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FYI: Free Linguistic E-Lectures on YouTube


Author: Jürgen Handke

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: VLC (LINGUISTIC) YOUTUBE-CHANNEL BREAKS THE 100,000 VIEWS BARRIER ONLY 8 MONTHS AFTER ITS LAUNCH!

FOR MANY YEARS, THE LINGUISTICS CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARBURG HAVE BEEN SUPPORTED BY MULTIMEDIA LEARNING UNITS, SO THAT THE IN-CLASS PHASES CAN BE USED ALMOST ENTIRELY FOR PRACTICE. THE PLATFORM FOR THE EXCHANGE OF CONTENT IS THE VIRTUAL LINGUISTICS CAMPUS (WWW.LINGUISTICS-ONLINE.COM). REGISTRATION IS FREE AND ENTITLES YOU TO USE A VARIETY OF OPTIONS, E.G. MORE THAN 350 LINGUISTIC E-LEARNING UNITS OR THE LANGUAGE INDEX WITH OVER 1,000 AUDIO EXAMPLES OF THE WORLD'S LANGUAGES.

SINCE THE APRIL 2012 ALL LINGUISTIC CLASSES HAVE ALSO BEEN LINKED TO LINGUISTIC VIDEOS (E-LECTURES, SUGGESTIONS FOR IN-CLASS ACTIVITIES, SCREENCASTS, CLASS DESCRIPTIONS). ON THE VLC, THE VIDEOS ARE LINKED DIRECTLY TO THE E-LEARNING UNITS, HOWEVER, THEY CAN ALSO BE USED FREELY ON YOUTUBE VIA: WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/LINGUISTICSMARBURG.

SINCE ALL VIDEOS ARE RECORDED IN ENGLISH, THEY ENJOY GREAT INTERNATIONAL POPULARITY. CURRENTLY, THERE ARE MORE THAN 130 VIDEOS ABOUT A VARIETY OF LINGUISTIC TOPICS, MORE VIDEOS WILL BE PRODUCED IN THE COMING MONTHS.