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Questions tagged [electronic-resources]

Language learning materials that are primarily hosted online or in a sort of electronic medium; examples include audiobooks, movies, and songs.

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How can watching movies help improve fluency and listening skill?

Poems, songs, and book are usually known to help with your listening skills and clearly, your fluency. With movies, it seems different to me for some reason. Movies have a lot of stuff going on with ...
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Through which language can you learn the most other languages online?

Say I'm a native Tagalog speaker wanting to learn German. Seeing as how there's not an abundance of Tagalog --> German language courses online or in person (and that's an understatement!), I would ...
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How can I learn a language with little documentation/resources (Georgian)?

I've been trying to learn Georgian for almost 9 months now but have got no where. I do know a Georgian, even despite his undeniable skill in English he can't explain Georgian grammar to me. Georgian ...
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Where can I find people to practice Scottish Gaelic with?

I'm learning Scottish Gaelic but without anyone to talk to and practice with it's tricky. Are there any free sites where I can chat to people in Scottish Gaelic to improve? NOTE: Free is very ...
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Seeking sources for learning Aramaic

I am interested in learning Aramaic on my own. I would like to be able to have just a basic working usage of the language. I am more interested in learning its pronunciation than being able to read ...
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Updated versions of FSI courses

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) courses (found here, here or here) are free, thorough, and an amazing resource for language learners. But they are quite old - many of the courses are well over 50 ...
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When is Google Translate good for in the learning process?

Google Translate is a fairly well-known online translation service that is fairly notorious for giving out-of-context or just incorrect translations for phrases or sentences. Google Translate does ...
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Anything similar to Duolingo for learning Tagalog?

I think the way Duolingo executes language learning is great. It's a really fun way to understand the basics/vocabulary and the gamification keeps you interested. Unfortunately, as most users have ...
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Are there any free online resources for learning Tamazight?

I'd like to learn Tamazight or any related Berber language by self-learning, in a first step. As far as I know they are similar to some extent therefore I'm not excluding the possibility to use ...
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Resources for learning Nicaraguan Sign language

I am trying to learn Nicaraguan Sign Language (ISN), but I can't seem to find online resources. I don't have anyone to learn from offline, so online is the only way. I am open to different methods (...
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Open-source English-French Dictionary

I'm looking for an English to French dictionary in a plain text file (.txt for example). I already found some dictionaries but a lot of definitions are wrong or incomplete: know; savons, sache, ...
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Seeking an Arabic dictionary with colloquialisms

There are words in colloquial Arabic that Google Translate won't understand and which are not even an Arabic dictionary! This problem is noticeably worse than for, say, Spanish or English, where many ...
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Seeking West Punjabi learning resources

I wish to learn the Punjabi language. From what I understand, Western Punjabi (spoken in Pakistan) is the traditional Punjabi language that Punjabis spoke before the Partition of India (which ...
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Grammar and language learning books/software (Irish)

I am currently learning Irish with the help of the Android application "Duolingo". It doesn't teach me the grammar; it works with translating sentences. I don't think the app is very useful; I tried ...
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Rigorous Hebrew course for an independent study?

I'm a high-schooler looking to take an independent study course in Hebrew. My previous request was turned down due to not being rigorous enough (Ulpan-Or specifically). Can anyone recommend a decent, ...
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Downloadable recordings of individual Mongolian words

I'm working on an Anki deck for Mongolian. The book "Fluent Forever" suggests including recordings of words if possible. The book suggests using forvo.com for recordings, and it's pretty good, except ...
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Where can I find graded readers for Russian?

Graded readers are a good type of material for extensive reading. But how do you find graded readers in Russian? The English Wikipedia article graded reader has no link to the same concept in the ...
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List of Chinese “verb plus object” verbs?

In Chinese, many verbs consist of two characters. However, not all two-character verbs function in the same way. One category of two-character verbs consists of verbs where the two characters cannot ...
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What Duolingo-like resources are there for learning Hindi?

I'm looking for free desktop or mobile applications that have an approach to learning Hindi that is similar to Duolingo's, in that it has a primary gamification aspect. I have tried several, but very ...
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Graded readers for Norwegian?

As several other questions have pointed out, graded readers are a good type of material for extensive reading. Where can I find graded readers in Norwegian? I am interested in finding them both in ...
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Is there a typing tutor for Modern Hebrew?

Is there a typing tutor program for Modern Hebrew on the PC that is friendly for Hebrew learners? I would like to learn to type on the Standard Israeli Hebrew keyboard layout, the one that starts ...
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How can I progress from A1 to B2 on listening skills?

My written Mandarin Chinese is likely B2 while speaking and listening are practically useless, likely A1 on CEFR scale. I'm now trying to improve the listening and speaking fluency, but for me it is ...
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Graded readers for Dutch?

As I have already mentioned in several other questions, graded readers are a good resources for extensive reading, at least for people who are not yet sufficiently proficient to read texts written for ...
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Graded readers for English?

Graded readers are a good resources for extensive reading, at least for people who are not yet sufficiently proficient to read texts written for native speakers of the target language. We have graded ...
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Can I measure my Chinese proficiency without taking an HSK test?

