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.
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 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.
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.
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.
http://www.languagetransfer.org/ Language Transfer
http://www.michelthomas.com/ Michel Thomas method
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!
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 .