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Getting faster at reading in-language

I'm a fast reader in English. I want to get faster at reading in Russian (in which I am fluent, but rarely use at this point). How can I do this?
posted by aaanastasia on Apr 8, 2014 - 10 answers

Open Source: Foreign Language

I am looking for an open-source / commons repository of any spoken language. Preferably free, otherwise just well-formatted. [more inside]
posted by tintexas on Sep 11, 2013 - 6 answers

US politicians' multilingual chops

Can you give me specific instances of US political candidates or elected officials publically speaking in a language other than English? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Mar 27, 2013 - 31 answers

Tips for learning advanced vocabulary and grammar in a foreign language?

What are your tips and techniques for learning advanced vocabulary and grammar in a foreign language? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Feb 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Foreign Language Dictionary App for iPhone?

Any good dictionary apps for foreign languages on the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by undercoverhuwaaah on Dec 19, 2012 - 8 answers

Idiom? I thought you said something else...

There must be a way to say 'big fish in a small pond' in languages other than English... right? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jul 25, 2012 - 13 answers

Language learning website using bilingual stories?

I came across a very neat online language learning tool a few weeks ago, but I didn't bookmark it and now I can't find it again. Basically it worked like this: you choose a preset text or story (I think they were mostly fables and fairy tales), your native language, and the foreign language you're trying to practice. Then it shows the text of the story with a few of your native words replaced with their foreign equivalents, letting you learn them in context. [more inside]
posted by pont on May 25, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find the name of a unique language acquisition method that I've heard about but can't quite identify.

Help me find the name of a unique language acquisition method that I've heard about but can't quite identify. [more inside]
posted by RapcityinBlue on May 7, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to communicate with everyone!

Best (and preferably cheapest!) way to learn a foreign language? [more inside]
posted by PeppahCat on Feb 14, 2012 - 32 answers

What are some good chinese movies to watch to help me learn Mandarin?

Conventional wisdom says that watching a lot of TV/Movies in another language helps with comprehension. What are some good movies/shows to help me with Mandarin? My current level is quite basic (2 semesters of college classes).
posted by joshwa on May 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Using Skype to pratice a language with a friend

How can my friend and I use our Skype video chats to learn a new language? [more inside]
posted by ollyolly on Jun 12, 2010 - 4 answers

How much does this cost? Ca combien?

I would like to find recordings of French phrases and their translations. I've gone through the other AskMe questions but I want something a bit different. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0 on May 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Looking for foreign language dictionaries.

Need help compiling a list of monolingual dictionaries. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on Jul 18, 2009 - 11 answers

Using Online Radio for Foreign Language Immersion

Looking for favorites among the MeFi regulars in the category of: Foreign Language radio streams, suitable for language immersion and/or passive practice. [more inside]
posted by RavinDave on May 29, 2009 - 19 answers

Preemptive tongue untying

Finding pronunciation-intensive courses abroad for French or German. [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse on Mar 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Why does French suck?

Why does French suck? [more inside]
posted by malapropist on Feb 18, 2009 - 64 answers

Help me sound like I know a lot of foreign languages.

Help me sound like I know a lot of foreign languages. [more inside]
posted by blahtsk on Dec 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Computer Science and Foreign Languages, what is the best mix?

I am trying to make a preliminary (or maybe final) decision on what foreign language I should study with respect to a computer science major after transferring to the University of Michigan. Any pointers??? [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Oct 24, 2008 - 24 answers

Jelou, jou ar llu.

How do I re-learn how to pronounce words in English and minimize my accent? [more inside]
posted by Memo on Feb 17, 2008 - 13 answers

Parlare a me

Suggestions for Spanish and Italian language tapes/CDs for business people? [more inside]
posted by DarlingBri on Oct 31, 2007 - 4 answers

How to learn languages, from home, from zero knowledge to fluency.

I only know English but I've decided I'd like to be fluent in other languages (reading, writing, and speaking). I've decided to start with Spanish. I'm looking for success stories of people who have learned a language (and Spanish in particular) from scratch, at home, and have become as fluent as possible without being immersed in a Spanish-speaking country. [more inside]
posted by debacle on Sep 7, 2007 - 20 answers

Foreign-language music, for fun and learning

Foreign-language music, for fun and learning [more inside]
posted by thumpasor on Mar 1, 2007 - 25 answers

How do I teach my child a foreign language?

How to teach my child a foreign language (English)? [more inside]
posted by davar on Jan 29, 2006 - 21 answers

Best language schools in Tokyo...?

What are the best Japanese language schools in Tokyo? [more inside]
posted by dead_ on Jan 18, 2006 - 1 answer

Improve My Japanese

For those of you fluent in Japanese, I'd like to hear your best advice on the subject. I've studied for about 4 years, and have been living in Japan for nearly a year, but despite this, achieving true "fluency" still seems like an insurmountable task. Although I am conversationally fluent, at times I become incredibly frustrated. How long do you think it takes to become fluent? And now for the oh-so-impossible question: what should I do to speed up the process? Advice, experiences, suggestions would be welcome from any students of foreign language.
posted by dead_ on Feb 13, 2005 - 9 answers

Free or cheap conversational Spanish language lessons in New York?

Any free or cheap Spanish language lessons in New York? [reasons for miserliness inside] [more inside]
posted by madman on Aug 9, 2004 - 5 answers

I need an English translation for a song lyric I have only in French

ForeignLanguageFilter: What tools (if any?) are available on the Internet for translating materials that are not prose into English? Specfically, I need an English translation for a song lyric I have only in French. Neither my pathetic high school slacker French nor the usual suspects are producing anything useful... Any suggestions?
posted by JollyWanker on Apr 26, 2004 - 9 answers

Learning Languages

Have any native English speakers here had to learn a foreign language (especially Spanish) for work, etc. in a relatively short amount of time? How did you do it? Any recommendations for books/classes/training programs? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by AstroGuy on Dec 20, 2003 - 27 answers

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