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Is there research into the phenomenon of "increased skill leading to decreased attention" for L2 learning, and what can a student do about it?

User phills at chinese-forums.org describes their experience learning Chinese through listening to audiobooks: Paradoxically, I couldn't do these other things before when I was worse at the skill. I ...
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Where can I find "categories" which I can use for L2 practice by listing words in those categories?

A Reddit post has an exercise of listing 5 different things in each category: A1: colors A2: rooms of a house B1: sea creatures B2: chemical elements C1: ways to cook an egg C2/impossible: ...
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Language activator or conceptual dictionary for French

Is there a language activator or conceptual dictionary for French? I haven't been able to find a printed or online one. More specifically, I am looking for a dictionary that gives related words to a ...
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Resources to learn Norwegian grammar, conjugation and vocabulary?

I want to learn to write and read Norwegian. And of course to hear and pronounce it. I would like to do this in a safe way, that is to say, to learn Norwegian as it is currently written and spoken. ...
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Improving English language at B1 level

I'm an English learner, for two years ago with self-study and how? Just with Google Translate when reading articles and translating words I don't know, and after some time I started to watch tutorials ...
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Any apps for "progressive" language learning like Toucan?

What I mean by "progressive" language learning: The student starts by learning a small amount of vocabulary and grammar. When practicing the foreign language, the student replaces the ...
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Where can I find jokes which work in basically any language?

Some jokes are dependent on the language they're said in, e.g.: A: What's brown and sticky? B: A stick. This joke is a peculiar (deliberately incorrect) interpretation of the word "sticky" ...
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Is there a voice-activated teleprompter app/software for practicing L2 reading aloud?

I find reading aloud simultaneously trains multiple aspects of my target language (reading, speaking, vocabulary). Thus with this in mind, I've checked out a few teleprompter apps, and the best one I'...
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Are there any good resources for learning Thai stroke order?

Because I am learning Pāli, I am also trying to learn the different writing systems associated with it. Learning the Thai script, I did not find any good resources on how to write the different ...
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Answer key for German Second and Third Years

I am retired and returning to my former (undergraduate) study of German. Currently I am beginning German Second and Third Years by Harry F. Reinert and Walter Kleinmann, Revised Edition (1994 ISBN ...
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Is there any Multi-Language Word Translator app or tool to learn multiple langueage at the same time?

I am looking a source that I can learn or look a word in multiple language. For example: lets say, I want to learn English - Russian - Turkish at the same time. The app: a - один - bir ...
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Resources for images for digital flash cards (digital picture dictionaries)

I am a fan of picture dictionaries or visual dictionaries for language learning. I think training my mind to associate a foreign language word with a concept/image teaches me to think in the language ...
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Are there any resource to get feedback from English sentences?

I want to improve my vocabulary. So I make sentences using new vocabulary. But I want to check sentences are correct or not. Are there any resources to check it?
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Ticker tape app but for German vocabulary

I work many hours in my computer. I thought it would be pretty cool to code/find a desktop app that we can input a long list of commonly used words in our target language (eg. German) and then it ...
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How can I find IPA charts that pairs the phonemes of Japanese with a common word feat. that phoneme in that language?

How can I find equivalents to the following chart for Japanese? Scilicet, the chart for Modern Japanese must SCHEMATICALLY map out each of its phonemes. Each phoneme must be tailgated by a common ...
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Is there a direct-method video series for Hebrew?

I found this video series a while ago that teaches Esperanto by only speaking Esperanto. It starts with simple phrases and then builds up from there. Does something like this exist for Hebrew? I ...
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Resources to learn Legal English or "Legalese"

I generally consider myself a fluent English reader. I can read The New York Times or the latest Harry Potter novel without difficulty, but I sometimes have trouble with so called "Legalese",...
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Keyboard/typing tutor for Hebrew> [duplicate]

The only typing tutors I can find mentioned here are for Linux. Is there something out there that I can use on Windows?
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Do there exist resources to learn to mask autistic speech patterns?

There exist resources to help people with autism to understand, for example, prosodic elements they do not understand. However, I cannot find such resources for the sending end of these signals; I ...
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Vocabulary app for Dutch

I am looking for a mobile app or website that I can create personal vocabulary list for a Dutch. Among my searches in Google Play, I see several apps for language learning, but didn't find a good app ...
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Looking for Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA

I'm interested in learning Sinhala, the language most widely spoken across Sri Lanka. Mainly, I am looking for resources: a Sinhala-English, English-Sinhala dictionary that includes IPA phonetics, for ...
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Can anyone help me to find out what resources are suitable for practicing the TOEFL exam reading section?

I had the TOEFL exam a few days ago. I got 27 in writing, 25 in speaking, 26 in listening, and 17 in reading. Although I was able to read all the text, in the reading section, almost easily, the ...
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Bibliography for self-study, after having completed Поехали 2.2?

