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Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

The last week or two, I've spent my morning bus rides on reading "How to learn any language" by Barry Farber, a book, originally published in 1991 which has become quite a classic recommended to people wanting to take up a new language. Why Barry Farber learns languages Farber dedicates the first part of the… Continue reading Review of “How to learn any language” by Barry Farber

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Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

I've been on the lookout for some good written material that I can use to learn Algerian Arabic (or Derdja) for quite some time now. When studying languages, I mostly do so through reading, so when deciding to learn a mostly oral language, it all gets a little more complicated. While I'm mostly focusing on… Continue reading Nedjma, A literary classic by Algerian author Kateb Yacine to be translated to Algerian Arabic

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Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

I've spent the last couple of weeks reading this book while riding the bus, and I'd like to share my opinion of it with you. The book was originally written in 1970, by the Hungarian polyglot Kató Lomb, but the author has edited it several times up until 1995, making it more up to date… Continue reading Book review of “Polyglot: How I learn languages” by Kató Lomb

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Review of Assimil Arabic with ease

Assimil - A review my favorite language course This Assimil Arabic Review is primarily about the Arabic edition of the Assimil language courses, but many of the points apply to everything in Assimil's catalogue. Assimil is the name of a French company that has published languages courses since 1929. It all started with a course… Continue reading Review of Assimil Arabic with ease