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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

Telegram is a messaging application that allows you to send voice recordings. There is an active community of Esperanto speakers in Telegram, and they can correct your pronunciation if you ask them ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

This is what I used: o kama sona e toki pona! (on Tokipona.net, unfortunately no longer available). It's one of the most popular courses, although there are a few points that differ from Sonja's ...
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What research is there on the efficiency of online language learning compared to in person learning?

Not restricting it to Duolingo et al. specifically the name of this research field is CALL (computer assisted language learning). There's at least two major journals devoted to this in all of its ...
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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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What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary?

It takes much more time to find the translation in a paper dictionary than in a digital dictionary. So, your subconscious could "think": "It took so much time to find the meaning of that word - it ...
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What resources are there for learning Toki Pona?

I found this 112 page Toki Pona instructional booklet, covering everything from the alphabet to more advanced concepts, like words for thematic vocabulary or living things. It seems to be one of the ...
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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

There seems to be an Esperanto group in Second Life that meet regularly and use the program's voice chat for conversations. Esperantujo en Dua Vivo
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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

You can buy spoken lessons with several Esperanto tutors with italki: Find a Teacher.
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What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary?

The advantage of an online dictionary is pretty clear: fast lookup, more information and media for an entry, always updated, zero weight, sharable, free. In fact, for the purpose of looking up a word ...
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How to get the most out of story-reading as a learning technique

I'll outline a workflow I've used in the past and discuss its merit. Read the story aloud slowly. This is invaluable because it helps pronunciation skills flourish. It also will help you see the ...
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What research is there on the efficiency of online language learning compared to in person learning?

Here is one such study, but it appears to be at least commissioned by Duolingo itself even if it was carried out independently. Here is an independent critique written by Michael Schmitz, an online ...
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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

You might also want to take the leap with a face-to-face event. I just found out about the Paralela Universo event through the "Language Stuff" vlog on Youtube. It looks to be open to beginners who ...
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Are there any free apps or web sites for learning Hebrew?

Duolingo has a fully hatched course in its incubator program, in which new languages are added to Duolingo. The course in Hebrew is now in public beta. Go on and give it a try!
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What are the advantages of a paper dictionary over an online dictionary?

The best paper dictionaries are created by teams of linguists (people with a degree in linguistics) based on a text corpus. You can usually find out who created the dictionary. With online ...
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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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Online platform for learning Greek

A quick search reveals that there are several online Greek learning courses. Rosetta Stone has a Greek course that you can purchase for $189 USD in CD-ROM format, online, or as a desktop download. ...
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Online resource to study Russian language vocabulary

Free Duolingo is an immensely popular language learning platform, and they released their Russian course for English speakers around 8 months ago. I have experience with Duolingo, and can attest to ...
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Is there any evidence that online language courses enable you to speak the language?

This is more of a partial answer to your question than a complete answer, but I'll post it nonetheless. The book Language MOOCs: Providing Learning, Transcending Boundaries provides a good bit of ...
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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

If you've finished the Duolingo course (or equivalent), I'd highly recommend trying the new course Ekparolu. It's a free course which consists of 10 lessons on the topics you choose. You tell them ...
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Are there any resources available listing the availability of per-language learning resources

Lingvopolis describes itself as a "Well sorted collection of links and useful information about all kinds of language related projects, websites and events." You can filter the collection of (links ...
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How does a paid online tutor compare to a language exchange partner?

The main difference is that a teacher should be able to teach you the language, therefore italki has some requirements: Professional teachers have training as educators and/or extensive professional ...
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How effective are mobile/desktop apps for learning a language?

Well, we got an entire study that took place in June 2011 about it. They have claimed that apps are just like the real, physical thing but can do a lot more: In some instances, newer hardware and ...
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Tinycards and Anki

Here are three articles that talk about the two apps (1, 2, 3). They are both spaced repetition systems, but here are some key differences: They have a different look and feel, so that is a ...
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How to combine the new Duolingo (with crowns) with spaced repetition?

Duolingo still retains the information about word and skill strength, even if it is not (easily) accessible to users. There are basically three ways of having spaced repetition with the current ...
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Explain contemporary high-school language teaching to me

Language teaching has swung through some pretty large swings over the last hundred years. First off, there's approaches to language learning without any coherent methodology and there are also ...
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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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Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto?

I used to use a site called Fluent in three Months. It practically teaches you how to use a language and speak it properly, and encourages you to upload a video of yourself (set challenges) so you can ...
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How should an Indian whose primary language is not English start learning German?

Your knowledge of English is very helpful in this regard. In your shoes, I would rather learn German using English as a base rather than Hindi. Find a book or an online resource in English that will ...
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Online resource to study Russian language vocabulary

I made a monster post of 100 top resources to learn Russian over at the LinguaLift Blog, categorized by type and proficiency level.
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