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  1. We're growing our #Slack community of language teachers who'd like to share resources and materials! Join now!
  2. I speak Maltese, which is spoken by around 400,000 people. It is a unique language, which is a mixture of Arabic, Italian, French etc...You can learn it here for free: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alpha.android.maltese
  3. Hello, everyone! Many people want to know another language, but not so many want to actually learn it. And it’s understandable as no one likes studying. But what if I tell you that there is another way? That learning process can be exciting and enjoyable. Simply because you will learn a language doing whatever you like! Basically, I've created a book dedicated to learning any language as easily as possible while enjoying the process! It's called "MY KEY TO NAILING ANY LANGUAGE" I intend to share what I’ve discovered for myself over the years and hope that it’ll help you as well! First of all, here's a sample of the full book: https://sitdownandwatchme.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/my-key-to-nailing-any-language-sample.pdf It’s not a full version, but you can still find simething useful in it! And a full book is here: https://payhip.com/b/WKTO Good luck on your language learning journey!
  4. Hello! I'd love to invite you to join us to a Free Italian basic Lesson Join us for a webinar on Mar 13, 2017 at 1:00 PM CET. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6911419422754764289 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. View System Requirements Ciao!! Marzia
  5. If you want to learn Spanish or English, just contact me! I'll be more than happy to guide you. santiagobergamini@outlook.com Si quieres aprender español o inglés, solo aviísame y podré ayudarte en lo que necesites. TRADUCTOR DE INGLÉS - ESPAÑOL PARA QUE APRENDAS DE LA MEJOR MANERA.
  6. Bonjour, my name is Pedro and I'm new to this forum and would like to introduce myself and my youtube channel. I've decided to learn french and record my learning process on a youtube channel call Learn French Live. I will be completing the FSI Basic Course Live on youtube. I want to let you know that I plan to be involved in this forums community and hopefully we can all learn french together. if your curious about my channel check it out at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqwOTladqH71pBaWqVUeHTQ Thanks for reading and I hope you subscribe!
  7. Hi All! I would like to share with you my technique which I used to memorize foreign words. When I used to be a student and had an exam in foreign languages, I used to ask my fellow students to ask me the words from my dictionary, which we had to learn, and I had to tell them the correct word. I believe that this method helped me a lot in learning the difficult words. So, I came up with the idea of creating a small and simple Android app which acts like a personal dictionary. The purpose is simple: - You write down the words which you would like to remember into your phone and translate them - You can test your knowledge by playing - the program will ask you the words and you have to type the correct translation. For example, let`s say you study German and your are an English speaker. You save these words in your dictionary: table - der Tisch. The app will ask you "What is table in your studied language?", then you have to type "der Tisch". Simple, isn`t it? Of course, you can modify or delete the words which you don`t need anymore. There is an option to export your words to Google drive or similar. I m planning to add more features but this depends on how much free time I have... I know that this is a simple application right now, so I would be very happy if you share your ideas with me. If you wish to see some other features, don`t hesitate to let me know Just drop a message, or reply here. The app is called I know that word and can be found here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.reminder.words.kirshi.wordsreminder It is free! I hope that you will find it useful! Thanks
  8. Hello, If you are struggling with grammar, memorizing new words or other boring stuff while learning a language, I have found a great language learning platform to study 100+languages for free. It's called Bliu Bliu (https://bliubliu.com/) Basically you read random content from the internet which was selected according to your level of competence. You press words that you already know and that’s how you "level up". No memorizing, no translations, you just figure out meanings like a baby from context. Also no grammar learning you just figure out it from context too. You can add your own books there as well. Another thing they are offering is 30days challenges where you talk with a native and get all info you need to improve. They have about 10ish different language challenges and they actually work! I was surprised to see my Japanese improve so fast and I could actually speak by the end of the month. this one: https://bliubliu.com/en/learning/challenge/learn-japanese-in-30-days-1/#video-102 I highly recommend it to busy people and for those who hate memorizing boring stuff, it's a lot of fun and not at all pricey.
