The lovely Susanna, author of Language is Music, and I were talking about the lack of female polyglots online even though most language classes have higher enrollment of women than men and many language teachers are female rather than male.
Most polyglots online – especially on YouTube – are men and we can’t seem to find many blogs dedicated to learning languages written by women. I imagine it has more to do with certain personality traits (bragging has come up often in forum discussions) and who uses the internet and for what purposes rather than anything else, so I would like to hear from female polyglots on why or why not they have a blog/website. I certainly know a ton of female expat and travel bloggers, but I’d like to know more female polyglots, so if you’re reading this, let me know!
Language learning blogs by women (some no longer updated):
See and Speak with the World (Susanna’s blog)
Diary of an Eternal Student (formerly Aspiring Polyglot)
These are just a few personal blogs that I’ve been following over the past year or two, but of course there are many female contributors to larger sites such as Lexiophiles, Multilingual Mania, Transparent Language blogs, etc. Can you recommend other blogs by female authors?
Three Scandinavian Languages Compared
Death of a language website: fsi-language-courses.org [UPDATED: There are at least 3 other sites with the same files]
Languages of the European Union, Traveling in the Schengen Area, and Using the Euro (or Not)
Language Learning Articles, Software, Websites (Link Collection from Twitter)
Learning Two Languages Together: Where are the Resources?
Learn Swedish with Swedish Language Tutorial