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10 Tips for Effectively Learning a Language – The Mission – Medium

10 Tips for Effectively Learning a Language – The Mission – Medium | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Your passion to learn combined with effective resources can be your gateway to mastering the language. As far as language learning goes, keeping the ball rolling is one tough cookie to crack…
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Deutsch - GEOlino.de

Deutsch - GEOlino.de | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
GEOlino.de bietet Wissensreportagen, Basteltipps und Experimente, Brieffreundschaften und Foren nur für Kinder.
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This is a page with a list of German idioms/sayings/proverbs.

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Can't get to class? 5 tips to improve your pronunciation at home

Can't get to class? 5 tips to improve your pronunciation at home | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
When studying a language at home, it's all too easy to forget about pronunciation. There are loads of resources out there to help you create structured plans for grammar and vocabulary, but when it...
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Reading aloud has helped me and luckily there are a lot of books for German learners that come with a CD so that you can compare how you sound to a native speaker.

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Universität Paderborn: Deutsch als Fremdsprache

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A list of websites that can help you to learn German.

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Fragen Sie Dr. Bopp! » Grammatik

Dr. Bopp beantwortet Fragen zur deutschen Sprache und Rechtschreibung. »Dumme Fragen gibt es nicht. Jede Frage wird beantwortet.«
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Already speak some German? Here's a site where you can ask those pesky grammar questions - as Dr Bopp says, there are no dumb questions!

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What are the most useful languages for employers in the uk

What are the most useful languages for employers in the uk | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Parlance language school : 4-5 Bonhill Street • London • EC2A 4BX +44(0)7 956 355 774 info@parlance-ls.co.uk
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Macmillan Breakthrough

Macmillan Breakthrough | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
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Okay, here's something for English learners. I like the Macmillan blog and website very much and if I were teaching English (or learning it), I think that these books would be useful.

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Texts, and what to do with them | Macmillan

Texts, and what to do with them | Macmillan | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Imagine this: you're a keen learner of English in a small town somewhere in Europe, and you're attending an English course two evenings a week. The course
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This is a super piece on do-it-yourself activities for making the most of texts in your L2, L3...Ln language.

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Deutsch Happen - Learn German Online For Free

Deutsch Happen - Learn German Online For Free | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Learn German Online For Free
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And another 100 Best contender

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Deut(sch)lich - Deutsch lernen macht Spaß!

Deut(sch)lich - Deutsch lernen macht Spaß! | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Das Blog des Sprachzentrums TANDEM Göttingen
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This blog is up for the 100 Top Language Learning Blogs award

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Talking the Talk: Language Training Helps Troops Relate to Locals

Talking the Talk: Language Training Helps Troops Relate to Locals | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Training troops to speak the local language isn't easy or cheap, but more and more militaries are coming to see linguistic training as a force multiplier.
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Language can be what makes the difference between success and failure, when you are involved in a war, that's a pretty big deal.

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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | MindShift | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it

Failure is a positive act of creativity,” Katie Salen said. Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs can advance their learning through having fun.


Via Marci Segal, MS
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I've added this because having fun is so crucial to learning and language learning in particular because failure is a regular and repeated feature of any language learner's day.  However, having the right attitude can make such a difference - as Michel Thomas says, concentrate on "getting it over the net" and communicating your idea then use the feedback you receive to improve your next communication.

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WARUM ist die BANANE KRUMM?

WARUM ist die BANANE KRUMM? | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Warum ist die Banane krumm? Jeder fragt warum ist die Banane krumm? Doch keiner kennt wirklich die Antwort darauf.
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This isn't a tip as much as it is a reminder that each language has its own idioms and there is much joy in discovering new ways to express things.  In English we have the saying "How long is a piece of string?" to express things that have no answer and this site plays on a German parallel "Warum ist die Banane Krumm?" or why is the banana crooked.

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Morning Stories: How Languages Open Doors

Morning Stories: How Languages Open Doors | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Languages allow us to see the world - and ourselves - in a new light.
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Amazing and inspiring!

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The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language

The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
I thought readers might appreciate this collection: Learn English with Kaplan How to learn English via Kaplan Blog How to learn English via Kaplan Blog Love learning English with Kaplan Learn Engli...
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Infographics.

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Why adult learners have strong accents - and how to reduce yours.

Why adult learners have strong accents - and how to reduce yours. | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
“In investigating the child’s brain, we may be able to help keep our own minds open to learning for our entire lives” Here at Lirean, we know a thing or two about silly pronunciation mistakes. Kati...
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I thought it was especially interesting that they mentioned some of the disadvantages that flow from a strong accent.

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Tips to learn Spanish (and any other language)

Tips to learn Spanish (and any other language) | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Advice on how to learn Spanish and never forget it. Check out these 5 tips on how to speak Spanish with confidence and make it part of your life – VIDEO
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I was fascinated by watching these guys switch languages so seamlessly. While my Spanish is too rusty to say how they are doing there, both the German and the English were impressive.

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School is a prison — and damaging our kids

School is a prison — and damaging our kids | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Longer school years aren't the answer. The problem is school itself. Compulsory teach-and-test simply doesn't work
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Think about your average language class as you read this article - perhaps the lack of self-direction is hindering people mastering a foreign tongue?

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Trying to Learn a Foreign Language? Avoid Reminders of Home | Science/AAAS | News

Trying to Learn a Foreign Language? Avoid Reminders of Home | Science/AAAS | News | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
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Research suggesting why immersion might be the best way to learn a new language.

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Deutsch lernen und studieren in Deutschland

Deutsch lernen und studieren in Deutschland | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Tipps zum Deutsch lernen und studieren in Deutschland
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And another contender, 100 Best Language Learning Blogs 2013

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Englisch lernen

Englisch lernen | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Englisch lernen. Mit täglich neuen Übungen und Erklärungen. Die leicht verständliche Englisch-Hilfe für zwischendurch.
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Another blog up for the 100 Best Award

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The Twelve Most Useful Second Languages For English Speakers

The Twelve Most Useful Second Languages For English Speakers | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
The Twelve Most Useful Second Languages For English Speakers When the world talks about science, culture, economy or politics, it speaks English. English speakers don't really need a second languag...
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An analysis and ranking of second language options for those of us lucky enough to have been born the the current lingua franca, English, as our native tongue.

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Powered by emotion heißt Kraft durch Freude? Englischsprachige Werbeslogans werden nur selten richtig verstanden

Powered by emotion heißt Kraft durch Freude? Englischsprachige Werbeslogans werden nur selten richtig verstanden | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
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This is a piece about how English language advertising slogans don't always have the impact expected because the readers can't make a correct translation to their home language (in this case German).

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Prefixes & Suffixes | Marathon Sprachen

Prefixes & Suffixes | Marathon Sprachen | Language Learning - Tips and Tools | Scoop.it
Posts about Prefixes & Suffixes written by christianlangenegger
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This is another site that is mainly useful for English speakers learning German but I love the style and it is a reminder that many people have given love and attention to language learning and posted their thoughts on the web.

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