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A11 - Multilingual stories online

Duration
from 30 seconds to 10 minutes maximum; plus time needed to record a story

Age recommendation
from 5 to 13 years (additional to the original source, www.kirango.at)

Key words
listen, story, read loud, reading training, online

Languages of the original source
Albanian | Gjuha Shqipe |ˈɟuha ˈʃcipɛ
Arabic | العربية اللغة
Armenian | hajeren
Bosnian/Croatian/ Serbian | Bosanski/Hrvatski/Srpski
Bulgarian | Balgarski български
German | Deutsch & Austrian German | Österreichisch
English
French | Français
Hebrew | Ivrit | עברית
Nepali | नेपाली
Dutch | Nederlandsetaal
Polish | polski
Romanian | Romana
Russian | russki р сси ски
Slovak | Slovencina
Turkish |Türkçe
Hungarian | Magyar
Materials needed
Internet access, speakers, microphone


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Aim of the activity

Listening to stories and tales in your family languages. Read a story, record it
and upload it for others.



Preparation for the activity

Open HTTP://WWW.KIRANGO.AT/DE/TIPPS/ANHOEREN, look for the language that interests you and choose a story.



Procedure

The library of Vienna started to collect and record stories and tales, which
are read by children and adults, readers and authors. You can listen to them,
read by yourself or read with them.
By “Story Donation” the library of Vienna is building “Multilingual stories
Online”. To donate – see



Significant benefit of the activity

Reading aloud can help develop rhythm and intonation. (Gibson 2008)



Source of the activity

Alternative: Buechereien Wien. Kirango, Kinderplanet, WWW.KIRANGO.AT >>
(click) “Tipps” >> (click) “Geschichten in verschiedenen Sprachen anhören”
This activity is inspired by: Gibson S., 2008, Reading aloud: a useful learning
tool?, “ELT Journal” 2008:(62)1.