Best of the Language Learning Web – 19 Great Links from June 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

First of all, if you haven’t already done so, check out these two short articles I published in June:

Do You Really Hate to Study?

The Worst Thought a Language Learner can Have

Now, over to interesting content from other websites:

Strategies & Tactics

Lindsay from Lindsay Does Languages helps us to use spotify for language learning.

We’d all like to be more productive language learners. Here’s how to get stuff done when you study a language.

When learning another language, one of the hardest skills to master is listening. So check out the 5-step method to improve your listening skills.

Raising your child bilingually isn’t as easy a task as it would seem. A little help goes a long way. Here are the best resources to raise your child bilingually.


There are many benefits to raising your child bilingually. For example, a recent study suggests bilingual children are better at recognizing voices.

And if you teach your child these 3 languages, you’ll basically be raising a future ceo.

And the benefits aren’t exclusive to children. Here’s why learning another language keeps us young.

Apps & Technology

If you’re a fan of Google Translate, Amazon is planning to rival Google with a service that translate languages.

But even with the recent advancements of machine translation, learning a foreign language is not obsolete.

Language Specific

If you’re interested in learning Korean, why not start here: 35 free online korean language classes and resources.

If you’re learning Chinese, here’s how to take the pain out of your Chinese listening practice.

French remains a popular language. Movies are popular as well…. So why not combine the two?

It’s not easy to choose which language you should learn in College, so here’s a little help.

Something Different

Let’s face it, people waste a lot of time. We language learners are no different. Check out 13 of the biggest time wasters language learners are guilty of.

Textbooks are still useful when learning another language. Here are the only 6 language textbook sources you need.

Literal translation between languages can be a tricky thing. Especially when it comes to idioms. Check out these 21 idioms that don’t make sense when translated into English.

It’s sometimes hard to understand why people want to learn fictional languages, but they can be popular. In Switzerland for example, Klingon language courses are selling out.



Pimsleur is still a decent product for beginning language learners. Problem is: it’s not cheap.

However they’re now running a 4th of July promotion with up to 17% off.

If you’re interested, hurry up as this offer expires 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time 7/04/17.

French Today

If you’re learning French, French Today is also running a 4th of July sale (expires the 10th of July).

They offer a 20% discount on all products.


Udemy offers discounts throughout the month of July.

You can get any course on their site for a mere $10.

This offer expires 7-7-2017, but runs again from 7-11-2017 until 7-20-2017.  Throughout the month of July you can get any course for $15 or less.

Here are some courses that might interest you:

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

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

English Grammar Launch: Upgrade your speaking and listening

Goal-Setting Mastery: How To Get 10x Faster Results!

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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