Since I am focusing a lot of my time on learning Spanish and documenting my progress (meaning I read lots of Language Learning blogs) I think it’s a good idea to share a list of blogs I read regularly so that you can easily discover these great resources. These are not the only blogs I read, but they are some of the best. Obviously there is no way that I could have found all the good ones, so if you have suggestions, please post them in the comments, or tweet them to me @aemoritz!
I will add these blogs to the blogroll, but here they are, in no particular order, on their own, for your bookmarking pleasure:
- Language Mastery is geared towards adult language learners who want to find out about great resources and who want to receive great advice. John also has a podcast, along with several other interesting projects. I love reading the latest posts on this blog and twitter.
- Vincent, the Street Smart Language Learner, posts reviews, tips, summaries of science articles related to language learning, lyrics to Chinese Christmas carols. He lives in Tokyo, speaks a whole bunch of languages, and you can follow him on twitter.
- The Yearlyglot. Taking on the challenge of learning a language a year? That’s not the main draw for me. I just like the way Randy writes. Stubborn-asshole-and-proud-of-it? Yup. Has a lot to say, and sometimes I don’t agree? Yes, and I want to listen. Entertaining? Definitely. Should you also follow him @yearlyglot? mhmm.
- Ramses, who writes Spanish Only, is studying Spanish in college…but really he’s doing it on his own and has a great blog with tips and stories and transcripts of tv shows and movies! He’s about to start a semester in Galicia, Spain, where he’ll also be studying Galician. Very cool! twitter!
- ielanguages.com is a super comprehensive site, which makes sense, because if you read Jennie’s about page you’ll catch on that she’s a bit of an overachiever (which i think is awesome, btw). While she is based in France right now, her website offers tips, tutorials, articles, resources for a bunch of languages, and she focuses on French, Italian, Spanish, and German. Her twitter is also comprehensive.
- Andrew’s How to Learn Spanish blog is awesome and he’s also learning Spanish. He gives lots of examples of how he is trying to absorb as much Spanish as he can. I particularly love his recent post on learning Spanish from Shakira’s La Tortura. I mean…I’ve loved her since I was in middle school or whenever. You can follow him @andrew_the_odd.
- Tofugu is really fun to read. Even though I am not actively studying Japanese right now, I have a lot of connections to Japanese culture and people and love reading his blog. It’s funny and I also like tofugu on twitter.