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 July, 2018:
Smart Language Learner
There is plenty of stuff on Amazon that will help you learn a language for under $20. Here’s a handy list of 12 of them.
Strategies & Tactics
How can you best learn new sounds in a foreign language? According to studies, the answer is complicated.
Just make sure you don’t neglect your listening skills. Here’s how to improve them and why listening is the black sheep of language learning skills.
If you haven’t yet decided on what language to learn (next), check out these 5 interesting languages that are worth learning.
Many people have anxiety when speaking in a foreign language. For them: How to practise speaking a new language… without the anxiety rush.
Here’s some solid language learning advice, mostly mind-set related, from polyglots Shannon Kennedy and Steve Kaufmann.
Apps & Technology
Learning a language can be boring… So let’s do something about it. Here’s: Language learning with video games: how to make games an effective learning tool.
And while we’re at it, check out these 11 foreign language shows On Netflix that are worth a watch.
Apps can be fun as well. But here’s a good post on why you need more than a language app to gain language proficiency.
Duolingo keeps expanding. They have just launched a Hindi language course for English speakers.
Knowing when to use Por vs Para in Spanish can be difficult. Luckily, here’s some help: Por vs para in Spanish: a comprehensive guide to getting it right everytime.
Swahili is a language spoken by an estimated 90 million people in Africa alone. Here’s an in-depth guide on how to learn Swahili.
When learning English, you have a tremendous amount of online real-life material at your disposal. Here’s how to use online news to improve your English.
You might think that technology is a blessing for the modern language learner. And some aspects are beneficial. But it has its potential pitfalls. What they are? Check out this post: How putting your phone down might just help your language learning process.
Want to get smarter? Who doesn’t? Here are 6 science-backed ways to do just that.
Just when you think you’ve seen it all: New study finds insects speak in different “dialects”.
Looking for foreign language subtitles? Never run out with these 6 sites.
We end this installment with a fascinating story: How Tasmania’s Aboriginal people reclaimed a language.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.