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Learning to use computers in Spanish.

Is there a good Spanish-language primer/course/guide for beginners wanting to learn Windows? [more inside]
posted by Evilspork on Apr 26, 2011 - 1 answer

Learning languages the smart way

What's the best way to apply the "deliberate practice" philosophy to language learning? [more inside]
posted by jweed on Apr 24, 2011 - 9 answers

The Theory and Technique of Obtuse Electronic Music Textbook Writing.

Miller Puckette's The Theory and Technique of Electronic Music, as a textbook, seems obtuse and unrefined to me. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by invitapriore on Apr 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Getting off the advanced plateau

Given 4 months of free time, how can an advanced English learner take the biggest step toward full fluency? [more inside]
posted by mshrike on Apr 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Small mistake or burnt bridge - where is the dividing line?

After growing up in a VERY authoritarian family environment, I lack a sense of proportion when it comes to when I've really screwed up bad. I'm in therapy but would like some further advice. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 14, 2011 - 13 answers

Wow, you can actually LIKE people you work with.

Help me learn from my coworkers as well as I can. They are awesome and I want to enjoy this resource. [more inside]
posted by dame on Apr 11, 2011 - 3 answers

How do I learn about something very quickly?

How can I learn a large amount about a topic in a few days? [more inside]
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese on Apr 10, 2011 - 12 answers

What was that strange light and sound board I played with when drunk/bjork?

Sound and light board with 4-5 smooth objects - which objects are on the board and where changes the sounds and lights, including light from some of the objects ... what is this thing and where can I get one? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Apr 5, 2011 - 10 answers

How do guitar learners stay motivated and start "knowing" the fretboard?

I'm thinking about getting back to playing guitar after a decade. I never got past the basics the first time around, so I've always wondered about two things: how do experienced guitar players fundamentally see and "know" their instrument (especially where everything is on the fretboard), and what motivated them to keep practicing when they were newbies? [more inside]
posted by jklaiho on Apr 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Best books/DVDs/CDs/online programs for an intermediate level French speaker who wants to learn more?

Best books/DVDs/CDs/online programs for an intermediate level French speaker who wants to learn more? [more inside]
posted by shoreline on Mar 31, 2011 - 1 answer

How can I learn to like dancing?

I'm a guy. I'm 31. I live in San Francisco. I've never really liked dancing in any sense of the word--how can I change this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 27, 2011 - 21 answers

How Can I Encorage My Kids To Be Curious About The World Around Them?

How Can I Encorage My Kids To Be Curious About The World Around Them? It seems like mefites are, in general, interested in learning new things, curious about the world, open to new ideas and that's how I'd like my kids to be. At the very least, I'd like them to be curious about everything from flowers to airplanes and whatever else they might encounter. How can I encourage them? Just encourage questions? Force them to read Wikipedia? [more inside]
posted by Blake on Mar 25, 2011 - 42 answers

Interesting 'X of the day' feeds?

What interesting 'X of the day' RSS feeds do you read? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Mar 14, 2011 - 11 answers

How to REALLY read a book?

I am about to embark on a massive technical book reading escapade. Please share your information retention methods. [more inside]
posted by Sentus on Mar 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Watson! Komdu hingað! Ég þarf þig!

Balto-Slavic, Germanic, Italic: help me select which Indo-European language(s) I should learn next! [more inside]
posted by vkxmai on Feb 28, 2011 - 19 answers

I want to learn, not get a degree

How can I get a comp sci education without all the BS that goes along with getting a BS? [more inside]
posted by ElDiabloConQueso on Feb 25, 2011 - 18 answers

The Liberal Education ideal is ruining my life. Please help disabuse me of it (or at least temper it.)

The Liberal Education ideal is ruining my life. Please help disabuse me of it (or at least temper it.) [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Feb 16, 2011 - 27 answers

I Need All the Help Ever: Calculus Edition

Help me arm myself for a future-determining showdown with calculus. [more inside]
posted by geneva uswazi on Feb 10, 2011 - 28 answers

Where can I find spoken French with word for word transcripts?

Where can I find spoken French with word for word transcripts? [more inside]
posted by AlexanderPetros on Feb 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Failing Successfully

How do I make a habit of failing successfully (or at least in ways interesting to myself and others)? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Feb 8, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me manage my multiple interests and hobbies, aside of my personal and professional life

How can I manage multiple personal interests without going crazy? [more inside]
posted by Matrod on Feb 7, 2011 - 15 answers

How can I see if I'm being coerced into belief?

What should I do if I suspect I'm being indoctrinated? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Feb 6, 2011 - 45 answers

What useful skills can be learned in an hour or less?

