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https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Another language learning resource- "lang-8.com"

After another user mentioned it, I decided to check out lang-8.com. It's really neat!

You post sentences or paragraphs in the language you're learning, and native speakers correct you. In return, you correct posts in your native language that other users are studying.

I think it's a really good resource because on Duolingo, we don't get a ton of practice writing in the language we're learning (and it's the hardest part for me).

It can't ever replace Duolingo because it doesn't have lessons or anything like that. You need some prior knowledge to be able to use it.

However, I think it's a great tool. It seems pretty active, and I've learned a lot already, not just about the language I'm learning, but also about my native language (English), how it works, and common mistakes people make when learning it.

I just wanted to let everyone know about this great site so they can make use of it to the best of their ability.

(Another cool thing, it saves all your posts, so you'd be able to look back on your previous ones and see your progress!)

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lyarra
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I heard about Lang-8 several months ago from a post on this discussion board. I've been using it every day since then. It is a wonderful accompaniment to DL. I agree with everything you said about the benefits of using both sites.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Lang-8 is awesome. It's a great way to put what you learn on Duolingo to use because they are both focused on reading and writing.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Onoszko

I tried it out today. I like it a lot - after just a couple of hours, my first text had been corrected! I am a little disappointed in one thing though; there are almost no texts for me to correct. Maybe the interest in learning Swedish is lacking, or I'm doing something wrong.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Try looking for other users that are learning Swedish and friend them. Then any posts by them should appear first on your page.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

The interest in learning Swedish is just lacking compared to the major languages of the world. Swedish is cool and I'd love to learn it... if I were to live forever. I already want to learn German and Korean to fluency, and that will take a veryyyyyyyyyy long time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rsegura1
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Thank you!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lylynguyen8

do you know how to way log in the web lang -8 please i still no log in it

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matthew_Phelps

I'm experiencing the same issue. They're not accepting new users which is BS.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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I have subscribed but I haven't tried it out yet. However, if you want to practice your writing and speaking skills, livemocha will also do the trick. I've subscribed for Spanish lessons - for which you have from Beginner to Advanced lessons, which is pretty cool - and now I can write texts or record little speaches and submit them to natives for review. So far, it's the only website I've found that allows me audio recording.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Penguino
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Thanks! I'll also check out livemocha, along with lang-8.com

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanette525

Sounds neat!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Szab
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lang-8 also support sounds: you can speak, upload it to somewhere and link it to lang-8.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mh808

Does anyone use verbling.com? I check out some classes there every now and then but haven't had the courage to join in just yet.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hweiss737
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busuu.com is also pretty neat (and most of the features are free). There are many interactive lessons, and the writing exercises you complete automatically show up in the newsfeed of native speakers, so they can correct them. There are also options to IM/webchat with native speakers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dialove

Awesome, thank you! Have a great day! :)

4 years ago