How To Use Evernote To Organize Your Language Learning Resources

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    Donovan NagelTeacher, translator, polyglot
    🎓 B.A., Theology, Australian College of Theology, NSW
    🎓 M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of New England, NSW

    Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator. Founder of The Mezzofanti Guild and Talk In Arabic.
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How To Use Evernote To Organize Your Language Learning Resources

I realized something this week.

I’ve been writing about language learning here for so long now that I tend to forget to cover the basics and just assume everyone’s an experienced or advanced learner most of the time.

I often forget that so many of the readers who land on this blog haven’t been following me since the beginning and are on a new language journey themselves.

Most people who come here are beginners.

So I’ve decided to start getting back to sharing some real foundational (and less conventional) language learning advice again – stuff to help people who are fairly new to the whole thing.

I’ll start by sharing something incredibly simple but super important.

Organizing the language resources at your disposal will make your life a lot easier

I want to give you one simple but very important step I take when starting out with a new language and I’ll demonstrate this using the app Evernote.

Most people have probably seen or heard of it already so it’s not news by any means but if you haven’t heard of it, then watch the video where I’ll run you through it.

As I’ve said in the video, Evernote itself is unnecessary (you could accomplish the same thing dozens of different ways) but the app makes it all so much easier to consolidate and arrange across devices so I think it’s very handy.

It has a basic plan option which is free and that’s enough for most people but there are paid tiers (plus and premium) that provide better features too.

You can sign up for Evernote here.

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Thanks. I’ve used Evernote in the past. Like you, I use Linux, and perhaps for that reason I went with Google Keep a while back. I’m not sure it has the same level of functionality.

Jane Brunton

Jane Brunton

Forty years ago I learned some rudimentary Lebanese Arabic. I have always wanted to continue.

A couple of years ago I got some sample lessons from Pimsler but, being older now, I found it very hard to retain.

I am interested in trying again and almost made the mistake of signing up for a Classical Arabic or Modern Arabic class until I read your article.

So I hope to build on what I know, with your help.



From the very beginning of my life i used to learn english language. honestly speaking still i have a great intention to be a fluent orator of english my question to you how can i become a good speaker?

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