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
Do you get nervous when speaking in a foreign language? Check out: The Curse of Emergency Speech – and What to Do About It.
Using “dead” time in your day (moments you have at your disposal but aren’t using) for language learning activities, seems like a good idea. But it could actually hurt your efforts. I explain why in: Don’t Use Every Bit of Time You Have.
An easy way to get more out of your language learning sessions, is to always imagine yourself in a social setting.
Strategies & Tactics
Your ticket to fluency is to work on your weaknesses. Here’s: How to assess your language skills to build a better learning plan using those assessments.
And while you’re at, check this out as well: 10 errors in language learning that can cause anyone to stumble.
We all sometimes wish there was more time in the day. So here’s How to learn a language on a tight schedule.
In this distraction-filled modern world, it’s sometimes hard to stay the course. Fortunately, there’s a lot of helpful information out there, like this post: How to learn any language: 7 tips for staying on task.
I don’t really believe in language learning “secrets”, but some tips are more original than others. Like these ones: 10 top secret tips to sound more fluent.
Learning a language is good for the brain. If you didn’t know that already, check out these: 10 memory and brain benefits of learning a second language.
Many language learners suffer from the fear of speaking in a foreign language. So here’s how to improve your foreign language confidence.
Some people think they’re too old to learn a language. If that’s you, check out: 5 Reasons you need to learn a second language later in life.
Knowing more than one language could give you an edge in your career — here are 6 super successful people who are also bilingual.
Apps & Technology
Social media can be a huge time sucker, but they can also be useful to language learners. For example: Instagram is being used as a language learning tool.
Learning foreign languages can advance your career, but it also depends on which language you learn. Here’s the one language that CEOs must learn to get ahead.
And now you know that the language is Chinese (Mandarin), let’s start learning that right away: 20 Chinese survival phrases.
And once you’ve learned them, let’s take it a step further. Here’s how to train and test your ability to hear Mandarin sounds.
Maybe Chinese is close to your liking but not close enough. Why not try Japanese? Here are 20 Japanese survival phrases.
Spanish isn’t such a hard language to learn, but there are pronunciation issues native English speakers should be aware about. So check out: How to improve your Spanish accent: a Spanish pronunciation guide for native English speakers.
Linguistic Deskilling? I had no idea what that was. Until I read the article and realized the same has happened to me, too. Intrigued? Here are: 3 language and memory-preserving ways to combat linguistic deskilling.
Globalization is ever increasing…and it’s wiping out languages.
Exercise is good for your health, you know that. But did you know it could also help you learn a new language?
With Yabla you can learn a language by watching interesting videos. It’s one of my favorite language learning tools.
If you’re interested, the guys and gals at Yabla are running a Back-to-School promotion: You can get 15% off on an annual subscription during the month of September if you go and purchase through this link.
If need to know Yabla a little better, check out my Yabla review.
All Udemy courses are up to 75% off during the month of September. And if you buy your first course today, it will only cost you $10.
Udemy has a huge collection of courses, but here are some that might interest you:
That’s it for last month’s language links
Until next time!