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How can watching movies help improve fluency and listening skill?

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 ...
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Through which language can you learn the most other languages online?

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 ...
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Open-source English-French Dictionary

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 ...
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Are there any free online resources for learning Tamazight?

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 ...
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Downloadable recordings of individual Mongolian words

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){...
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Where can I find people to practice Scottish Gaelic with?

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 ...
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Where can I find graded readers for Russian?

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 ...
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Seeking sources for learning Aramaic

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 ...
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What are the advantages of using physical materials over electronic materials?

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/...
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How can I learn a language with little documentation/resources (Georgian)?

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 ...
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Mnemonics for learning Russian alphabet (Cyrillic)?

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 ...
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Where can I find Arabic grammar exercises?

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: ...
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How can I learn a language with little documentation/resources (Georgian)?

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 ...
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When is Google Translate good for in the learning process?

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 ...
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Mnemonics for learning Hangul?

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 ...
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Where can I find graded readers for French?

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 ...
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Graded readers for German?

There are Eli Graded Readers for several languages, including German. The books come with a CD containing narrated excerpts from the book. They also contain other content, such as a glossary at the ...
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Graded readers for Italian?

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 ...
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How can watching movies help improve fluency and listening skill?

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 ...
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Anything similar to Duolingo for learning Tagalog?

Some of the basic Tagalog learning resources I know of that you can try for free in addition to Memrise and Duolingo are the following: Beginner Tagalog app for Android. StartFromZero_Tagalog app for ...
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Seeking an Arabic dictionary with colloquialisms

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 ...
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Seeking West Punjabi learning resources

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 "...
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How can I learn a language with little documentation/resources (Georgian)?

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 ...
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How can I learn a language with little documentation/resources (Georgian)?

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 ...
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Resources for learning Valyrian besides Duolingo course?

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, ...
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What Duolingo-like resources are there for learning Hindi?

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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Mnemonics for learning Russian alphabet (Cyrillic)?

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 ...
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List of Chinese "verb plus object" verbs?

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 ...
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Graded readers for Spanish?

Black Cat CIDEB hs graded readers for the following CEFR levels: CEFR level A1; example title: El Zorro; CEFR level A2; example titles: Lazarillo de Tormes, Cantar de Mio Cid; CEFR level B1; example ...
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