The whole list 2008

Here follows the complete list of our 250 top language, education and learning blogs.

We here at Lexiophiles are only human however, and this list has been compiled by us. To read more about how and why we made this list and discuss the shoulda-woulda-coulda, we wrote all about it here.

So, since we are human, if we overlooked any great blogs that fit this category feel free to drop a link in the comments. We are more than happy to better ourselves!

1. The English Blog: Blog covering both old and new Internet resources for learners and teachers of English. Not only reviews and presentations, but also advice on how to get the most out of it.
2. English Experts: Blog on studying English as a second language online for Portuguese speakers.
3. Listen to English: Podcast and blog for learners of English. Topics include current events, items of interest and cultural quirks.
4. E|FL 2.0: Blog with information about learning English as a foreign language in today’s online 2.0 environment. Includes tools, reviews and articles.
5. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…: Reviews and comments on various websites to help teach and learn ELL, ESL, & EFL.
6. Polish Blog: Blog on the Polish language and how to learn it. The blog includes tips & tricks, answering readers questions and looking at different learning tools.
7. Becoming a Better EFL Teacher: How to be more successful in finding and benefiting from learning experiences – online and off
8. Teach42: Education and Technology. Looking at different tools to use and how to use them, by Steve Dembo.
9. Cuaderno Intercultural: Blog which collects and organizes information, resources, advice, news, and everything that can be useful to intercultural teaching and foreign students
10. Language Geek: Tips and tricks on learning languages and language education. Views and reviews on helpful websites as well as articles on study techniques.
11. I France: About all things French from teaching the language, to living the culture.
12. Joanne Jacobs: Joanne Jacobs presents her views on current educational topics and themes.
13. Langauge Log: General language blog covering a range of topics and aspects of language studies.
14. Languagehat: General language blog covering academic language realted issues. Among other things discussing recent developments in the field of language studies.
15. A way with words: Public radio language show with podcasts. Readers and listeners mail, post or call their questions to the hosts.
16. EFL Geek: Blog on English as a foreign language. Discusses what tools there are and how to use them.
17. The Hesitant Scribe: Procrastinations, musings, digressions, and a little bit on writing. Or the miserable little life of a PhD student and would be novelist
18. Join Martin: Journalist, Martin Drury, has just 1 year to learn as many languages as possible. This blog covers what he does and how he does it.
19. Freestyle Language: Learning languages both on the web and off, as well as cool language-related things
20. Peter Harvey, linguist: Linguist blog on matters connected with language in general and the English language in particular.
21. Learn Greek Through Music: Learning the greek language the easy way, by relating to topics in life and songs. Tips and help on how to use these tool to improve.
22. The Linguist on Language: Language blog for people who love languages or would, but were discouraged.
23. Über Setzer Logbuch: German blog on language, Russian and translation. Includes articles on the latest news on related areas.
24. The NH Bushman: Food, travel, experiences, photos, plenty of fun and good times with MJ and Hui-chen in Taiwan and Asia
25. Sinosplice: Blog to help understand all things China. Includes articles on language, culture and everything inbetween.
26. Fritinancy: Names, brands, writing, and the quirks of the English language.
27. Wordlustitude: This is a growing dictionary of ephemeral words, also known as nonce or stunt words. All readers are strongly encouraged to use these terms in their blogs, poems, prophesies, and recipes
28. The Grammaphobia Blog: Q and A blog on grammar. Readers questions on use of English are answered and discussed on a daily basis.
29. Slang o’ the Day: Slang o’ the day presents and discusses a new slag expression each day, to make sure we keep up with what those damn kids are saying.
30. Webster’s Daily: An American Dictionary of the English Language: Intended to Exhibit, I. The origin, affinities and primary signification of English words, as far as they have been ascertained. II. The genuine orthography and pronunciation of words, according to general usage, or to just principles of analogy.
31. Dutch’s English Language Oddity…: This blog investigates the phrases, idioms, slogans and sayings that may have influenced your life
