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Postby reineke » Wed Jun 08, 2016 1:14 am

SRS

http://ankisrs.net/
http://mnemosyne-proj.org/
https://www.duolingo.com/
http://www.memrise.com/home/
https://synap.ac/
https://quizlet.com/
https://www.wanikani.com/ (premium)
Gradint is a program that can be used to make your own self-study audio tapes for learning foreign-language vocabulary.
http://people.ds.cam.ac.uk/ssb22/gradint/
http://www.lextutor.ca/cgi-bin/flash/user_load.pl/
https://speechling.com/
https://lingvist.com/
https://bliubliu.com/en/

Anki Addons

Anki User Manual http://ankisrs.net/docs/manual.html#_the_basics
Arthaey's Anki add-ons https://github.com/search?q=user%3AArthaey+anki
Tag Tweaks http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=971&hilit=TAG+TWEAKS
Cloze Blanks http://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1007&p=4781&hilit=anki#p4781
Anki Essentials https://alexvermeer.com/anki-essentials/

Dictionary tools

Google Translate for Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb?hl=en
Google Dictionary (multilingual popup) for Chrome
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja?hl=en
GoldenDict A dictionary lookup program, supporting multiple dictionary formats http://goldendict.org/

Popup Chinese/Japanese
Pera Pera language tools http://www.perapera.org/
http://wakan.manga.cz/
Rikai popup dictionary http://www.rikai.com/perl/Home.pl

Multilingual dictionaries

See Dictionaries & Reference
http://forum.language-learners.org/posting.php?mode=edit&f=19&p=39860

Online Translators
DeepL https://www.deepl.com/translator
Google Translate
https://translate.google.com/

Glosbe - the multilingual online dictionary https://glosbe.com/

Typing foreign characters

Keyboard resources (zenmonkey)
https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... =19&t=7593

TypIt Type accent marks, diacritics and other characters online:
http://www.typeit.org/
http://text-symbols.com/language-letters/

Language practice
50 Languages https://www.50languages.com
The Language Gym
http://www.language-gym.com/#/
Lang-8 A language learning platform where native speakers correct what you write http://lang-8.com/
Lextutor http://www.lextutor.ca/
ListeningPractice.org http://listeningpractice.org/
Tatoeba is a collection of sentences and translations. It's collaborative, open, free https://tatoeba.org/eng/
Clozemaster Learn language in context https://www.clozemaster.com/
GLOSS https://gloss.dliflc.edu/Default.aspx
LyricsTraining
fraze.it Improve your writing skills. Available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese and German
http://fraze.it/

Parallel texts
Dual Language Book Generator https://dualbook-creator.herokuapp.com/
http://jsfiddle.net/okf06y8g/13/
http://interlinearbooks.com/

Audio
Foobar player
http://www.foobar2000.org/
Audacity
http://www.audacityteam.org/
How to Use Audacity to Quickly Make Audio Clips
http://www.anthonyteacher.com/blog/how-to-use-audacity-to-quickly-make-audio-clips
Juice Juice's primary purpose is to manage podcasts. http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/
Speechlogger
It logs speech? "Speechlogger is a great speech recognition ( speech to text) and instant voice translation web app."
https://speechlogger.appspot.com/en/
RhinoSpike is a language learning tool that "connects you with native speakers to exchange foreign language audio files."
https://rhinospike.com/

Video (but not only)
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html
https://kodi.tv/
http://www.getmiro.com/

Specialized tools
Corpus linguistics, speech analysis, word lists etc.

Lextutor - A very good site you should check out even if you're not looking for specialized tools.
http://www.lextutor.ca/
Praat: doing phonetics by computerhttp://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/praat/
http://www.fon.hum.uva.nl/paul/papers/speakUnspeakPraat_glot2001.pdf
Speech analysis and transcription tools http://liceu.uab.es/~joaquim/phonetics/fon_anal_acus/herram_anal_acus.html
Free speech analysis software http://www.personal.rdg.ac.uk/~llsroach/phon2/freespeech.htm
_lognostics research tools for people working in the field of SL Vocabulary Acquisition http://www.lognostics.co.uk/
Word Frequency Counter http://www.writewords.org.uk/word_count.asp
Phonetic converters http://easypronunciation.com/en/

TextSTAT is a simple program "for the analysis of texts. It reads plain text files (in different encodings) and HTML files (directly from the internet) and it produces word frequency lists and concordances from these files."
http://neon.niederlandistik.fu-berlin.de/en/textstat/
Making word lists https://forum.language-learners.org/vie ... 251#p89740\

DGT-Translation Memory
https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/language-te ... ion-memory
Blog: https://corplinguistics.wordpress.com/
Essential lexical tools
http://leoxicon.blogspot.com/p/essentia ... l#section1
http://www.scoop.it/t/tools-for-lexical-teachers

HASK collocation browser
http://pelcra.pl/hask_en/browser
Lextutor concordancer (English, French, German, Spanish)
http://lextutor.ca/conc/eng/
Online collocation dictionary
http://www.freecollocation.com/

Other links
Feedly is a news aggregator application for various web browsers and mobile devices. https://feedly.com/i/welcome

UCLA Language Materials search engine

"Note: Due to project funding termination in summer 2014, this database is no longer actively being maintained. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the listings"

http://lmp.ucla.edu/

Reference Grammar Network
Slavic, Romanian, Georgian, Chechen...

"This set of reference grammars has been designed for advanced-level language users and linguists to compare semantic categories across languages. Each grammar also provides background information about the language and its speakers. In some cases the author has included a topic which provides greater illumination of the language (e.g. tongue twisters, slang/profanity, or a set of exemplary texts). These sections are indicated by a shaded background in the left-side navigation pane.
Please note that some of the grammars are very large, in particular Romanian and Georgian, and are best accessed through a high speed connection."

http://slaviccenters.duke.edu/projects/grammars
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Re: SRS & language tools

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Re: SRS & language tools

Postby Nandemonai » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:53 pm

Anki load balancer: https://ankiweb.net/shared/info/1417170896
Will give you roughly the same number of reviews every day when you review daily.
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Re: Language tools

Postby Xenops » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:36 pm

Would Learning with Texts count as parallel texts?

http://lwt.sourceforge.net/
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Re: Language tools

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:23 pm

Xenops wrote:Would Learning with Texts count as parallel texts?

http://lwt.sourceforge.net/
Learning with Texts (LWT) is a good suggestion. It's an interesting question whether LWT counts as parallel texts. Originally, it provided a convenient way to look up vocabulary and a nifty way to recall forgotten meanings. As such, not parallel texts. Currently, it provides a function for creating interlinear texts, too. Besides interlinear, it can be set to insert meanings before or after text (the name of the Russian who started or at least uses this system escapes me). We need a new term to cover both parallel texts and interlinear texts, perhaps.
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Re: Language tools

Postby Cainntear » Wed Jan 25, 2017 5:07 pm

Xenops wrote:Would Learning with Texts count as parallel texts?

http://lwt.sourceforge.net/

No.

Parallel texts involve two versions of the text that are valid texts in their respective language. LWT does interlinear glossing, giving translations at the word and/or phrase level, but the resulting "translation" is not a well-formed, grammatically valid text in the L1.
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Re: Language tools

Postby aokoye » Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:13 pm

KelseyTheLinguist wrote:Language Practice:

http://www.wordbrewery.com

I've never heard of that one. Can you tell me more about it?
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Re: Language tools

Postby MorkTheFiddle » Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:49 pm

Curiosity sent me to your web page to give it a try. The requirement to come up with yet one more password and login just to try something I might not want drove me away right quick. No offense.
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