Language Learning Sites
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Foreign Language Learning
A useful supplement to other language learning tools. Anki is a free cross-platform flashcard program and one of the best when it comes to language learning software. You can also use it for memorizing equations, diagrams, names and faces, and more. It is content-agnostic and supports images, audio, video and scientific markup. There are a lot of shared decks available in the app that you can download and start memorizing, or you can build your own. Languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish
Click here: https://apps.ankiweb.net
A free language learning platform that includes a language learning website and an app. Users can also take a digital language proficiency exam. The languages are taught through drills that require a mix of reading, writing, listening and speaking. There is also an ‘immersion’ section with authentic reading materials for those who want to go beyond the lessons. Learners can translate webpages, sentence by sentence, or correct and improve other people’s translations. Courses can teach upwards of 2,000 words. Languages: At the time of writing, 20 language courses were available for English speakers: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Swedish, Russian, Irish, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Esperanto, Ukrainian, Welsh, Hebrew, Vietnamese, Hungarian and Greek. And 7 courses for English speakers are currently in development.
Memrise focuses heavily on learning words and phrases. Lessons begin usually with a couple of new words or phrases. These are pronounced, translated, and you may add your own "mem" to them to better memorize the word or phrase.
Click here: https://www.memrise.com
American Sign Language (ASL) Learning
The largest interactive ASL database in the world—makes learning about the fundamentals of ASL easier and more accessible.
Click here: https://asl-lex.org