  9. Hi! My name is Fabio, I started study languages by myself 3 years ago. As the most of you (I guess), I want to learn languages by pleasure, so I don't see any reason to pay for that... but this is like a stone inside my shoes (Brazilian proverb), all of the good resources that I have found are paid. Well, I had two options, pay and use it or don't pay but don't use it! I choosed the third one, create my own website with all the resources that I judge important to learn a new language. I call this website LangLovers.com, now it's in a beta stage and I want to invite all of you to try it and help me to improve the quality of this website. The main purpose of LangLovers.com is create a community of language learners, the website will be free of charge (of course!), but I pretend to receive donations or implement some Ads to specific pages, because some money is necessary to keep the website working (host, domain and etc...), I have created it by myself and I don't have much experience with website development... This is also an invitation for website developers that are language learners, if you want, you can help me to make it better sending me usefull code snippets. All the content of the website will be created by the community, and the community will help each other’s to improve your language skills. The “content” means: Texts Audio Corrections Dictionaries Chats Link here: http://www.langlovers.com This is a list of the supported languages available now: English Spanish French Italian Portuguese Romanian German Japanese Chinese But I'm still adding more languages. Hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Fabio
  10. I am a native Italian speaker, I am from Rome and I have been teaching Italian online for a few years. I'm very patient and enjoy meeting new people, and helping them to learn about Italian culture. I can help with Italian grammar, at every level, vocabulary and pronunciation. I also studied Italian diction for several years, so I can help students with improving their pronunciation. I offer structured lessons to learn Italian using books, handouts, and many other useful materials from the Internet, with wide usage of pictures, video, audio files, and other teaching resources. Each lesson can be based on dialogues, conversation, grammar exercises, reading, pronunciation and much more, and it's customized upon student's needs. In addition, I can assign homeworks so that students can practice language between one lesson and the subsequent one. I can teach from beginner level to expert.
  11. Hey, I just started working for a new Parisian based start up that offers a video chatting service for language learners. It's kind of a language tandem exchange thing! It offers theme cards and topics to facilitate talking with people and a quick and easy way to speak a foreign language fast! It is called SpeakShake ! www.speakshake.com We just launched the site and really excited to see what people think of it.
  12. Hello friends who are willing to learn Rissian and Portuguese! We're Nika from Russia and Frederico from Portugal! I hope our videos will not only make you smile, but you'll learn something new and improve your language skills! We have subtitules in 3 languages!) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4lIcrnMaWXEOdL4dXsYELw Keep learning!
  13. The best way I found to learn French is through the following free Android app. It has native prononciation of words for very common spoken phrases in French! https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alpha.android.french Bon travail!
  14. Analytical Method in Teaching Chinese

