https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

I just found a huge database of free language resources.

It's called Language links database. Just click on the "Free Language Resources" link and choose your language.

Enjoy!


Edit (2015-09-26)

The /r/Languagelearning subreddit has an impressive wiki, with many resources as well. Probably a few are already in the database that I first linked, but some of you mentioned that it lacked a Portuguese section, so this one is a very good alternative, at least for Portuguese. It also separates a few distinct accents/dialects for some languages (like French and Arabic).

September 24, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

I was trying to do a tax return. Now I'm going to spend the whole afternoon looking at Finnish resources. Thanks for that. :P

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/miacomet

Haha, I know how you feel. I was solving equations describing the inner workings of a soy oil plant for my engineering classes... I took a Duo break, but I'm afraid this post means it'll be a bit longer than I had planned. :) If only there were a fun, gamified, and social way to do a tax return...

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/phle70

... well, of course there's an xkcd for that ;-) :-)

#1566: Board Game

title text, for e.g. those on mobile devices:
Yes, it took a lot of work to make the cards and pieces, but it’s worth it–the players are way more thorough than the tax prep people ever were.

(explain xkcd #1566)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

I want to play! :-D

And since this is Duolingo, can we have a different set of cards for each language and each tax system, please?

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Don't forget that to continue play you will have to stand up and go sit at another table when you change the language you are playing in.

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

@annika_a: I see a new class of dedicated tax aficionados emerging, well-versed in the intricacies of tax systems all around the globe. How shall we call them? The Polyphorolot? Taxmanians?

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Or, among polyglots, you just change the set of cards and keep going... ;-)

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

I wasn't clear enough. And a joke is not funny if it must be explained. :( I meant by "changing tables" that you would have to go through the rigamarole of going to settings and changing the base language, if you were doing it on Duo (on the PC).

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Aah, it might be because I am one of those (apparently rare) users who don't mind the (teensie-weensie) hassle of switching courses. :-)

Although, I've yet to figure out completely all the rules that actually affect me in any of the tax systems I've been subjected to... So maybe this is not my game, after all.

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

actually, annika_a, I agree with you about the language-changing procedure not being so bad. For me, anyway, it provides a moment to ready myself for the next language and/or keyboard. I was just being conventional with my (attempted) humor. Salut!

September 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

If only there were a fun, gamified, and social way to do a tax return...

That's an amazing idea for a mobile app! I should start to work on that.

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Moomingirl

. . . tax return . . .

LOL!

To take up miacomet's comment about gamification: post when your tax return is completed and I'll give you ten lingots. :)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

You know, I might take you up on that! I already have more lingots than I know what to do with, but for some reason I still get a little buzz out of winning them. Anything to make a tax return a bit more interesting.

It's not due in for a few more weeks, and I've hit a technical bit, but I'll let you know when it's done. ;)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Upping the ante: If you get it done within one week, I'll give you 20 lingots. :-)

(Oh no, what am I doing pushing you away from Finnish resources?! This gamification thing must be getting to me, too...)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

Ooh. I'm such a child. I don't know why silly things like this work on me, but they do. Hence the reason Duolingo is so effective for me.

I'm going away for three days, so that's going to make it a bit of a challenge, but I accept. :)

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

How many children do you know doing tax returns on a bet?! X-)

Happy travelling, hope your streak doesn't suffer! (Or if it's become a burden to you, hope it does suffer...)

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Moomingirl

Bet or not, I'm only doing it because I have to. Children are lucky enough not to receive tax returns.

I've belatedly realised I should register for the Streak Hall of Fame. Now I don't want to lose my streak until it has been recorded for posterity. I'll have to find wifi during my trip to keep it going until it has been recorded. After that I might take a break. ;)

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

Saving a screenshot, just in case :)

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

Just let me know when you've posted it.

Yup, (for me, anyway) a little buzz from winning them, from hoarding them, and from giving them away as tokens of esteem.

Have a great trip. And if you do decide to let your streak lapse, at least go on to the next "decade" (multiple of ten days) to earn one last big shot of lingots.