Let's assume I've solved all exercises of Поехали, Поехали 2.1 and Поехали 2.2. What books would you recommend me, in order to continue my studies of the Russian language? So, what's next? I don't ...
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Hungarian downloadable dictionary or word list

I want to convert Hungarian words without accents into words with accents, for example arvizturotukorfurogep into árvíztűrőtükörfúrógép. I need a list of words for it in a data format (preferably JSON ...
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EFL / ESL language study books based on historical topics

I like history. Is there any EFL/ESL method which teaches English with historical subjects like WW2 or history in general? I am looking for a book that is professionally designed for language learning ...
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Website offering simulations of the IELTS test

I'm looking for some website offering simulation IELTS tests. When I was planning to present the TOEFL I found a website called Scorte Nexus, that offers simulation TOEFL tests, and I found it very ...
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Is there a resource for finding interlinear translations of books in EPUB format, and if so, what is it?

I would like to read texts (books, articles or any other kind of reading content) in interlinear translation (where a sentence, or segment of a sentence, is spatially positioned above its translation, ...
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Sanskrit language learning resources and tools

What are some free and open-source online (or offline) Sanskrit learning resources and tools?
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A platform for writing custom text, then hear it and try to write it down without mistakes?

I am searching for a platform where I can add my custom text (1000 words for example) and the platform should hide this text from me and I should be able to hear it only (slowly) and then write the ...
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Can't find books to learn Romanian

I'm looking for books to learn Romanian. I have used searches such as "Romanian A1", "Romanian verbs", "Romanian vocabulary", but nothing. I mean, there were pages of ...
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B2 level requirements for English

I would like to find the requirement for level B2 level (CEFR) for English. I am mainly interested in the grammar requirements, but also in the other requirements. Are there any details like that? I ...
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What are some good Spanish board games for beginners?

I am about to start a Spanish Learners club and I am looking for fun board games. I remember playing apples to apples in English sometime ago and I loved it. Is there a Spanish version? Are there ...
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Are there language textbooks which include an epilogue which is understandable once the textbook's contents are mastered?

In a computer RPG game, the character levels up and begins to effortlessly kill monsters that were once a major challenge. It's a satisfying feeling of progress. I'm studying Chinese, and no textbook ...
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Reading and Listening Resources for HSK 6 (B2)?

Those who take the HSK 5 (B1-level exam) are expected to be able to read Chinese novels and news articles and be able to watch movies and TV shows in Mandarin. That being so, are there any reading or ...
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Graded watching for Spanish

I'm wondering if there are any resources for "graded watching" in Spanish. I've made a similar post for Korean, my other target language. This is a resource that I saw someone mention ...
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Graded watching for Korean

I'm sure most people here know of graded readers for language learning, but I'm wondering if there are any resources for "graded watching" in Korean. I'll be making a similar post to ask ...
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Beginning Turkish reading/listening resources

I have been working through the lessons on TurkishClass101 and Duolingo, but I would love to find resources for learning Turkish from Turkish sources. Are there any famous kids shows or books that ...
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Where to find didactic video stories in simple German

I have troubles to find some bigger resource of German video stories for language begginers. All the resources on Youtube I found are: without video record (just plain talking with subtitles), or way ...
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Examples of short English presentations about computer science with advanced English

I will have English exam in few days. I am preparing for one part of exam – 12 minutes long oral presentation. Presentation should summarize some text with topic connected to computer science based on ...
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Is there a resource which describes Chinese dynasties which is suitable for HSK6 learners?

I'm working my way through a Coursera HSK6 course. In the first lesson of week 3, Professor Wang Yu offers practical advice about how to answer reading [阅读] questions, and among his advice is to gain ...
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Can you point me to any good resources for learning Sognamål Norwegian?

One of my favorite bands, Windir, are from Sogndal in Norway. For that reason, most of their songs are written in their native dialect, Sognamål. I have heard many Norwegians from other regions say ...
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Is it possible to become fluent in pre-12th century English?

I would really like to learn to speak Old English, but it seems that spelling and pronunciation weren't exactly standardized in the early medieval times. In fact, I'm not sure we know much about Old ...
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Is there a language learning log app? (Strava or MyFitnessPal, but for learning languages)

On Strava, you can log your exercise. On MyFitnessPal, you can log your diet. But I want to log my language learning efforts. I'm learning Chinese so I'd like to be able to: log time spent reading,...
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Modern Hebrew Morphology Reference Book

I am currently learning Modern Hebrew, but I am still a complete novice. I reckon morphological analysis to be a beneficial exercise, yet the lack of resources where I could check my assumptions up ...
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How can I efficiently find lists of cognates and false friends?

I'm referring to cognates and false friends of two languages. Books list some of them, but usually not exhaustively.
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Is there a Modern Hebrew chatbot that I can practice with?

An article from 2017 mentions that creating a text chatbot in Hebrew is more difficult than for Indo-European languages due to the morphological complexity of Hebrew verbs. The article then proposes a ...
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Looking for a French-Japanese dictionary in text format

Does anyone know where I might be able to get hold of a French to Japanese dictionary in plain text format? I am not looking for a website or an app.
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How do you learn to read Vietnamese using Chữ Nôm?

I am able to read Chinese characters, and have been exposed to Chữ Nôm, which is derived by amalgamating Chinese characters according to their meaning and pronunciation, so as to represent a Native ...
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Is there a browser extension to pronounce the words?

I might be missing some cool tools: Are there browser extensions to pronounce the words in some/several languages? I know I can select a word, right-click, search, get dictionary result, and click on ...
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Resources for teaching children Chinese

My nine-year-old son is bilingual English/French (British father, French mother) and absolutely devours books for his age in both languages (ie his reading age in both languages seems roughly equal), ...
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