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Amharic
Foreign Service Institute Basic Amharic Audio Textbook
Lessons with dialogues, drills, exercises, and narratives will
teach you the basics of this language spoken in Ethiopia.
Includes samples of speech, explanations of basic language
structures, and a variety of practical exercises. Features two
textbooks (PDF) and eleven audio lessons (MP3).
Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek Introduction Web Site
The
UT-Austin Linguistics Research Center provides an overview of
Ancient Greek and 10 lessons based on famous Greek texts. It is
all text-based.
Introduction to Homeric Greek YouTube
A series of 15 videos presented by The Center for Hellenic
Studies, at Harvard University
Learn Ancient Greek Web Site
Leonard Muellner (Professor Emeritus of Classical Studies at
Brandeis University) has posted 64 videos on YouTube, which,
present all the content covered in two semesters of a college-

level Introduction to Ancient Greek course.


Arabic
Arabic for Global Exchange Web site
From Carnegie Mellon, a mini-course for individuals with no
proficiency or extremely limited knowledge of Arabic language
and culture who are about to begin study or work in an Arabicspeaking context.
Arabic Language Lessons Web Site
The US Peace Corps serves up 10 free lessons that will teach
you the Arabic spoken in Jordan. The web site includes a useful
transcript.
Arabic Lessons on Spotify Spotify
Over 12 hours of Arabic lessons for beginners.
Arabic for Beginners 1 YouTube Free
A series of video lessons from Dalarna University in Sweden.
ArabicPod iTunes Free
Includes mp3s and PDF transcripts.
Foreign Service Institute Written Arabic Web site
Spoken exercises in Arabic and the printed transcriptions. Four
textbooks (PDF) and 31 audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Levantine Arabic Web site
Introduction to pronunciation. Textbook (PDF) and 19 audio
lessons (MP3). Scroll down to the second set of lessons on this
page.
Foreign Service Institute Saudi Arabic Web site
Covers the urban Hijazi dialect. Textbook (PDF) and 51 audio
lessons (MP3). Scroll down to the third/bottom set of lessons on
this page.
Foreign Service Institute Comparative Arabic Web site
From Eastern to Western Arabic, and Levantine-Egyptian
comparative study. Textbook (PDF).
Survival Phrases Arabic iTunes Free

Provides the essentials youll need to get around.


Bookmark our free Arabic lessons section.
Bambara
Bambara in Mali Web Site
Lessons from the Peace Corps.
Bulgarian
Bulgarian Survival Phrases iTunes Free Feed
Foreign Service Institute Bulgarian Web site
Two textbooks (PDF) and 75 audio lessons (MP3).
Cambodian
Foreign Service Institute Basic Cambodian Web site
Two textbooks (PDF) and 45 audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Contemporary Cambodian Web site
Textbook (PDF) and 60 audio lessons (MP3).
Catalan
One Minute Catalan iTunes Free Feed
A good way to get going with a language still spoken by some 12
million people, many living in Northeast Spain.
Chinese
Real Chinese Web Site
Presented by the BBC. A lively introduction to Mandarin Chinese
in 10 short parts with video clips from the Real Chinese TV
series.
Beginners Chinese iTunes Free
Introductory audio lessons provided by the Open University.
Chinese Course Seton Hall
Beginning Chinese Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall

Beginning Chinese Reader Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall


Intermediate Chinese Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall
Intermediate Chinese Reader Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall
Advanced Chinese Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall
Advanced Chinese Reader Free iTunes Audio Seton Hall
Chinese Basic Web
A web-application developed by the University of Cambridge
Language Centre for basic level students of Chinese. It focuses
on listening and reading skill but it also includes many activities
that help learners prepare for speaking and writing. Note that
you can also download Intermediate Chinese here.
Chinese Learn Online iTunes Free Feed
A dialogue-based introduction to Mandarin Chinese. Load the
lessons on your mp3 player and get up the Chinese curve.
Chinese Lessons with Serge Melnyk iTunes Free Feed
Weekly lessons in Mandarin that get very strong reviews from
iTunes users..
Chinesepod.com iTunes Free Feed
A series of well-reviewed lessons that will let you learn Mandarin
on your own terms.
Foreign Service Institute Basic Cantonese Web site
Two textbooks (PDF) and 30 audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Standard Chinese: A Modular
Approach Web site
Designed to give a practical command of spoken standard
Chinese with nine situational modules. Each module consists of
tapes (MP3), a student textbook (PDF), and a workbook. In
addition to the core modules, there is a resource module and
eight optional modules.
iMandarinPod.com iTunes Free
This series of lessons teaches Chinese by talking about Chinese
culture or what is happening today in China. More advanced
than others.
Learn Chinese in Your Car Spotify

