Unmissable Language Links – March 2014

Around the webSo much great content is written about language learning every month.

Here’s my pick of unmissable articles from around the web, from the practical to the inspirational.

  • Whatever Your Dream May Be, Start Today

    “Seeing him living his dream up on that stage made me reflect on the many things I had dreamed of doing but had been too scared or lazy to begin. Inspired by his example, I started improv classes a few months ago and it has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my entire life! Thank you Joe for the much needed kick in the ass.

    What are your dreams?”

    – John Fotheringham on Language Mastery

  • 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

    “This definitive guest post by Benny will teach you:

    • How to speak your target language today.
    • How to reach fluency and exceed it within a few months.
    • How to pass yourself off as a native speaker.
    • And finally, how to tackle multiple languages to become a “polyglot” — all within a few years, perhaps as little as 1-2.

    It contains TONS of amazing resources I never even knew existed, including the best free apps and websites for becoming fluent in record time.”

    – Benny Lewis on The Blog of Tim Ferris

  • The top secret resource famous multilinguals use to learn many languages

    “The problem here, however is that the method is not important to learning languages. Don’t get me wrong, choosing the method that works for you is important for learning, and there are many steps one can take to improve language learning, but it’s just not as important as this secret resource.”

    – Chris Broholm on Actual Fluency

  • Extensive Reading for Building Vocabulary

    “The question: Can you build up your foreign language vocabulary by simply reading a lot?


    There’s a ton of research and anecdotal evidence out there that tout the benefits of extensive reading.


    The nice thing about being a blogger and not a scientist is that I get to use a little common sense and personal experience with all this.”

    – Ron Gullekson on Language Surfer

  • Are You Wasting Your Time Watching Foreign Language Movies?

    “By the end of this post, you will have a much clearer idea of the true benefits of watching movies in a foreign language. (Warning – it’s probably not what you’re expecting!)”

    – Olly Richards on I Will Teach You a Language

Happy reading!

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  1. Chris Broholm

    Hey Ruth,

    Thank you so much for including me in this round-up of great language learners, it’s almost unreal to see my name next to Benny Lewis’!

    Great collection, I read all of them 🙂

  2. John Fotheringham

    Thanks for the shout-out. I haven’t learned any Vietnamese yet, but when I do, I’ll definitely be coming back to comb through your site. : )

  3. Claire

    That’s a great collection! I already follow the blogs you mentioned and they’re all interesting and useful!

  4. Claire

    I agree with you! Thank you for being so nice 🙂

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