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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

BookFilter: English fiction with lots of Spanish language elements

I'm looking for recommendations of English-language fiction that heavily features Spanish-language elements. I'm working on learning Spanish again (I had 3 years in high school, about 10 years ago) and thought it would be fun and useful to read novels that incorporate Spanish heavily, kind of an immersion strategy. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Dec 30, 2013 - 11 answers

Looking for reading list suggestions for automatic topic/concept matching

Looking for reading list suggestions and search terms for fuzzy concept matching: given a list of topics, some of which might be defined by synonyms, how do you match to more exact concepts? I'm guessing that this is a natural language processing (NLP) or semantic web question but I might be wrong. [more inside]
posted by handee on Dec 6, 2011 - 1 answer

Improve my elocution!

How can I work on a more "natural" delivery (emphasis, pitch, etc.) when reading books aloud? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Alphabet songs around the world?

Are there "alphabet songs" for alphabets other than English? THere is the familiar alphabet song, to the tune of "twinkle twinkle little star". Are there similar songs for children learning the alphabets of other languages, such as Finnish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, etc.? [more inside]
posted by cogneuro on Apr 18, 2011 - 25 answers

How do I gain a reading knowledge of Dutch on my own?

How do I go about gaining a reading knowledge of Dutch on my own, and what is important to emphasize when doing so? [more inside]
posted by andrewesque on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Once upon a time, there was a language textbook with a small, boxy declension table...

Can anyone recommend some good novels relating to language learning, linguistics, or translation? [more inside]
posted by ElectricBlue on Dec 3, 2010 - 25 answers

Can I teach myself French?

Can I teach myself to read French in five months? [more inside]
posted by SamuelBowman on Nov 28, 2009 - 16 answers

Tell me about this sentence construction

Tell me everything you know about this sentence construction: "Are you finished your lunch?" [more inside]
posted by peep on Oct 22, 2009 - 91 answers

Learn to speak and read, but not write, Japanese?

What's the best way to learn Japanese, if you don't care about being able to write it? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Aug 30, 2009 - 18 answers

Alphabet Efficiency

Are any writing systems or alphabets more efficient, in the sense that they are more readable, than others? What is the most efficient? [more inside]
posted by ecab on Jul 10, 2008 - 15 answers

I don't think the names of foodstuffs is going to cut it.

What is the best way for me to learn Spanish in order to pass a reading test? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on May 10, 2008 - 13 answers

Looking for an online store to easily find and purchase popular/classic books translated/written in European French. Mag subscriptions too!

I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 4, 2007 - 8 answers

Language Limbo

JapaneseLanguageFilter: I am looking for good practice reading materials that are a happy medium. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Jun 10, 2007 - 9 answers

1970s reading instruction kit using sight reading

Does anyone know the name of an educational toy/kit for learning reading skills (English language) which involved a big box/case containing a number of small books with pages of heavy white cardboard, each page bearing a letter combination or a simple word. I think they were comb or spiral bound. [more inside]
posted by bunky on May 14, 2007 - 3 answers

reading in Russian

What should I read in Russian and where can I get it? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Jul 15, 2006 - 11 answers

Ideas for language/literature-based events

I'm interested in learning more about language/literature-based events. Not so much the traditional poetry reading, more like innovative ways people come together in a relaxed environment to do some sort of activity that revolves around reading stuff aloud and telling stories. [more inside]
posted by lalalana on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Do you "read" an audio book?

I'm new to audio books. After I've listened to a book, can I say that I've "read" the book? What's the common parlance? Or must I draw a distinction between the books I've read and those I've heard? Why or why not? (And what about Braille? Are blind people said to have "read" books?)
posted by jdroth on Sep 8, 2004 - 10 answers

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