Language Link Roundup (May 14th, 2013)

Just some things I’ve came across / read recently that I found interesting. Enjoy.

  • The Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning – This site is a little treasure trove of language learning goodies. It’s home to the Grimm Grammar (German), as well as Tex’s French Grammar, both of which are pretty well known, but there are lots of other resources as well. The main COERLL page has links for Arabic, Chinese, Hebrew, Hindi, and others languages.
  • 8 Ways to Create Better Flashcards – A nice guide to making the most of your flashcards, and avoiding some common pitfalls. Combine with Anki for best results. 😉
  • One Thing in a French Day – A “daily life” podcast, from a woman living in France. Transcripts are available for each episode (at least the newer ones; the archive feature doesn’t seem to be working, at least for me). New episodes come out every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Interlinear texts – a forgotten route to language learning – A brief look at some of the history of language learning. I’ve always found it kind of funny that translating / reading of interlinear texts is “bad” these days (according to many people), despite it being the standard method of language learning for centuries.
  • The Foreign Language Library Online – Going along nicely with the above link, the FLLO offers a variety of short articles on different topics, translated into various languages (specifically, English, French, Spanish, German, and Russian). And, there’s a section specifically for history articles, so I already quite like this site. (A tiny little piece on Sputnik right here.)

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