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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 too. It is also a great place to ask people for a real-time conversation. For this, you can use programs such as Skype, Google Hangouts, appear.in and Discord. ...


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This is what I used: o kama sona e toki pona! (on Tokipona.net). It's one of the most popular courses, although there are a few points that differ from Sonja's recent book (for example, the use of "e" after "kepeken"). There's also Toki Pona in 76 Lessons (PDF file), but it's been quite a while since I looked through that one; if I recall correctly there ...


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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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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 aspects: ReCALL - which is the journal of the Journal of the European Association for Computer Assisted Language Learning and CALL - published by Taylor and ...


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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 would be better not to forget the meaning of that word". While you will be searching for the particular word, you will be unconsciously preparing for learning and ...


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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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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 solely, I believe that there is no way a physical dictionary is better than its digital counterpart. In fact, all of the reasons of the link you gave cannot buy ...


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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 most comprehensive guides out there, if you're really into learning Toki Pona. The official Toki Pona website also might be a useful resource, as it includes ...


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You can buy spoken lessons with several Esperanto tutors with italki: Find a Teacher.


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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 language and ingrain these patterns when speaking. This will help your reading and speaking skills. Try to paraphrase the story. Think about the story and ...


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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 German educator which compares Duolingo to his more traditional classroom courses. In general I am of the opinion that there are not enough studies to make a ...


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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 haven't had the opportunity yet to talk with someone else. It would take a little courage to leap in as an organizer for an Esperanto event. I was considering ...


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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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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 dictionaries and dictionary apps, it is often much less clear who created the entries, what the competence of the dictionary compilers is and what sources they used to ...


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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 the quality of their courses in general, but I've not tried their Russian course. Usually, Duolingo courses focus more on vocabulary than grammar. Memrise I also ...


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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. If you'd prefer more personal lessons, you can take Skype lessons with a Greek tutor. Eleni Pateraki, according to over 450 reviews, has an average rating of ...


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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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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 what you want to practice talking about and they'll match you with a tutor who will help you speak on that topic for a half hour!


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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 to) materials by choosing a category (e.g. courses, learning materials, dictionaries, ...; unfortunately, it is not possible to make multiple selections), a ...


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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 teaching experience. They can provide students with resources, prepared materials, and structured lesson plans to help students reach their goals. To ...


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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 information about the effectiveness of language MOOCs, but it never directly states any past literature to cite its claims (I'm sure it does later in the book, but ...


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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 incarnation of Duolingo. I consider the first to be the most useful, the last the least. The external website duome.eu (previously duolingo.eu) shows the strength of ...


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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 misapplications of methods for purposes for which they were not intended. As mentioned in another answer, there's an approach now called grammar translation. The ...


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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 get feedback on your pronunciation and speech. Very helpful website, you should check it out.


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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 software have allowed for enhanced functionality. Phrase books, for instance, can now hold much more content, including video as well as audio, and ...


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Clozemaster might be useful for learning Greek once you have the basics down with something like Duolingo or Memrise (both free resources suitable for beginners). The goal is to learn vocab in context by answering the missing word for thousands of sentences. There's a text input mode so you can practice correct spelling, and you can play with translations in ...


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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 Android.


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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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