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Learn Languages with Harry Potter

March 8, 2014

A failing of most language courses is that their content is so boring. It’s hard to stay motivated reading stories like “John goes to the supermarket”, I want to read about epic adventures, with drama, mystery, and wizards!

That’s why I’m so excited that the Harry Potter e-books are available to buy DRM free, ready to import into Readlang and help learn languages!

Why is this exciting?

Harry Potter is a favourite series among language learners.

Now that DRM free versions are available, this means it’s possible to read Harry Potter completely legally within Readlang, a reading interface lovingly designed especially for foreign language learners, which is getting rave reviews and testimonials.

Drag across words to translate them, Readlang is like an Ollivander wand for language learners!

Sound good? Here’s how to get started…

1. Buy the book from Pottermore

Pottermore is J.K. Rowling’s own website and online eBook shop.

Click this link to go to the Pottermore Shop

If you’ve ever purchased anything online this is reasonably straightforward, just make sure you:

2. Upload the book to Readlang

3. Read the book

Later on, you can work on learning the words or phrases you encountered while reading. Readlang’s flashcard system uses a clever algorithm to prioritise words based on their frequency, and a spaced repetition algorithm to customise the scheduling based on your past performance. Don’t worry about the details, but read and practice daily and it will work like magic.

Good luck, and please let me know if you enjoy this, encounter any problems, or have any suggestions, I’m always working on ways to make Readlang even better!

[1] DRM free versions are available from Pottermore in English (US and GB dialects), Spanish, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portugese (Brazil and Portugal dialects), Swedish.

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