Brenūü¶Ö @MomentsWithBren Educational Equity. Decent Work Opportunities. Learning and Development. Mental Models. Heutagogy. Program Design and Evaluation. Personal Growth. May. 14, 2020 3 min read

Are you interested in learning a new language? You never can tell where your language skills can take you to (both written and verbal).

There are now some language learning apps which are not only useful but also incredibly entertaining and fun.

Here is a list of such apps:

Duolingo

Busuu

Babbel

Ankiweb

Memrise

Tinycards

Quizlet

Rype

Mindsnacks

Proven Ways to Learn a New Language Fast

Learning a second language not only does it exercise our brains, but it also helps us to appreciate the differences in cultures around the world.

 https://www.lifehack.org/823345/learn-a-new-language ‚Ķ

I saw a message on IG from a woman who said her niece is learning Spanish on one of the language learning platforms/apps I shared in the past.

Remember your skills can become useful whether it's a job-specific, adaptive or transferrable skill.

Best wishes for 2020ūüôŹūüŹŅ

First is the method of learning a new language, of which there are 4 main categories:

1. Algorithm learning
2. Textbook learning
3. Course learning
4. Human learning

Also measure the 4 important factors:
a. Time commitment
b. Engagement
c. Personalization
d. Effectiveness

Other platforms to learn a new language:

1.  http://Fluentin3months.com ¬†is a language learning website started by Benny Lewis. As stated, he‚Äôs well known for learning languages in 3 months, and has courses available to teach¬†you his methodology.¬† http://fluentin3months.com/ 

2. Conversation Exchange is a place where language lovers meet online to help each other learn their native language.

Get our free e-book, masterclass, and useful resources to become fluent in any language in record time.

 https://www.rypeapp.com/blog/conversation-exchange/?sscid=51k4_ev7of ‚Ķ

3. Learn a Language | Free Online Language Learning

 https://www.learnalanguage.com 

Learn a Language with free online language lessons, interactive games, and fun lessons. Learn up to 8 foreign languages with Visual Link Languages. Pick a language and start learning.

4. AccellaStudy

This has a separate mobile app for each language you'd like to learn. Each app is extremely simple to use, supports offline use, and varies only in the words they give¬†you‚ÄĒall the features are the same.

Different methods of learning  https://apps.apple.com/us/developer/renkara-media-group-inc/id284945276 ‚Ķ

5. 123TeamMe

123TeamMe lets you learn Spanish for free with games, quizzes, lessons, and audio files. There's also a sentence maker, verb conjugator, and Spanish-English translator.

 https://www.123teachme.com/ 

6. BBC Languages - Free online lessons to learn and study with

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/ 

Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests.

7. (FSI) Languages Courses

The resources at Foreign Services Institute (FSI) Languages Courses were developed by the U.S. government and are now freely available in the public domain. There are 72 language learning courses here.

 https://www.fsi-language-courses.net/ 

8. Livemocha is different than these other sites because it demands your participation in helping other people learn your language before you can take lessons.

It works by connecting you with other users who are learning a language you already know. 

 https://www.livemocha.co/ 

9. Living Language offers free PDFs that have thousands of essential words and phrases.

All the PDF files are meant for beginners and can be downloaded without a user account.

 https://www.livinglanguage.com/additional 

10. Internet Polyglot is more of a massive flashcard game. After selecting the language you want to learn, you can browse through a number of lessons that teach you a handful of words and phrases.

 https://www.internetpolyglot.com/ 

11. Speak7 is entirely text-based, so there aren't any videos or interactive lessons, but its very useful how-to samples help with common sentences, like asking for directions, writing letters, making a phone call, and seeking medical help.

¬† http://speak7.com/ 

12. MIT¬†Global Studies and Languages (GSL) offers a rich collection of courses, seminar series, and research projects on sensitivity to enduring local differences‚ÄĒlanguage, culture, history, politics and more.¬†

 https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/global-studies-and-languages/ ‚Ķ

13. How to learn languages for free? This collection features lessons in 48¬†languages, including¬†Spanish,French,¬†English,¬†Mandarin,¬†Italian,Russian¬†and more. Download audio lessons to your computer or mp3 player and you're good to go. http://www.openculture.com/freelanguagelessons ‚Ķ

14. 49 Free Language Learning Websites That Are Almost Too Good to Be True

Social media and smartphone apps have been bringing the world and its ideas closer to us in most of the thousands of languages we speak across the globe.

 https://www.fluentu.com/blog/free-language-learning-websites/ ‚Ķ


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