- What is iLoveLanguages?
- iLoveLanguages' purpose is to list, categorize, and promote Internet
resources related to language learning, education, and use. We want to make
sure that people who are interested in learning a language can find
information, products, and services they can use to help. We also want to
promote language education by giving everyone the opportunity to delve into
a language other than their own.
- iLoveLanguages was born as "The Human-Languages Page" in May of 1994
to address the lack of an organized list of language-learning materials on the
Internet. It began with links to 12 Web and gopher sites I had found using the
Internet searching tools of the time, followed by
to the comp.infosystems.www.misc newsgroup asking for other sites people
had found or maintained themselves. In the years since its announcement, the
HLP grew to contain 2000 links and was visited more than 1000 times a day.
In the spring of 2001, the HLP went through a major site redesign (one of several
over the years), and a
move to its own Web address - iLoveLanguages.com. It was difficult to
decide upon a suitable new address for the HLP - it had to be meaningful,
speakable, memorable, and available (no easy task nowadays). In the end,
I decided that iLoveLanguages conveyed the principle that the HLP was
built upon, was easy to remember, and gave an impression of what the site
is about (which is more than I could say for "The Human-Languages Page").
- Awards & Press
- iLoveLanguages.com has appeared in the press (both online and in print) many times:
- iLoveLanguages was mentioned in an online (and presumably print) article in the New York Times on March 17, 2005.
- iLoveLanguages was mentioned in an online article at La NaciOn Line, an Argenginian newspaper (print and online), on January 23, 2004.
- iLoveLanguages was listed as one of the 50 Best Websites (under the category News and Information) in Time magazine's online Tech Time column (but not in print) on June 19, 2003.
- iLoveLanguages was mentioned in an article in the Wall Street Journal (print and online) about the "Best way to learn a foreign language [on the Internet]" on November 18, 2002.
- iLoveLanguages was the Wednesday Web Site for Channel 7 (ABC), a TV station in California (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose), and was mentioned on the air (in addition to on their Web site) on March 13, 2002.
- iLoveLanguages was the "Site to See" in the Travel section of the New York Times on February 17, 2002.
- iLoveLanguages was mentioned in the January 2002 issue of Bottom Line Personal.
- iLoveLanguages was featured on the front page of
internews in Israel, presumably
in a list of 5 "links of the day", on August 30, 2001.
- iLoveLanguages was featured as a "New Link" on August 27, 2001, at the Syoguiden Swedish Web portal.
- iLoveLanguages was featured in an article at Ha'retz News in Israel in
late August, 2001, but I can't read Hebrew to find out what it says.
- iLoveLanguages appears to have been named a kind of "site of the day"
by this Swedish magazine on
August 28, 2001.
- An Associated Press article by Ted Anthony was picked up by a
number of newspapers and Web sites in the US and Canada in June of 2001, including The Jefferson City News Tribune,
the Toronto Globe and Mail,
the Naples Daily News, the Tampa Tribune, the
the Suburban Chicago Newspapers group,
and the Detroit Free Press. However, I don't know if this article actually appeared in print.
- iLoveLanguages is mentioned in this article
at the Denver Post's Web site, though I don't know if it appeared in print.
- iLoveLanguages was a "Cool Site of the Week" at FocusBest.Net in late December 2001.
- iLoveLanguages was featured prominently at Shikencho's Web Log in late December 2001.
The Human-Languages Page racked up numerous awards for its content since
its debut in 1994, and has even outlived some of the awards it has received.
For historical reasons, here are the main awards that were received by the HLP.
In addition, the Human-Languages Page was also reviewed or mentioned in:
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- I, Tyler Jones, am
responsible for everything at iLoveLanguages -
site design, graphics, programming, reviewing new sites, etc.