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Language Learning in 5-Minute Drops Language Resources

How one start-up is aiming to revolutionize language learning by combining augmented reality with gamification in 5-minute Drops. In a time when, on average, nearly everyone is too busy to invest time into intensive side projects, is there a place for language learning? Daniel Farkas and Mark Szulyovszky, of Plan B Labs, believe, without question, that there is, and they’ve developed the app to prove...

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Free Language Feedback & Practice with Lingora Language Resources

When I first started learning languages on my own, I didn’t realize that the key to mastering them was speaking them. I tried learning on my own, but whenever I had an opportunity to use them, nothing came out. I’d get too nervous, tongue-tied, or flat out forget everything that I learned. Soon, I realized that the only way I’d get better at speaking would...

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The Top 5 Tools I Use to Keep My Language Projects and Resources Organized Language Resources

When I first started studying languages on my own, I was constantly distracted by the next, new, shiny thing. I’d purchase a coursebook, start to work through it and then stumble across a web-based language learning tool. Immediately, my attention would shift and I’d dive into the new resource, abandoning the first.  Eventually, I’d reach the stage where the material grew challenging. I, of course,...

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Why Some People Understand Accents Better Than Others + How to Improve Yours Language Resources

Aesthetics typically refer to the nature and appreciation of beauty. When applied to the linguistic field, it refers to the appreciation of language’s beauty and nature. On a more informal level, aesthetics of language could be viewed as our individual perception of the sound and beauty of a language. This is form where the idea that “French is romantic” or that “German is harsh sounding”...

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Mandarin HQ Review | Learn Real, Conversational Chinese Language Resources

The majority of my intensive Chinese language study was in preparation for the HSK exam. For a year, I focused on test preparation, having to put speaking and learning conversational language on hold until after I sat the exam. The minute the test was over, I immediately for more colloquial lessons and learning material. After learning textbook Chinese for so long, I was eager to...

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Conversations Review | A Look at the Course Series from Olly Richards of I Will Teach You a Language Language Resources

After studying Croatian, Japanese has been a big change. And not for the most obvious reasons. While the languages are very different in terms of vocabulary, grammar, and how far removed they are from my native language, none of these things are what made learning the languages difficult. With Croatian, one of my biggest challenges was finding resources, while with Japanese, there are plenty of...

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The Ultimate Guide to Japanese Writing Systems: Learning to Read Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji Language Resources

I know what you’re thinking. Japanese has three – sometimes four – writing systems. Where do you start? As I shared in one of my earlier Clear the List posts, I recently took on what I think will be my last language – Japanese. I wanted to do things differently this time, so I decided to take a conversational approach to the language, meaning I’d focus...

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How to Choose Language Learning Resources Language Resources

One of the greatest outputs of technology, for language learners at least, is the plethora of resources available to us. At the same time, however, one of the most troubling things about technology and all of our recent advancements is that we now have a huge selection of language learning materials to choose from. Figuring out which resources work for you and which don’t can...

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