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Learning languages     Many resources
  1.  Aids to learn any language.
  2.  Resources to learn Esperanto.
  3.  Resources to learn Spanish.
  4.  Resources to learn French.
  5.  Resources to learn and use Ido.

  6.  50+ tips to learn English. And more English.
  7.  Resources to learn to write in English.
  8.  USA English.
  9.  British English.
10.  Sites to learn languages.
11.  Videos in the target language.
12.  Some books in German and Portuguese.
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1. Aids to learn any language     (Top)

... 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.

    Fluent in 3 months   Language learning tips by Benny Lewis, the Irish Polyglot.  At Facebook
    Benny Lewis recommends   to learn Esperanto   before starting to learn any language.

    Ecela Schools   also recommends   to learn Esperanto   before starting to learn Spanish.

    Twenty reasons  to learn Esperanto.   Plenty of resources.

2. Resources to learn Esperanto     (Top)

The easiest language to learn is Esperanto. You can start using it after 20 - 40 hours of learning. 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.

To learn Esperanto,  Many sites to learn online or in your computer.

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 560 songs,  by more than 110 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.

3. Resources to learn Spanish     (Top)

    See "Destinos", the best way to learn Spanish,  in 11

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.
Spanish Speaking Resources for Traveling to Mexico
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,  Written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  In Spanish and French.
Don Quijote de la Mancha   .pdf
Libros en español  
Más libros en español  

4. Resources to learn French     (Top)

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  

5. Resources to learn and use Ido.     (Top)

Ido in Wikipedia   in Spanish  

To learn Ido  

6. 50+ tips to learn English. And more English.     (Top)

        Compiled by Matas Kairys from Lithuania.

How to learn English:  More than 50 tips.
    Improve your speaking, writing, reading and grammar skills.

More English:   English Language, Grammar, Punctuation and
    Vocabulary Corner, with Quizzes to Test your English Online.
    By Prashant


Duolingo - Basic vocabulary, some grammar.
Quizlet - Flash card, new words.
English Coach - Android Apps on Google.
  2600+ words with meaning, usage and pronunciation

Hello Talk
Speaky - people from different countries.
Cambly - native speakers, paid.
Hi-Native - English application.

Voa, USA
BBC, British
BBC iplayer - listen to some new accents.
Casco - Listen to short clips, sentences properly, idioms and phrases.

Quota - help you improve your writing.

Microsoft news
New York Times - amusing news across the globe.

7. Resources to learn to write in English     (Top)

        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  

8. USA English.     (Top)

    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

9. British English.     (Top)

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.

10. Sites to learn languages.     (Top)

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.

11.   Best method: Full inmmersion. Videos in the target language.     (Top)

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    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.

              The following links for Annenberg Learner were updated on May 2, 2020

Destinos,   An Introduction to Spanish, 52 videos   YouTube  
22 pages,   sample from the book, pdf
French in Action,   An Introduction to French, 52 videos   YouTube L03   Leson 01

Connect With English,   An Introduction to English, 52 videos
01   02-03   04-05   06-07   15-16   17-18   44   45   46   47  

A Biography of USA,   (History)  26 videos

Search,   Annenberg Learner

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 14 languages including Esperanto.
    Her pages have plenty of tips and links to learn languages.

12. Some books in German and Portuguese.     (Top)

Bücher auf Deutsch  
Livros em português  

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          Updated by Enrique,   May  4  2020         (Top)