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
You can approach learning a new language with two different mentalities. One will guarantee success, and the other heaps of uncertainty. Here is: The Come-to-Me vs the Go-Get-It Mentality.
You’re never too old to learn a new language. But I recommend you keep in mind my Two Essential Rules for Senior Language Learners.
The Most Important Task in Language Learning is not what you think. It’s got nothing to do with learning vocab or grammar. Rather, it’s a mindset thing…
Strategies & Tactics
To learn a language, many recommend you make it a daily ritual. Here’s how to find the best time of day for language learning on your schedule. But if a fixed time doesn’t work for you, then try the fixed-fluid schedule.
Unfortunately, many people suffer from foreign language anxiety. Know that all hope is not lost. Check out these 4 trusted tips for overcoming foreign language anxiety.
Stephen Krashen—a linguistics professor—is well known for his theory that all language learning is done through comprehensible input. Here’s an interesting interview with him.
In spite of what some people may say, language learning is cool. Here’s why.
Some people think learning a new language is no longer worth the trouble… Why? Rapidly improving translation technology. But while translation technology is useful, it should not replace learning a language.
Language learning can be a lonely experience, especially in the beginning. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way. Check out: 8 ways to make language-learning friends and learn together.
Apps & Technology
And while we’re being social…Did you know there are social networks built just for language learners.
Duolingo is often criticised for the “useless” sentences it teaches. The persons ate the crocodile. The table is doing Yoga. Andrew London talks about how Duolingo made him 26% Fluent in idiot.
French pronunciation can be a ….. Luckily, there’s always Olly Richards.
If you’re thinking about learning German but need a little push, here are 10 pushes.
If you’ve decided to learn Spanish, this might be interesting: The best way to learn Spanish for beginners: the complete guide.
Talk about putting your money where your mouth is. Joey Ingram bets $7,500 he can learn to speak Mandarin fluently within one year.
Well, Joey…Here’s something for ya: Should you focus on learning Chinese words or phrases?
Da da, boo boo. Yep, I’ve learned another language: Baby talk! Turns out: A new study shows that baby talk is a universal language.
I’ve always thought that alcohol can help you speak a new language more easily. At low doses, that is. A recent study now suggests the same.
If you’re male and language learning bores you out of your head, try this: Porn star cam girls are offering online language lessons with a VERY naughty twist.
If you’ve been reading Best of the Language Learning for some time, it’ll be no surprise to you.
Udemy is running a promotion…again.
From November 6 to November 9, you’ll be able to purchase any course on their site for $12.
Udemy offer many language courses. Some are crap, some are great. Here are some courses that might interest you:
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.