32. auf gut Deutsch: This blog acts as an aggregator of Web2.0 tools and a variety of materials. Includes views and reviews as well as how to get the most out of it.
33. PickTheBrain: A website focused on self improvement. It provide tips and advice to help you live a little smarter.
34. yndigo: Blog on translation with both insights and incites. Covers many aspects of translation.
35. Miss-Verständnis: Germany 101. Blog on the German langage, culture, oddities and what not.
36. Speaking English Podcast: Tips on sounding like a native speaker. Videos and other tools to help eliminate mistakes common for both foreign and native speakers of English.
37. Tower of Confusion: Blog with general thoughts on interesting language topics with other language learners. Another theme of this blog is multiculturalism
38. cataspanglish: Learning and languages. This blog discusses learning tips and tricks.
39. Tjyvlyssnat: This blog is packed with eavesdropped conversations in Swedish. Unfortunatley it is only in Swedish.
40. separated by a common language: Observations on British and American English by an American linguist in the UK
41. Omniglot: anguage-related musings on a number of topics and lanugages, all under the motto – one language is never enough
42. About Translation: Information, news and opinions about professional translation.
43. fidus interpres: Blog on translation primarily related to German-Portuguese and English-Portuguese translation.
44. Arnaba’s Weblog: DaF und Web2.0 – Lehrmittelsammlung. German blog with a collection of tools for learning German as a second language.
45. Zwiebelfisch: German blog on quirks in the German Language. Bastian Sick writes on topics ranging from language history to correct use.
46. Hanzi Smatter: This blog is dedicated to the misuse of Chinese characters in Western culture.
47. David on Formosa: Blog focusing the commentary to all things Taiwanese — Taipei, Taiwan
48. Mr. Verb: Dealing with language evolution. This blog looks deeper at what direction our language is taking us and how we use it.
49. Learning the Language: Blog on difficult policy questions, explore learning innovations, and share stories about different cultural groups.
50. Fun English Lessons: ESL Podcasts, Learn English for free! Blog and podcast for learners of English.
51. BLOGBOGSTAVER: Ordkløverens blog om det danske sprog. A blog on the danish language.
52. Translation Blog: Reflections on words, expressions and the difficulties encountered on the bridge from the English to the French language.
53. Blogging Translator: Translation and Linguistics. A blog covering general topics on translation.
54. DAILYFRENCHPOD: Learn French Podcasts. A blog and pocast to help advance in the French language.
55. Modersmålskredsen: Nyt om dansk-nordisk sprog og sprogrøgt. News related to Danish and Norse languages and use thereof.
56. ESL pod: Podcast for learners of English. Helps advance learners of English.
57. Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom: Joe Dale offers practical tips and advice on using ICT to enhance the teaching of modern foreign languages.
58. Learning Spanish Blog: There are reviews of Spanish learning products but this isn’t a review site. This is about the journey of learning the Spanish language.
59. Thai 101: Thoughts on Thai language, media, and culture.
60. Learn Languages Now: Blog providing you with all the resources, articles and reviews you need to learn a new language.
61. Portuguese tips: Blog full of tips by a Brazilian Portuguese Teacher.
62. It’s A Hardknock Teacher’s Life: A ToC trying to keep it real, in spite of the odds. Blog covering topics on teaching.
63. adVancEducation: Blog on the use of new technologies in education. Featuring reviews, where-to-find and how-best-to-use articles.
64. Mandarin Student: English person attempting to learn Mandarin from the Internet. Resources and advice to help other budding Mandarin students in a similar position.
65. Linguaphilia: This is the language learning blog of a young girl who´s already studying several languages and has strong ambitions to become a real polyglot and linguist.
66. Grammar Girl: Blog with quick and dirty tips for better writing.
67. education & tech: Blog covering the latest in fields of Learning, Knowledge, Tech and Social Media
68. DaF-Blog: Über das Deutschlernen und -lehren mit und ohne Internet.
69. Musings from an overworked translator: Featuring musings life in general and the translation industry.
70. John Wells’s phonetic blog: Blog on everything to do with phonetics; from application to education to resources.
71. Cognition and Language Lab: Blog that runs experiments through the Web testing human reasoning, particularly in the domain of language.
72. Teacher Dude’s Grill and BBQ: Random thoughts on teaching EFL/ESL and living in Greece.