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/purrrfect

Wining them? You give your lingots glasses of red wine?? :)

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/purrrfect

Wow, thanks Slogger! My first duo post, I never expected to be rewarded for it! I shall take your lingot out to dinner and treat it to a whole bottle of vino rosso! :)

Hmm, obviously I'll try to converse with it during the meal, but I don't know whether it's 'un lingot' or 'una lingot'!

(I wonder why I had to reply to my own post, rather than yours. Perhaps Duolingo prevents the indentation getting too heavy.)

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/slogger

LOL. And dining them. Thanks for pointing that out. I have trouble w/ the little font when I proofread. It's corrected. And please accept a lingot..

September 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

Since I'm currently doing a course from Spanish, my Lingot store says "El lingot es la moneda virtual de Duolingo.". So now you know how to address your companion. ;-)

I think Duolingo does indeed not want conversations to get too long winded. Sometimes people continue an interesting conversation on their own activity threads, or start a new conversation about that particular topic which also means that more people can see it. It actually works pretty well, in my opinion.

September 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--

September 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/moco_frio

GOD BLESS YOU ODINSON! YOU ARE VERY WORTHY OF THAT LINGOT I GAVE YOU!

September 24, 2015

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    Danke x

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Bitte.

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/LukeSpains

    Wow, the link for Spanish has a lot of sites I've never seen before (and I look on this forum for outside resources quite a bit). Thanks a lot!

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    De nada. (you're welcome)

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/HebrewLearner

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!! So..MANY...LANGUAGES!!!!!

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/oxq

    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!

    Bookmarked +1 lingot for you my friend.

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Danke, mein Freunde.

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathangrant00

    Thank you so much for this, there was a lot of resources for learning Spanish!

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    ¡De nada! You're welcome!

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/ambyrjayde

    This is great :O

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/oGringoGrant

    I think it is both funny and sad that out of so many languages, (some of which I've never heard of before) that Portuguese is not an option :( haha

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Really? Wow! That sucks.

    Here, to make you feel better...

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    And here's yet another list.

    September 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/mariachara

    thank you!!!! :)

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    You're welcome. Unfortunately, I can't say it in Dutch, Swedish or Turkish...

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/antspants01

    Das ist super! Ich schaue mir das nachher an.

    !Qué bueno! Veré esto después.

    C'est formidable! Je regarderai plus tard.

    This is what I have to do to remember my languages. If I concentrate on one and not the others, I will forget or not get a chance to practice them so I have to use and translate all of them :D

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Bitte. Es freut mich, dass magst du es!

    De nada. ¡Estoy feliz que te gusta!

    Ça me fait plaisir. Je suis bien heureux que ça te plaise !

    You're welcome. I'm glad you like it!

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Craig1985Scott

    Thanks so much for adding this. Shame there's no Portuguese but it's such a great contribution.

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    You're welcome. Yeah, I've gave this as an alternative with Portuguese links to raithee. You can also check a few resources for other European languages, which may have a Portuguese section, even if they were not compiled under Portuguese.

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    There's also this list for Portuguese. Hope you find something that you'll like.

    September 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/wataya

    Wow. So many resources I didn't know of. Even reading material in Gothic (not that I can read it, but you have to applaud its availability :)). Thanks!

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Well, they're still far from the estimated 6000 to 7000 languages still used on Earth today, but they do make a good effort to get there. ;-)

    You're welcome. Bitte. De nada. Prego. De rien... Sorry I don't know these. Ne dankinde.

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Annmarieta

    Thank you!!

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    You're welcome.

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/sara6810

    GREAT!!!!

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/.R.B.

    Great resource!! Thank you.

    September 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/buenotc

    Thanks, I just found Haitian Creole. What are the odds? A great find!!

    September 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

    I think you forgot a certain Swedish seaman's website? ;)

    September 24, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    Well, I didn't build the list myself, but I think you can send them recommendations to add to their database. We could also send them Portuguese resources since it's not in their list.

    Also, I believe the resources shared in that database are all legally free, I don't know if they would put that resource on their website.

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Dina_Yakhina

    Thanks a lot!

    September 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

    My pleasure.

    September 25, 2015
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