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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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Free apps for learning Malay

I'd like to learn Malay, but after doing some searching, there aren't many online resources for doing so. Most major language learning apps and websites only offer Indonesian, which is similar, but ...
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What resources are there for learning Romanian in accordance with the CEFR ability levels?

I've tried searching around but I've not been able to find any information about CEFR in relation to the Romanian language. I was looking at the Wikipedia page for the CEFR and I can see that there ...
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Learning Braille [closed]

I'm trying to learn braille (not yet blind) and decided to start somewhere familiar - the men's restroom (although I could start with physical books, I could not find any at the local public library) ...
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Is there some software or book that lists words in the same family as a given word?

For me, one of the most difficult phases of language learning (by myself or inn part-time language courses) is after 1 or 2 years, when I have some basic knowledge but, as you start to learn more and ...
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German grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for German that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in German, i.e. all grammar rules and instructions must be in German ...
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What resources do we have to learn German using our phone?

Hello and thank you for your time! Recently I have read an article which claims what are the most demanded languages in the bussiness world. I was shocked reading German as second one because of I ...
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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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French grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study (A2 - B2)

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for French that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in French, i.e. all grammar rules and instructions must be in French ...
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Resources aimed at slavic speakers

Do you know any good resources for learning Russian aimed at (native) speakers of some other slavic language? I have a few yugoslav textbooks, for instance "Ruski u 100 lekcija" (Špis, Gavela) which ...
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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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Are there any physical resources that have basics for multiple languages?

I'm looking for a physical learning resource that contains the basics of multiple languages (I don't care which), so that you could get a sampling of several different languages. Ideally this resource ...
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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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Resources for learning the Silbo Gomero (Gomeran Whistle)

Here's a fascinating video on the Silbo Gomero, or whistled tongue of the island of Gomera in the Canary Islands of Spain. Today, it's essentially used as an encoding of Spanish that can be carried ...
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What resources are there for learning Lingua Franca Nova (LFN)?

I find Lingua Franca Nova to be one of the more interesting constructed languages because of its extreme grammatical simplicity. It's almost like Chinese in its analytic nature but with Romance-based ...
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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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Online Glossary of Second Language Acquisition Terms

I am looking for an online glossary of second language acquisition (SLA) terms that fulfils the following criteria: It was created by SLA researchers or teaching professionals. (This one on Quizlet ...
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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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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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Swiss German Learning

Can anyone suggest any resources for learning Swiss German? Since Swiss German is not an official language but a dialect it is very hard to find any resources. Ideally targetd for beginners with no ...
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Resources for learning Medieval Latin from scratch?

Medieval Latin is somewhat different from Classical Latin because it had ceased to be a living language. If someone who never learnt Classical Latin wants to learn Medieval Latin on their own, which ...
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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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How to learn correct pronunciation of phrases

Some dictionaries providing transcriptions for some words. Some online dictionaries even provide a sound file for a single word. However it is sometimes useful to have a source of a phrase pronounced ...
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Learning Latin with Dowling's Wheel

According to Dowling's Wheel the first step in learning Latin is the memorization of verb conjugations and noun declensions tables. My question is where do I find those tables? I've googled a little ...
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Is there a site with video-based language courses? [closed]

I would like to know a site like Udemy but with language courses. Are there any sites like that?
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Are there resources to ask “Check my understanding?” questions not suitable for SE?

I am learning French, and I am at a beginner level. I sometimes ask specific grammar-related questions on french.stackexchange . However, this is not enough help to motivate me for learning French. I ...
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Original source of Arguelles' statement about learning at least six languages

The Reddit thread Alexander Arguelles’ Six Most Important Languages, which started earlier this year ("5 months ago" from October 2018) states that the polyglot Alexander Argüelles once said that an ...
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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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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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Is there a Russian language equivalent of dict.cc?

I am starting to learn Russian and I am looking for a good dictionary to use. When I learned German, dict.cc was my bible. Along with long lists of every possible meaning for given a given word in ...
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Tools for Romanization of Arabic

I would like a list of free and paid tools for converting Arabic script into a Romanized form, whether that is Franco-Arabic or some other form of Romanization/transliteration. Such tools are helpful ...
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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 ...
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Spanish grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for Spanish that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in Spanish, i.e. all grammar rules and instructions must be in ...
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Where can I find rhythm and melody for modern spoken Greek?

I am interested in working on rhythm and melody for modern Greek: tempo, pitch, etc. Is there a resource that either explains this, or has spoken conversation that represents modern Greek tempo and ...
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What are some recommended iPhone apps for learning German?

I already use Duolingo, but feel as though it's not enough to propel my language skills and learn even more. Are there any German apps that are more grammar-based than vocab-based in the App Store (...
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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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Resources for learning Greenlandic?

Greenlandic is an Eskimo-Aleut language with approximately 56.200 speakers (according to a survey dating from 2007). It has several dialects, including West Greenlandic or Kalaallisut, which is the ...
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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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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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Graded readers using simplified Chinese characters?

Graded readers are very useful for practising extensive reading. Extensive reading has several benefits, for example, getting a lot of comprehensible input. The majority of speakers of Standard ...
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Professional word and sentence list for Spanish

I found this excellent German CEFR level B1 word and sentence list from the Goethe Institut, which is a professional institute that promotes the German language worldwide. Is there a similar free ...
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Grammar books with exercises and answer key for autonomous study of Italian

I am looking for a grammar book or series of grammar books for Italian that match the following criteria: the book or books must be in Italian, i.e. all grammar rules and instructions must be in ...
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What types of resources can a native speaker of Dutch use to teach Dutch grammar to non-native speakers?

Most native speakers aren't linguists, so they may get stumped when non-native speakers ask them grammar questions. So what types of resources can a native speaker of Dutch use to teach Dutch grammar ...
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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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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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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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How can I find the correct word order for Marshallese sentences?

I am trying to make a set of cards (for the card game "Kloo") in the Marshallese language. It's basically color-coded for noun, verbs, etc... to be placed in a certain order. How do I discover the ...
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Publicly available reference on Hebrew Alphabet Orthography Rules

I would like to know what a good book, paper, website, etc. would be that describes, for each letter in the Hebrew alphabet, what is and what is not acceptable for the character. I see a lot of ...
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Professional word and sentence list for French

I found this excellent German CEFR level B1 word and sentence list from the Goethe Institut, which is a professional institute that promotes the German language worldwide. Is there a similar free ...