Behind the Scenes of Developing a Language App with Sarah Aberman of Ninchanese Language Resources

A while back I had the opportunity to try out and review what has become one of my favorite language learning apps, Ninchanese. One of the co-founders, Sarah Aberman, graciously agreed to join me and discuss her experience designing a language learning application and how she uses her personal experience as a language learner to create a great tool for other learners of Chinese. For...

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Language Learning & Travel Tips Article Roundup | June 2015 Language Resources / Travel

Welcome to the latest installment of my favorite language learning and travel tips. These are my favorite posts for the month of June! I appreciate all of your feedback on last month’s post. I’ve noticed that my posts have been a little bit Mandarin heavy in the language learning tips section, sorry about that. I tend to share things I’ve stumbled across on my own...

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Cases | What this word means for language learners Language Resources

Cases. If you’re about to learn a language and you’ve been doing a bit of research, you may have stumbled across this term in your reading. Perhaps it was someone celebrating that their language didn’t have any cases or another complaining that the language they’re studying has too many. Either way, it’s definitely something that gets brought up. If you’re not past the newbie stage...

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Top 8 Language Resources I Actually Use Language Resources

I review a lot of different language learning materials for this site. I love getting the chance to try out new resources, and I even go on to continue using some of the materials I review, but not all of them. There are just too many options. In all honesty, I’d love to be able to use more of the resources I’ve discovered more often,...

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HelloTalk Review | A Language Exchange App Language Resources

Finding language exchange partners is always a bit of a challenge. Connecting with a serious partner who is willing to work with you to create a fair exchange – and that you enjoy talking to – can become an endless search. Especially when you’re searching for someone to get together with regularly. This only becomes more difficult when you’re working across drastically different time zones...

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New Interview and Feature on Assimil Eurolinguiste

Friends! I normally only post here twice a week, but I was so excited about something and I just had to write up an extra post this week. Earlier today, an interview that I did with Assimil was published on their site! I completed the interview in both English and French, so you can read whichever version you prefer. It was a lot of fun...

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June Language Learning Strategies & Update Language Resources

I quite literally feel as though I just wrote my May Language Learning Strategies post, but the month came and went and it’s already June 4. I really don’t know where all my time goes! Exciting Things That Have Happened this Month I was nominated for the Bab.la Top 100 Language Lovers 2015! I’ve already annoyed you all on social media with my plea, but...

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A Review of Ninchanese | An Immersive, Story-Based Language Learning Tool Language Resources

I know that it’s not for everyone, but I enjoy using Duolingo. In all honesty, my biggest problem with the app is that it isn’t available in the languages that I’m currently studying. That’s why I’ve been on the lookout for a fun and engaging app for Mandarin. When NinChanese contacted me about testing the beta version of their app, I jumped at the opportunity....

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A Review of FluentU’s Mobile App Language Resources

One of my first reviews when I started this blog was of FluentU, an innovative language learning tool that uses transcriptions of videos to help you learn a language. Today, I’m thrilled to share the launch of their mobile app with you and a review of my experience beta testing the new app. What is FluentU? For those of you who may be unfamiliar with...

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Fluent Chinese | A Review of Judith Meyer’s Latest Book Language Resources

Title: Fluent Chinese: the complete plan from beginner to advanced Author: Judith Meyer Page Count: 56 pages as a PDF, 54 pages as a Kindle Book Price: $6.99 for the Kindle Edition on Amazon As an independent language learner, one of the most difficult aspects of studying a language is not necessarily the language itself. Rather, it’s figuring out just what to study in order...

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