Nulu combines fresh news, human translation and pronunciation, and a contextualized review system to effectively and enjoyably complement foreign language instruction. Whatever else you do, be sure to Nulu too!
Like it. Get it. Keep it.
Like it: For anyone older than six, learning a language is a long-term task that must be viewed in the context of a marathon and not a sprint. In order to stay in the race long enough to achieve any lasting and meaningful level of proficiency, a student needs to maintain motivation. From the starting blocks to the home-stretch, the material through which the language is learned must, therefore, be as interesting and appealing as possible.
Get it: In addition, interaction with that material must result in a clear connection between the words and their meanings in order to make each encounter a positive reinforcement of progress and understanding instead of a negative experience characterized by confusion and frustration.
Keep it: Finally, new words must get reviewed in order for them to become a lasting part of a student’s linguistic arsenal. This type of engagement in the studied language needs to continue on an open-ended, daily basis for as long as the student hopes to communicate in the language without being surrounded by it (i.e., living where it's spoken).
"Nulu is a great tool for both teachers and students to use. I have never seen a learning tool that combined reading comprehension and listening comprehension so effectively."
- Rodolfo Mata, Spanish Instructor, UCSD
"I found Nulu to be a great tool for students!! It is easy to use, pedagogically sound, and is above and beyond any other tool I have seen that works on reading comprehension. Thank you!"
- Melissa Boroughs, Spanish Instructor, Loyola University Chicago
"I love it! Nulu is refreshing and relevant. I am excited to try this...with my Intermediate I students!!"
- Kristy Britt, Senior Instructor of Spanish, Director of Language Resource Center, University of South Alabama
"Nulu does something that we as language instructors do not have the time or resources or ability to create ourselves. I think it can really be a useful tool."
- Brian Cope, Associate Professor, Chair of Spanish Department, Wooster College
Claudia Larrotta at Etowah High School wrote "It is a great resource to engage students in reading activities and help them to develop and/or improve their comprehension skills in the Spanish language. The reading passages are interesting, the audio, translation features, vocab building and reading comprehension activities are very engaging. Thanks for creating this amazing resource."
Niki Bates at El Camino HS "It's a great supplement that students can access on their own time. It's been very useful as reading/listening practice in preparation for the AP test."
Mary Kempen at Ohio Northern University wrote "I'm excited about Nulu. It offers a good selection of topics I can later incorporate into class discussions and writing assignments for my composition class.
Patti Marinelli at University of South Carolina wrote "It's a great new tool!"
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