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 October, 2018:
Smart Language Learner
The average Western tourist (or expat) acts way too nice when abroad. But…this behavior can be dangerous. Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Be Too Nice When You’re Abroad.
Strategies & Tactics
Italian polyglot Luca Lampariello knows his shit. He shares with us 10 kick-ass tips to learn any language from scratch.
Correct pronunciation in a foreign language can be a bit of a nightmare. Here’s when to worry about pronunciation when learning a language and what to do about it.
And here’s…how to sound like a native speaker.
The path to fluency is paved with…setbacks. Elena Gabrielli teaches us how to deal with them.
To learn a language you need to speak it. Check out these 5 reasons to speak your new language even if you’re shy.
Apps & Technology
Duolingo keeps expanding…and expanding. Now they’ve added Hawaiian as a language you can learn.
And when you’re done with that…or any other Duolingo course, here’s what to do next.
If you’re wasting a lot of time on Instagram, why not learn Spanish with it.
If you learn a language you should also be able count in it. Here’s how to count from 1-100 in Japanese.
Used to speak Spanish but not anymore? Check this out: 3 easy steps to brush up on your Spanish & regain your fluency fast.
Why you should learn Chinese? Here are 5 powerful reasons why learning Chinese could change your life.
When we say “Chinese”, we usually mean Mandarin. But you should speak Cantonese loud and proud, also. There is no need for it to play second fiddle to Mandarin.
Expressing your emotions in another language can be difficult. Here are 9 idioms to help you better express your feelings in English.
And while we’re at it, here’s how to use the present progressive to complain in English.
Learning German? Check out these 47 funny, inspiring and motivational German quotes to help you learn German.
Language learning is more fun when shared. So take a look at these 8 easy tips to learn a language as a family.
Your kids don’t want to participate? Read this: Force your child to learn another language, they’ll one day thank you for it.
Not sure your language abilities are sufficient to teach your kids another language? Here’s how to teach them a language you don’t speak.
And check this out: Meet Sam Okyere: ‘The most famous black man in South Korea’.
It’s an age-old question (no pun intended) but the BBC also tries to answer: What is the best age to learn a language?
Udemy is already running its Black Friday Sale:
You can get—and learn from—any course on their site for $9.99.
Here are some courses you may be interested in:
And…many more language courses: browse here.
Promotion ends on November 25th, 2018.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month for the last ever installment.