Learning Links

Below are some great links to creative and educational sites. Nothing is more critical in a young person's life than the time they put into educating themselves.  Staying in school, no matter how painful it may be at times, is the way to go. This day and age there are the rich and the poor, but also the educated and the uneducated. 

For some, college may not be an option, but it should at least be considered. Possibly you don't need a 4 year degree, but rather just a certificate, and that is fantastic. I guess one of the main points is, please ensure you have a plan for your future, whether education is a part of it or not, because if you don't have a plan for yourself, somebody else will most definitely have a plan for you, and I say why give someone the option of saying what you are going to do or be, but rather you should be in control of your own destiny and decide what it is that you would like to do and become in this life.  

This website has some amazing online games that revolve around learning languages.  For some, the idea of learning a language can seem like a drudgery, but the way it is offered at Digital Dialects is amazing.  In their system they teach phrases, useful words, verb conjugation, spelling and numerous alphabets.  

One of the struggles of learning a foreign language is learning the different pronunciations of vowel and consonant combinations. It makes reading and speaking flow much easier. If French is your language of study then there is an excellent free site that teaches clear and concise pronunciation of all French Phonetics.

Forvo-Pronounce and Learn
Have you ever pronounced a word wrong and heard listeners snicker? Those strange words that are impossible to figure out just by looking can be really frustrating. No need to fret, when you come across one of those mystery words, visit Forvo. A free site dedicated to pronunciation of words and names in many languages, especially English.

 A Fine Art Site
Discover your creative side. This site shows different types of fine art, ranging from landscapes to figurative work. It takes a lot of time and practice to master a skill such as drawing or painting, but what a way to learn to express real life or imagination.

  Rainy Day Poems
Poetry paints an amazing picture in words. This site is dedicated to poetry for kids older and younger, so there's a little something for everyone. There's classic to contemporary and even an area dedicated to memorizing and reciting poems. It's a wonderful site for expanding your poetic horizons.