    To learn the Chinese language fast one should follow analytical principles. Despite of the trend of a book the main idea is still the same – to teach the students to speak Chinese! The analysis starts from the text itself. It is broken down into syntagmas with word-for-word translation. Then syntagmas are divided into words. The words are splitted into characters and, finally, the characters are decomposed into the Chinese radicals and components. Thus, a student can follow the analytical path in the Chinese language and understand all the constituents of the studying text. Let us see how analytical principles are implemented in the short example of the Chinese commercial email: 孙小姐:您好! RE:重型卡车 我们正在联系供应商,并等待他们的报价,一有消息会马上通知您! 盼复为谢! 罗生 1. 孙小姐:您好! 2. 重型卡车 3. 我们正在联系供应商, 4. 并等待他们的报价, 5. 一有消息会马上通知您! 6. 盼复为谢!罗生 1. 孙小姐:您好! 孙 sūn surname Sun, grandson, 小姐 xiǎojie Miss, 您好 nínhǎo hello, 2. 重型卡车 重型 zhòngxíng heavy type, 卡车 kǎchē truck, 3. 我们正在联系供应商, 我们 wǒmen we, 正在 zhèngzài in the process of, 联系 liánxì connection, 供应商 gōngyìngshāng supplier, 供应 gōngyìng supply, 商 shāng commerce, 4. 并等待他们的报价, 并 bìng and, 等待 děngdài wait for, 他们的 tāmende their, 他们 tāmen they, 的 de possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle, 报价 bàojià quoted price, 5. 一有消息会马上通知您! 一 yī as soon as, 有 yǒu have, 消息 xiāoxi information, 会 huì be able to, 马上 mǎshàng at once, 通知 tōngzhī inform, 您 nín you, 6. 盼复为谢!罗生 盼复 pànfù expecting reply, 盼 pàn expect, 复 fù reply to a letter, 为 wéi be, 谢 xiè thank, 罗生 luóshēng Chinese personal name Luosheng, 罗 luó surname Luo, collect, 生 shēng life, 1 报 bào report, 2 并 bìng and, 3 车 chē vehicle, 4 待 dài stay, 5 的 de possessive, modifying, or descriptive particle, 6 等 děng wait, 7 复 fù reply to a letter, 8 供 gōng supply, 9 好 hǎo good, 10 会 huì be able to, 11 价 jià price, 12 姐 jiě elder sister, 13 卡 kǎ card, 14 联 lián unite, 15 罗 luó surname, collect, 16 马 mǎ horse, 17 们 men plural marker for pronouns, 18 您 nín you, 19 盼 pàn expect, 20 商 shāng commerce, 21 上 shàng go up, 22 生 shēng life, 23 孙 sūn surname Sun, grandson, 24 他 tā he, 25 通 tōng connect, 26 为 wéi be, 27 我 wǒ I, 28 息 xī breath, 29 系 xì system, 30 消 xiāo spend, 31 小 xiǎo small, 32 谢 xiè thank, 33 型 xíng type, 34 一 yī as soon as, 35 应 yìng answer, 36 有 yǒu have, 37 在 zài particle indicating an action in progress, 38 正 zhèng straight, 39 知 zhī know, 40 重 zhòng heavy, Such analytical approach is perfectly implemented in each of Polina Shinkina’s books. More examples of the Chinese commercial, marketing and financial emails are available on Polina Shinkina’s Author spotlight page: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985 Good luck in the Chinese language teaching and learning!
  15. 汉子的‘骤’分解。Analyzing Chinese Character 骤 zhòu ‘gallop, sudden’ (17 strokes) Chinese Character 骤 zhòu ‘gallop, sudden’ consists of the radical 马 mǎ ‘horse’ and character 聚 jù ‘get together’. Chinese character 聚 jù ‘get together’ consists of the radical 耳 ěr ‘ear’, radical 又 yòu ‘again’ and character 乑 yín ‘stand in the crowd’. So, the main components of the Chinese Character 骤 zhòu ‘gallop, sudden’ are: 1. Radical 马 mǎ ‘horse’ , 2. Character 聚 jù ‘get together’. Components of the Chinese character 聚 jù ‘get together’ are the following: 1. Radical 耳 ěr ‘ear’, 2. Radical 又 yòu ‘again’ , 3. Character 乑 yín ‘stand in the crowd’. The detailed decomposition of the Chinese Character 骤 zhòu ‘gallop, sudden’ and all its components looks like the following: 马 mǎ ‘horse’, 聚 jù get together, 取 qǔ take, 耳 ěr ear, 一 yī one, 丨 gǔn line, 丨 gǔn line, 三 sān three, 一 yī one, 二 èr two, 又 yòu again, 乑 yín stand in the crowd, 丿 piě slash, 丨 gǔn line, 马取耳一丨丨三一二 又乑丿丨 More about Chinese character decomposition: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
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  17. Decomposition of the Chinese Character 到 dào ‘to arrive’, 至 zhì arrive, 一 yī one, 厶 sī private, 土 tǔ earth, 十 shí ten, 一 yī one, 丨 gǔn line, 一 yī one, 刂 dāo knife, 至一厶土十一丨一刂 NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split. More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
  18. Decomposition of the Chinese Character 格 gé,‘standard’, 木 mù tree, 十 shí ten, 一 yī one, 丨 gǔn line, 八 bā eight, 各 gè every, 夂 zhǐ go, 丿 piě slash, 又 yòu again, 口 kǒu mouth, 冂 jiōng down box, 一 yī one, 木十一丨八各 夂丿又口冂 一 NB. Synonyms: Structural analysis of the Chinese characters, Breakdown of the Chinese characters, Chinese characters split. More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