Grammar and vocabulary to beginners, offering guidance in


pronunciation and language fundamentals.
Learn Chinese on Spotify Spotify
A collection of audio courses on Spotify, that will take you from
beginner lessons to advanced conversationsfeaturing essential
travel phrases and vocabulary.
Mandarin Chinese Characters iTunes Free
Created by Emory University, this series of video lessons will
help you draw several characters and numbers.
Mandarin in China Web Site
Lessons courtesy of the US Peace Corps
Numbers and Radicals iTunes Free
Emory University teaches you the proper form for writing
numbers and radicals. In Video.
One Minute Mandarin iTunes Free Feed
A quick way to cover the very basics
Popup Chinese iTunes Free Feed
Offers lessons for beginners and also students at intermediate
and advanced levels. In addition to language lessons, Popup
Chinese provides annotated short stories, HSK test prep
materials and a variety of speaking and listening exercises. They
broadcast out of Beijing, and all voice actors speak the standard
northern dialect.
Slow Chinese iTunes Free
A cultural podcast for Chinese learners. Features narratives by
native Chinese people read in Mandarin at a slow speed (2~3
characters per second). Topics vary from language, knowledge,
tradition and culture to opinions on social phenomena.
Survival Chinese iTunes Free Feed
Learn the phrases you need to get by while traveling in China.
Tsinghua Chinese: Start Talking with 1.3 Billion People Web Site
Introductory Chinese language course from Tsinghua University
emphasizes basic language skills for everyday life in Mandarin
speaking countries. The course utilizes pinyin, the standard

system of Romanized spelling for transliterating Chinese, so


learners will find it easy to understand and study the language.
World Learner Chinese iTunes Free Feed
Another in the mix of possibilities.
Czech
Foreign Service Institute Czech Fast Web site
Textbook (PDF) and twelve audio lessons (PDF).
Danish
Duolingo Danish (for English Speakers) Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
One Minute Danish iTunes Free Feed
We get a lot of requests (believe it or not) for Danish. So heres
another useful primer created by the One Minute series.
Dutch
Duolingo Dutch (for English Speakers) Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Laura Speaks Dutch iTunes Free
Lessons that will help you travel to Holland. Its worth checking
out the accompanying web site.
Learn Dutch iTunes Free
Culturally relevant lessons that are easy to listen to.
English
Connect with English Web
Featuring the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey
across America, Connect With English offers 50 fifteen-minute

video programs that will teach English as a second language to


high school students, college students and adult
learners. Produced by WGBH Boston.
The English We Speak iTunes Free Web Site
Each week, the BBC looks at phrases used in the English
language.
American English Speech Web
The OLI American English Dialect course from Carnegie Mellon
supplies the necessary reinforcement of dialectical structure,
audio, production technique and phonetic representation for
each sound.
6 Minute English iTunes Free Downloads Web Site
Learn and practice useful English with the BBC.
Better @ English iTunes Free Feed
Focuses on conversational English, with an emphasis on idioms
and slang.
Business English iTunes Free
Learn the English you will need to function effectively in an
American business environment.
Effortless English iTunes Free Feed
It gets solid reviews.
English as a Second Language iTunes Free
Free Lessons from HACC, Central Pennsylvanias Community
College.
English as a Second Language iTunes Free Feed Web Site
A very well liked collection of ESL lessons. Over 100 episodes in
the collection.
English for Spanish Speakers (Por Fin Aprende Ingles) iTunes
Free Feed
Si usted haya asistido al menos a un curso de ingles, y usted
necesita la oportunidad de escuchar al ingles y hablar el ingles,
entonces Por Fin Aprende Ingles es el podcast perfecto para
usted. Presentado por Carla Staufert-Sauvier, una profesora de
Mexico, y Jade Lindquist, una profesora de los EE UU.

