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100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language

100 (Free) Ways To Learn to Speak Another Language
Learning another language is among the many things that have been made easier with the explosion of the digital universe. While some of the resources aren’t incredible (simply using Google Translate), and some of the languages fairly obscure (Welsh), the list is impressive if for no other reason than to demonstrate how much is actually out there if you do a little digging. Video Channels Just watch and learn. Cantocourse Learn Cantonese through skits involving live cattle, public security officers, and “dating tips for plonkers.”OMGmeiyu In these short videos, English idioms and slang are translated into Mandarin by a perky American host.Swahili Lessons Get a short intro to this African language with this collection of videos.Let’s Speak Korean And how shall we speak it? Podcasts If you’re an auditory learner, we have good news for you. Textbooks Finally, free textbooks. Translation Use them as a supplement to your studies or just type a word in and memorize what comes out. Communities Tools

Scientific Speed Reading: How to Read 300% Faster in 20 Minutes (Photo: Dustin Diaz) How much more could you get done if you completed all of your required reading in 1/3 or 1/5 the time? Increasing reading speed is a process of controlling fine motor movement—period. This post is a condensed overview of principles I taught to undergraduates at Princeton University in 1998 at a seminar called the “PX Project”. The below was written several years ago, so it’s worded like Ivy-Leaguer pompous-ass prose, but the results are substantial. I have never seen the method fail. The PX Project The PX Project, a single 3-hour cognitive experiment, produced an average increase in reading speed of 386%. It was tested with speakers of five languages, and even dyslexics were conditioned to read technical material at more than 3,000 words-per-minute (wpm), or 10 pages per minute. If you understand several basic principles of the human visual system, you can eliminate inefficiencies and increase speed while improving retention. The Protocol First – Determining Baseline

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