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May 27, 2018

Spring Awakening

In which my thoughts turn to studying Chinese, Arabic, and Russian.

Last week I thought to myself, it would be cool to learn some Chinese characters right around now. Even though I spent a little time on Chinese some years back, I focused on spoken skills and pinyin and never learned…

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Italian-Flashcards.com: More Than Flashcards!

5 Italian, Audio Lessons, Flashcards, Multimedia, Vocabulary, Websites, Kids

This website from the British-based company Antosch & Lin Languages offers Italian flashcards on steroids. And cheap, too! There is much to do here, so drive your browser on over and check it out. Unlike some other language-learning products with…

Great Content, Cute Graphics, Solid Pacing

5 Irish, Multimedia, Websites

This online-learning package from Talk Irish consists of 60 lessons and is an unbelievably good deal. If you are studying Irish, get it. Seriously. First of all, it costs only about $9 per month (you pay in euros through PayPal), and that…

This Is a Looooong List

General, Websites

In Wikipedia you can find a list of language academies, which are organizations that weigh in on what is and is not right and proper in a given language. They exist in Germany, France, the Netherlands, and many other countries—…

I Definitely Recommend a Visit

5 General, Museums/Cultural, Kids

This remarkable little museum teaches visitors about New York City’s immigrant past. You can enjoy it in several ways. First, you can tour 97 Orchard Street, which was constructed in the middle of the 19th century and served as home…

An Ambitiously Titled Book: Complete Italian Grammar

4 Italian, Books

I like Practice Makes Perfect: Complete Italian Grammar by Marcel Danesi. It has clear explanations. In terms of level: according to the preface, Complete Italian Grammar is for intermediate and advanced learners. Although this…

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