Resources For Language Learners
Best of the Best
LanguagePod101: Premium Podcasts in 34 Languages
LanguagePod101 offer Premium Audio Podcasts in many languages. You get access to hundreds of lessons and lots of bonus tools when you sign up for the cheap monthly fee.
How to Learn Languages
Conversation Countdown: Let top language hacker Benny Lewis show you how to speak your target language with a native speaker within 7 days.
Successful Self-Study: How to learn a language on your own in no time, without any language classes by Lindsay Dow from LindsayDoesLanguages.
Language Learning Foundations: Take a short-cut and let 8-language polyglot Olly Richards teach you the secrets of his success.
Say Goodbye to Shy: Book and companion course on how to learn languages more effectively if you're an introvert or simply feel shy when trying to talk to people.
Conversations:Helps to understand real language & transform listening skills in less than 90 Days. Available in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Cantonese.
Glossika – Sentence-based spaced repetition. Includes 3000 sentences at an affordable price.
Speechling.com – Record yourself and get instant feedback on your pronunciation within 24 hours! Use promo code: ACTFLU at checkout for 10% off!
LinguaLift – Super premium courses with 24/7 tutor contact.
Babbel – Extensive courses available in many languages. Small cost.
Mondly – Courses in 33 languages with optional Premium upgrade.
Duolingo – FREE language courses available in many languages, great for on-the-go learning.
Fluent Spanish Academy (Beginner): Learn how to speak Spanish like a local through stories.
Fluent Spanish Academy – For intermediate Spanish learners who want to take their Spanish to the next level.
Magnetic Memory Method Masterclass – The only memory training you'll ever need.
How to Speak Any Language Fluently: Fun, stimulating and effective methods to help anyone learn languages faster by Alex Rawlings
Accountability / Motivation
Language Motivation Mastery: Turbocharge your motivation and accountability with this 6 weeks program.
Memrise – My favourite flashcard software. Free.
Ankisrs.net – Alternative to Memrise, spaced repetition flashcard software. Allows you to design your own decks.
LingQ – Learn new vocabulary through reading and listening to a vast amount of material. Free for limited use, with a premium membership costing about 10 USD per month.
Learn With Oliver – Flashcards on Steroids. Many features available free, but to unlock everything you will need to pay a small monthly fee.
Bliu Bliu – Algorithm based reading tool, that serves you content suited exactly for your level. Great if you want to get into reading in your target language fast.
LanguageBoost – Learn the top 500 words in many languages for rapid fluency.
Clozemaster – Gamify your learning and learn in context with tons of languages to choose from.
Tutoring and Exchanges
InterPals – Originally designed as a pen-pal site, it is super easy to find native speakers who will help you out. I was literally swarmed with choices when I searched for native Russian speakers, and everyone I contacted have been super friendly.
Sharedlingo – Live chat language exchange service. Chat to people in real-time and practice your languages.
HelloTalk – One of the best language exchange app right now.
Tandem – Talk about your favourite subjects in your target language with over 1 million users of this language exchange application. Tutoring also available directly.
Lang-8 – Submit text to have corrected by native speakers.
Bab.la – Comprehensive selection of dictionaries, tools, and resources for language learners all provided for free. Recommended.
Forvo – Listen to native speakers pronouncing millions of words
RhinoSpike – Request pronunciations from native speakers and contribute your own voice.
LanguageLearningPortal – Find language courses around the world.
Teach English overseas – Online teach-English-as-a-foreign-language courses that enable you to start teaching English in most of the world. Requires an upfront investment, but you can find tons of jobs on their website.
CoolJugator – Conjugate verbs in many languages.
Jolly Baby Club: Teach your infant English with these cheery cartoons.
Shows and Podcasts
The Actual Fluency Podcast: My own weekly podcast, where I interview amazing learners in the community and many more.
Foreign Language Mastery: John Fotheringham interviews polyglots and language learners about their favourite methods, tips and tricks.
The Fluent Show: Kerstin Cable and Lindsay Dow tackle language learning topics on a weekly basis.
The I will Teach You a Language Podcast: Where host Olly Richards answers questions from language learners around the world.
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