Tagalog is the newest member of the language resource section, and it’s a pretty neat one. From the fascinating history of the language to its ridiculously easy pronunciation (English: Economics –– Tagalog: Ekonomiks) to its fairly wacky system of in-fixes (like prefixes and suffixes, just in the middle of the word: graduate + um = grumaduate), it […]
After finally finding a grammar book that I can actually recommend, I’ve finished a Hungarian book reviews section. Just because not many people study it, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t get some love. For those of you who might be shopping around for a new language, Hungarian is not as hard as everyone says. I think it’s just […]
I’ve finished the Modern Hebrew book reviews/resources section! That means we currently have resource pages for the top 11 modern languages studied in the US (4 of the top 15 languages are American Sign Language, Ancient Greek, Ancient Hebrew and Latin). Eventually, I might include those, but not before I really have good recommendations for the main […]
Just a brief notice that I’ve added a Portuguese section with a pile of book reviews and free websites to the Language Resource pages. Hebrew’s next!
This is some early bookstore research for a bunch of foreign language dictionary reviews. I went to two large bookstores (The enormous Half Price Books and the equally enormous Barnes & Noble in Dallas) and wrote down the names of pretty-much every dictionary they had in every language they carried, and also noted whether they […]
Recently, a reader asked me whether I had heard of the Assimil method, and whether I’d recommend it or not. I had never really looked into them, and now that I’ve done a bit of research, I can comment a bit.