73. Wishydig: English language blog
74. Bringing up Baby Bilingual: All about raising kids with more than one language, including profiles of bilingual families, reviews of books and other materials, suggestions for language-learning activities, and stories about teaching French to young children.
75. English, ESL — and more!: A great resource for all students and teachers…
76. learn Italian language: Learning Italian Blog
77. Ryan’s linguistics blog: Topics can range from phonetics to syntax to aspects of specific languages
78. Brave New Words: A blog about translation, language, literature, and other related topics.
79. Free Language: Lessons, Podcasts, Study Guides, and more
80. 25 letters in the alphabet: Exploring the effects of Web2.0 on the english language
81. if bees are few: reveries on teaching, learning, and living
82. Pukka German: Learn German Podcasts
83. the shifted librarian: Library related materials
84. English Rules: Polish EFL blog
85. Learn a language: gerally about learning languages
86. Paleoglot: Ancient languages, cultures and civilizations
87. “la parole exportée”: keeping it up in the translation/interpretation sphere
88. Motivated Grammar: Prescriptivism Must Die!
89. The Linguist Blogger: This is where I write about dialects, languages, language learning, polyglots, hyperpolyglots, philology and pedagogy
90. Freelance Chinese translator: rofessional English to Chinese translation and Chinese to English translation
91. Dragon Fruit: Looking at the cultures and languages of East Asia
92. BLOG-EFL: Observations on the use of Web 2.0 tools for English Language Teaching & Learning
93. The Language Guy: Commentary on how language is used and abused in advertising, politics, the law, and other areas of public life.
94. English, Jack: Second thoughts on English and how she’s taught
95. The Language Chronicle: The Language Chronicle has one simple mission: To serve as the ultimate source for information on foreign languages and how to learn them.
96. Language Blog: (1) Hindi; (2) Spanish; (3) Punjabi.
97. Mother Tongue Annoyances: Tim’s weblog on English communication
98. Becoming a Better EFL Teacher: For EFL teaching improvement to learn a foreign language to develop more productivity and skill as an Article Writer or give professional polished Speaking Presentations – You’re in the right place!
99. Ben’s Blog: A Midwesterner in the Middle Kingdom
100. Thoughts On Translation: the translation industry and becoming a translator
101. Balashon: Hebrew Language Detective
102. matjjin-nehen: language and linguist blog
103. Portuguese Blog: Portuguese Learning Blog
104. Noncompositional: Noncompositional is a mostly-academic blog by a linguistics graduate student.
105. Greater Blogazonia: Language and Society in Greater Amazonia
106. Metrolingua: Language discussion and expression: a view from the city.
107. Una japonesa en Japón: Construyendo un puente hacia el futuro, entre los países de Habla Hispana y Japón
108. The Word Nerds: Pdocast about language
109. Insights Into TEFL: A specially selected collection of good ideas and explanations about Teaching English as a Foreign Language from experts around the world.
110. Owshawng: Chinese language and food
111. The Linguistics Zone: A linguistics and language blog for the everyday user, not overly technical at all.
112. Language is the People’s: English language blog
113. Building Rapport: advocating plain language, clear design, sensitivity to audience concerns, and civility
114. Cactus Language Blog: We look at learning another language around the world
115. Cebuano Student: An American’s attempt to learn the Philippine language of Cebuano
116. Learning Diary: following a student in learning
117. Revoluminary Thoughts: Online talk for online tutors
118. The Engine Room: blog about language use, publishing and the media in general
119. Dr. Goodword’s Language Blog: English language blog
120. DCblog: A blog which discusses questions sent to David Crystal on linguistics and language in general, with an emphasis on English
121. Jabal al-Lughat: Climbing the Mountain of Languages
122. TEFLtastic: News, views and reviews
123. Foreign Languag Blog: How to learn foreign languages: advice from the Foreign Language Doctor
124. Confessions of a Comunity College…: Education and teaching blog
125. A Arte da Tradução: Translation in Portuguese
126. English Advantage: English Advantage Blog provides interesting and up-to-date information for international students who want to study in the US and for learners of English as a foreign language
127. Colloquial spanish: Spanish idioms, sayings, phrases, slang and proverbs
128. Fool’s Flashcard Review: Flashcard Software Reviews for Language Learners
129. Foreign Language Courses: Like To Travel – Learn The Lingo
