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 February, 2018:
Smart Language Learner
Spaced Repetition isn’t limited to flashcards. Here are 4 Ways to Accelerate Your Language Learning with Spaced Repetition but Without Using Flashcards.
Strategies & Tactics
When you make an error in your new language, it’s easy to start thinking negatively. But this only gives way to error avoidance. Check out these 2 things to remember next time you make a language error.
Some people say there aren’t any shortcuts in language learning. But according to science there’s a simple brain hack that will help you learn a new language much faster.
Working with too many language learning resources, may actually hurt your progress. Here’s How to do more in your language studies, with less – Another look at minimalist language learning.
Learning a language through the movies can be a complex endeavor. Here’s some help: The scene approach: how to really learn a language through movies.
Anthony Metivier claims he’s found profound memory benefits from journaling for language learning. Check it out: The freedom journal for language learning: the ultimate 10-step guide.
Can you learn a language like a child does? Who knows… But this might be a good start: How to learn a language like a child? 3 things my polyglot kid does differently.
Some people would like to work with an online tutor, but they are too scared to actually do it. If that’s you, read this: Debunking 5 scary myths about learning with an online tutor.
Nayanika Kapoor explains how learning a foreign language is difficult but worthwhile.
Here’s information on the brain benefits of learning a second language. Most of them are already pretty well known. But they could still motivate you to get started with language learning.
Apps & Technology
Duolingo is a good tool to get some basics under your belt. Check out these 7 tips to make learning a new language on Duolingo much easier.
A 12-year old Hong Kong girl launched her language learning app MinorMynas at age 10 after struggling with Mandarin lessons
When you’re learning a language, you sometimes feel vulnerable and insecure. Stephanie Schottel explains why it’s okay to feel that way.
Nicole Webb is future-proofing her child with Chinese lessons, she thinks we all should be doing the same.
And if you plan to do so, then also check out these myths and misconceptions about learning Chinese.
Tourists visiting France often complain about how rude the French can be. Here’s why they are that way and what to do about it.
Usually we only talk about the benefits of language learning here on Smart Language Learner. But there are also some quirky side effects to it. Here are seven of them. (Or are there only six?)
But there’s more, you’re also more likely to lie in your second language.
“Stress is bad for your memory.” That’s what they always say and I’ve always thought it to be true. A new study, however, suggest that anxiety could improve your memory.
You can now get 10% off on any 6-month or annual LingQ subscription.
LingQ is a cool language learning tool that lets you learn a new language through interesting content. In essence, LingQ is a reading app with audio vocabulary building tools.
You can read my LingQ review here.
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This offer expires April 7, 2018. Email me for any questions.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.