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December 7, 2017

2017: Bad for Politics, Good for Pimsleur

The company has introduced more lessons for many languages, and I am happy.

Dear Pimsleur-loving friends, I have noticed new and newish additions to the Pimsleur audio-language-lesson inventory that I feel merit mention. Every time I look on the Pimsleur website, I see lessons that weren’t there before. I notice them right…

Jerusalem Post IVRIT: News While You Learn

Hebrew, News

The Jerusalem Post IVRIT, billed as a “high standard magazine in easy Hebrew for the whole family,” was recommended by a reader. I am not familiar with it myself, but reading foreign-language news is in general a great…

Perhaps This Was Not the Most Exciting Still I Could Have Chosen

Arabic, Radio/TV/Video/Film

Watching foreign-language television can be a useful learning tool, and cable TV often provides access to different worlds’ worth of television. On Time Warner Cable in New York City, for example, channel 507 is as of this writing the Arabic Channel,…

The Web That Has No Weaver: Good Bedtime Reading

3-5 Mandarin, Books, Sports/Fitness

The Web That Has No Weaver: Understanding Chinese Medicine by Ted Kaptchuk will not teach you Chinese, but it has Chinese words in it! I read it as part of my foray into Chinese culture. I am…

Greek VocabuLearn for Sale on Amazon.com

3-5 Greek, Audio Lessons, Vocabulary

VocabuLearn Greek consists of a series of vocabulary audio lessons—very basic, pretty boring, but totally useful if you pay attention. It is no longer being published, as Penton Overseas ceased production of all VocabuLearn products during the global economic…

Quiz on FunwithArabic.com

Arabic, Tests

Below are some Arabic quizzes on which you can try your luck. Except for the first one, which relies exclusively on Arabic script, the others offer romanizations. esl-languages.com/en/study-abroad/online-tests/arabic-test transparent.com/tlquiz/lwquiz/arabic/tlarab.htm …

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