130. The Smiling Eggplant: All about Italy
131. Jane’s Elearning Pick of the Day: A daily item of e-learning interest selected by Jane Hart of the Centre for Learning & Performance Technologies
132. Learnlets: Clark Quinn’s learnings about learning
133. Cassie’s Perfect … Word: A blog about language … by a former grammar snob.
134. Word Routes: Blog on the origin of words
135. Laowai Chinese: Tips and Strategies for Learning to Speak Chinese
136. LearnItalianPod: Learn italian with free podcasts
137. polyglot conspiracy: Language
138. Kopula: A language nerd’s confessions
139. Latin & Greek: Listen and Learn: Increase your vocabulary in just a few minutes a day
140. TraduBits: Freelance translator blog
141. Learn Foreign Languages: Words and phrases in different languages a new one every day!
142. The Cunning Linguist: Effective language study
143. Cantophilia: Don’t just learn Cantonese. Learn to love the language.
144. Literal-Minded: Linguistic commentary from a guy who takes things too literally
145. The Ideophone: Sounding out ideas on African languages, sound symbolism, and expressivity
146. A Swedish American in Sweden: return to Sweden
147. Talking Taiwanese: modest blog on the Taiwanese language and language education in Taiwan
148. Confessions of a Language Addict: Thoughts on language, language learning and the process of becoming a polyglot – from the editor of
149. Wordmall: A blog about the English language.
150. transubstantiation: ideas on translation
151. Desk Diary: Translation to Italian
152. Anthro-Ling: Devoted to Anthropology, Archaeology, Language and Linguistics, Culture
153. Learning French Blog: News and information about all things related to Learning French
154. In the News Blog: News blog by the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Langauges
155. Linglot: Foreign Language Stuff
156. Neat New Stuff: free sites of substantial reference value, authoritative, browsable, searchable, and packed with information, whether educational or aimed at answering everday questions
157. Prince Roy’s Realm: musings of an ex-law school inmate; a nomad always in spirit, and now in vocation
158. Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk: Chinese lessons online
159. Experimentando con ELE: Blog de una profe/traductora de español lengua extranjera (ELE) que se adentró en el mundo del Podcasting y las TIC.
160. Translating is an Art: A weblog about translation and language
161. The English You Need Blog: The English You Need Blog provides free English grammar and vocabulary, exercises, learning tips, a variety of reading material, links and resources for EFL students.
162. ESL SUPERBLOG: ESL/EFL blog aggregator
163. [Swedish, basically]: Learning Swedish Blog
164. Learn Spanish With Me: Where I learn how to speak Spanish and invite everybody who knows more than I do to help me out.
165. The Translation and Interpretation: This site facilitates knowledge and research in medical and legal translation and interpretation.
166. Translator Power: Blog on translation
167. The GITS Blog: about programming, translation, and Japan
168. Begona Martínez: Transtlation and interpretation in Spanish
169. On Learning Brazilian Portuguese: Tips & Web Resources from an American student.
170. Lost in Japanese: learning the Japanese language
171. Bremer Sprachblog: Academic language blog.
172. The Name Inspector: A linguist looks at company names
and brand names.
173. bradshaw of the future: Language blog
174. Italian Language, Grammar and Usage: Welcome to ILGUR: A “blog” dedicated to studying, learning and improving Italian. Look for regular posts on grammar tips, expanding your vocabulary and usage.
175. Linguism: Language in a word
176. Blogos: News and views on language and technology
177. Hörbuch- und Hörspiel-Blog: Everything on audio books
178. PHONOBLOG: all things phonology
179. Mac For Translators: A blog for translators working on Mac OSX
180. epea pteroenta: language, linguistics, literature, and film
181. Ed Tech Review: Technology for Teachers!
182. Oversetter: a blog by Nick Rosenthal, Managing Director of Salford Translations Ltd
183. Babelhut: a small space devoted to language and language learning
184. Sarah M Dillon: translator / language professional
185. ArabLing: Arabic Linguistics
186. the court interpreter: the trials and tribulations of interpreting for Spanish-speaking defendants
187. China Segment: Feds’ blog about life in China, living in Shanghai
188. Deutsch lernen: Learning German Blog
189. polysyllabic: ruminations on grammar, philology and anything else
190. Doubting to shou: Chinese, Linguistics, Cultural observations
191. English and the Germanic…: This blog exists to demonstrate this and praps make just a few more people aware of what they’re speaking
192. Here Comes Everybody: Ken Carroll on networks, languages, and learning 2.0
