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As you can see from the Language Learning Tips pages, there are lots of different ways to enhance your language study, accelerate your learning, supplement your language method and just make it all more enjoyable. But, is that all? Are there other techniques we can try to improve our language learning?

Have you discovered some software program which has energized your language learning? Or found a great way to remember vocabulary or learn grammar? Maybe it's not something revolutionary, but you've tried some new twist on a technique which really worked for you.

Even if you've used techniques that are tried and true and seem 'old hat,' contribute your best language learning tips here. Share what has worked for you and help other language learners find what works best for them.

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verbal reminders 
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Dr.Blind 
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Go There! 
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USE IT 
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livemocha.com 
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Go through a book armed only with a dictionary and grammar book. 
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Isolation from your mother tongue 
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Think in the language you are learning 
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Extensive Reading 
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Watch US shows dubbed in a target language 
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get more out of your language course 
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Study on your own but with an Advisor to Motivate you 
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Screensaver flash cards 
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The dictionary util 
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Read English Books in Translation 
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Expose Yourself to the Language 
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Look at papers, watch movies, Visit the country!!! 
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Pictures 
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