Here's something I learnt recently: There are more than 300 sign languages in the world. This discovery has made me feel somewhat ignorant, because, just like the languages of the world, of course there is more than one sign language!
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Learning a second language is something most of us aspire to, but never get around to. This is unfortunate, as it's one of the most enriching skills you can acquire without spending heaps of money. This infographic breaks down eight ways becoming multilingual will benefit your life - from increased employment opportunities to a better understanding of your native tongue.
Tinycards is an app from Duolingo that gives you flashcards for hundreds of topics. We really liked Tinycards when it launched on iPhone last year, and now the tool is available on the web.
Tinder may have a reputation as a tool for finding hookups, but the service can be used for other interesting things as well. With Tinder Plus, you can turn the app into a way to meet language learning partners.
Android: Language translation apps are nothing new (which is one of the coolest sentences I've written), but Microsoft's new Translator app offers some neat features. In addition to translating between 48 languages via text or voice, you can even use an Android Wear watch to translate from your wrist.
iOS: When you're trying to learn a new language (or any other skill), it's often better to study in small, frequent chunks. Drops limits your learning time to just five minutes of vocabulary-building gameplay a day.