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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



Memrise, 50languages (for radio)


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


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!).


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.


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!!!


I forgot to add that when a Memrise course is setup as "strict-typing" you also better install the user script "Memrise Auto Correct"


Anki - flashcards, Bliu Bliu, LingoZing, Mango Languages


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!!!


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.


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.


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.


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.


Well, I believe "Innovative 101" is not really known as the name, would you agree?

Actually PortuguesePod101.com, SpanishPod101, etc. is what have been suggested on the forums.

If you use the discount code from www.101languages.net (NOT to be confused with www.languages101.com) you can get it a bit cheaper.


Thomas.Heiss, Innovative language learning has 34 languages, is it really worth naming all of them? I hear it called Innovative 101 all the time, how is that name wrong?


Thanks again Woof!

Innovative language / Pod101 holiday deals: 55% Premium/24month, 47% Basic/Premium/Premium Plus plans ending in 4,0h U.S. EST time (23:59pm): https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25627397


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.


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!!


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.


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


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.



BliuBliu is not anymore.

Lingvist has added a Brazilian Portuguese 1000 beginner / introduction course (cloze-deletion).

The Duolingo Pt-Br classic/contributor course with so many web T&N is also very good:



Memrise and Lingvist.


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.


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 .

Learn a language in just 5 minutes a day. For free.