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Online tool to improve English Sentences

Sometimes I have trouble picking the right words to use when I write an English phrase, i.e., I mix tenses, double negate some expressions and so on. One thing that helps me write better English and ...
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List of web applications or web sites for language learning [closed]

What are popular or maybe not so popular (but also useful) webapplications, which center around the theme of language learning?
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Is there a website where you can find foreign-language conversation partners to talk via skype? [closed]

I would like to find a website where I can go and find a French native speaker with whom I can set up a time to meet with them and e.g. via skype discuss French articles we have both read. This ...
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Can I search for online users matching my languages on Busuu?

On Busuu.com, it's possible to find users with the right languages and users that are online. Can I somehow see the intersection of those sets?
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Does anyone know of a free concordance webapp that does text analysis of large bodies of texts?

What is the best free website which allows you to: search large bodies of contemporary texts (e.g. New York Times) find phrases and idioms count word frequencies identify trends in language use ...
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Is there a web application that can turn any news article into a language learning activity? [closed]

Is there a web application that allows e.g. an English teacher or someone learning English to give it a URL to a news article and have an activity worksheet PDF or interactive web page automatically ...
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Is there a good online French dictionary? [closed]

It should be accurate and well made. Search history would be nice.
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Language-learning site for correcting single sentences

There are several sites that allow one to submit essays for correction by natives, often in exchange for correcting texts in one's own mother-tongue. Is there such a site where I can get single ...
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Google Translator for learning to pronounce correctly [closed]

I am trying to figure out a good way for a non native English speaker to become proficient in pronunciations. Google Translator on Chrome seems like a good option. It lets a person read out and it ...
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App to improve the performance of visual memory? [closed]

I'm learning Japanese, but struggling with hiragana / katakana (not to mention kanji). I have acquired the last 2 foreign languages mostly via auditorily learning (english, and german) -since they ...
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What is an international site to find tandem language partners? [closed]

What is the best serious, linguistic-oriented international site (i.e. not dating sites) to find tandem language partners, e.g. an English native-speaker in Berlin who would like to learn French ...
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Language learning by translation challenges [closed]

I'm writing an web app that gives the user a word to translate, and he accumulates points by doing it right. Then he moves to more difficult words. Is there a similar web app out there? I know many ...
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Learn button on vocabulary.com does not show on all words

Why is the Learn button not displayed in all word pages of vocabulary.com? For example, on "whistle" it shows the Learn button on the sidebar area. But for another word, say troll, it doesn't.
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What is the best web application where native French speakers will correct French phrases/texts? [closed]

Does anyone know of a social website where native French language speakers will correct phrases or texts for free?, i.e. for reputation points and badges etc. like at StackExchange? For example, as I ...
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Spaced repetition application [closed]

I'm looking for a good web based spaced repetition application. It should be as generic as possible, and not focused solely on language learning. Currently I use Anki, which has a web interface, but ...
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An app to help memorize exam answers [closed]

My daughter is having problems memorizing the answers she has for her exams. Is there somewhere a web app where she can type in the questions and answers, and then the app will ask her the questions ...
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Does anyone know of a site that narrates French blogs as hearablog narrates English blogs? [closed]

The site Hearblog has (paid?) narrators read blogs to audio files which you can play online or download as mp3 files, no sign up necessary. Does anyone know of a site like this for the French ...