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A Base Vocabulary List for any language Your Base Vocabulary: The first ~625 words [Author's note: Behold, the new, improved list:] Check these out at the Word Lists page! Your Base Vocabulary: Your first 625 words Stunted growth: the mystery of the UK’s productivity crisis Our economic future isn’t what it used to be. In March the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) revised down its growth estimates for each of the next five years. The chancellor was quick to blame a weakening world economy but the true driver lies closer to home. Esperanto video and how useful the language can be: Interview with a Buddhist monk and tour of monastery Fun video to share with you today… in Esperanto! Click “CC” to activate subtitles in English (as well as original Esperanto), or if you’re in China (and not using VPN software to circumnavigate the “Great Firewall of China” as I’m clearly doing to be able to use Youtube) then check it out on Youku. I made it to Xi’an, and after checking out some typical sites, thanks to a contact in the Esperanto community I got to meet Miaohui at his monastery, which is a bit outside of Xi’an along the Silk Road (China’s “Route 66″). He’s a Buddhist monk who also happens to be an active Esperanto speaker. Since I like to use my languages to share cultural insights, it only seemed right to make a video with him about the monastery and Buddhism in general. First he gives me a tour of the most important halls and statues, with appropriate historic context, and then I sit down with him to ask him some questions.

GOETHE TESTS in English Chinese French German Japanese Russian Spanish EXERCISES GOETHE-TESTS Arabic Bulgarian Chinese Croatian Czech Danish Dutch English Estonian Finnish French German Greek Hungarian Indonesian Italian Japanese Norwegian Polish Portuguese Russian Serbian Spanish Swedish Turkish To select the language encoding for a Web page: On the View menu, point to Encoding, point to More, and then click the appropriate language. If you are prompted to download language support components, click Download. Check your proficiency in a foreign language!

The SQ3R Reading Method SQ3R is a reading strategy formed from its letters: Survey! Question! Read! Recite! Review! Learn Languages Like an Opera Singer, With Anki (And More) For years, I’ve been tinkering with using Anki to learn languages. I haven’t gotten very far, but I’ve still felt in my gut that there has to be some way to learn languages much faster than we do now. And it has to involve spaced repetition for all that vocabulary. Enter Gabriel Wyner. Speed Reading - Study Skills from Learning to Read More Efficiently Learn how speed reading can save you time, and improve your understanding of what you read. Think about how much reading you do every day. Perhaps you read the newspaper to catch up with what's going on in the world.

Graduate Programs Where cultural understanding meets true fluency. Middlebury has led the world in full-immersion language studies since the launch of its first summer program in 1915. Today, graduates of the degree programs at the Middlebury Language Schools and Schools Abroad, the Bread Loaf School of English, and the Monterey Institute of International Studies can be found working in education, government, journalism, international business, and the non-profit sector. How much time does it take to learn a language? One understandable misconception from people when they first arrive on this site is that I would think it takes exactly three months to learn a language. To me the question and answer “How long does it take to learn a language?” “X months/years/lifetimes” is ludicrous, as it leaves far too much undefined and only caters to lazy one-size-fits-all mentalities, which is something I personally detest about many major expensive language learning courses. Why 3 months then? The reason I chose three months has nothing to do with any linguistic research about the time it takes to learn the “right” amount of words, or how long it takes for your mind to adjust to a local language, or anything of the sort. It’s because that’s typically the tourist visa limit for visiting a country, or the time I personally like to spend in a country.

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Devanagari Origins[edit] Devanagari is part of the Brahmic family of scripts of Nepal, India, Tibet, and South-East Asia.[4] It is a descendant of the Gupta script, along with Siddham and Sharada.[4] Eastern variants of Gupta called nāgarī are first attested from the 7th century CE; from c. 1200 CE these gradually replaced Siddham, which survived as a vehicle for Tantric Buddhism in East Asia, and Sharada, which remained in parallel use in Kashmir. An early version of Devanagari is visible in the Kutila inscription of Bareilly dated to Vikram Samvat 1049 (i.e. 992 CE), which demonstrates the emergence of the horizontal bar to group letters belonging to a word.[1] nāgarī is the Sanskrit feminine of nāgara "relating or belonging to a town or city". It is feminine from its original phrasing with lipi ("script") as nāgarī lipi "script relating to a city", that is, probably from its having originated in some city.[5]

12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need Preface by Tim Ferriss I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others. There are only few language learners who dazzle me, and Benny Lewis is one of them. 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.