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
When you start to learn a language it’s nice to have high hopes. But when these become unrealistic expectations, you may be in trouble.
When it comes to being a good language learner, resilience is probably the first thing you need. That means if you fall off the bandwagon, you need to get back on it.
Strategies & Tactics
With so many language learning blogs out there, many language learning tips are repeated until all their meaning seems to vanish.
And the Transparent Language blog walks the talk, because they also give you 5 unusual tips to learn a language faster.
If you quit learning a language a long time ago, not all is lost. Check out: How to remember a language you forgot.
There’s quite a bit of memory research out there that could be helpful when learning another language. Here’s how memory research can help you learn a new language.
Learning a new language can boost your lifetime earnings. By how much? Research says learning one of the languages mentioned in this article boosts lifetime earnings by $67,000 (or more).
And if that didn’t convince you, Sir or Ma’am, maybe this will: 6 benefits of learning a language for seniors.
Apps & Technology
We humans aren’t the only ones who have a hard time learning Chinese. Turns out, computers have the same problem.
If you’re sick of boring language apps, use these 6 best language learning apps for kids and unlock your inner child.
There isn’t just one Spanish, there are many. Check out the Spanish accents and dialects around the world.
Sometimes, learning a language up to fluency may not be your goal but you do want to know enough of the language in order to survive. Here are: 20 Italian survival phrases.
And in case you’re learning French, these might come in handy: 17 things about the French language you won’t know until you live in France.
If you’re thinking about learning German, here’s why you should.
Made the decision? Good! Now check out: How to learn German from scratch: the ultimate guide for beginners.
Extraverts are better language learners. That’s what we always hear. And a recent study confirms this, but here’s the surprise: Extraverts are likely to perform better in speaking and reading but Introverts are generally better listeners!
Have a baby? You know, a little kid… Researchers have developed an educational program that can teach babies a second language in just one hour per day.
A job interview can be a nerve racking experience. It gets even harder when it’s not in your native language. No worries, help is on its way: How to ace a job-interview in a non-native language.
Ever wondered why there are so many languages? Alison Kroulek explains.
Rocket Languages is running a Back-to-School sale. You can get 60% off on all online courses.
Rocket Languages offers courses in many languages including: Spanish, French, Italian, Chinese, German, Japanese and Russian.
If you’re interested, put your skates on, as the deal expires 12.00 PM PST, Friday August 4, or when 500 courses are sold. Update: There are only 33 courses left.
Online course platform Udemy is also running several promotions this month. Starting on August 4, 12:00 AM PST, you can get any course on their site for $12 or less. This deal expires August 10 12:00 AM PST.
Here are some courses that might interest you:
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.