Blog: Language Learning
Fluent in 3 Months!
Benny Lewis' 2014 book of tips and tricks to gain fluency in the language of your choice in 3 months. He debunks the myths that intimidate the typical language learner and claims languages are to be lived, not studied. Lewis claims to have become confident in 12 different languages after being a self-described "mediocre student" Also, of interest may be Fluent Forever! by Gabriel Wyner
Calling all wannabe polyglots!
Whether you're a student, a teacher, or just a fan of languages, Language Magazine is a great resource! You can find jobs related to language skills, study programs, and articles about multilingualism in the world today. Take a look!
My Language Exchange
My Language Exchange hosts online language exchange practices, allowing you to find exchange partners from all over the world. The site provides voice chat rooms, an online dictionary, lesson plans and a notepad to record new words and expressions. Learn the latest slang and expressions not found in books!
WordReference Forums is a great place to pose your vocabulary, slang or grammar questions to native speakers or students of the language you are learning as well as sharing your own knowledge. You also get tips on regionalisms and context. WRF covers a wide range of languages. Give it a try!
supports the many languages spoken in Minnesota families by providing language-related resources for parents and caregivers, teachers, and learners.
Ojibwe People's Dictionary
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, examples of documents in the Ojibwe language are provided.
Duolingo to help your lingo?
Duolingo is a website for language learning that also offers a free app for learning 'on the go'. This trendy site also offers users the opportunity to comment on the exercises and share their expertise and questions.
Reading world languages in the Library?
Looking for books in Chinese? Arabic? Vietnamese? Check out our list of languages carried in your local branch of the Hennepin County Library.
Play games with the Language Learning Library
Games and quizzes to make language learning more fun!
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