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Q&A for students, teachers, polyglots, and anyone interested in the techniques of second-language acquisition

Most popular questions

64 Are there any studies which address the effectiveness of studying multiple related languages simultaneously? 2016-04-05T17:20:52.593

57 How can I prevent myself from forgetting a language? 2016-04-05T23:03:59.367

50 Have there been any studies into detrimental effects of language learning? 2016-04-05T22:37:59.763

42 How can I verify my pronunciation without a native speaker? 2016-04-05T18:51:39.557

37 How can I estimate my proficiency level (A1-C2)? 2016-04-05T18:26:17.203

36 Does having two first languages make you more effective in learning second languages later? 2016-04-05T18:29:58.307

35 How does immersion passively help with learning a language? 2016-04-05T17:35:13.427

34 Has the "direct method" of language learning been shown to be superior to translation-based methods? 2016-04-05T17:33:49.097

33 Which language is most similar to Esperanto? 2016-08-07T19:10:29.253

31 How can I avoid learning an incorrect pronunciation due to a word's spelling? 2016-04-05T18:35:05.103

30 How can I describe my language proficiency in an internationally recognized way? 2016-04-05T18:15:08.190

30 What are the drawbacks to Duolingo? 2016-04-06T08:28:49.553

29 Are there any online resources for practicing spoken Esperanto? 2016-08-06T18:32:37.580

28 Why do experts recommend learning Esperanto? 2016-04-05T17:24:31.210

28 According to scientific research, which languages take the least time to learn for a native English speaker? 2016-04-05T19:24:38.090

28 What research is there on the efficiency of online language learning compared to in person learning? 2016-04-06T00:12:26.510

28 Can one become fluent in a language without studying it formally? 2016-08-12T16:05:35.957

27 Which of these is more effective: having a silent period, or speaking from day one? 2016-04-05T17:59:53.633

26 Do learners with an L1 without articles have problems using them in an L2 with articles? 2016-04-06T12:28:35.397

25 What are some techniques to better differentiate between the two languages? 2016-04-05T17:31:05.880

25 Can listening to music (lyrics) help increase listening skill? 2016-04-06T01:42:31.617

24 Does writing out by hand generally strengthen retention better than computerized memorization methods? 2016-04-15T22:28:57.103

24 How to start thinking in a new language 2016-05-25T13:26:50.597

23 How can language learning techniques be compared for effectiveness? 2016-04-05T19:50:02.080

23 What approaches can I take to overcome 'leeches'? 2016-04-06T19:40:33.857

22 Is doing a huge amount of grammar exercises helpful for learning English? 2016-04-05T17:30:36.530

22 What is the efficiency of the flipped classroom when teaching to beginners? 2016-04-07T18:31:13.020

21 Can practicing vocabulary from L2 to the same L2 instead of from L2 to L1 be more effective for learning the vocabulary? 2016-04-05T17:29:12.303

21 Is it possible to learn a language just by being exposed to media and books? 2016-04-05T17:35:15.973

21 When learning a foreign language, should one focus on vocabulary or grammar first? 2016-04-05T22:20:22.543

21 According to scientific research, which languages take the least time to learn for a native Japanese speaker? 2016-04-05T22:29:51.270

21 Is it easier for native Japanese speakers to learn Korean, or Korean speakers to learn Japanese? 2016-04-08T04:29:41.490

21 Why is Icelandic considered harder to learn for English speakers than other North Germanic languages? 2016-04-10T18:08:32.620

21 What are the main foreign language teaching methods? 2016-08-17T09:57:01.067

20 Which alphabet should I learn for Tatar? 2016-04-05T17:33:44.033

20 Is there a method to learn which grammatical gender a noun in French has? 2016-04-05T17:41:04.763

20 What pros and cons do adults face while learning compared to children 2016-04-05T18:43:10.450

20 Is SRS more effective than traditional study for vocabulary augmentation? 2016-04-05T22:28:02.017

20 How do I lose an accent in a foreign language? 2016-04-06T01:15:54.800

20 How to practice speaking a language with no speakers? 2016-04-07T13:13:53.810

20 What is the impact of studying a third language in a second language? 2016-04-18T04:46:32.837

20 Tips on raising bilingual children 2016-06-01T21:38:33.570

20 How can I expand my active vocabulary in a foreign language? 2016-06-16T12:58:19.353

20 How to remember words and improve my vocabulary 2016-08-16T13:19:33.627

20 What are estimates of vocabulary size for each CEFR level? 2017-09-06T11:02:01.133

19 How can immersion in the language's country improve beginner skills? 2016-04-05T17:40:33.427

19 Does learning a second language happen in the same part of the brain as learning a first language? 2016-04-06T14:18:51.697

19 How can watching movies help improve fluency and listening skill? 2016-04-11T17:01:37.390

19 How can I help someone improve their listening comprehension? 2016-04-12T09:30:17.140

19 Is maintaining a L2 detrimental to learning a L3? 2016-04-19T12:37:43.397


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