  19. A Key to the Chinese Language Door

    When you unlock the room you should know which key to use. When you study a foreign language you should choose the most successful method to do it. Different languages demand different approaches. To study the Chinese language the best method is Chinese character decomposition. It means splitting a Chinese character into components and radicals. Then you see how simple a Chinese character is! So, the knowledge of the Chinese radicals is the key to the Chinese language door! You can see it for yourself in this very sample below. Decomposition of the Chinese character 千 qiān ‘thousand’: 千 qiān thousand 丿 piě slash 十 shí ten 一 yī one 丨 gǔn line It is clear as a day, isn’t it? More information: http://www.lulu.com/content/e-book/the-chinese-character-decomposition-guidance/18847104 and http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/polina985
  20. Hi everyone, new member here. I'm from a text-based game called Cantr and I thought you might (or might not!) find it a really compelling way to learn or practice language skills. Alright, so here's the thing - Cantr isn't for everyone. And it certainly wasn't designed with language learning as the primary goal. However, it is a lot of fun, and offers an immersion opportunity for language learners. Before I keep going - let me just say that the game is totally free in every respect, this isn't spam or marketing or advertising - the game is run entirely by volunteers and operates on donations (though donations are so minimal that the owner just pays for servers out-of-pocket). Cantr is basically a player-driven story. It's a society simulator. You play from the perspective of a character and contribute to the story through "roleplay". It's entirely text-based, and that's intentional - it's supposed to be like reading a novel, except the story is 100% by players. The game world is so open that you can be anything you want - a politician, a philosopher, a trader, a CEO, a pirate, the leader of a rebellion, a king or queen, a homeless person, a nobody, a somebody, a traveller, an explorer, a colonist... I could go on forever. The game has existed for a long time - like 15 years - and the society has evolved as such. It's a really interesting game and I recommend you check it out regardless of whether you want to learn a language or not. However, here's the interesting part. In the game there are virtual continents. Each continent has a language group. If you register a new character, you get to select a language group. So I'm an English speaker wanting to learn Japanese and Spanish, for example, so most of my characters are English, but I "spawned" a few Spanish characters. Now, I'm immersed with native Spanish speakers and I'm able to practice my Spanish in a real-world context. The game administrators actually encourage this, and players are aware that people are doing this to learn a language. It's a really inviting community in that sense. Give it a try and let me know what you think! I'll stick around here if anyone needs any support. You can try it out here: https://cantr.net/ A couple of things to keep your expectation right: The style is a little outdated, but trust me - once you're inside the game, the depth of the game is very good. You can build tools, machines, harvest resources, construct vehicles, tame animals (including horses to ride), make your own buildings and more. You can change the theme color of the game once you're in, as well. There is a thing called the Capital Rule, which is to protect the immersion, or the "story" that players are creating. Simply, this means, "stay inside the mind of your character", so you have to play as if you're actually that character. That's it! I think you will love it and learn much more quickly in your respective language groups. Good luck!!