What are some useful skills one can learn in an hour or less? [more inside]
posted by tomwheeler on Feb 5, 2011 - 23 answers

Psychological Conditioning in the Real World

What are some practical ways to implement classical and operant conditioning in the real world to change people's behaviour? [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Feb 2, 2011 - 23 answers

Intensive driving course = stupid idea?

I have to take two weeks off work in the next two months, and thought it would be a great idea to learn to drive. I've heard of 'intensive courses', which would theorically let you pass the driving test after 40+ hours -- in more or less 7 days. But! I'm not sure this is a great idea... (more inside) [more inside]
posted by Sijeka on Jan 30, 2011 - 10 answers

Help me with some PlayTime Learning Activities For Puppies!

I've been raising dogs for most of my life but this is my first time having a solo large breed puppy in an urban environment. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Jan 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Help make my musical journey a great one!

As an adult, I'm finally trying to explore my musical side. I'm leaning towards electric guitar and/ or piano. Lots of special details and questions inside! [more inside]
posted by GastrocNemesis on Jan 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Allez Cuisine! Help me make magic in the kitchen.

What are the best resources for learning advanced cooking skills at home? [more inside]
posted by wander on Jan 21, 2011 - 22 answers

overcoming the anxiety of speaking a foreign tongue?

How to overcome anxiety about speaking a language while learning it? [more inside]
posted by LN on Jan 17, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I teach my left-handed son how to play the guitar?

My son wants to learn guitar; I know how to play, but I'm a righty- he's a lefty. I'm looking for advice on how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by jenkinsEar on Jan 12, 2011 - 25 answers

Me no speak italiano

What are the best Italian reference resources to have on hand? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 11, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me help my husband dance with me!

One of my greatest wishes in life would be to swing dance/jitterbug/jive etc. with my husband. I used to swing dance a lot with friends and at dances, and now I've got my sights set on the jitterbug, lindyhop, and Jive. HOWEVER. My husband, bless his heart, has NO sense of rhythm. [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Learning a new language, suggestions..

very interested in learning Spanish or Portuguese, need realistic suggestions that work or have worked for you. [more inside]
posted by femmme on Jan 4, 2011 - 21 answers

How can the size of a potential market be accurately estimated?

How can I conduct research into whether or not there would be any interest for a paid tutorial website? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me learn how to cook!

Couch To 5K, but with cooking instead of running. I need help with even the most basic aspects of cooking because I know absolutely nothing. Where and how do I begin? [more inside]
posted by Mr Ected on Dec 28, 2010 - 60 answers

Learning how to read: a primer

Recommend to me materials to help a 5 year old learn to read. [more inside]
posted by boo_radley on Dec 27, 2010 - 25 answers

How to get my young cousin hooked into reading

How can I help my 13 year old cousin get into reading? [more inside]
posted by fantodstic on Dec 27, 2010 - 42 answers

What are some good websites to learn about (1) varied topics and (2) current events?

What are some good websites to (1) learn about new topics in bite-sized chunks, and (2) to keep abreast of current events? [more inside]
posted by akprasad on Dec 18, 2010 - 13 answers

German Music

I listen to this. What music with intelligible German lyrics might I like?
posted by phrontist on Dec 18, 2010 - 8 answers

An Educated Mind

I want a liberal arts education without going back to school. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2010 - 37 answers

How do you say...

If you wanted to learn 100 words in a foreign (i.e. non-english) language, which words would you choose? [more inside]
posted by mnemonic on Dec 13, 2010 - 26 answers

There are more than three chords!?!

Looking for songs that are not too difficult to play and feature a guitar, bass and female vocalist. [more inside]
posted by talkingmuffin on Dec 9, 2010 - 22 answers

Learning about learning

Modern learning and cognitive psychology for dummies: any suggestions for resources? [more inside]
posted by underflow on Nov 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Suggest a good TV series for learning English

Can you suggest a good television series (preferably with available English subtitles) for people learning English? [more inside]
posted by rhombus on Nov 23, 2010 - 13 answers

And now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.

Tell me about the most well-written, engaging, and creative language-learning books and websites. For any language. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Nov 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Help me not to suck anymore

How do you maintain (and relearn) skills and knowledge you don't get to use often? Special shame spiral details inside. [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Nov 17, 2010 - 8 answers

Point me to the part of the internets where I should be learning Swedish

SvenskaFilter: Help me learn basic Swedish in 2 months! [more inside]
posted by mokudekiru on Nov 17, 2010 - 12 answers

Regular expression book with problems?

Looking for a book / website to teach regular expressions via problems. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on Nov 16, 2010 - 8 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later?

Learning to play acoustic guitar: Should I wean myself off looking at the strings/fretboard while practising chords, or will this naturally come later? [more inside]
posted by cranberrymonger on Nov 15, 2010 - 19 answers

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