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Unread 05-29-2015, 07:55 AM   #1
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Language learners, send me your links!

I'm working on a publicly available list of language learning resources. Help me fill it out!

https://github.com/dbstraight/human-language-bookmarks

If you're of the techy persuasion, send me a pull request. If not, just post in here what you think should be added.

(In case you're wondering, why I've called this "Human Language Bookmarks", it's because the place I'm hosting it, GitHub, is primarily targeted to programmers. I'm trying to prevent confusion with programming languages.)

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Unread 05-29-2015, 04:31 PM   #2
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Is there anything specific you are looking for?

My general strategy for learning languages is building flashcard decks (for AnkiDroid) from word frequency lists (Here is a pretty good starting point for most languages - I think these are mostly pulled programmatically from the opensubitles database of movie subtitles). I build separate flashcard decks for phrases, verbs, nouns, etc.

I also make sure I can find listening material - right now I have News in Slow Spanish, and the Beginning and Intermediate podcasts from Notes in Spanish on my phone for my daily commute. I used to use this podcast for Mandarin, but that's on the backburner as I am diving full on into Spanish. When I learned Indonesian a few years ago, I used this podcast. I get most of my podcasts through PocketCasts, which is the only thing in this post that doesn't have a free version, but for the <$5 cost of this app, it so worth it.

Lastly, right now I am also using duolingo.com for my Spanish, but I am irked that there is no way to switch to Castillian pronunciation, and I find this method fairly boring, though pretty good for vocabulary acquisition.
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Unread 05-30-2015, 01:21 PM   #3
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Yes, perhaps I should be a little more clear. I'm looking for links to free, web-based resources for language learning.

Mostly, I'm looking for things specific to individual languages, but general resources are OK too.

Good types of resources are online courses, blogs and podcasts for language learners, reference material for grammar/vocabulary/etc, instructional videos, and collections of free and high-quality native texts and audio recordings (for more advanced learners).
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Unread 05-31-2015, 04:51 PM   #4
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Here are three for listening practice in Spanish. Easily one of the weakest language components for most learners is listening.

https://phone.lingnet.org/default_spanish.asp

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Notes in Spanish – Learn Spanish with Podcast Audio Conversation from Spain. | Learn Spanish with Spanish podcast audio. This is real, exciting conversation from Spain.
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Unread 06-01-2015, 07:01 AM   #5
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Got all those added. Thanks guys!
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Unread 06-02-2015, 07:37 PM   #6
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That second one is great. I can't seem to find a way to search it to isolate a single dialect though.
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That second one is great. I can't seem to find a way to search it to isolate a single dialect though.
Yeah, the site isn't very customizable.

I very gifted student just sent me this one last night.

Language Immersion Online | Learn a Language with Videos | FluentU

I haven't even downloaded it yet, but it looks very promising.

Here's another one I played around with a couple of years ago.

https://lingua.ly/
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Unread 06-04-2015, 01:27 AM   #8
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have you seen this? i sort of want to try it. (after i get through the quarter.)

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I am thankful I found this thread. I've been trying to buck up my Italian. My base is pretty thin, but I've been basically using Duolingo and playing around with some Italian academic works, wrestling with the text and what little I know to try to translate.

What is great, though, about knowing a bit of Spanish and Greek is being used to conjugations. It helps a teeny bit.
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