Let’s face it:
The Internet is big, very big…
A lot of good stuff on language learning is published every month… But—naturally—so is a lot of junk.
If you want to stay informed on the latest and best about language learning, you have two options at your disposal:
You can do it yourself…
And spend hours—with a crooked back—looking for gold in the sewer waste.
Or, you can let me do the dirty job for you.
Best of the Language Learning Web is my attempt to do just that.
The goal here, is to have last month’s best language learning links all in one place.
Take a look at my selection from April, 2018:
Smart Language Learner
In April we published two interesting posts on Smart Language Learner:
Difficult people can be hard to deal with sometimes. And it’s even harder when you’re speaking in a foreign language. Here are 5 Ways to Deal with Difficult People When Learning a New Language.
Love is a fantastic motivator for learning a new language. But it’s not all sunshine. Things can become tricky. Here’s some help: Do It for Love: Learning Your Partner’s Native Language.
Strategies & Tactics
Is there a single best way to learn a language? Probably not. Even so, check out this post from Mashable: The best way to learn a language: Tips, tricks, and apps to get you fluent in no time.
The four skills of language learning are so connected that if you improve one, the others automatically become better as well. Here’s how talking more can make you better at listening — to foreign languages.
It’s somewhat of a recurring theme in language learning: can you learn several languages at once? Well, it might not be ideal, but you can. Here are some good tips.
Full in-country immersion may be easy for extraverts, it’s a different story for introverts. If you’re an introvert, check this out: Introvert-friendly introduction to language learning immersion.
Why learn a language? Here are 8 polyglots answering this question for you.
Learning a new language doesn’t have to be boring. Here’s how to turn study time into play time with 14 fun methods.
And it gets better: Playing games can help you learn a new language.
Apps & Technology
Free app Duolingo keeps improving: It suddenly has over twice as much language learning material.
Advertisement for language learning apps is usually a lot of hyperbole. Language-learning apps don’t capture how long it takes to actually learn a language.
I could have easily stuck this link in the previous category, but it also qualifies for this one. So here goes: Using language apps won’t get your German skills where you need them.
Some things unexpectedly combine very well. Here’s how cooking has helped Stephanie Ford learn Russian.
Learning Chinese can cost you a lot of time. Maybe more time than you have available. This might help: Learn Chinese in 5 minutes – how to study when you only have a few minutes.
And if you’re thinking about using an online tutor for learning Chinese. Here’s how to find one.
And while we’re at it. Check out: how to learn Chinese as an introvert student.
Struggling to learn Greek Vocabulary? Here are 3 different ways that make words stick in your mind.
Here’s a touching story. It’s about a grandma that spends 4 to 5 hours a day learning English so she can communicate with her granddaughter.
Some languages are in danger of extinction. Here’s an article about 4 native American tribes that are fighting to keep their languages alive.
In fact, every two weeks a language dies. Wikitongues wants to save them.
You probably know that most kinds of stress are bad for you. But did you know it can cause memory loss and confusion?
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That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.