Best of the Language Learning Web – 19 Great Links from December 2016


The on-line 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’ll 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:

Strategies & Tactics

Things are more fun when they are shared. Lindsey from Lindsey Does Languages tries to answer the question: Do You Need a Language Study Buddy?

Too busy to learn a new language? Think again. Here are some tips on how to hack your time to learn one.

Knowing some language learning science may speed up your language learning. Check out these five research-based language learning tips.

It’s nice to be able to speak one foreign language, but why not learn more? Anna Murakawa’s goal is to learn 10 languages by age 30.


Age is never an excuse not to learn a new language. Here are 7 Reasons You’re not Too Old to Learn a Language.

Being multilingual can increase your career earnings. Check out The top 9 languages for the highest-paid jobs in Britain.

And talking about money…here’s How to Get Paid to Learn a Language, from the Fluent in 3 Months blog.

Learning a new language can be tough sometimes. Therefore, we must cherish the Little Moments of Joy in Language Learning.

Apps & The Internet

Duolingo, the immensely popular language app, now has new social features.

Mersiv is a language learning gadget that captures your surroundings and whispers lessons in your ear.

Language Specific

If you’re learning Hindi, Bollywood films can be a great resource. Here are 5 Hindi Films You’re Sure to Fall in Love With.

From one language that’s spoken by many people in the world to another: Great Books To Inspire English Language Learners.

And if you need some motivation to learn German, check out this post from Fluent in 3 Months: 10 Good Reasons to Learn German.

We already know that language can build bridges, but check out the story of a Chinese woman who’s keeping the Arabic language alive.

Spanish remains a popular language to learn. There is an almost inexhaustible amount of resources to choose from. Benny Lewis puts a spin on it: Spanish for Kids: Where to Start and Online Resources.

Something Different

We bilinguals are an odd bunch;-). Here are 9 Things Bilingual People Do.

Spanish may not be that hard a language to learn, but actor Alec Baldwin is Struggling To Learn Spanish. asks the interesting question: Does the Language We Speak Affect Our Perception of Reality?

And talking about interesting questions, what about: How Will Machine Translators Change Language Learning?

That’s it for last month’s language links

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


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