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 January, 2018:
Smart Language Learner
Say “Spaced Repetition” and people think “flashcards”. But you can use SR with any language learning activity. And the results are usually great. Here’s 4 Ways to Accelerate Your Language Learning with Spaced Repetition but Without Using Flashcards.
Strategies & Tactics
It’s always a good idea to plan your language learning journey. And it starts with planning small. Check out: 5 steps for planning a productive and successful language learning week.
Language learning has the reputation of being boring. So if you want to teach your child a new language, you’ll need a different approach. Maybe this helps: How to use cartoons to learn a language with your kids.
Mel Robbins developed a great rule for doing things you don’t feel like doing: The 5-second rule. Here’s how to use that rule for language learning.
Not all things language learning should be digital. There are many advantages to getting away from all the screens that surround you. Here’s how to organize a foreign language notebook in 8 simple tips.
With the increasing number of multicultural societies in the world, speaking multiple languages can help break the ice. Check out the story of a deputy that uses fluency in five languages while doing his job.
If that story didn’t do it for you, check out: The Joys and Benefits of bilingualism, and get learning!
I don’t have to tell you anymore that learning a new language is good for the brain. But a new study has revealed that learning a second language boosts the cognitive flexibility of autistic children and makes it easier for them to switch tasks.
Some people just want to speak one new language language. Some shoot for three. And others…well, here’s how to speak 10! languages while staying sane and motivated.
In case you didn’t know, 2018 is officially the year of the Irish language.
Japanese is a tough language to learn. But there’s help: here’s a beginner’s guide to the Japanese language.
But maybe learning French is more your thing. In that case check out the post with the cheeky title: How getting a bikini wax in paris is helping me perfect my French.
If you’re more into Pizza and Spaghetti, the next post might be more your cup of tea: 82 basic Italian phrases to survive your first conversations with a native speaker.
Or if you’re learning German, take a look at these 7 sources of free German ebooks for learners.
If you’re like me, you like to be lazy from time to time. In Dutch there’s a verb for that: Niksen.
Some languages are in danger of extinction. John Caicon the Australian National University is trying to bring back a language spoken by only 50 people.
You may think you understand your dog when it’s barking to you. But can you really??? Well, maybe soon you can: Scientists are developing ‘Pet translator’ technology to convert dog bark into human language.
Do you work out to look better? Maybe you should focus on language learning instead. A new study suggests that being bilingual is sexier than having a six pack.
The more senses you use while learning, the better you remember. Here’s how sound and smell cues can enhance learning while you sleep.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.