Flashcard app that lets you easily study in reverse mode, e.g. L1 -> L2 and L2 -> L1 ?

Does anyone know a flashcard app that can easily do this? Like for a deck of cards can chose to see front and recall back or see back and recall front? I've tried Ankidroid and Studyblue neither of them seemed to have a way to do this.

submitted by /u/corporal_moogle
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2TRE0fz
via Learn Online English Speaking

Help with Spanish slangs

Alright Reddit, I am trying to translate the song "Contando Lunares" from singer Don Patrício.

Theres a lot of local slangs there, some I could understand.

This part I could not translate: "Y de pronto de la nada aparece un fuerte perote".

What does that mean? Thanks in advance!

submitted by /u/Calyfas
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2WlZIFj
via Learn Online English Speaking

An article about practice that every language learner probably does routinely. How do you break down your goals?

Since finishing college, this has been my approach to handling any new task, skill, or hobby that I want to focus on.

The amount of time you spend working on something does not equal the quality of the output. Jogging the same routes, for instance, clocking up similar times every weekend will never transform you into a world-class athlete no matter how long you keep at it. Some of us strive to excel, but for most the thought of committing to even more training is daunting.

So what if self-improvement did not require such a huge investment of time? Are there special qualities that people who strive for the top possess that allow them to rise above the rest? BBC Capital asked a gold-medal winning Olympic coach, a record-holding football manager and a super learner.

Stop repeating mistakes

Sixty minutes spent doing ‘the right thing’ is better than any amount of time spent learning in an unfocussed way, according to professor Anders Ericsson of Florida State University. Identifying areas that need work then devising a purposeful plan to correct them is crucial. Ericsson calls this process ‘deliberate practice’.

http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190318-how-to-master-new-skills-with-deliberate-practice

It's what goes on behind the hood that makes people who don't engage in this type of focused or deliberate practice based on goals think that those who have a degree of proficiency or expertise in a skill must be "talented" or that they don't have what it takes to become good as well when they see a skill being performed.

Even when someone knows that practice is involved in skill proficiency, they still may think about it the wrong way. There was a thread the other day about language learning in which someone said that even if they spend thousands of hours playing a sport(or any other hobby), they still wouldn't be good because they don't have the right genes. It's not about practice, but rather practice with specific and measurable goals. Taking even further, it's about breaking down a concrete goal into measurable steps that we can use for guidance.

On any given day for language learning, I take a look at what I need to focus on beginning with the components of reading, listening, writing, and speaking. From there, I'll look at CEFR rubrics to pick something specific that I think I need to hone in one and try to find a task that is related to that. For writing for example, I might try to focus on giving a complex opinion about climate change. Then I'll have it corrected. As I'm analyzing my mistakes, I'll sort them according to types of mistakes they are. Then I'll use a grammar book to focus on my most frequency errors and write a few sentences to have my friends check them out. Then I'll revisit that same essay topic and see if I can do the same thing again while exhibiting more mastery over my topic and the mistakes I made in my prior essay.

Tips from the article:

  1. Start with your goal. What are you trying to achieve: to be the best in the world, or something else? Without knowing where you want to get to, you cannot plan.

  2. Work backwards from your goal, what do you need to do to get there? Eliminate things from your training that are unnecessary for meeting your goal.

  3. Break up your plan into smaller steps. Set yourself deadlines. This way you will know if you are starting to fall behind or have plateaued.

  4. Ask for feedback from someone experienced, or film yourself at your task. If you want to be a good public speaker, film yourself presenting and compare it to other videos of speakers.

  5. If you plateau you might need to work backwards. What do other people do that you do not? Getting worse before you get better is a real possibility.

So what do you guys do? I have my methods, but I'm sure that in a colloborative sub-reddit such as this one, we could all pick up new tips and tweaks that could help us refine our methods of deliberative practice and goal setting.

submitted by /u/Matrim_WoT
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2OkiNFb
via Learn Online English Speaking

is there a books or audio-CD website or software disc that teach Laotian southern dialect?

submitted by /u/tuzilu28
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2HE6K4M
via Learn Online English Speaking

My friend and his family are from Brazil, I want to surprise them by learning Brazilian-Portuguese, do I just learn Portuguese or do I have to learn a special version of it? Where’s the best place to learn from?

submitted by /u/Dibblesworth_Of_Dobs
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2uouBgb
via Learn Online English Speaking

I'm planning to do a Chinese/German course at University, what are some of the type of careers that would be available to me?

submitted by /u/majeskii
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2URD8E5
via Learn Online English Speaking

What could it mean when specific individuals frequently can't seem to understand you even though most people don't seem to have a problem?

there are a couple of International students in my program who frequently ask me to repeat things, to the point where I can almost guess that over half the time, they will respond with "What?" or "Can you repeat?"

