Top 100 Language Lovers 2012



The Top 100 Language Lovers is probably the largest competition for language enthusiasts hosted by bab.la and Lexiophiles for the fifth time. It is aimed at finding the best blogs, Facebook pages and Twitterers with a passion for languages. This year we had the most nominations ever since the competition started back in 2008, counting 935 blogs, Facebook pages and Twitterers from all over the world. After our previous competitions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 we are proud to announce the 2012 winners. A big thank you to all participants for sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge with the world. Keep up the great work!


Make sure to check out the Top 25 for each category as well:


Language Learning Blogs | Language Professionals Blogs | Facebook Pages | Twitterers


1.JĘZYK NIEMIECKI
I invite all those interested in the German language!
2.Deutsche Welle Learn German
It is the aim of the Sprachkurse department to promote the German language in the world by making it accessible to everyone everywhere.
3.@TranslationGuy (Ken Clark )
Rated #1 for customer satisfaction in the translation and localization industry
4.@Hyperlingo (Hyperlingo)
Something new in translation. Coming soon! Hyperlingo will revolutionize the translation industry for businesses, translators & other language professionals.
5.Fluent in 3 months
Language learning tips from Benny the Irish polyglot, who speaks 7 languages, and his story as he travels the world to learn new ones!
6.@DenilsodeLima (INPL)
Official Twitter account for Inglês na Ponta da Língua
7.Mango Languages
Mango Languages is a language learning system that teaches actual conversation skills, vocabulary, grammar & culture for the world's most popular languages.
8.@COURSPARTICULIERS (COURS PARTICULIERS)
Spanish-English teacher
9.Deutsche Sprachwelt
The "Deutsche Sprachwelt" facebook page. All about the German language.
10.Translation Guy Blog
Translation Guy is a way to get a handle on the transformation of translation for me and my readers.
11.@JaredRomey (Jared Romey )
Bestselling author in Chile and Puerto Rico of Speaking Latino books on Spanish slang. Traveler, language lover, entrepreneur, & voracious reader.
12.@GrammarMonkeys (Grammar Monkeys )
It's all about clarity. Grammar and language tips from the copy editors at The Wichita (Kansas) Eagle. Have a question? Ask; we'll answer.
13.@Lynneguist (Lynne Murphy)
An American linguist in England. This is the Twitter presence of 'Separated by a Common Language' blog.
14.The Polyglot Dream
A unique way of learning languages
15.@Language_News (Judy Jenner)
Entrepreneurial linguist, trilingual translator/interpreter, copywriter, peaker, author, columnist and blogger
16.@LinguaGreca (Catherine Christaki)
Greek translator
17.Inglês na Ponta da Língua
Inglês na Ponta da Língua is one of the most read English language tip blogs in Brazil. So, now it's also on Facebook.
18.EnglishBrno
Let´s enjoy learning English together! Because only by USING the language, will you get better.
19.Germanin
Materials and teaching aids related to the German language.
20.Fritinancy
Names, brands, writing, and the quirks of the English language.
21.Veritas
Translations and interpreting blog
22.Buurtaal
Blog about the Dutch language, which also gives an insight into the culture of the neighboring country.
23.Women Learning Thai
Expat making her way through Thai language and culture.
24.@AaronGMyers (Aaron G Myers)
Exciting new opportunity to learn a new language with the Everyday Language Learner Ten Week Journey
25.Quero Aprender Alemão
For Portuguese speakers who want to learn German.
26An Italian blog on terminology, translation, localization and language-related quirks.
27This site is created in order to help people being successful language learners.
28The "German language world" is the largest German language magazine to strengthen the language awareness.
29Unconventional language hacking tips from Benny the Irish polyglot; travelling the world to learn new languages to fluency
30Blog dedicated to locating and testing games, software and websites.
31ProZ.com is the leading community and networking site for freelance translators and interpreters
32Personal page of a translator with lots of resources.
33Transtlation and interpretation in Spanish.
34AIIC is the home of professional conference interpreters worldwide. There are more than 3000 of us in over 100 countries.
35Creating a space for people who want to share their experiences about learning the language, offer advice to others, or find someone who can answer your questions. Practice your Spanish with friends from all over the world!
36Translator Blog and experiences
37Spanish teacher - Have fun with Spanish over the summer!
38Writer, editor, lapsed biologist. Tweets about language, books, arts, science, nature, nonsense, miscellany
39AITI's page – Associazione Italiana Traduttori interpreti
40French, anyone? Revise the French in a playful way. Through this page, you will be in contact with francophones and you can practice the language of Molière.
41News, events articles, recommendations in Romanian and several other languages, as well as surveys, quotations for translators, interpreters and other language professionals.
