https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

Your favourite language resources outside of duolingo

What are your favorite language learning resources outside of duolingo?

I current using clozemaster, memrise, pimsluer, mosalingua and mondly to learn Brazilian Portuguese but I would like to find more language resources.

If you know of any other sites or apps, please comment below.

December 20, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/EmperorIguana42
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Memrise, 50languages (for radio)

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

I have 50 languages app but I can't get into it. I find it doesn't motivate me to me learn at all.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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Try the 50languages courses (e.g for PT BR) on Memrise.

With Cooljingle's user script "all typing" you can make the best out of learning those available sentences, by TYPING/reviewing and RECALLING in your L2 target language: Portuguese Brazil.

You just need his 2nd user script or the web portal "Memrise Audio Provider" to play TTS audio, when sentences have no uploaded sound (not all have!).

Update:

If a Memrise course is setup as "strict-typing" you also better install the user script "Memrise Auto Correct".
I would have to verify for the "50 languages" course.

For sure MartinPen's "DuoLingo PT BR" course is setup as strict-typing.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

I just found 50 languages on memrise. I might use the script when I am more advanced but I think it's a great idea to make things more difficult. Thanks!!!

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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I forgot to add that when a Memrise course is setup as "strict-typing" you also better install the user script "Memrise Auto Correct"

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Satyameva123
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Anki - flashcards, Bliu Bliu, LingoZing, Mango Languages

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

Never heard of LingoZing before. Just went to the website and it seems like great way to practice reading and listening skills. I have one skill left to complete on the Portuguese tree and I think I will choose LingoZing next. Thanks for the recommendation!!!

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MasterZsword

I use Lang-8, Lingvist, Clozemaster, Lyricstraining, and Memrise for language learning. ^ ^

If you are a bit advanced in a language (meaning you know most if not all of the grammar rules and can maintain a conversation) and you want to enhance your vocabulary, Lingvist is a great site for that. Lang-8 is great for strengthening your writing skills, but I heard that site is no longer taking new users. Lyricstraining is great for enhancing your listening comprehension.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

lyrics training is good but's too fast for me. I might try it when I am more advanced. I've tried to get on to lang-8 but like you said, they don't take sign-ups now. I wished I had known about before it got popular.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Innovative 101! VERY underrated. I can't believe I found it myself and no one recommended it to me, it's awesome and VERY useful for learning languages. It's not just for beginners too, they have lessons for Advanced and intermediate learners. 11/10 recommend.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

Great!!! seems like something I'm looking for and long-term subscription plan seems to be great value for money. I might use this next.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Lora034
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At the moment I prefer listening podcasts or audiobooks (radio garden, se habla espanol, teacherjose.com and etc. For Spanish learners I recommend ivoox - there are lots of audiobooks and podcasts ). lang8 is good too.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

Podcast are a great idea! I forgot about podcasts. I used to listen to them but I never remebered to continue. I think I will start listening to podcasts again. Thanks!!

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Fire-ergens
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I personally really like Language Transfer (Spanish, Greek, Swahili, German, French, Turkish, Arabic and Italian). It does a really good job at teaching you the structure of the language and it just really gets you speaking. Also, it is free!

The Michel Thomas method (French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Greek, Portuguese, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese) is not free (however, google is a pretty powerful tool ;) and is similar to Language Transfer (the MT method inspired the Language Transfer approach) and like LT, it really teaches you the building blocks of the language and gets you speaking pretty much right away.

You can also find similar courses for Japanese, Icelandic and, wait for it: Finnish! I haven't found any other similar courses, but if anyone knows anyhting similar I would be delighted to know about it.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/medievalmaide715

Memrise, Traducir Google (por palabras desconocido), mi notas, spanishdict.com.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas.Heiss
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www.bliubliu.com

www.lingvist.com for the PT (EU/Portugal) -> English and reading Portuguese longer e-mail texts. The base/source PT sentence will also be shown!!

I have made a new challenge "Learn (3000-)5000 words in 11 days on Lingvist until end of this year (2017)": https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25606961

My intro test shows me I can test out:

  • EN-DE: 3322/5000 (native German)
  • DE-EN: 1666/4000 (long-term English learner as 2nd language)

The last one is actually a pretty bad (today) result for me, as my goal was to easily hit the 2000-3000 words range.
However, I just made a few errors typing in English and recalled the wrong English words / synonyms). Definitely not too easy!

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/SamirahIS

BliuBliu finally got Brazilian Portuguese and I didn't know. I have been checking their website for the last year at it wasn't available yet. Thanks for letting me know!!

If lingvist would add Brazilian, I would happily sign up. I am not interested in European.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_
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Memrise and Lingvist.

December 20, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Denis896709

Clozemaster is hard, really hard. I don't use it anymore.

I like memrise for learning the vocabulary

And a online grammar of course.

I've tried utalki to find someone for talking but it's hard. I think I'd prefer a chatbot but it doesn't exist in Polish yet.

December 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/barb7
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A few months ago i found Yabla italian and it has been an amazing trip ever since. Based solely on videos withe a choice of engish italian or no dialogue and an on page selection of dictionaries, what a joy. There are plentyof grammar classes and a huge variety in the hundreds of of videos Vineyard , olive mill visits lots of music and drama and mystery movies even opera and cooking shows . There are old and young voices and regional speakers and some games for vocab building .. their web siteoffers a good sample of real classes to try for free . The course is offered on monthly subscription or 6 monthly ot a year. The longer the cheaper. . But worth every. Penny .i couldn’t be more delighted with it .

December 22, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Far-quaad
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Memrise

December 23, 2017
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