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Everything posted by KelseyTheLinguist

  1. It's not my site but... I believe you all might find it useful. WordBrewery is a new website that pulls sentences from the news. They are then categorized by level and topic. There's also a search bar so you can find specific words in context. Audio, translation, and the source article are included. It's also possible to save words and sentences to lists, and export these to Anki. It's currently free to use. Like every other app, all you need to do is register. Personally... I use it for German, as it doesn't have Hindi yet. But it's rather nice, because it's hard to find advanced materials for many languages I'm interested in, such as Modern Greek and Arabic. I use it as a warm up and to find context to words. I'm also considering using Anki, so if I decide to, I'll start exporting all my lists. Current Languages: Arabic Spanish French Italian Portuguese English Swedish Russian Serbian Japanese Modern Greek Polish Hungarian Ukrainian Norwegian Korean Chinese German
  2. WordBrewery

    Update: WordBrewery is looking for learners to help report site bugs and give feedback. They are willing to offer a 1-month free premium subscription for those who are interested in helping out. As WB is a start-up and doesn't have funding, it is highly dependent on its users. The benefit being that WB generally listens to its users and reads every message in an effort to improve. Please let me know if you are interested in helping out.
  3. Three Cases in English

    This is a great explanation. As English is a Germanic language, it makes sense that it would have a few cases. Although I didn't realize this until I started learning German and Russian. Most native English speakers aren't taught this, however, which is why even we have problems with pronouns like who and whom.
  4. KASUS

    The case system appears complicated. Beyond the answers for your quiz, here is a general description of each case to help you tell them apart in the future: Understanding the German Case System It is also helpful to try and make note of the cases as you read in German. Not only will you internalize the grammar, but the sentences will start to make more sense and your general comprehension will improve. I hope you did well on your test! Keep on learning!
  5. Survey for Language Course

    HI everyone, In the next three months I’ll be working on revising and re-filming my Master Grammar course for language learners. I want it to be as applicable and as useful as possible. Let me know what topics you want covered and how - from vocabulary to grammar (as I’m making this for you, the student), in these 5-minute surveys: Survey for language learners Survey for MFL Teachers
  6. Rosetta Stone

    I used Rosetta stone twice -once with German and another time with Russian. The newer version with online tutoring is far superior to what they've had before, but there are still various issues with the program (no alphabet training for non-Latin languages, lack of grammar instruction, etc) and I find it overpriced. For Russian, I was lucky that I knew some basic words and the alphabet beforehand, otherwise I would have been lost. I can't imagine using it for Japanese or any other non-Latin script. It's not bad, but it's a luxury item. There are more effective resources you can find at a lower cost. If you are learning Spanish, I would suggest Memrise, WordBrewery, Anki, BBC Spanish, or 50 Languages. For any language I would also suggest picking up a comprehensive grammar guide and using a free online dictionary. Even if you buy a textbook or purchase the premium of one of the above (or other) programs, it will still be less expensive than Rosetta Stone. Now I'm not sure where you are located, but in the US, it's fairly easy to find someplace to practice your Spanish skills. This can include finding Spanish-speaking church services, Spanish-speaker owned restaurants and stores, or finding a Spanish group on Meetup.com. These are just some alternatives to paying 200+ for a beginners language program. Good luck!
  7. WordBrewery

    Their Spanish has native audio, I think, for the beginner levels. They just released the premium subscription, so you have to pay to get access to all the features. But even the free package is nice if you want to try it out. I'm considering buying the subscription, honestly, because I study more than one language and they said the subscription money is going towards providing more services.
  8. WordBrewery

    That's true! I was very excited to see that they have Modern Greek. A few years ago I could barely find anything for it. Over time I assume they will continue adding languages.
  9. Hi there everyone. My name is Kelsey. I am learning several languages, but this month I am working intensively on conversational Hindi. I keep a log of my weekly progress here. I'm close to C1/C2 in German, which I will be pursuing later in the year. When I'm not working on my job portfolio, I enjoy reading, writing, the news, drawing, anime, video games and linguistics.