Language learning resources

THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND WILL BE UPDATED

Resources I use and love:

My favorite language learning service is italki,where you find teachers and tutors from all over the world. Use this link to sign up and once you book a lesson, you get $10 for free to use on any lesson (and so do I!).

Podcasts and blogs about languages and learning (that I listen or read regularly):

Creative language learning podcast and Fluent website – A website and podcast are hosted by Kerstin who speaks 8 languages and is also a language teacher. No quick fluency promises (the way I like it).

Lindsay does languages is a blog by Lindsay who hosts Creative language learning podcast with Kerstin. I really like her unique way of using technology like SnapchatInstagram, and Spotify for language learning.

I will teach you a language podcast and blog are full of good advice and I agree on many things with Olly, so I enjoy listening and reading a lot.

SpongeMind Podcast – This podcast comes out both in English and Korean. As I don’t know Korean I’m only listening to the English version, but I think this is super useful if you study Korean (and for Koreans who study, English of course).

Other resources

Babbel_LogoI wasn’t convinced about Babbel, although I had heard of it. To me it just seemed like Duolingo, but you have to pay. But this review convinced me.

Duolingo_logo_with_owl.svgDuolingo I would use for any language that is not found in Babbel. The weakness of Duolingo for me is, that you can’t skip around the way you can in Babbel. But I think it’s a solid choice and the language selection is pretty excellent.

 

Other blogs and podcasts

Fluent in 3 months blog seemed a bit arrogant to me at first, but I occasionally read posts and there are a lot of good tips and I like the idea of making language learning more approachable. It concentrates on speaking and not studying much grammar, which I don’t completely agree with. However, if this is the style that works for you, you will most likely find it amazing.

The Mezzofanti Guild has a similar approach to Fluent in 3 months with speaking and not learning grammar. Lots of good advice whether this is your approach or not.