Learning languages online

This blog is still in the planning stages, but one category I’m sure it will have is Chinese. One of the reasons for this blog is to create a central deposit for the ever increasing online resources for language-learning I have come across.

Recently, I have joined dict.cn, iKnow, LiveMoch (all for learning vocab), Lang-8 (for sentence-writing practise) and Skritter (for hanzi-writing practise). I have also come across eduFire, but that seems to be rubbish, but maybe I’m baised against sites you have to pay for. I have previously joined nciku and used (but not joined) ChinesePod, (again, because you have to pay). While I’m at it, I shouldn’t forget Anki, Before You Know It and ZDT for flash cards and the online dictionaries mdbg and cojak. I also have a netvibes page that is slowly filling up with useful interesting words and phrases. Then there are also some excellent blogs, like those by Sinosplice and Tae Kim, which I really need to read some time.

I’m beginning to fell slightly overwhelmed with all these different sites and applications and blogs, especially those that include a social networking element (who’d have thought that a dictionary site would be social), where I have accumulated various contacts who I’m unable to keep track of. Some want help with their English, other want photographs and others are interested in my life in Oxford. I hope here I can attempt to keep track of at least some of these things. Though I’m not yet sure how.

With all this signing up for things, I don’t think I’ve actually spent enough time studying. Maybe it would be better to sit down with a book and notepad, the good old fashioned way. Either way, I suppose I should stop writing this and actually do something useful.

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As you may have heard, Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works. 

Also, site, https://www.lingq.com/, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a good analog of Livemocha!

Hi!

On your page I saw a link to Livemocha.

As you may have heard, Livemocha is no longer in business and that link no longer works. 

Also, site, https://www.lingq.com/, is an web and mobile language learning tool for learning languages in context. This is a good analog of Livemocha!

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