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8 Ways To Find Good Reads In Any Language

You need lots of input in order to produce good output. Here's how you can find interesting things to read in your target language.

Aug 11, 2016 12:00 AM
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read is the better!
August 22, 2016
I also think this is a great article and resource for both teachers and students. One thing I wish the article included was a warning to students to choose their reading material carefully. I have answered and seen many questions in the italki forum with quotes from fiction people are reading, especially young adult fiction. It amazes me how awful the grammar is in some of these materials. It's no wonder students are confused by the language and have questions. Yes, there is a lot of ungrammatical native vernacular associated with any language and it can be fun and interesting but I think using such materials is not helpful (even harmful) to students trying to learn a language properly. Great article and thanks for putting this together.
August 18, 2016
Great article, and I particularly like the suggestion to include children's books as potential "input" materials, as the folk tales they usually are based on provide a lot of meaningful cultural and historical insights.
August 11, 2016
Great! Thanks for sharing :)
September 22, 2016

I'm learning some languages to be able to read the literature without translations. I hope one day to read and to understand Umberto Eco, I've started "Il Pendolo di Foucault" but I'm just a beginner, although I understand pretty well most of informal spoken/written italian. ;)


August 30, 2016
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Miguel Lescano
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin)