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What is beneficial is watching movies with subtitles in the original language of the movie. So if you're, let's say American, you will watch a French movie with the French subtitles, that is to say in your L2. Technology allows us to access DVDs with optional subtitles, including in the language of the movie. You can improve not only your listening skills ...


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As you say in your question English is the most common language on the Internet. Also as far as I could see I can find online courses for learning any language using English i.e) English->Other languages. Considering the fact that you are asking only about online learning it would be easy to decide that if you know English well you make use of a large ...


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Finding such a dictionary in open-source format is unlikely, due to the labor-intensive nature of composing dictionaries. Your two best bets are probably: Wiktionary. You can download the entire Wiktionary. Depending on your precise needs, and scripting skills, you may be able to coerce it into a usable format for your needs. Any sufficiently old ...


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I've used Memrise for years to help me build up my vocabulary for various languages. It's great in that any language can have a Memrise course built for it, so it works well for less popular ones such as Tamazight. Here is a Memrise course for learning Tamazight. I find that getting comfortable with some basic vocab and hearing the sounds of the language are ...


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The audio from the two resources you mentioned (bolor-toli.com and studymongolian.net) can be downloaded, using these two bookmarklets: bolor-toli.com: javascript:!function(){function e(e,t,n,a,r,c){var o="/dictionary/sounds",i={word:a,trans_id:r,lang_id:c,notfound_message:t},l="script",s="POST",u=$.ajax({type:s,url:o,data:i,async:!1,dataType:l,beforeSend:...


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italki is a resource that lists a few people who are in fluent in Scottish Gaelic. MyLanguageExchange is another online tool to help you connect with other Gaelic learners, and I found more than 20 users on that website learning Gaelic as well. You can also trying using this tool, Conversation Exchange, to find learners.


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My approach would be to utilise the two main forms of media available in most languages - TV / Movies and radio. TV / Movies Georgian TV live Georgian to English movie subtitle quiz Radio Georgian radio My go to stop for language resources is the reddit /r/languagelearning wiki. They have a Georgian resource section here


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There's no black/white answer to this. I think it really depends on (but isn't limited to) the following factors: How much paper/pencil was used during your early years of study. The more paper/pencil style education you received, the more likely it is that memory retention is higher in this environment, so using physical materials is probably a better ...


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I did some searching on the Internet, and it seems that the Catholic Maronites use mainly Western Middle Syriac/Western Middle Syriac Aramaic as their liturgical language. (Even though they also seem to use Arabic (look under heading '(5) The Liturgy') and in the Diaspora sometimes even the local language - e.g. English in the US.) So even though you are ...


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Movies provide a distinct advantage over listening to music, because they provide visual cues to help discern meaning. When you watch someone speak, you don't just hear the words that are spoken, you also see the facial expressions, body language, and accompanying hand gestures used in conjunction with their dialog. Here is an example from English of the ...


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I've used Google translate when reading a language where a I knew the grammar well enough, but the vocabulary in the text was too demanding. I had the original text and the Google translate next to each other (in separate windows). I first read the original language article and checked parts that I did not understand from the translated article. My main ...


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Go social. Unlike the cases when learning resources are abundant, and it may be relatively easy to arrange yourself a self-learning curve, studying "rare" language is trickier. If there is not much learning materials, literature, classes, and language proficiency assessment, your maybe only two options are: Visiting the country of interest (which ...


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In order to find graded readers in French, you need to look for "[livres en] français facile" ("[books in] easy French"). However, not all books that are marked as "français facile" are graded readers for learners of French as a foreign language. If you find something like FLE (français langue étrangère: French as a foreign language) or a level indication ...


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The graded readers by Alma Edizioni are widely known. The series is called "Italiano Facile" and currently divided into five levels. As far as I know the books are easily available at major online shops. Italiano Facile Bonacci also offers a few graded readers. Unfortunately I have not found a page where they are listed separately; at least you can find ...


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First, you're referring to Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Second, there is this famous FSI Arabic Course. It is quite comprehensive over several volumes. Here are some grammar books with exercises: Easy Arabic Grammar Arabic Grammar: A First Workbook Basic Arabic: A Grammar and Workbook Arabic Grammar in Context Arabic in 10 Minutes a Day Here are some ...


