Centre for Communication Studies Ressourcen

General

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is an international standard for describing language ability. It consists of six levels and more information can be found here:

English      http://www.cambridgeenglish.org/exams/cefr/ 

German     http://www.europaeischer-referenzrahmen.de/sprachniveau.php


Dialang is an online placement test which has been developed with European support to help you assess your own language proficiency in different European languages: 

https://dialangweb.lancaster.ac.uk/


A site with lots of links to free online resources for different languages:

www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons


Resources for online newspapers

Arabic             Link to various           http://arabic-media.com/arabicnews.htm

Chinese          China Youth Daily      http://www.cyol.net/

English            Financial Times          https://www.ft.com/

French            Le Monde                   http://www.lemonde.fr/

Italian             Link to various           http://www.ipse.com/quoton/

Japanese         The Asahi                   http://www.asahi.com/ajw/

Russian           Izvestia                     http://izvestia.ru/

Spanish           Instituto Cervantes    http://www.cervantes.es/default.html


Resources for watching TV

Arabic             http://tunisie14.tn/media/television-tunisienne/wataniya-1

Chinese           http://tv.cctv.com/cctv4asia/

English            http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines

French             http://www.tv5monde.com/

Italian             http://www.rai.it/rai1/

Japanese         www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/

Russian           http://rtr-planeta.com/

Spanish           http://www.rtve.es/television/tve-internacional/

Turkish            http://www.trt.net.tr/anasayfa/canli.aspx?y=tv&k=trt1