  21. I've recently signed up for the free trial of Rocket Spanish, which includes free access to the full course for six days. This is my review of using and testing it for that limited period of six days. After the trial period you can decide whether you want to cancel your account or keep it. I did the latter because I fell in love with it (more about this later). While the majority of Spanish learning programs continue to use traditional methods such as word repetition and picture matching exercises, Rocket Languages claims to "have tipped conventional language learning on its head" and formulated what I personally found to be a very engaging and interactive program to learn Spanish on your computer, tablet, or phone. Studies have shown that the problem with the dated "image-recall" method of learning is that it suits children, but does not suit teenagers and young adults. This is because the brain evolves from being like a sponge in childhood to being less porous in adulthood. The best way for an adult to learn a language is to use his/her native language as the main learning assistant and a multi faceted learning approach using a variety of educational materials. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE COURSE How it works Rocket Spanish has adopted this modern approach to language learning. Each lesson is different, using quizzes, games, evaluation tests, and cultural language lessons to engage the learner on multiple levels. The wide variety of lessons is an entertaining aspect and allows the learner to immerse him/herself in the flow of the program in a fun and exciting way. There are fewer word repetition exercises and redundant matching games to be found than in more traditional language learning software, which, frankly, also makes it a lot less boring. Another aspect of this course is the focus on colloquial language. The program teaches the learner to speak as everyday locals speak, which means that when you visit a Spanish speaking country you will possess vocabulary commonly used among local people in the streets, which is, in my opinion, the only true angle to tackle it from. This program can quite quickly take you from basic to fluent speaking if you put the time into it. The sheer volume of user interaction makes the program exciting and engaging. The program is multi platform compatible, which means that you can use it on a range of portable devices such as tablets and smartphones, particularly useful for people with busy schedules who want to learn on the go. The bonus Survival Kit and cultural lessons provide another key learning platform that other programs tend to neglect. You will learn cultural sensitivity and gain a proficient understanding of the country's people and customs. This is extremely beneficial for expats or business people abroad in a Spanish speaking country. Summary Fun, interactive, engaging, and easy to use. Provides a comprehensive language and cultural learning experience. Lessons can be transferred to portable devices for learning on the go. Highly affordable, offering far more value than direct competitors. You may try the full course for 6 days with no purchasing obligation. No skills assessment at the beginning. Lacks advanced writing exercises. Conclusion I found Rocket Spanish being the most engaging and convenient to use compared to the others. The program is highly effective in teaching a coherent combination of vocabulary and conversational skills. It eliminates the cultural and colloquial barriers previously faced by Spanish language learners and provides a comprehensive learning experience that can be taken abroad. The forums allow students to ask questions and interact with tutors and other students. The community is an essential motivating factor for success.
  22. Hey there! I was just around here and noticed you all have a good domain of Spanish, I am a native Spanish speaker from Latin America too. I had a previous knowledge of the English language but you may wonder how did I learn English so perfect, I began looking for online lessons and teachers that help to learn English, I failed many times with some teachers that were not good at all, but then I found out this page www.british-english-teacher.com with this friendly and trustworthy teacher called Alexander, he taught me English in a interactive way, with patience and he always make sure that I understand all he was teaching me. I fully recommend him, if you want to improve your English level.
  23. Hi everyone, I'm Pedro and I'm new to this forum but I plan on being an active member here at linguaholics. I'm currently trying to learn french using the FSI Course and decided to record my language learning adventure on youtube. I hope that this forum will help me meet people who are also interested in learning French. if you want to check out my channel go to https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqwOTladqH71pBaWqVUeHTQ Thanks for reading!
  24. I recently discovered this app while looking for an offline translator and something to expand my vocabulary in either language. Let me tell you, it has a VERY nicely done design and aesthetic. Not only that, but it has quick games and quizzes that are incredibly helpful if your vocabulary quantity is lacking in either language (though it is mainly targeting English learners who speak Spanish I believe). Its games are quick and challenging, and I'm pretty sure it all works offline as well. Here's the Google Play download link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nglish.spanish.english.translator&hl=es_419
  25. I've invented a universal language called Kipi with just 30 words. It's different than all other languages since it takes only one hour to learn. The idea is that most people in the world don't have focused time to learn a language, and that's why all other universal languages (like Esperanto) have not gained mass adoption. You can only say a few basic things in Kipi, but isn't having a small set of words in common better than no words? What's nice about Kipi compared to English, is that it uses sounds that are most common to world languages, so it's much easier to learn. Words are short, usually 2-syllables each. Some words represent full phrases. The idea is that it also puts both parties on even footing (there is no native speaker vs. non-native speaker - everyone is on common ground). Kipi is now translated into 25 languages and counting. I hope you'll take a look at Kipi and let me know what you think! Kiputi (thank you!) Eli Stutz.