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Apparently, some linguists consider Western Panjabi/Punjabi and Eastern Panjabi/Punjabi as dialects of the same language. When you look for learning materials and grammars, they refer to "Punjabi" or "Panjabi", not to any of its variants. For example: Free Punjabi Lessons and Courses listed by MultilingualBooks.com. Learn Punjabi Talk Now! series. (no date)...


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As a start, you could try free vocabulary builder apps for Android like Beginner Georgian or StartFromZero_Georgian. Both apps keep track of what you've learnt and teaches you new words at your own pace.


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In addition to previous good answers, I wouldn't say that online resources to learn Georgian are that scarce. Just by Googling "learn Georgian" you can find a handful of free courses and resources in English, and the same is true for Youtube. Instead of Stack Exchange sites, where questions about Georgian are off-topic, I would recommend asking in https://...


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There is no such complete dictionary because there are more than 20 dialects of the Arabic language. Every Arabic country has its own dialect. In addition, there is a way (it doesn't always work) to know the right translation for an "informal" word like "بحكي" but that requires having prolific Arabic vocabulary. For instance: if you take the word "بحكي", ...


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The most contributed-to resources seem to be the Valyrian Wiki. There are several useful links on the Wiki: the High Valyrian Corpus, the High Valyrian Phonology, the High Valyrian Vocabulary, Valyrian Historical Linguistics, the Astapori Valyrian Phonology, and the Astapori Valyrian Vocabulary page. The Academy of High Valyrian is a twenty-video YouTube ...


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After the question was asked, the Duolingo Hindi course has been completed and is now in public beta: https://www.duolingo.com/course/hi/en/Learn-Hindi-Online


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Ryan Estrada's Learn to Read Korean in 15 Minutes uses mnemonics. For example, for the consonants: ㅂ looks like a bucket and is pronounced 'b' (the first consonant in 'bucket); ㅁ looks like a map and is pronounced 'm'; ㄹ looks like a rattle snake and is pronounced 'r'. For the vowels, he start with ㅣ, which looks like a tree; ㅡ, which looks like a brook. ...


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Learn to Read Russian in 15 Minutes by Peter Starr Northrop and Ryan Estrada uses a number of mnemonics. For example, Д is a dancer, Р is an R with a leg ripped off, П is a podium that makes a p sound, etcetera. The page is available under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike licence (CC BY-NC-SA).


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Memrise has several courses that focus solely on the Russian alphabet and provides mnemonics plus the ability to add your own. Some are better than others so I suggest trying a few briefly before you settle on one that you like. The "Speed Review" feature is also particularly suited to learning alphabets. You can learn the whole alphabet very fast just by ...


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A similar question was posed to Chinese Language Stack Exchange in 2014: Is there a comprehensive list of separable verbs/离合动词 anywhere? There are several lists out there, but they're not comprehensive--mostly the kind of things you'd find in a blog post-sized Chinese lesson on what the concept is: ChineseGrammarWiki, Separable verbs Mateja Petrovčič, Word ...


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One resource that may be helpful for beginners is Wombat's Irish Grammar Guide; it's just 19 pages long, so you only get the basics. A more complete resource is Graiméar na Gaedhilge on Wikisource (in English, in spite of the title). This was originally published in 1906, so I assume some of it is outdated. However, it is one of the sources for Wikipedia's ...


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The Russian term for "graded reader" would be something like "Хрестоматия по русскому языку для студентов-иностранцев" or "адаптированные тексты для студентов-иностранцев". Or "книги для чтения" (для студентов-иностранцев) I'm a native speaker so I don't use these. Yet I've Googled it and I found this https://www.kniga.de/knigi/russkiy-yazyk/russkiy-yazyk-...


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It appears that new audio has been recorded for the Italian Fast course (by a third party), and there are web versions of a few sections of some of the courses available here. I was not able to find updated versions of the other FSI courses exactly, but I was able to find some more programs related to the US government: The Defense Language Institute ...


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Poplanguage: Greenlandic is a YouTube video by Ben DuMonde that gives a short introduction on the history and characteristics of Greenlandic. It is not a learning resource as such but provides some background before you start learning. How to Learn Greenlandic: A Resource Guide is a longish blogpost from June 2018 that goes far beyond the previous video. ...


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