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- Senior Citizen Travel -

This site is for everyone who enjoys travel


Check the link above to see where Smurf traveled today

Everyday Smurf visits a new site with his little dog Barfy.




Jim's Travel Websites




"There's only one boss, the customer. He can fire everybody from the
chairman on down simply by spending his money elsewhere." - Sam Walton





"Creativity is Intelligence Having Fun" - Albert Einstein


- Calling All Bengali Teachers - Calling All Bangla Students -


Attn. all students: "It's your attitude, not your
aptitude that determines your altitude"


  • Teaching Ideas for the Bengali Classroom

    Now view the site above into "more or less good Bengali"
    n.b.: This translation was done with an online translator
  • Great Activities website translated into Bengali ALPHA


       Bengali Teacher Hints, Advice and Teaching Tips




  • And over here you'll find Chuadanga




  • Bengali Language Resources on the Web/Rich resource

  • Watch Free Movies Online
  • Top 100 Bengali Websites by ALEXA
  • Top 100 Websites in India by ALEXA
  • Information on the Bengali language from Answers.com
  • Overview of the Bengali language/Transparent Language
  • English 2 Bangla and English 2 English Translator
  • A basic language course in Bengali
  • Learn Bengali Free

  • Bengali Recipes
  • Banga Language and Script
  • East India Bengali Cuisine

  • Indian Food Forever
  • GOOGLE sites for speaking Bengali
  • Bengali Grammar




    Take a Quiz on Bangladesh

  • Bangladesh Cricket Quiz
  • Bangladesh General Knowledge Quiz
  • A Fun Trivia Quiz
  • Bangladesh Geography Quiz
  • Fan Pop Quiz on Bangladesh
  • Fun Trivia Quiz on Bangladesh
  • Quiz on Bangladesh
  • Bangladesh Trivia Quizzes and Games
  • General Knowledge & Quiz Trivia of Bangladesh
  • My Golden Bengal - Fun Fact Quiz
  • Bengali language: Quiz (The Full-Wiki)
  • Cultural Geography IQ Questions
  • Bangla Music Quiz
  • Bangla Quiz
  • Bangladesh Statistics Fact Quiz
  • General Questions with the Answers



    Speak Bangla with us, okay?


  • The History of Bangla (Banglar itihash)

  • Writing Bengali
  • Survival Bengali:Useful Words and Phrases
  • A Bengali Primer
  • Official Site of Government of West Bengal
  • Useful Bengali phrases

  • Learn your numbers in Bangli here
  • GOOGLE information on the Bengali language

  • Maplandia for Bangladesh from GOOGLE
    Bangladesh Google Satellite map that maps Bangladesh locations. Maplandia.com enables you to explore everywhere in Bangladesh through detailed satellite imagery - fast and easy as never before. Try it... it is an awesome site.
  • YAHOO information on the Bengali language
  • CUIL on the Bengali language/Neat Site!
  • The NEWS from Bangladesh

  • The Hindustani Times
  • Bangladesh News.net

  • Yahoo India News
  • Bengali - Language Information
    Classification of the Bengali Language
  • Bengali News:Bengali Newspapers

  • All India Newspapers
  • Virtual bangladesh: Bengali




  • The Largest Portal of Bangladesh

      Enjoy these helpful BENGALI RESOURCES

    • Lots of Information on Bangladesh here...
      Bangla is the official language of Bangladesh. It is also spoken in West Bengal. With over 270 million speakers, it is commonly ranked as one of the top five languages in terms of the number of native speakers. Bengali is also sometimes referred to as Bangla. Bangalees protected Bangla from the clutches of Pakistani oppressors in 1952 by preventing Urdu from being the state language of East Pakistan where a vast majority of people spoke in Bangla. Bangalees had to sacrifice lives for their mother tongue on 21st February, 1952. 21st February being declared International Mother Language Day by UNESCO, Bangla reached the peak of maturity.





      PEOPLE
      Although India occupies only 2.4% of the world's land area, it supports over 15% of the world's population. Only China has a larger population. India's median age is 25, one of the youngest among large economies. About 70% live in more than 550,000 villages, and the remainder in more than 200 towns and cities. Over the thousands of years of its history, India has been invaded from the Iranian plateau, Central Asia, Arabia, Afghanistan, and the West; Indian people and culture have absorbed and modified these influences to produce a remarkable racial and cultural synthesis.

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      Please send your new Bengali URLs to me @ bestlanguagesites@gmail.com


      Here is a recent discovery that will thrill most folks interested in world languages.
      Mama Lisa's World

      Here are some childrens songs from India



      Bangla Pinching




      That reads I love you in Bengali.
      Ami tomakey bhalobashey.





      "I've no trasure-chest; I've no gold,
      A handful of rice is all I can offer.

      Will that be enough
      For a glance from those eyes?"










  • Bengali




  • Virtual Bangladesh
    Almost everything you wanted to know about the country.

  • So you want to learn Bengali>
    Check out each of these links. They can help.

  • Translate into Bengali>
    A great aid for translation into the language from one to Bengali.

  • Bengali Language Resources
    Another great site for helping you to learn the language.


  • My Languages
    Dozens of great Bengali vocabulary builders and many with sound. This is one great NEW FIND. A great aid for students of Bengali.

  • Bangladesh Scenery
    Hundreds of beautiful photos. You can even choose the region of the country you wish to visit.

  • Bengali Flashcards
    Teach yourself Bengali using Flashcards. A wide variety to choose from.



    360 Cities
    A really cool site that takes you all over the world to view close up and with 360 degree views with just your Mouse. Just move it L or R for a 360 scan.

  • The Ten Best Bengali Websites

  • Bengali Websites / Galpobolishono

  • 20 Popular Bangli Sites


  • Bengali Culture
    From BangaliNet.

