put together the sayings in various languages on a site as our ongoing collaborative project by the webheads:


      Having a collection of proverbs and sayings in a variety of languages on a site can be an ongoing fun collaborative project, and we can use this site for teaching as well. Students can also learn about different cultures where these proverbs/sayings are used while comparing the different regional linguistic features in these proverbs/sayings that express the same ideas.

      Each page on this site can start with an English saying on top, followed by the variations of this saying in many languages in their native scripts, with English translations and explanations. Below or next to each of the sayings in different languages, there can be also an audio file in its native language (use one vice tool to create a uniform look or use any voice tools you like. Maybe a voice thread?)

      It's just an idea. Please let me know what you think. Feel free to edit or correct any mistakes you find on the site.

      Log in:

      username: proverbs(dot)sayings(at)gmail.com
      password: prosaying

      Dear Hanaa: It would be great if you could write your Arabic saying directly on the site, because the Arabic scripts don't seem to show properly in our Yahoo mail.

      Many thanks,
      Cora Chen
    • Mary
      That makes sense, and thank you both for your great advice! :) ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 37 of 37 , Feb 14, 2010
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        That makes sense, and thank you both for your great advice! :)

        On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 7:57 AM, Dafne <dygonza@...> wrote:

        > Dear Mary,
        > You can have your students use the Glossary module in Moodle to create
        > their own sayings/proverbs dictionary. In my English for Architecture and
        > Urban Planning courses, I have my students create their own glossary in the
        > field using that module. It is great because they can add images, sounds,
        > videos, and text, and it is organized alphabetically. You can set up the
        > glossary so that every time one of the terms contained in the glossary
        > shows up in the course, it has a link to the glossary.
        > Hope this helps,
        > Daf
        > --- On Thu, 2/4/10, Cora <cchen@... <cchen%40ccsf.edu>> wrote:
        > From: Cora <cchen@... <cchen%40ccsf.edu>>
        > Subject: [evonline2002_webheads] Re: multi-lingual proverbs/sayings--to
        > MaryZ
        > To: evonline2002_webheads@yahoogroups.com<evonline2002_webheads%40yahoogroups.com>
        > Date: Thursday, February 4, 2010, 5:43 AM
        > Dear MaryZ,
        > Perhaps you could ask your students to create their own projects/Google
        > sites to promote creativity? :-)
        > In order to protect our multilingual proverbs/sayings website, it's a good
        > idea for us to avoid letting people who we don't know edit our pages.
        > I'm thankful to have the chance to collaborate on this project with the
        > webheads who are knowledgeable and reliable. :-)
        > Thanks,
        > Cora
        > --- In evonline2002_ webheads@ yahoogroups. com, Mary <lightsteps@ ...>
        > wrote:
        > >
        > > I am taking a course in Moodle with Nellie Deutsch through
        > > http://www.integrat ing-technology. com/ .
        > > We are learning how to design an ESL course on a Moodle.
        > >
        > > I would like to request permission to link to this proverbs google site
        > > project, and use it as a course assingment for our ESL students in our
        > ESL
        > > Moodle course.
        > >
        > > Currently the course is only a sandbox exercise in the Integrating
        > > Technology Moodle for Teachers course, but when we complete the course
        > > design, it will be hosted on the itforall server and offered as a real
        > > course.
        > >
        > > The International proverbs project would be a great activity for the
        > future
        > > students of our course, when it becomes available.
        > >
        > > So, would it be ok to let our students participate in the project or
        > should
        > > it be restricted only to the webheads group?
        > >
        > > Thanks in advance,
        > > MaryZ
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