193. The Lexicographer’s Rules: This is the personal weblog of Grant Barrett, editor of the Double-Tongued Dictionary, a collection of words from the fringes of English.
194. Evolving English II : observe the language changing all around us
195. ESL Lesson Plan: ESL Lesson Plans, Teaching Locales, Tips, Tricks & Budgeting Advice for Novice & Veteran ESL Instructors
196. Italy From The Inside: A Scoop of Real Italian Life for Travelers & Friends
197. Krisitn Ascoop: Language and translation blog
198. Behind the Curtain: Thai, Lao, Cambodian, Mon, Burmese, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Jawa, Bali, Sunda, Melayu, Tagalog and other languages from the Philippines, Gu Wen (古文), Mandarin, Cantonese, Hakka, Hokien, Naxi and other Chinese dialects / regional languages, Hindi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Pali and other Indic Languages, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Italian, Signed English, Auslan and other Sign Languages, NLP, ESP or Esperanto … This Blog should have something for you
199. Stowo sie rzekto: Blog about polish
200. Another Word: Translation in French
201. Into Spanish: Translation Blog
202. Language Blog: English, Japanese, Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Latin
203. Tenser, said the Tensor: the blog of a graduate student in linguistics
204. LETUTOR: LETUTOR’s guide to languages
205. Linguistic Mystic: a place for me to post the things that intrigue me, but also as a place for you to find and learn about things that might intrigue you
206. Better at English: Real englsih for real people
207. Masked Translator: Masked Translator just wants to tell it like it is about the real life of a professional translator…
208. Translation Notes: News, ideas, tools to make translation more productive and enjoyable.
209. Dick & Garlick: Notes on Indian English, Hinglish, slang & pop culture
211. Tomisimo: Learn spanish with Tomisimo
212. Abroad Languages Blog: Learning languages abroad
213. Ceely’s Modern Usage: A guide to words and practices that are spurious, monstrous, and unfit for usage.
214. Business English Blog: Blog on use of English in business
215. English as a Second Language…: ESL and education blog
216. Learn Turkish: Teach yourself Turkish
217. London Language: A language blog run by staff and students of English Language at Middlesex University in London
218. Language and Humor Blog: Language, linguistics, English, foreign languages, sign languages, humor/humour, comedy
219. How to Learn a New Language Fast!: guidance to learn a new language at great speed.
220. English Language teacher Weblog: Teaching English
221. Students corner:
222. El blog para aprender inglés: Spanish Blog for Learners of English
223. Dispatches from an environmental…: German-English translator specialising in environmental issues and waste management in particular
224. A Linguist Goes to Law School: Linguistics and language
225. suite101: The genuine article. Literally.
226. Chinese Quest: Learning Chinese Blog
227. IT IS ENGLISH BLOG: English with an IT focus.
228. Learning Chinese: Tracking my progress as I continue to learn Chinese. Plus other Chinese related rambling’s
229. Living Languages: a cyberbreath for language life
230. Deutsch lernen und studieren…: Learning German in Germany
231. TRANSLATOR’S BLOG: A translation blog by a medical translator
232. the boundaries of language: Englsih Language Blog
233. English (ESL) Weblog: blog for the website
234. Colorless Green Ideas: Linguist blogger
235. Polyglot Vegetarian: Grazing through the world of words
236. Learn Spanish Bookworld: If you want to learn Spanish, you’ve landed on a safe place
237. Se habla English: Lif of a translator
238. Polyglot to be: Documenting my language learning progress
239. Keith’s Voice on Extreme Language…: Learning Japanese Blog
240. Translating Patents: Blog on translation
241. Learn Polish with Bilus’: Blog on learning polish
242. Translator’s Musings: share the horror stories, the near misses and the tips for all those requiring translations from English to French
243. Italian Learning Tips: Learning Italian Blog
244. World Wide Words: International English from a British viewpoint
245. HS Language Services: News and developments from HSLS and the world of language teaching
246. Deutsch ist Klasse: Learning German for Romanians
247. A Guide to Online Dictionaries: Free online guide and evaluation of online dictionaries of various languages.
248. Lecciones de portugués 3.0: Portuguese Language Blog
249. Linguistics Anonymous: topics in current linguistics research. all of the authors are cornell university students studying or writing about linguistics in one way or another
250. Semantics etc.: A weblog on semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and intersections thereof

