It's time to make the site grow a bit...

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Hi all,

Some of you are aware that I’ve been really busy writing a textbook for over a year now, and haven’t had much time to do anything else. So the website just kind of stayed on a plateau. Membership increased dramatically, but activity was level. Well I finished the final draft, and the book is our development team’s hands. That means I now have time to devote to growing the site!


Library for Reading Tool

When my writing started to taper off a while back, I hired a couple people to hunt down material for our library. They’ve done a great job, but we could really use your help. Do you know of any language learning text with audio or text with video that we could use? We have to be sure that posting it won’t violate copyright. Eventually I envision a large community of people posting enough free use material so that even more learners will be attracted and the library will thrive.

That’s it for now; focusing on the Library. I’ll be posting about other parts of the site in the near future. Toodles!


I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Hi, leo. Seems like I found this community at the exact right time ! Congrats on your book finally coming to fruition, I’m sure that involved tons of hard work and will surely pay off.


Regarding public domain material, I think the best place to start would be the Project Gutenberg site. The material is mostly dated, but you can find some gems in there and audiobooks as well. German is a bit tricky in that sense because it underwent an orthography reform in 1996, so anything written before that is ridden with spelling and orthography inconsistencies, but that is neither here nor there really. Personally, I would recommend the Grimm‘s Fairy Tales since it’s a pretty extensive collection of short stories well suited for German learners.

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Here’s another page that could be useful. https://librivox.org

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Hi Leo, what about internet pages dedicated to free download of books? Maybe those are the ones to be contacted and linked with Language Tools. For ex. www.yaconic.com

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Thanks all!

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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