Is it possible to measure my proficiency on Mandarin Chinese without taking an HSK exam? I recently took a brief exam on EasyMandarin website but it is only about a brief grammar and vocabulary test, ...
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Spanish audio or video resources to practise shadowing

I am looking for audio and/or video resources in Spanish (as spoken in Spain, not Latin America) to practise shadowing. Shadowing is a technique that involves listening to audio and simultaneously ...
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Graded readers for German?

As several other questions already mentioned, graded readers are a good resources for extensive reading, at least for people who are not yet sufficiently proficient to read texts written for native ...
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Graded readers for Spanish?

Graded readers are a good type of material for extensive reading. Where can I find graded readers in Spanish?
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Mnemonics for learning Hangul?

I have just started learning Korean in an online course and I'm looking for resources that use mnemonics for Hangul or Hangeul, so I can learn the writing system in less time. Are any such resources ...
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Graded readers for Polish?

As I have already mentioned in several other questions, graded readers are a good resources for extensive reading, at least for people who are not yet sufficiently proficient to read texts written for ...
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Collection of mnemonics for learning foreign languages?

I recently noticed that some language versions of Wikipedia have a list of mnemonic devices that contains examples that can be used for learning languages. For example: Mnemonic devices on the ...
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Are there any accurate online resources for learning to write Devanagari?

I recently looked at several YouTube videos that teach you how to write Devaganari, the abugida writing system used by languages such as Hindi, Marathi, Maithili and Sanskrit. What struck me as ...
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Teaching a foreign language resources - The Direct Approach (or Method)

Two friends have told me they want to learn to speak Italian and are interested in paying me to teach them. I have an illness that makes it hard for me to work so I need to find a way to earn some ...
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Graded readers for Portuguese?

Extensive reading or reading for pleasure is an excellent way of getting a lot of "comprehensible input" in a foreign language. Graded readers provide this type of comprehensible. Are there any graded ...
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Is there a similar app to Lernu for learning Korean?

I've recently been interested in Esperanto, and found a highly useful site for learning it. Lernu teaches you Esperanto by telling a story Esperanto with the English translation available by hovering ...
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Is Ekapeli useful for an adult learner of Finnish?

Ekapeli is an educational game intended for children, especially those with problems with reading and writing Finnish. There are different versions for native Finnish speakers and for immigrants. The ...
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Is it a good idea to practice American English by listening to radio from the USA?

While I was looking for a better way to practice American English I found a website, where you can find radio channels from all over the world. Do you think it is a good idea to practice your ...
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Where can I find graded readers for French?

Graded readers are a good type of material for extensive reading. But how do you find graded readers in French? The English Wikipedia article graded reader has no link to the same concept in the ...
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Seeking Egyptian Arabic dictionary with sort of most common single words top down style

I am looking for a website which has an app for the most common single Egyptian Arabic words, with the ability to sort words from most common to least common, preferably with romanization included in ...
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Graded readers for Korean?

Extensive reading or reading for pleasure is an excellent way of getting a lot of "comprehensible input" in a foreign language. Graded readers provide this type of comprehensible input. Korean is ...
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Where to find and how to learn math vocabulary in Danish?

What are good resources for finding out and learning mathematics vocabulary in Danish? How to learn the words to the level of being able to give lecture courses and supervise bachelor's thesis in the ...
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Graded readers for Hungarian?

As several other questions already mentioned, graded readers are a good resources for extensive reading, at least for people who are not yet sufficiently proficient to read texts written for native ...
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Mnemonics for learning Russian alphabet (Cyrillic)?

I'm looking for resources that use mnemonics for the Cyrillic script, so I can learn the writing system in less time. There are several Cyrillic alphabets, but I am only interested in the Russian ...
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Learning Arabic

I'm learning literature Arabic (or what is it called?). I had no trouble finding learning materials, but I want to practice the grammar I have learned. Where can I find exercises in Arabic grammar ...
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Mnemonics for learning Greek alphabet?

I'm looking for resources that use mnemonics for the Greek alphabet, so I can learn the writing system in less time. I would prefer a printed or printable resources (ideally small), but an electronic ...
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Complete intro to the structure of Tibetan letters

In order to learn the Tibetan language, I would like to learn to write the characters as seen on Wikipedia: I would just use it as a reference and zoom into the characters to learn to draw them, but ...
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Best way to learn Czech noun declensions

This post is about a technique I thought up for learning Czech (čeština) Declensions In an attempt to learn Czech declensions, I wonder whether a web page on the internet or standard Android ...
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Are there any interactive language learning resources for Levantine Arabic?

I've used Rosetta Stone to learn basic Spanish. I think it is an extremely effective teaching method for me, it worked great. Now I wish to learn Levantine Arabic (or Gulf Arabic). I can't find any ...
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Source for text + audio books with normal search

I would like to learn language by reading books in it and listen how native speaker narrator reads it. So I need normal source of audiobooks with the following properties: 1) provides both e-book and ...
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High-qualilty videos for New Practical Chinese Reader

新实用汉语课本 or New Practical Chinese Reader is a series of textbooks for learning Standard Chinese published by Beijing Language and Culture University Press. There are six textbooks, containing 70 ...