Update: We’ve got many recommendations of many other excellent language blogs since we published this Top Language List. Please check the comments below to find some other great blogs.

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46 thoughts on “The whole list 2008”

  1. Perhaps it’s too niche, but I have a blog on bringing global issues and activism activities for ESL classes. It’s called

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  3. Hello,

    Since so many interesting blogs earned such a low rank, I am not surprised that the blog I maintain (L’Observatoire de la traduction is not in the list yet. It tries to give a feedback on the translation world news (language, tools, people, market…). Perhaps could you consider to add it?

    Thanks anyway for compiling this Top of the pop’s !

    Guillaume de Brébisson
    Agence de traduction Anyword

  4. Hi,
    I am running a freelance translators blog for last 2 and half years. Tips for Translators is an educational blog for beginers and experienced translators. This blog also helps translators to do business well.
    This is a site where I share tips for Translators. Tips which address issues like how to Get started, get Jobs, how much to charge, communicate and network, market services, organise home office, handle payment issues etc. I have around 200 posts now.
    You may like to include my blog into your list.
    Tips for translators

  5. Thanks for noticing my efforts! I have bookmarked your list and posted the “top 100” button on my site.

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  9. Hallo everyone, our company is a translation service provider, and we have got a blog in Russian about translation business:
    We also translate interesting articles about translation business and publish them on our blog.

  10. If you’re planning a similar list for 2009, I would like to put my blog up for consideration.

    One of my now-defunct blogs (Dragon Fruit) made the 2008 list. Aspiring Polyglot is only a few months old but is similar to a blog I used to have a few years ago and is a general language and language learning blog, rather than one just focusing on East Asian cultures and languages.

  11. Hi everyone,

    I would appreciate if you consider our gently informative and mildly amusing blog for inclusion into your list:

    Content ranges from all related to languages, translation, localisation, to business, international events and technology. We have a category Facts & Funnies where you can spend some amusing minutes.

    We regularly update content and all contributors are language experts so the content will always be relevant. All articles are vetted and proofed over before they are published.

    Thank you very much and we hope you will like our blog!


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  13. Hi there,

    My Dutch language blog called ‘Luciennes taalblog’ is always language-related, but mainly treats communication problems due to failing language. Having a Flemish-Dutch household with two children, a language-and-communication-related job and many friends in Holland and foreign countries, gives me a lot to write about!

  14. For three years now I publish a blog on Dutch traditional grammar. Mainly aiming at explaining grammatical terms and issues, but occasionaly commenting on language issues in the news, like a little local miniature language log, and sometimes even light-hearted and frivolous. Of course entirely in Dutch, so you have to be a bit of a connaisseur to acknowledge the subtleties:

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  17. How soon will you update your blog? I’m interested in reading some more information on this issue.

  18. Hi Konstantin,

    the 2009 competition has just started. We will publish the results on July 30 on the home page of Lexiophiles.

    for the Lexiophiles team

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