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Learning Turkish: How To Improve Beyond The Beginner Level

February 27, 2019
You've passed the Turkish Beginner stage and now struggling with reaching an Intermediate level. Here's how to achieve high fluency in the Turkish language.

How To Use Audacity For Language Learning [+ Subtitles]

February 14, 2019
There's a great trick for using Audacity to create language snippet labels and then convert them into minimally-distracting .SRT subtitles. Let me show you.
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How To Use Linux For Language Learning (Part 1: mpd, ncmpcpp + trans with Assimil)

November 05, 2017
Linux is the preferred OS of many language learners including myself so I''ve put together some screencasts of my Linux setup for language learning for you.

How To Start Learning Spanish As A Beginner (The Best Way)

December 21, 2016
Want to know how to learn the Spanish language? Whether you're a first-time learner or learning it again, this will help you get started learning Spanish.
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How To Learn Hindi (Best Resources)

June 10, 2016
Here are the highest quality Hindi resources, books and online tools to help you learn the language.

How To Start Learning Italian As A Complete Beginner

May 29, 2016
Italian's not a difficult language for English speakers but it's often hard for new learners to start. If you want to know how to learn Italian, start here.

How To Learn Chinese Characters

May 21, 2015
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With China’s rising influence in the world, there’s a greater need than ever for people to be able to learn Chinese to a high level in order to understand China on its own terms and foster cultural exchange.

If I Started Learning Arabic Again, This Is How I'd Do It

May 17, 2015
I started to learn Arabic 17 years ago. Here's what I would do if I had the chance to study the language again (and what you should do as a new learner).

How To Learn The Turkish Language

April 20, 2015
Today we have a guest post by my friend Aaron Myers of the Everyday Language Learner blog on his experience with the Turkish language.

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