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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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Is there any software for minimal-pair training?

Gabriel Wyner, in his book Fluent Forever, stresses the importance of minimal pair training early in the language learning process. He summarizes the research behind this suggestion in this video. ...
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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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Is there a web site for minimal pairs in arbitrary languages?

Gabriel Wyner puts a strong emphasis on studying minimal pairs to improve pronunciation. But I have yet to find a good resource for actually finding minimal pair lists. It seems I'm not alone. When ...
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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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Spanish-English downloadable dictionary

I'm looking for a Spanish - English downloadable dictionary, similar to CC-CEDICT for Chinese. CC-CEDICT is a continuation of the CEDICT project. The objective of the CEDICT project was to ...
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Resources for finding a word in natural context

Are there any resources for finding examples of texts which use a particular word, in any language? One would think that Google would be fit for this purpose, however with Google I cannot find a ...
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Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

I am going to be studying in Spain starting next year. The Duolingo spanish course has more of a focus on the Latin American version. I was wondering if anyone knows of a course/website which uses ...
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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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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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Natural Approach text books

I have only found a single example of a Natural Approach text book, Lingua Latina. Are there any other books in this style available for purchase online?
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

I am looking for an app or website for learning basic/beginner Hebrew. Since it's a less common language, Duolingo and other common programs do not have a Hebrew version. I'm looking for a free ...
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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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What are the most effective ways for a beginner to learn Arabic for reading the Qur'an?

I converted to Islam about 7 months back and I've been informed that in order to better understand the Qur'an (Islam's holy book), I should learn Arabic. (I'm aware it's not essential, but it wouldn'...
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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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Where can I find lists that rank the difficulty of learning other languages based on your native language?

I found a language learning difficulty study/grouping for native English speakers by the US Foreign Service Institute copied all over the web. Do you know of something similar for native speakers of ...
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Recent German novels (and other literature) for level B2

I am looking for recommendations for novels and short stories (and to lesser degree plays and poems) that fit the following criteria: they can be read at level B2 of the CEFR; they were published ...
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Acquiring mathematics vocabulary in Norwegian

What are good resources for finding out and learning mathematics vocabulary in Norwegian? How to learn the words to the level of being able to give lecture courses and supervise bachelor's thesis in ...
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How to learn Malayalam without any resources

I've been interested in learning a language called Malayalam. The problem is though, there is a complete absence of any well-written comprehensive Malayalam textbooks or grammar guides for English-...
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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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Resources similar to Nicos Weg for Korean

While learning German, I've found Nicos Weg to be a good resource alongside, and sometimes even more useful than, Duolingo. It's a course provided by the German public international broadcaster ...
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