They have accents but they seemed to have learned English at a young age in school. Sometimes it is difficult for me to attribute this to my pace of speech, accent, or just sloppy pronounciation. This also happens when I speak in another language, it seems that some native speakers understand me well, and some will always seem confused and go "what??"

submitted by /u/questiondudes
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2Fw6Zg4
via Learn Online English Speaking

I'm a polyglot

I'm a polyglot submitted by /u/Hannibal269
[link] [comments]


from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2FlYoLK
via Learn Online English Speaking

Literally every beginner in this sub...

Literally every beginner in this sub... submitted by /u/ganzenWelt
[link] [comments]


from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2To61Gs
via Learn Online English Speaking

Russian for native speakers

I’m a native Russian speaker who has lived in the US for 40 years whose Russian has become deficient. I can still engage in some conversation and understanding what is being said and written, but not at the level of an adult. I’d guess I have about a first or second grade level Russian comprehension. I’m trying to bring my competence up to at least close to adult level comprehension and literacy. It’s not that I’ve been ignoring the language all this time. As I said, I still speak to friends and family in Russian, but it’s obvious that my vocabulary and to an extent grammar are too deficient to discuss anything of importance beyond the weather, food, or entertainment. I even took Russian as a foreign language in college, and did fine, but that’s not good enough. How can I bring myself up to speed on this? I’ve tried Duolingo but it sucks. It’s rigid for word order and even mistranslates some words. I tried contacting a local Russian cultural center which offers Russian language courses about this, but they ignored me. Any advice would be appreciated.

submitted by /u/Nanocyborgasm
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2HOK6Gk
via Learn Online English Speaking

1 year of college

What level on average will someone be in a language after a year of college or 2 semesters worth? Does anyone know, like B1?

submitted by /u/soyouconcur
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2YkBFIr
via Learn Online English Speaking

If you guys want to join a Discord of tons of communities of language learners to get some help with studying, click the link! ☺️

submitted by /u/ajboning2
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2USTz34
via Learn Online English Speaking

Yes

Yes submitted by /u/jaktyp
[link] [comments]


from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2FuNWme
via Learn Online English Speaking

Loving a language for no reason

Ever since I caught the language bug I’ve dabbled in many different languages from different families, but some while interesting I abandon without looking back. However there are a few that make me feel something when I listen to them. Maybe it’s the phonetics, the morphology, the culture or simply the way I had contact with them. I don’t know why but some languages just find a place in my heart and I can’t just stop learning them... It happened with Japanese for obvious reasons, with German really randomly for no apparent reason at all because I’m not really a fan of the phonoaesthetics and the grammar is nothing special, and more recently Arabic and Persian. Persian is just the most phonoaesthetically pleasing language I’ve heard, hits hard, and Arabic for some reason resonates with me?? I don’t know. It’s a very weird language and sometimes can sound reaaally weird and has a very religious culture but for some reason I’m attached to it? It’s like I formed an emotional conection to some languages. My brain likes it when I hear / read / speak these languages. This is very strange. I don’t really understand why. Does this happen to anyone else with random languages?

submitted by /u/rainbowcouscous
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2TYYwdB
via Learn Online English Speaking

Explain Newton's three Laws of Motion in your target language.

La première loi est comme suit:

Les choses qui ne sont pas en train de se bouger ne se bougeront pas à moins qu’elles soient frappées par quelque force. Par exemple, une balle continuera à être immobile tant que je la jette.

Après ayant la jetée, elle bougerait pour toujours si la gravité et la friction n’existait pas.

submitted by /u/ganzenWelt
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2HBAjE7
via Learn Online English Speaking

Italian shows with English subtitles?

