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Graded readers for Japanese?

The Japanese Graded Readers published by White Rabbit Japan are available in 5 levels: level 0 corresponds to JLPT N5 (500 字 per story; 350 new words); level 1 corresponds to JLPT N4-5 (400 - 1.500 字 ...
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British colonial era English reader's primer

To be entirely honest, I didn't think I could find this one..but I did (I hope so!) On this French eBay page, the vendor is selling a copy of Longman's Indian Readers Primer. II 1948. As you can see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What are some of the oldest documented language learning techniques or resources?

One notable early example is Panini's Astadhyayi. The book provides a systematic study of the grammar of Sanskrit, a primary language of Hindu scripture, which was already sufficiently archaic that ...
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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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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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Grammar and language learning books/software for Irish

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 (...
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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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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 Hungarian?

600 pages of graded texts, related questions and exercises for each text, 56 of them. Steep learning curve and not for absolute beginners https://fsi-languages.yojik.eu/languages/FSI/Hungarian/Graded%...
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German grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study

The most famous book in this area is "the yellow one": Lehr- und Übungsbuch der deutschen Grammatik – aktuell by Hilke Dreyer and Eberhard Schmitt, published by Hueber. This book was first published ...
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Resources for learning Greenlandic?

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 ...
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Mnemonics for learning hiragana and katakana (other than Heisig)?

One handy resource is Kana Pict-o-graphix by Michael Rowley (Stone Bridge Press, 1995). This is a pocket-sized book (roughly 7 by 13 cm) containing just 70 pages. It contains a short introduction, ...
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Resources for learning Valyrian besides Duolingo course?

Things have changed in the years following fi12's answer (and again since I first wrote this answer). David Peterson (DJP) uploaded his work on a Reddit AMA. This contains: A Wiki for all his ...
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What are some of the oldest documented language learning techniques or resources?

Probably the Lexical Lists containing Akkadian-Sumerian word correspondences from the 3rd millenium BC on are the oldest language learning materials. They were intended for speakers of Akkadian to ...
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Where can I find graded readers for Russian?

The German publisher dtv has published a number of bilingual Russian-German books for learners of Russian. Below are a few example titles: Einfach Russisch lesen ("Simply read Russian"), edited by ...
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Graded readers for Italian?

In addition to the graded readers listed in mondegreen dispenser's answer, the following should also be mentioned: The Italian publisher Black Cat Cideb has a number of Black Cat Graded Readers for ...
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Graded readers for Dutch?

The German publisher Compact has published a few graded readers for Dutch in their series of Lernkrimis ("crime stories for learning"). These books have a CD with MP3 recordings of the text; they also ...
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Graded readers for Hungarian?

I found an online bookshop that claims that the following two books are graded readers: Anekdoták horoszkópok (ISBN 9789631220605) Láthatatlan ember by Gárdonyi Géza (ISBN 9789630832625) However, ...
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French grammar books with exercises and answer key for self study (A2 - B2)

So far, I have found the following books: Grégoire, Maïa; Thievenaz Odile: Grammaire progressive du français - Niveau intermédiaire. 4th edition. CLE International, 2017. ISBN 978-2-09-038103-0. This ...
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Resources for autonomous study of Ancient Greek, especially from the Classical period?

Here are some textbooks found online for self-study of Classical Greek. All of them are English books which have exercises included. Most of them are only in Attic, but I marked those which I could ...
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What are some of the oldest documented language learning techniques or resources?

The Chinese hadn't really discovered syntax or morphology before they got in contact with the West. They hadn't even had the concept of a word (as opposed to a character). But it doesn't mean, of ...
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