17 votes
Accepted

Can listening during sleep help language learning?

There is a Wikipedia page about Sleep-learning (hypnopædia, or hypnopedia) referring to two studies indicating no significant learning effects during sleeping: Since the electroencephalography ...
user avatar
  • 641
13 votes
Accepted

Where to learn the Spain version of Spanish, rather than Latin American?

Below are a few websites where you should be able to learn European Spanish: Learn Spanish: Basic Spanish for English Speakers: a 16-week course on edX (a MOOC platform) that requires four hours of ...
user avatar
  • 19.2k
12 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
  • 5,032
11 votes
Accepted

Is there an online resource that show which languages share the same alphabets?

Omniglot.com is a good resource to look at for writing systems and for getting general information about various languages. They have an Index of languages by writing system. There's also the ...
user avatar
  • 1,185
11 votes

Resources for finding a word in natural context

You can try Linguee. And this is a dictionary first, but it also provides some real-world-examples: https://glosbe.com/ You can also try this: http://corp.hum.sdu.dk/ They all cover only a ...
user avatar
  • 507
10 votes

Do Esperanto audio recordings with English translations exist?

Do YouTube Videos count? Evildea's YouTube channel is largely spoken in Esperanto and subtitled in Esperanto and English. Most of the sub-title work is done through the Amara.org site (example).
user avatar
10 votes
Accepted

Resources for finding a word in natural context

The type of resource you need appears to be a text corpus. Some corpora are freely available (they can be searched through a web interface or downloaded). Below are a few examples: British National ...
user avatar
  • 19.2k
9 votes

Is there any software for minimal-pair training?

Getting Anki to work with minimal pairs is tricky but possible. I will present a card template with only one card that will choose a random word from the minimum pair on each appearance of the card. ...
user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

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!
user avatar
  • 8,937
9 votes

Do Esperanto audio recordings with English translations exist?

LoyalBooks also has four Esperanto audiobooks: Dr. Esperanto's International Language, Introduction and Complete Grammar (original book that introduced Esperanto), Esperanto Self-Taught with Phonetic ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
9 votes
Accepted

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){...
user avatar
  • 4,865
9 votes

Resources for finding a word in natural context

For better results than using Google directly, try a "corpus search". Ask Google for "name of language + corpus" and you will find what you need. For example "Esperanto corpus" gives you these: http:...
user avatar
  • 679
9 votes

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 ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
9 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
  • 126
8 votes
Accepted

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. ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
8 votes
Accepted

Do Esperanto audio recordings with English translations exist?

I don't know if this is enough for you, but Librivox has a few recording in Esperanto that are public domain. The Esperanto transcript can be found under "Links" in the sidebar by clicking on "Online ...
user avatar
8 votes
Accepted

Are there any online courses for learning Slovenian?

Learn Slovenian Online seems to be a full-fledged online paid language learning resource. The entire course costs €29.95 and is valid for a lifetime membership. It leads you through the most basic ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
8 votes

Is there some software or book that lists words in the same family as a given word?

This kind of information is more likely to appear in an online dictionary than in a printed one because of the space constraints of a printed dictionary. Wiktionaries (and many online versions of ...
user avatar
  • 638
8 votes
Accepted

Is there a web site for minimal pairs in arbitrary languages?

After several hours of searching for a website for minimal pairs, I have become convinced that this does not exist yet, or at least not in a language that I can read fluently. The list of minimal pair ...
user avatar
  • 19.2k
8 votes

Good resources for learning Croatian?

The website Easy Croatian has 90 lessons (plus appendices) available for free (and for download) and seems very comprehensive - extensive & detailed lessons, and well-organized. However, it's not ...
user avatar
  • 4,865
8 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
  • 8,937
7 votes

Phonetic typing for any language

I would bite the bullet and get a Russian keyboard. In the long run it is better to use the native character keyboard. You have to learn it, but doing so eliminates one step (realizing and entering ...
user avatar
  • 356
7 votes

Phonetic typing for any language

The reason why there exist complex programs for typing CJK symbols is the fact that there are simply too many symbols to fit into any keyboard. Cyrillic letters pretty much fit the standard keyboard (...
user avatar
  • 1,353
7 votes

Is there any software for minimal-pair training?

Quizlet seems to be a good choice. By searching up "minimal pairs linguistics", you get a ton of flashcard decks to use here. In Quizlet, the cards are always randomized and there are many ...
user avatar
  • 5,198
7 votes

Do Esperanto audio recordings with English translations exist?

Amara has more than 300 videos in English with transcript in Esperanto. Here is the direct link: Amara On Demand. As Chad Walstrom said, I recommend to look for the videos of Evildea, since they ...
user avatar
  • 1,070
7 votes

Do Esperanto audio recordings with English translations exist?

Here is a link to the Tatoeba Project that will show you community-contributed Esperanto sentences with audio and English translations: https://tatoeba.org/eng/sentences/search?query=&from=epo&...
user avatar
  • 171
7 votes
Accepted

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 ...
user avatar
  • 767
7 votes

Are there any tests or certifications in Old English or Middle English?

You don't need to do a degree in English Literature if you just want to learn Old English or confirm your skills. However, I still think that individual university courses is the closest thing you can ...
user avatar
  • 2,244
7 votes

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 ...
user avatar
7 votes
Accepted

Is there a list of generic English sentences to practise translation?

Take a look at this site: Tatoeba. It's a collection of phrase translations between multiple languages. You can search for phrases: in a particular language containing a particular word translated ...
user avatar
  • 987

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible