What do you call the tool that makes learning French as easy as checking your mail? Frantastique.
Recently, an interesting reader of this blog contacted me with an interesting proposal, which ended up with me reading an interesting book about how learning Chinese is not quite a bed of roses, as some people would have you believe. Interesting, isn’t it?
Some thoughts provoked by reading John McWhorter’s latest book.
I was recently invited to review Lingualift, a language learning app developed by Edulift, a young but very cool language startup. Upon trying it, I felt I’d stumbled onto something pretty awesome. Wanna know why?
In the continuing topic of language exchange apps, a few months ago I decided to try out a new app called Tandem–and coincidentally, while trying it out, its creators contacted me and asked me to try it out. Talk about coincidences!
As of late, I’ve been trying to increase my Mandarin vocabulary in order to better understand of the media I’m watching, but since I’m still in the midst of learning the tones, just learning the spelling of the word isn’t enough–I need, if at all possible, something that speaks to me. What to do? Just when I was worrying about this, I found Amanda.
Back when I was learning French, everything was old and yet new. I was learning a romance language like two others I already knew, and yet learning what was female and what was male, how to pluralize these genders, and how to spell the damn thing was nothing short of mystery.
Then, I found Lingvist.io, and the mystery was solved! Read more
HelloTalk is an app that enables language learners all over the globe to connect and practice with each other. If you’re thinking of trying it out, read this article to find out what it’s all about.
It’s hard to believe, but I’m three weeks into my Chinese learning mission and it’s already been quite the ride! I intend to write more on how things have gone so far in a later post, but today I want to share a tool that has been instrumental so far: Pleco.
You may’ve noticed I skipped last month’s Rosetta Stone review, although it doesn’t mean I’ve stopped learning French (just not as actively, as I’m currently learning Chinese). However, I’ve decided to make this my last review because I’m finding it really difficult to find anything new in Rosetta Stone, so I think it’s time to draw to conclusions on this program.