If I were a hobby programmer and looking to learn a new language both for self-education in new areas and to get skills that could be marketable in the future, what should I look at? [more inside]
I studied Spanish in high school and college, and I even spent a semester abroad in Spain. At that point, I was very proficient at reading, writing, and speaking it. Sadly, in the 8 years since graduation, I feel as though I have forgotten everything. I am looking to get into a field where knowing Spanish would be very helpful, and I am trying to figure out the best way to both relearn what I knew (and possible go beyond that). Obviously for speaking, I will need to get out there and practice, but before that, should I just pick up my old textbooks and get going? Or, is there a better way?
Hello, I am currently studying Chinese. I'd be interested in any advice people could give me with regard to making my Hanzi practice more productive. [more inside]
How do I find policies that are actually in use, not future or the past? Specifically: How can I find EU actually-in-use policies (and if possible, if it's actually happening on the ground) in regards to second language education. [more inside]
Does it make sense to learn two languages at once? [more inside]
What is the most effective way to spruce up my spanish in terms of private tutoring, immersion courses, extended night courses, etc? [more inside]
I've just been rejected from ALI. How am I ever going to get fluent in Arabic? [more inside]
What's the best way to learn Latin outside of a classroom? Can anyone recommend a textbook, piece of software, dictionary, etc.? The goal is more to read Abelard and Aquinas rather than Aurelius, but I'll take what I can get.