42Italian dialects in contemporary literature
43Hints on Translations & Translators & Culture & CAT & IT & Technology
44Blog about writing, web content, usability, accessibility, language and translating.
45Blog to practice and download material for Spanish learning
46Interpreting & Translation in IT, EN, ES, FR & more
47Providing top-notch translation and interpreting business services.
48Picks up slices of life, memories, fragments of daily life of those who work behind the scenes of a book: the translator, the invisible author par excellence.
49Latest industry news of audiovisual translation, association, words of translators on their jobs, their small pleasures and their rants.
50On this blog there are texts in Polish and English for learners and language learning advice.
51Spanish games and software localiser and tester
52Providing information and cultural awareness about languages around the world
53Translator, graphic designer and much more.
54The Interpreting Services of the EU ensure that the people working in the Institutions can communicate with each other and with the citizens of Europe.
55The translation industry and becoming a translator.
56German/English marketing, PR & communications translator, editor, consultant & translation business mentor.
57Polish - English translator and interpreter specialising in IT, media, marketing, and business
58We provide the European Commission with high-quality translation and other language services.
59The blog and the Facebook fanpage bring English language tips for thousands of learners from all around the world. Apart from that, here on Facebook, it also adds a bit of humor to the English language learning
60Polish English translator and interpreter, business developer and marketing consultant.
61Spanish Language Consultant Tweeting in Spanish, Galician, English, and several other dead languages
62We provide Translation Services in over 40 languages. Language/Marketing/Irish/Business
63Deutsch Happen is all about learning German language and culture! It's completely free and for all levels.
64Page about interpreting, languages and related areas. Run by AIIC, the International Association of Conference Interpreters.
65Interpreting, localisation & translation services in IT, EN, SP, FR... & more!
66Welcome to the Oxford University Press English Language Teaching (ELT) page.
67Visit the award-winning global home for English teaching which provides classroom materials and ideas for development.
68Languages are my main field of interest.
69A blog with cartoons about translation and translators
70Russian blog containing a great variety of interactive grammar, communication and vocabulary materials, exercises and quizzes for two different levels.
71Your English friend
72ProZ.com is the number one source of new clients for translators and interpreters.
73Bootheando es un blog escrito por una intérprete de conferencias que pretende hablar del mundo de la interpretación
74We will not rest until every person on Earth is fluent in multiple languages.
75Translation services
76Blog of digital transcription, translation and interpreting company transcriptionglobal
77German-Spanish Translator... Language lover
78Executive producer of VisualThesaurus.com and "On Language" columnist for NY Times, explores the pathways of our lexicon in his Visual Thesaurus column, Word Routes.
79For Portuguese speakers who want to learn German.
80Polish/English MED/SCI/BUSINESS Translator
81Especially worth reading tips for today's Internet pages and instructions for self-organized learning on the Internet.
82Korean learning made simple and easy.
83German courses online.
84Easy German learning online with authentic materials.
85German tests for English, Business English, French, Spanish, Italian and German.
86Interpreter and researcher. What makes a good interpreter?
87Marathon Sprachen is a small independent language school combining language training and lifestyle.
88Education thought-provoker, The 30 Goals Challenge author, International Speaker, #Edchat founder, Host for AM TESOL Free Fri Webinars
89ESL teacher, author, and publisher with a passion for *real language* and communication.
90French for French teachers as a second language
91A place for all the people interested in English and all the things associated with it.
92An Irishman's blog about the English language.
93I write a blog in Italian perché la lingua delizia l'animo e voglio capire meglio questa pazzesca Italia che ha catturato il mio cuore.
94Blog about interptretation and books
95Your Social Mandarin Chinese Resource Hub
96Learn English on your own via the Internet: slang, expressions, phrases in English, phrasal verbs and more.
97Let's talk! Let's learn, share and enjoy English with the BBC!
98A place to learn languages, simply.
99Italian translator translating from English and German
100Electromechanical Engineer and English-French to Spanish translator.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in the competition. Without all of you this competition would not have been possible. If your blog, Facebook page or Twitter account is on the list, you might want to add the Top 100 Language Lovers 2012 button to your blog. Click here if you like to get more information on how the competition works. We hope to see you back soon on Lexiophiles and bab.la.