Best of the Language Learning Web – 20 Great Links from April 2017


The online language learning scene grows day by day.

A lot of good stuff is published, but so is a lot of junk! Sifting through all of it can be a pain.

That’s where Best of the Language Learning Web fits in. Me, as a language learning fanatic, I give it my best shot every month so that you don’t have to.

The goal here, is to have last month’s best language learning links all in one place.

Here’s my selection from last month:

Smart Language Learner

April saw the publication of the third Vocab Wars.

Not only did I share my short-term results with the Smart Flashcard method, I also revealed the long-term results of Vocab Wars #1.

Check it out if you’re interested:

Now, let’s move on to the articles from other websites:

Strategies & Tactics

When it comes to immersion, nothing beats going the a country where your new language is spoken. Problem is, making it happen isn’t always possible. Luckily, you can also convert your home into a language immersion paradise.

One such immersion technique is through music. Here’s how to learn a language through music.

Raising your children bilingually is a good way to have them learn another language almost effortlessly. On their part that is. Because for parents it isn’t always that easy. The good news is that there are ways to increase your baby’s language skills.

You can only reach a goal if you act accordingly. Benny Lewis explains why you should use systems, instead of goals, to get results in language learning.

Anxiety when speaking a foreign language is a problem for many. Here’s a hype-free article on how to stop this anxiety.


When learning a new language you can burn yourself out. But you can also fall back in love with your language after a burnout.

As touched upon earlier, raising your child bilingually offers many benefits. But you did know that babies becomes smarter as soon as exposed to a second language?

But maybe you don’t know what the second language of your child should be. In that case: check out the languages children should learn if they want the best chances of success in life.

Motivation is something we never can get enough of. Often your mindset determines your motivation. So here are 3 mindsets that fire up your motivation to learn a language.

With so many language apps and methods at your disposal, you might contract a bout of Analysis paralysis.

Apps & Technology

Many experts recommend using your “dead time” for language learning. A new set of apps called Waitsuite might be the ultimate solution for this.

Duolingo — the popular free language learning platform — now has a premium subscription but lessons are still free.

Even though there are so many language apps nowadays, they’re not helpful to everyone. Here’s why they haven’t helped struggling ELL students.

Language Specific

If you’re considering to learn French but you’re still on the fence, check out these six reasons to learn French.

And if that convinced you, here’s: How to speak French: the faster way to learn French.

English is the most studied language in the world. Check out this brief summary of this beautiful and mysterious language.

Something Different

The saying goes that men are from Mars and women from Venus. But did you know that there are cultures where men and women don’t speak the same language?

Just when you think you’ve seen it all, you read this: Can zapping your neck help you quickly learn a foreign language?


Udemy, the online course platform, keeps the promotions coming:

In the month of May, if you go through one of the links below, you can get any course on their site for a mere $15.

Here are a few courses that might interest you:

Chinese Made Easy: Understand 65% of Chinese in 10 hours

English Grammar Launch: Upgrade your speaking and listening

How to Learn and Memorize the Vocabulary of Any Language

Spanish Made Simple – Learn Spanish with a Complete Guide to Becoming Conversational Using a Simplified Approach.

Become a SuperLearner V2: Learn Speed Reading & Boost Memory

That’s it for last month’s language links

Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.


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