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Aug 30, 2014
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teachnologies:

thesnarkyschoolteacher:

Good infographic.

This is one of the only way I’ll take notes. It’s fantastic, especially when you’re skimming back later.

teachnologies:

thesnarkyschoolteacher:

Good infographic.

This is one of the only way I’ll take notes. It’s fantastic, especially when you’re skimming back later.

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Aug 30, 2014
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anotherlanguageblog:

asianhistory:

General:

Reddit Threads:

SRS  (Spaced Repetition flashcards)

Arabic:

Chinese (Mostly/All Mandarin):

Gujarati:
Hindi:

Indonesian - Bhasa Indonesian:

Korean:

Japanese:

Malay:


Tamil

Thai:

So You Want to Learn… List:

Other:

  • Tumblr tags: #learning _________ 
  • Can I become Fluent in ______ in ______ months/weeks/days?
     
    No. You can’t. 
  • Can I learn Japanese from just watching Anime/Korean from Kpop/Chinese from Wuxia films?
    Not on your life. Do you only speak the english you know from Spongebob? N’SYNC? The 300? Didn’t think so.
  • What about Rosetta Stone?
    For $180-$399 dollars? Are you insane? The program is built to teach you the Romantic languages.  If you buy Rosetta stone for $400, and pass up every free resource on this list, I doubt your desire to actually learn anything. Don’t do it to yourself. That is a lot of money you probably won’t get back.
  • But I heard that Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Arabic/etc is really difficult:
    Well if over a billion Chinese people can speak Chinese, why can’t you? No really, don’t let something like this bother you. No, this is not the ease of moving from a English to a Romance language or German, but hey, if you wanted to learn German (and all those ridiculous cases) you’d be doing that. 
  • But what about ______?
    I have knowledge on resources mostly limited to JPN/CHI/KOR classes. This is a participatory list, which I am more than grateful to take submissions for.
I repost this every two weeks whether I need to or not. It too good not to and the original compiler deserves that much respect.

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Aug 30, 2014
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bookgasms:

itsstuckyinmyhead:

Odd Romeo and Juliet Tumblr Posts

I’m so glad I’m procrastinating going to bed because if I had gone to bed I wouldn’t be crying laughing at this.

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Aug 30, 2014
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LANGUAGE LEARNING WEBSITES AND RESOURCES MASTERPOST »

saintlydemon:

Hit Cmd+F or Ctrl+F to search for your language! I’ll update this list as I come across more, so contact me if you have something that you think should get added!

WEBSITES

  • Duolingo - Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese. More are coming very soon, including Irish and Danish.

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Aug 30, 2014
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drawing-interrupted:

wincherella:

I read to my middle school kids all the time.

Parents always ask me “what can I do?”… READ!

drawing-interrupted:

wincherella:

I read to my middle school kids all the time.

Parents always ask me “what can I do?”… READ!

(Source: oscarlearnoscarteach, via from-student-to-teacher)


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Aug 29, 2014
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prettybooks:

Jane Austen by Margaret Kennedy


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Aug 29, 2014
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The Scientific Reason Making Typos Doesn't Mean You're Careless »


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Aug 29, 2014
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