  • Banglalive


  • An Information Website in Bangla


  • All about Dhaka
  • Bangladesh Dhaka city
  • Dhaka - The fastest growing megacity in the world
  • Dhaka, Bangladesh: Fastest Growing City in the World / CBS News
  • Discover Dhaka
  • Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh
  • Learn Bengali
  • Bangla Sites: Online Directory of Websites
  • Bangladshi Websites:: Top Site List
  • Online Bengali Lessons
    Real conversation. The most effective and fun way to learn Bengali & build your confidence.
  • Learn To Speak Bengali
    Learn Bengali online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language. Write or speak Bengali online to improve grammar or conversation.
  • Banga Online
    Launching of Bangla Online Course Designed Jointly by Central Institute of Indian Languages, Mysore and Netaji Subhas Open University, Kolkata.
  • Learn Bengali as a foreign language in self-study
    Bengali is the national language of Bangladesh, India and Singapore, and it's also spoken in Nepal and Malawi. Bengali was derived from Sanskrit, so there are similarities to Hindi.
  • Bengali Podcasts
    Here are a few Bengali verbs.Through this podcast you will learn few Bengali Verbs and also you will learn how to modify those verbs in simple present tense for different persons.Listen carefully and speak after each word.

  • Learn Bengali Online with Talkingbees
    My name is Susmita and I am an Online Bengali tutor. I have created one of the world's first online Bengali language training material. I will use the on line virtual platform to teach Bengali and LIVE.
  • Learn Hindi Through Bengali
  • Learn Indian Languages
  • A Super New FIND
    Quizlet Bengali Flashcard Sets
    Vocabulary drills and quizzes on many aspects of the language.
  • Learn Bengali via YouTube
    155 results!
  • A Great Map of Interactive Bangladesh
    A closeup view of all cities and regions of Bangladesh
    This source will let you explore 7 million world places.
  • Brahmi alphabet
  • Bengali language resources
  • Learn to Read Bangali

  • Bengali Chat


    BENGALI NEWSPAPERS
  • ===> A major listing
    Directory of online newspapers in Bangladesh, the most extensive list of Bangladesh newspapers available in one place.

  • Net Helper for Bengali
  • Bengali news
  • The Times of India
  • Virtual Bangladesh
  • Teach yourself Bengali
  • Hassan's Bengali Phrases
  • Bengali-Directory
  • Bengali-English Thesaurus
  • A Bilingual Dictionary of Words & Phrase
  • Learn Bengali Online
  • Bangla: the official language of Bangladesh
  • Essential language travel phrases


  • Check out Jim's Travel Websites
    Everything you need to make your trip special


  • Bengali at Cornell University
  • A brief list of useful Bengali travel phrases
  • Bengala Fonts/your gateway to Bangla and Bangladesh
  • Google help for Bengali phrases
  • Multiple Bengali dictionaries
  • Bengali words to start
  • Bengali help from Bing
  • History of the Bengali language
  • Roots of the Bengali language
  • The Newspapers of Dhaka
  • Bengali alphabet


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    Bengali teacher hints, advice and tips:

    I know from my own experience that being on a continual path of self-improvement is an absolute necessity toward be a good teacher. Hang out with other educators that you admire. Watch them closely and learn from them. Imitation is the greatest compliment! Join your Bengali language association plus two foreign language teacher associations (state and national: ACTFL- (http://www.actfl.org) and attend their annual meetings on a regular basis. Get involved anyway you can with each. Rub noses with people at the TOP. Get to know the officers personally. Keep in contact with them. Use these association offerings, suggestions and resources.

    Whenever you can in your own environment, ask to observe colleagues in action in their classroom. Pick up ideas that work for them and adopt and adapt them to you own classroom. Always be on the "lookout" for new ideas, new means of teaching, new ways to incorporate things that work for others into your own methodology. Don't hesitate to ask questions of teachers who have had much success as to how and why that happened. I used to observe elementary teachers and how they interacted with their young students. Always something to learn. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You'll never live long enough to make all of them yourself." Another that I always loved is "If you think you're green, you'll grow - if you think you're ripe, you'll rot." All true. Don't rot! That's an axiom that will never grow old. You may think that you are the best, but you're not. There is always someone better than you. (I learned this playing basketball) Learn from them. Know what the best practices are and be aware of the current online resources that can be of great help to you and your Bengali students.

    Keep your classroom presentations FRESH. Keep up with innovation and the changing needs of your students by incorporating technology such as computer use, iPhones, iPads, e-mail and a host of other innovations into your routine Bengali classroom activities to communicate with others in the target language and to access authentic resources. Stay current with options and trends in the field such as the National Standards and know how to incorporate them into your daily plans. Hopefully these few ideas will aid in your growth and success. Stay with it. Don't throw in the towel like many have, but again as I point out above, whatever new ideas you discover, you must first adopt and then adapt. Not everything you see elsewhere will work for you as I have personally learned. You must adapt those ideas to your own classroom. There are a host of great ideas available on all these sites, but they are only as successful as you will make them. And perhaps most important of all, do ask your Bengali students often how they feel about what they are doing and learning and what they enjoy the most and the least in your classroom. Most of all, do enjoy your students and share yourself with them. [They don't care how much you know until they know how much you CARE] I hope that you picked up some ideas here that will aid in your total success. Have fun in your classroom. (ps I picked up these ideas in a recent dream and wanted to share with each of you) I'm 72 but never too old to learn and never too old to share ideas. Best yet, why not be learning another language yourself? Check out one of the sites above. It is a great means to experience first-hand what your students are feeling. Now you are "walking in their shoes." Don't forget to have FUN doing it. jeb BA, MA, ABD