Category Archives for "Learning Other Languages"

Death of a language website: [UPDATED: There are at least 3 other sites with the same files]

Learning French , Learning Other Languages

UPDATE: All of the files are available at,, or, or you can use this torrent if you’d like to download everything. If anyone knows what happened to, please let me know! It was the site that included all of the Foreign Service Institute courses in the public domain, and where I downloaded […]

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Adding Subtitles to Online Videos with Amara for Language Learning

Learning French , Learning Other Languages , Website

Listening while reading a transcript of what is said is the best way to improve overall comprehension as well as pronunciation. Extensive listening and reading also contribute to vocabulary acquisition. I have previously talked about TV series and movies that may include subtitles, but what about online videos? Youtube does have an automatic closed captioning […]

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Ugly Betty Adaptations and Other Telenovelas for Language Learning

Learning French , Learning Other Languages , Learning Spanish , Telenovela Spanish

The Telenovela Method, as explained by Andrew, is a great way to learn languages quickly, which a recent study suggests actually helps your brain grow. The main reason I like this method is the authenticity of language and culture which is usually lacking from language learning resources. Finding subtitles to go along with the movies […]

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