Last week I met with Nathalie from COERLL, the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning. We discussed my involvement with their Conversa Brasileira project in the near future.
Right now they are constructing videos of native Portuguese speakers in everyday situations to help students learn natural speech patterns and hear real Portuguese accents.
The videos also include both English and Portuguese subtitles, special pop-out videos discussing key words and points from the video and also a PDF document including the transcript.
I will be helping them by encoding the subtitles, checking for formatting errors and putting all of the elements together to form a completed video. There are about twenty-six videos so far, out of forty.
This whole process will make me want to speak Portuguese, I know it! Just in time for World Cup 2014!
Here are some links for reference:
Video: “Dog Lovers”