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Learning languages    

    Listing some resources to learn languages ...

... starting with general tips about learning any language,
and then some resources for English, Esperanto, French,
Spanish, and links to other languages.

No matter which language you are learning, even your native language,
learning first the Esperanto language will save you some time and you
will have a better understanding of how the other languages work.

    Twenty reasons  to learn Esperanto.   Plenty of resources.
    More resources  to learn and use Esperanto.

  1. Some resources to learn to write in English.
  2. USA English.
  3. British English.
  4. Sites to learn languages.
  5. Some resources to learn Esperanto.
  6. Some resources to learn Spanish.
  7. Some resources to learn French.
  8. Some books in German and Portuguese.

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1. Some resources to learn to write in English

        Created or recommended by Jennifer Frost.

Explore each full-page and links in these pages. Plenty of hints.


Jennifer Frost site:   GrammarCheck.net   Plenty of hints and links.
    Grammar and spelling checker

Grammar Check   Editor   Blog   About   Contact  
6 reasons you should check your grammar before publishing  
10 most controversial essay topics of 2013  


The University of Wisconsin at Madison:
The Writing Center   Plenty of hints and links.
Writer's Handbook   Proofreading  


English Grammar .org   Plenty of hints and links.
Simple present / Present continuous  
Active and passive voice  
Adverbs with two forms  
Clauses: Prepositions before that  


Multi-Language Spell Checker:   Editor   Home   Blog  
11 languages:   Dansk, Deutsch, English, Español, Français,
Italiano, Nederlands, Polski, Português, Suomi, Svenska.

WordReference.com   A trusted online dictionary resource that converts
words from English to your native language.

OxfordDictionaries.com   A trusted dictionary resource, but also a great
place to learn to write better using puzzles and games.

Grammar guide   .pdf

Books in English  


2. USA English.

    VOA Learning English (Voice of America)

VOA Special English
VOA Learning English programs
VOA Learning English Podcasts
VOA What is Learning English?
VOA Special English Site map

Materials for Learning English.  United States Department of State


3. British English.

BBC Learning English  
BBC Speaking and listening  
BBC Learning English links  
BBC Learning Resources  

British Council   Learn English.


    And don't forget about     Esperanto

        Which will help you learn any other language.


4. Sites to learn languages.

There are many sites to learn many languages. Some of them show a basic level, and then try to sell an advanced level. You don't need to spend hundred of dollars online, or buying CDs or DVDs. Some sites are a little slow, some teach a very basic level.

To learn a language you need to know some vocabulary and some grammar. You don't need to know the whole grammar and a vast vocabulary to reach fluency. After you reach fluency you can add vocabulary and improve your grammar knowledge ... as you did with your native language ... Remember:
Most 4-year-young children, are fluent in their native languages,
any language, knowing only a small vocabulary, and without
even knowing the meaning of the word "grammar".
Some sites allow anybody to add learning material. These could be sentences or audio files. Some of these sentences could be very wrong. I heard many sound files with terrible pronunciation.

After you reach a basic level, try to listen, watch movies, read, in the new language. If you don't understand doesn't matter. Repetition helps. Don't spend too much time with dictionaries.

    Benny Lewis   important advice   before starting to learn any language.
Fluent in 3 months   Language learning tips by Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot.  at Facebook

   
4.1   Best method: Full inmmersion. Videos in the target language.      
(Back to   6. Spanish)

    Learning languages by "Annenberg Learner":
The first video of each series has some English. Everything else is in the target language.
Scroll down the page, and click on each of the rectangles with "VoD".
Watch the videos in the given sequence. Repeat.

Due to licensing agreements, online viewing of the videos for these resources
are restricted to network connections in the United States and Canada.

Destinos,   An Introduction to Spanish, 52 videos
Nuevos Destinos,   15 videos
22 pages,   from the book, pdf
News,   Web Sites in Spanish
French in Action,   An Introduction to French, 52 videos
Connect With English,   An Introduction to English, 52 videos
Print Guide,   23 pages, pdf
A Biography of USA,   (History)  26 videos
Index,   Annenberg Learner
To buy their products:   Destinos,   Nuevos Destinos,   French in Action,   Connect With English,  


Goethe Institut,   German Language
Practice German,   free of charge
Learn German together,   free of charge.   You have to register


How to learn any language  

Omniglot, by Simon Ager. Language  learning tips     General tips

50 Languages   Select your language. On the new page select the language you want to learn.
    Examples: Learn English from Spanish.   Learn German from French.  
    Learn Esperanto from English.   You may choose British English (EN) or USA English (EM)
    You may learn online, or you may download the 100 files. (mp3)
    You may buy the applications for iPhone or Android.

LearnLangs   by Judith Meyer, who is fluent in more than 8 languages including Esperanto.
    Her pages have plenty of tips and links to learn languages.

Some of the best language tools   reviewed by John Kuo, Whittled.co


5. Some resources to learn Esperanto

The easiest language to learn is Esperanto. You can start using it after 20 - 40 hours of learning. Of course, you will need practice time to get some fluency. But that will be much less than with any other language.

Then, using Esperanto, you may contact people in any country of your interest. Talking with these people, it will be easier to choose your next language. These people will be very happy to help you learn their languages. Some of them will invite you to stay a few days with them, if you visit their country. Knowing Esperanto will make a little easier to learn other languages.

20 Reasons  to Learn and Use Esperanto.
    With links to thousands of books and magazines, videos, podcasts,
    songs, and many other resources to learn and use Esperanto.

Thousands of free books,  magazines, podcasts with text, articles, web pages.
About 300 songs,  by more than 50 Esperanto groups or singers.


Learn by listening  Esperanto for Spanish speakers.   Texto 
    In the near future we will add Esperanto for English speakers.

Videos to learn Esperanto:
    Video-animations  (almost 3 hours)
    Video  with actors from 12 countries. (7 hours and a half)

Kurso de Esperanto  (interactive course)     Find a tutor.

Lernu.net  Many courses, books and other materials.


6. Some resources to learn Spanish

    See "Destinos", de best way to learn Spanish,  in 4.1

Online resources   for Spanish language learning.

50 Free Online Resources  To Learn Spanish.
60 More Free Online Resources  To Learn Spanish.
Learning Spanish for Travel  Dictionaries, Grammar, Vocabulary, Games.
A Kid’s Guide to Learning Spanish

Study Spanish  Free Spanish Tutorials.
Spanish Language Training  From Certified Staffing Solutions.

    Some books in Spanish

El Principito,  escrito por Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  En español y francés.
Don Quijote de la Mancha   .pdf
Libros en español  
Más libros en español  


7. Some resources to learn French

The best French course is "French in Action"
You can watch the videos  (52 lessons 26 minutes each).
Many years ago I bought the books and audio cassettes from Yale University.
I recorded the videos straight from the TV set.

    Other resources for Learning French

Fourmilab  by John Walker.  Descriptions of many resources.

    Some books in French

Le Petit Prince  .pdf   by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
    Gutenberg In French and Spanish,   YouTube 41:01

    3 books written by Jules Verne:
De la Terre à la Lune  
Autour de la Lune  
Le Tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours  

Plus de livres en français  


8. Some books in German and Portuguese.

Bücher auf Deutsch  
Livros em português  



  Updated by Enrique,
  October   25   2016