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 September, 2018:
Strategies & Tactics
Luca Lampariello is the celebrated Internet polyglot from Italy. He shares with us 7 techniques to memorize vocabulary in a foreign language.
It’s often harder to actually start your language learning sessions than it is to keep going. To help you get started here’s some help from Elena Gabrielli: How to actually start your language learning sessions.
You can’t learn a language with just books. You have to use other sources as well. Here’s how to learn a new language with video, audio, and more.
Bad habits are never desirable, so they also can wreck your language learning. Here are 6 bad habits to avoid when learning a new language, and how to break them
If you read about language learning, you’ll encounter the same recommended methods over and over. Here are some less conventional tips.
And while we’re giving tips, check out these 13 language-learning tips from Bates faculty and students.
Still not convinced that learning a new language will benefit you? Check out these 7 incredibly useful benefits of learning a new language.
If you often feel nervous and awkward during your language learning activities, try to make friends with these feelings. It might be exactly what you need.
It’s no surprise but learning a second language helps you be a happier traveler.
And not only that. It can also rejuvenate your business.
And as if that wasn’t enough, learning a new language also keeps your brain young. Whether you’re good at it or not.le
Want to start learning German as a complete beginner? Here’s some help.
It’s no secret that Japanese is a hard language to learn. Can you be fluent in it in 3 months? Of course you can’t, but the post, which fortunately, agrees with this, is worth a read.
Here’s another question you’d be inclined to respond “no” to. Can kids function in French in just two months?
English is, by far, the most learned language in the world. Here are 3 lessons on how to learn and speak advanced English.
Spanish is another popular language among language learners. If you’re learning it, check out this 5-step method to absorb Spanish like a sponge.
Dutch is my native language, so I thought: let’s help promote it a little bit by sharing this post: Eight solid reasons to learn Dutch.
Celebrities can promote language learning as well. Here’s an article about Roger Federer who had fun learning Mandarin Chinese.
Want to improve your memory? Check out these 13 memory-boosting tips from brain scientists.
Pimsleur is running a Columbus Day Sale.
They offer you 40% off on CD format courses and 10% off on MP3 or software courses. Standard shipping is free.
This offer expires 11:59 PM PST October 8, 2018. In other words: be (very) quick or miss out.
That’s it for last month’s language links
Best of the Language Learning Web will be back next month.