The Master List of Resources

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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby MiaLaGagoo » Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:38 pm

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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby DaveBee » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:19 pm


Drp9341 mentioned using a Hurra series textbook for a Polish as a foreign language course in Warsaw.
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby rdearman » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:55 pm

I came here confidently to find a link for a new member who is studying English to find resources. But it appears we don't have English resources? :)
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby Speakeasy » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:14 pm

The question of English Resources has come up a couple of times, most often with respect to specific languages ...

Recommendation Request for English Course (For Speakers of Spanish)

English for Arabic Speakers

Recommended EFL resources for Russians

Intermediate - Upper-Intermediate English Resources

I conducted a quick G-Search of the HTLAL using "English Resources" as my criterion and, while a number of threads popped up, they did not contain any useful information. I suspect that language-learning forums that function in languages other than English contain lists of resources proper to those specific languages, n'est-ce pas, nicht wahr, verdad, et cetera?
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby Soffía » Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:37 pm

Thanks for collecting these! I've made a start on a list of Icelandic resources: ... =19&t=7451

(Also, word to the wise, but Greenlandic isn't a Germanic language...)
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby reineke » Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:48 am

Qujanaq (I think). I was reusing hyperlinks to make the first page nice and neat. Icelandic was already in the list, btw. I've fished out other lists of resources and conversations that may serve as resources that were never reported in this thread. Feel free to contribute links to new lists of resources here. Zhuzilu, Till, Radioclare, zenmonkey (and Soffia) did a great job sharing their resources. If you contribute a link, it's "pegged" even if it's not included in the first post. Please don't crowd this thread asking about resources for this or that language. Feel free to do as you please but results may vary:

Persian resources ... ces#p39208

For the same reason, if you use this space to share links to a single website, the thread will quickly become cluttered. Instead, try putting together your own list and invite other board members to participate. After you've created a decent list, post a link to it here. If you've already posted here asking for stuff you may edit the post and include a link to your new resource there especially since you've captured the prime real estate on the first page.

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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby IronMike » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:48 pm

Reference grammars for several Slavic languages and Romanian and Georgian here.
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby StringerBell » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:48 pm

Resources I've used personally and HIGHLY recommend:

For Italian:

-Youtube channel Italiano Automatico (and his free podcast, published every Monday, can download through iTunes). He made 300+ videos in Italian with both Italian AND English subtitles.

-The free podcast series called Podcast Italiano (and accompanying youtube channel). The advanced level podcasts are very informal and conversational with his friend and do not have a transcript while the more beginner ones have an accompanying text available on the website)

-"Veleno" a captivating 7 part podcast series available free on iTunes. If you go to the website, there is a full transcript for all episodes. It's a brilliant piece of investigative journalism about a real-life even that happened in Italy about 20 years ago; centered on a case of mass hysteria involving child-trafficking and satan-worship.

-"EfficaceMente" - the website, twitter feed, and youtube channel. Topic is personal growth. This is native content, not a "language learning" website, but it's a great source of articles for anyone looking to do some reading or listening comprehension in bite-sized chunks. It's also written/spoken in a fairly informal, conversational way.

-"News in Slow". If you go to the website, you can sample it. Current news reports spoken in a more slowed down way with accompanying text. There's a subscription fee, by you can download it as a podcast series to access some content for free (though without the text)

-"Italy Made Easy" both the youtube channel and the website. This project was created by Manu, who was a university Italian teacher but recently quit to become a full time youtube Italian teacher. He's got a ton of free videos on youtube and his site which run from beginner-level stuff to more "advanced" where he films short videos while he describes what he's doing or seeing in Italian (making a coffee with a moka, cooking stuffed peppers, walking around a national park or his office, etc...). He has a very useful 8 part video series on how to use "piacere" among other topics (like expressions). He recently created something called the Italian Academy where you can interact with native speakers, get your questions answers and have your work corrected. You can sign up for the Academy for free, but if you want to access all the benefits you need to have a paid account (When I looked into it a few months ago, it was ridiculously cheap - like $40/year). Had this been around when I was first starting, I definitely would have done it.
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby StringerBell » Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:55 pm

For Polish:

Mr.RealPolish has been an absolute godsend for me. I initially attempted to learn Polish by attending a language school in Krakow and spending 2 months in Poland. I got a survival level of Polish which I immediately forgot upon returning to my own country. I had zero listening comprehension ability. Couldn't find any good online resources at that time, but this past year I have been devouring the resources made by "Mr. Real Polish". Worth every penny.

1) Mr. Real Polish. I started out with his 100 Daily Stories for absolute beginners and I'm now more than halfway through the 365 stories for intermediate learners. The best resource I've ever been able to find for Polish. After ~7 months (650+ hours) I was surprised to find that I could understand most of what I overhead on a Polish news program and can understand everything my family says to each other in Polish (previously I had no comprehension whatsoever).

2) Easy Polish (from the youtube channel series "Easy Languages"). They conduct street interviews on a different topic, each video is captioned in both Polish and English. I've been using this to train myself to understand the high-speed of spoken Polish.

3) iTunes has a few free Polish podcast series: (a) Bloggy Polish, and (b) Polski z Grazyna.
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Re: The Master List of Resources

Postby eido » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:15 am

Songs from different decades in different countries. Different modes.
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