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What topics can I ask about here?

Language Learning Stack Exchange is for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone interested in the techniques of language acquisition.

Questions on the following topics are welcome here:

  • Questions about learning or teaching techniques regarding any human language, including dead, unspoken and constructed languages.
  • Questions regarding definite obstacles faced by anyone learning a language.
  • Questions regarding specific language learning techniques or resources, and their effectiveness in comparison to others.
  • Requests seeking books, studies, web sites, or other resources supporting the scientific basis for any aspect of language study.
  • Questions seeking hard-to-find learning resources for a specific language. Be as specific as possible.
  • Questions regarding the use of language-learning or teaching software or technology (i.e. Duolingo, Anki, etc.) in conjunction with the learning/teaching process.

But please don't ask questions about the following topics, which are deemed off-topic here:

  • Questions about grammar, spelling, phonetics, or other aspects of a specific language. Such questions are better asked at one of the language-specific Q&A sites.
  • Translation or proofreading requests, and rating the quality of a translation or passage.
  • Questions about non-human languages, such as those used by animals or machines.
  • Questions to identify a specific language used in a document or an image.

Please look around to see if your question has been asked before. It’s also OK to ask and answer your own question.

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