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
Here are the articles I published on the blog in September. If you haven’t already, check them out.
We all sometimes prefer to do less challenging stuff in our language learning. Therefore, it’s important to find a Balance Between What You Like to Do and What You Should Do.
Instead of spending the same amount of time on language learning each day, try something more flexible. Use stretch goals to keep motivated and still do enough to advance.
Everyone seems to agree that Extroverts are better language learners. I don’t: Are You an Introvert? Don’t Worry!
Translating in your head isn’t necessarily a disadvantage. I explain why in the post: Translating in Your Head is a Good Thing.
Strategies & Tactics
If your memory is betraying you when learning a foreign language, try something else. Check out: How to use visual memory techniques to build a conversational vocabulary.
Many language learners struggle with foreign language pronunciation. If that’s you, here’s something you may like: Improve your accent: 5 tips for sounding native in any foreign language.
When it comes to learning a new language, there are many different opinions about the best way to achieve that. Here’s how Brandon Cole recommends you learn a new language.
Measuring your language learning progress is important to keep motivated, and to find out where you to need to get better. Here is: Language learning progress: 9 ways to see how far you’ve come.
Want a more peaceful world? Start by learning about other cultures and languages.
A nice story on the School News Network: Two teens learn each other’s language, and more.
When you start to learn any language you always wonder how long it will take to reach fluency. Dimitris tries to answer the question: How long does it take to learn Italian.
Sign language is often ignored when we talk about language learning, but it’s a language all the same. Here’s: Learn how to say hi, bye and I love you in Sign language.
For learners of Japanese: The sport of sumo can be an aid for learning the Japanese language.
French remains a very popular language with foreign language learners. Here’s the French idioms crash course: how to sound like a native French speaker.
Want to live in a city with low stress? Better learn German.
Reading in Chinese isn’t exactly easy. But here’s how to read Chinese Characters in 5 minutes.
It’s one thing learning one of the popular languages, but it may actually be more fulfilling to learn a minority language.
In the dubbed Spanish version of Terminator 2, did you think Arnold Schwarzenegger also said “Hasta la vista, baby!”? He didn’t. Find out what he did say by reading: 5 Famous movie quotes in other languages.
You’ve probably heard, maybe on this very blog, that learning another language can delay dementia. Well….a recent study suggests that it may not be true after all.
I don’t know why anyone would want to learn a language like Klingon, but hey, gotta cater to ‘em all. Here are 5 Genuinely useful Klingon Phrases.
An interesting post from Psychology Today: How speaking a second language affects the way you think.
Brazilians face a tough choice: Learn English or Mandarin? The (partial) answer is somewhat surprising.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.