HISTORY AND CULTURE
WHERE IS FRENCH SPOKEN:
French is the official language in Belgium, Benin, Burkina, Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Canada, Central, African, Republic, Chad, Comoros, Côte, d’Ivoire, Democratic, Republic, of, the, Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial, Guinea, France, Guinea, Haiti, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mali, Monaco, Niger, Republic, of, the, Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Switzerland, Togo, and Vanuatu.
Data from countries throughout the world is provided on individual countries and regions of the world on the topics of: Child health, Child Protection, Child Survival, Early Childhood Development, Education and Home Environments, HIV/AIDS, Maternal and newborn health, Nutrition, Sanitation and Water.
Early Childhood Development, Early Childhood Education and Home Environments.
Go to Cultures at the top of the website page.
French is spoken in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
These pages have information about: Interpersonal relationships (Naming, Status Role Prestige); Greetings (Phrases of Courtesy);Displays of Respect; General Etiquette; Marriage Family & Kinship Structure (Member, Gender/Status, Age Relationships, Family Kinship Structure); Reproduction (Pregnancy, Child Birth Post Partum Practices, Infancy Childhood and Socialization (Infant Feeding and Care, Child Rearing Practices); Nutrition and Food; Drinks, Drugs and Indulgences, Religious Life, Death, Traditional Medical Practices, Experiences with Western Medicines, Mental Health, Community Structure, Common Acculturation Issues;
Africa: Eritrean, Ethiopian, Oromo, Somali, Congolese,
Cultures within America and World Cultures:
Multicultural America: https://www.everyculture.com/multi/
World Cultures: https://www.everyculture.com/wc/
This website provides information by country on the topics of: History, The beginning of Immigration, the Modern Era, Significant Immigration waves, Settlement Patterns (Acculturation/Assimilation), Traditions, Customs & Beliefs, Proverbs, Cuisine, Traditional Costumes, Dances & Songs, Holidays, Health Issues (Language, Family Community Dynamics), Education, Birth, Role of Women, Courtship & Weddings, Funerals (Religion, Employment and Economic Traditions, Politics and Government), Relationship with country of origin (Individual Group Contributions), Academia, Government, Media, Organizations and Associations, Museums and Research Centers.
Information is provided on cultures within America and World Cultures.
CULTURAL ORIENTATION RESOURCE CENTER:
These monographs, Background Material, contain information about: Modern history, government and economy, Health Care and Education, The Land (Geography, Urban/Rural), The People (Educational and Occupational Backgrounds, Ethnic, Religions and Religious Groups, Beliefs and Customs:(Religious Beliefs, Customs-Family and Family Relations, Gender Roles and Relations (Marriage, Parenting, Leadership), Healthcare beliefs and practices (Physical Health Care, Mental Health Care), Food, Drink, Smoking, Clothing)), Conditions in First Asylum Countries, Implications for Resettlement.
Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo,
Refugee Health Profiles are provided: Each profile covers some of these topics:
Priority Health Conditions
Healthcare and Conditions Before Arrival
Medical Screening of U.S.-bound Refugees
Post-arrival Medical Screening
CULTURAL ATLAS (AUSTRALIA):
Information for each culture are: Core Concepts, Greetings, Religion, Family, Naming, Dates of Significance, Etiquette, Do’s and Don’ts, Communication, Other Considerations, Business Culture
North America: Canada
STARTTS: SERVICE FOR THE TREATMENT AND REHABILITATION OF TORTURE AND TRAUMA SURVIVORS:
Africa: Democratic Republic of the Congo
INFORMATION ABOUT THE FRENCH LANGUAGE
PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY MULTICULTURAL TOPICS IN CSD:
Information below is from the Portland State University website
WEEBLY LANGUAGE MANUALS:
Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Hungarian, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Korean, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Oriya, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Sindhi, Spanish, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
Writing Systems: Constructed scripts, Languages (profiles, how to learn languages, language lessons, language names, language families), Multilingual pages (Useful phrases, silly phrases, phrase finder, numbers, time, colours, family words, terms of endearment, idioms, proverbs, tongue twisters, songs, stories),
PHRASES IN 50 LANGUAGES:
Status, Dialects, Structure (Sound, system, Syllable structure, Vowels, Consonants, Tones, Grammar (Nouns, Verbs, Sentence Markers, Word Order), Vocabulary, Writing,
LESSONS- SCHOOL-AGED SUBJECTS:
Ms. Pacifico’s site:
Find the Languages on the Left hand side of the website
Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Burmese, Chinese, Chin, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Karenni (Kaya Li), Karen, Kinyarwanda, Kirundi, Korean, Kurdish, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrigna, Urdu, Vietnamese
CHARLES STUART UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA
ACQUISITION OF SPEECH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD IN MANY LANGUAGES:
SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY: INTELLIGIBILITY IN SPEECH CONTEXT
COMPARING LANGUAGES: INTERNATIONAL PHONETIC ALPHABET
MULTILINGUAL SPEECH ASSESSMENTS:
INFORMATION ABOUT DEAFNESS AND HEARING LOSS
INFORMATION ABOUT HEARING LOSS IN FRANCE:
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE DEAF? OR WHAT IS DEAFNESS: AN EXPLANATION OF HOW WE HEAR IN FRENCH.
Can access the cochlear websites from different countries by going to the International button at the top of the website
LISTEN, LEARN AND TALK:
Language: English, Simplified Chinese, Dutch, French, Greek, Italian, Spanish Swedish, Norwegian, Thai, Indonesian, Vietnamese
Focusing on the natural bond that exists between parents and their children, this auditory habilitation tool consists of a book and DVD. This program has been developed for both parents and professionals to compliment their child’s habilitation program. The program follows the natural development of the child from birth to school age, and contains ideas and strategies for developing spoken language through listening.
INTEGRATED SCALES OF DEVELOPMENT:
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, Estonian, French, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese.
This comprehensive developmental chart identifies milestones in listening, receptive (what your child understands) and expressive (what your says) language speech, cognition (thinking) and social communication. A practical and easy to use form supports you in tracking your child’s development over the long term.
RESOURCES FROM MEDEL IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES:
Languages: English, Turkish, Russian, Arabic, German, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Czech, French, Italian, Japanese, Swedish, Punjabi, Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Malayan, Sinhala, Korean, Mandarin, Romanian, Portuguese Brazilian, Danish, Farsi, Portuguese, French Canadian, Spanish Latinoamerica, Spanish USA, English USA, Indonesian, Marathi
CUED SPEECH: ADAPTED IN MORE THAN 50 LANGUAGES:
Cued Speech Association website can be translated into many languages – go to the top of the website to change language
View the archives for cue sheets in other languages
Speech discrimination tests in Arabic, Cantonese, Cebuano, Ethiopian (Amarigna, Tigrigna, and Oromiffa), French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tongan, Vietnamese