Now this is a very handy web app that I have started using and just had to share this with you. It’s called croak.it. It allows you to record 30 seconds of audio from your PC (or some mobile phones) then share that recording via a private url hosting that audio file.
I am learning Chinese and quite often I meet online through Skype or messenger apps like QQ or MSN Messenger to speak English and Chinese. It’s a nice, sharing, relationship with my language partners in China.
However, because of the time difference it’s sometimes challenging to get together during the week. This is where a web app like croak.it can come be very useful so you can record your question, or practice the language, then share the url with your partner. They can now listen and respond with corrections for you.
I learned about croak.it from the Chinese learning site Study More Chinese.
The only downside is the length of the recording is just 30 seconds. But I still give it a big thumbs-up.
I just had to repost this funny tweet from Simon Harris.
I’m now a backer for this neat Kickstarter project, and I think this will help me in my study of Chinese (Mandarin). This project is about funding a 3D language learning game for multiple languages: SanJiten
Here’s the state of fundraising for this project.
Here’s a good episode of This American Life from public radio: Americans in China. I visit China 4 times a year and spend a couple of weeks on site each trip working with my Chinese colleagues in Beijing. I’m fascinated by the culture and the language, so I took a particular interest in this broadcast.