(Also posting this in the learning Italian subreddit, but I thought I'd give it a shot over here as well.)

I just finished (binge-watching) SKAM Italia and I absolutely loved it. What are some other similar Italian shows with English subtitles?

submitted by /u/CapitalTear
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2U5SUhn
via Learn Online English Speaking

Write about your experience in college in your target language.

submitted by /u/ganzenWelt
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2TRPHmq
via Learn Online English Speaking

Languages at college

I'm a freshman currently, and I'm about to start registering for the next semester pretty soon. I really want to learn Korean, but my school doesn't offer that as a class. I've been casually studying it periodically, but I want to actually learn the language and be able to understand what I'm doing. If I can learn the language on my own I can test out of having to take language courses, but I would have to do that outside of classes and I'm planning on double majoring so I'm afraid of not having time.

My school does offer Chinese, which I think could also be fun to learn. Should I take courses in Chinese to fulfill my requirements while also learning something I think is interesting, or attempt to learn Korean on my own probably without any formal instruction?? Alternatively, I might transfer within the next semester depending on how my meeting with my adviser goes because of other reasons, but the school I'm thinking about does offer Korean.. so should I just wait?? Ideally, I would honestly like to learn both Korean and Chinese but I'm looking for as many opinions and as much advice as I can get. Thank you!!

Also if you have a favorite method/resource of learning a new language I would really appreciate any suggestions or help!

submitted by /u/rllyari
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2JyLQWH
via Learn Online English Speaking

I want to learn 36 languages at once and am too lazy to Google beginner resources and too entitled to read the sidebar or wiki. What do?

please google beginning french resources and link them here for me, since my time is more valuable than yours and i am very passionate about language learning.

submitted by /u/TocharianSexDemon
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2Fz6TDt
via Learn Online English Speaking

Learning Japanese in 6 moths (Request)

Hello, this is my first post in this Reddit and I will appreciate the patience if I do something wrong. I have this project of learning fluent Japanese in six months (crazy I know). Event thought I know it sounds kinda difficult I would like to give it a try. My girlfriend is from Japan and I would like to be able to talk at least 5 minutes Japanese with her. The reason of this is that eventually we will travel to Japan and the idea is to talk with her parents and I want to impress them. Japanese is not my first second language (?). I'm Mexican so I would like to give it a try. Do you know any method of fast Japanese learning that I can use? Or even any resource that you consider that can help me in this task? (Paid or free it doesn't matter). Japanese course can be an option but I would like to hear from somebody who can give me a recommendation.

TL;DR: I wanna learn Japanese to meet my girlfriend parents. Do you know any fast Japanese learning method that I can use to learn in 6 months? Any resource?

Thank you so much in advance!!

submitted by /u/devolash
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2Uaf9mk
via Learn Online English Speaking

In what ways can you profit (in business) from knowing a foreign language?

I asked this a few times to people who were promoting it but they said they only heard it and couldn't provide a specific answer.

If you answer can you please make this as knowledgeable and detailed as possible?

submitted by /u/DiligentOrder2
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2U90AzB
via Learn Online English Speaking

Recommendations?

I am about to start learning Spanish. I’ve been sitting on the beginner set of Rosetta Stone for about two years and I’m finally going to install it on my computer and get going. It was gifted to me by an old coworker who had no use for it, and I know that it’s usually pretty expensive. So, once I’m through with the beginner program I have, what are the best, most cost effective ways to continue to learn?

submitted by /u/BloozBrother
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2urkRBU
via Learn Online English Speaking

Any good Hiragana table to use?

I decided to start learning Hiragana rather than sticking with the Romanji method so can anyone link something useful

Thanks in advance

submitted by /u/Agent_Miami
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2JAFKVX
via Learn Online English Speaking

Hello everyone, I started a YouTube channel about the meaning and origin of various idioms with parodic elements

You can check out my latest video on Catch You on the Flip Side here. Please excuse the audio quality in my first two videos (Rule of Thumb and Pardon My French).

Thanks for checking out my channel and I hope you enjoy it! I am open to any feedback, improvements, or idiom suggestions.

submitted by /u/LiteralPhrasing
[link] [comments]

from ಸ್ವಾಗತ | Languagelearning https://ift.tt/2Wi6dcc
via Learn Online English Speaking