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A few sites that might be handy if you wanted to learn foreign languages.
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The Future of Digital Language Learning - Travel Life Experiences

The Future of Digital Language Learning - Travel Life Experiences | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Language Zen is a new web application with much faster outcomes than Rosetta Stone and Duolingo. It is Digital language learning with a whole new approach.
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Learn languages with natives | Talkalang

Learn languages with natives | Talkalang | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Learn foreign languages getting feedback from natives. Write in your target language on subjects you like, get your posts corrected by natives and enjoy conversing with people. There is no linguistic limits, just enjoy practicing with the community.
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A new way of looking at the world’s languages

A new way of looking at the world’s languages | Learning languages | Scoop.it
This map shows the evolution of the most popular - and most learned - languages.
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IslamHouse.com » All Languages

Islamhouse is the biggest website for Islamic dawah in world languages. It contains free items in more than 100 languages, items like: books, audios,videos, posters, Islamic apps and others.
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MSU to lead multi-university language learning effort

MSU to lead multi-university language learning effort | Learning languages | Scoop.it
MSU will use a three-year $1.2 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to lead a multi-university research project to improve the teaching of less commonly taught languages, or LCTLs.
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eBooks - Download & Read Free Books - Russian

eBooks - Download & Read Free Books - Russian | Learning languages | Scoop.it
eBooks - Language: Russian - Download free eBooks or read books online for free. Discover new authors and their books in our eBook community.
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Build Cheat Sheets and Share Your Favourites! - Cheatography.com: Cheat Sheets For Every Occasion

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60+ Ways to Learn a New Language

If you're looking for a way (or an additional way) to learn a new language, here's a list of 60+ ways to do just that.
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I may have posted this already but it is too useful a page to risk.

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Non-English Books - Comic Book Plus

Non-English Books - Comic Book Plus | Learning languages | Scoop.it
A recent suggestion was to hold books in other languages apart from just English. So was born our Non-English section, which grows at an alarming rate!
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This was how I started with Dutch.  Definitely the best way to learn.

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Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young

Learning a Second Language as an Adult Keeps Your Brain Young | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Parli Italiano? ¿Hablas Español? Can you speak more than one language? No matter how old you are, it’s not too late to learn. In fact, new research finally shows that learning a second (or third) language as an adult can help slow brain decline.
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Smart subtitles help you learn a second language - tech - 04 June 2014 - New Scientist

Smart subtitles help you learn a second language - tech - 04 June 2014 - New Scientist | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Need to learn a new language but would rather watch TV shows instead? A new software app called Fleex aims to let you do both at once
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MIT created an app to help you learn a language while waiting for stuff to load

MIT created an app to help you learn a language while waiting for stuff to load | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Researchers at MIT have developed a new series of apps called WaitSuite that helps people learn new languages while waiting on emails and content to load
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Nifty seems like a good word to describe the way it actually keeps people focussed on their primary task instead of leading them to be distracted.
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Rock 'N Learn - Other Languages: Spanish Vol 1 & 2

Rock 'N Learn - Other Languages: Spanish Vol 1 & 2
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Reflect for Evernote makes easy to review and remember the important stuff

Reflect for Evernote makes easy to review and remember the important stuff | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Reflect makes it easy to remember the important stuff in your Evernote account
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A very handy tool if you store your things in Evernote

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How language can affect the way we think

How language can affect the way we think | Learning languages | Scoop.it
A look at the ways that the construction of language can have implications for the way we think, act and parse the world around us.
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THRIVE Movie (27 Languages - 10 overdubbed, 19 subtitled) - YouTube

THRIVE Movie (27 Languages - 10 overdubbed, 19 subtitled) - YouTube | Learning languages | Scoop.it
THRIVE Movie now available for FREE in 27 languages including English and dubbed versions in Italian, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, Japanese, Russian
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One movie in multiple languages has to be useful for comparing and learning.  Also, who knows, it looks like it could be a quite interesting movie.
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The Rosetta Project--Texts : Free Books : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

The Rosetta Project items from The Long Now Foundation. The Rosetta Project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to build a publicly accessible digital library of material on the nearly 7,000 known human languages. The collection currently contains...
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Language can add a dimension of imagination - The News-Press - The News-Press

Language can add a dimension of imagination - The News-Press - The News-Press | Learning languages | Scoop.it
English and the European languages are unique in use of the subjunctive
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Although brief there is insight here as to how a mind might form if it were simply incapable, by virtue of language limitation, of considering different modes of being.

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Links - French

Links - French | Learning languages | Scoop.it
A collection of links to the most recommended websites for practicing to read French.
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This looks like a useful site.

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What happens in the brain when you learn a language?

What happens in the brain when you learn a language? | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Scans and neuroscience are helping scientists understand what happens to the brain when you learn a second language
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Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More

Learn 48 Languages Online for Free: Spanish, Chinese, English & More | Learning languages | Scoop.it
Download free language lessons. Collection features audio lessons in 48 languages including Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Arabic...
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A handy reference here.

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Learn a second language to slow ageing brain's decline - health - 03 June 2014 - New Scientist

Learn a second language to slow ageing brain's decline - health - 03 June 2014 - New Scientist | Learning languages | Scoop.it
A study tracking hundreds of Scottish people reveals that those who learned an extra language have sharper minds now they've reached 70
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