I’m getting a bit frustrated with having to spend hours researching translations, only to discover the audiobooks are always using one of the lesser translations available.
Therefor, I am thinking it would be good exercise to use reading of the greats, as a method for learning languages. This has an advantage, as the original texts of the greats are all in the public domain now, so their kindle versions are free. Some even have whispersync audio versions available for an extra few dollars
If anyone is willing to join in on this, perhaps we can hook non-native speakers with native speakers who are reading the same books, and they can read them together.
And for non-native speakers, DuoLingo is a great tool. Here are our profiles on it, so we can utilise the masculine competitive edge to keep motivated:
I don’t seem to be able to add you either. Something seems odd with my account. Perhaps because of its age it is incompatible with new features; migrated oddly to a new database perhaps. I’ll make a new account and test.
There is a monthly plan but too expensive for me. They didn’t price correct for India I guess - not many people here would be interested at that price range. Apart from the monthly plan, you can buy gems as well. On top of that they now sometimes require that you MUST watch a ad before lesson could begin.