ESL Business News iTunes Free Feed Web Site


A weekly wrap of international business news read in slow, clear
English. Listen to the broadcast and follow along in the
accompanying script.
Film English Web
Site promotes the innovative and creative use of film in language
learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video
and film to teach English. Recently won a British Council ELTons
awards for Innovation in Teacher Resources.
Grammar Girl iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Grammar Girl provides short, friendly tips to improve your
writing. Whether English is your first language or your second
language, these grammar, punctuation, style, and business tips
will make you a better and more successful writer.
Tu Ingles! iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Tu Ingles is designed to help Spanish-speakers improve their
ear for English. The weekly program features drills of verb
conjugation, interviews, advice about idioms, and excerpts of
speeches and other recorded spoken material from famous
English speakers.
USA Learns Web Site
A free website that helps adults learn English online by providing
engaging videos and educational activities. Built by the
Sacramento County Office of Education, with funding by the
U.S. Department of Education and the California Department of
Education.
Bookmark our free English lessons section.
Estonian
Oneness Estonian Web Site
The course has 10 lessons that consist of several parts: a short
grammar introduction with explicit explanations (Language
School, Grammar); a lessons dictionary (Language School,

Vocabulary); a phrase set (Language School, Speaking);


exercises to develop language usage competence (Language
School, Exercises); and a short socio-cultural introduction to the
country that is thematically related to the lesson (Information
center).
Farsi/Persian
Learn Persian with Chai and Conversation Web Site iTunes
Offers 50 lessons via podcast, each running about 15-20
minutes, which will help students learn conversational Persian
for free. Each lesson builds on previous lessons, so to get the
most out of the course, start from the beginning. The site also
offers affordable premium learning materials.
Easy Persian Web Site
Easy Persian offers online lessons in listening, speaking, reading,
and writing Persian or Farsi as spoken in Iran. In addition to
Persian language lessons, the site introduces contemporary
Iranian poets with English translations of their poems. Youll also
find free Farsi/Persian software, Persian names with English
translations, Farsi writing drills and much more.
Learn Persian Farsi Easily, Effectively and Fluently Spotify
A 3-hour series of lessons thats freely available on Spotify.
Persian of Iran Today Web Site
This two volume textbook interweaves grammar- and
vocabulary-building exercises with narrative elements in order to
engage and develop students abilities in Persian. The web site
includes the textbook itself and related audio/visual files. Persian
of Iran Today is published by The University of Texas at Austins
Center for Middle Eastern Studies Publications program. Hard
copies of the textbook can be purchased online (volume 1 and
volume 2).

Finnish

Foreign Service Institute Conversational Finnish Web site


Transcripts of the Finnish dialogues with idiomatic English
translations plus notes on structural pattern and explanations of
essential points of grammar. A variety of exercises with
instructions in English.
Oneness Finnish Web Site
The course has 10 lessons that consist of several parts: a short
grammar introduction with explicit explanations (Language
School, Grammar); a lessons dictionary (Language School,
Vocabulary); a phrase set (Language School, Speaking);
exercises to develop language usage competence (Language
School, Exercises); and a short socio-cultural introduction to the
country that is thematically related to the lesson (Information
center).
Special Finnish Web Site
For listeners with some command of Finnish YLE Radio Finland
offers daily broadcasts in Special Finnish. The five minute
broadcasts cover items of current interest. To ease
understanding, we simplify the language and slow down the
delivery. Some grammatical forms are not used at all. The level
of Finnish used is planned to match the expected ability to
understand Finnish shown by persons in Level Two Language
Command (ofFinnish) as defined by the Council of Europe.
French
French in Action Free Web Site
Produced by Yale University, these video lessons uses the
storyline of an American student and a young Frenchwomans
adventures in Paris to teach the language.
French 1 & French 2 from Carnegie Mellon French 1 and French 2
The French courses are introductory, interactive video-based
courses intended for use by university students and
independent learners on the Internet.

Ma France Web Site


The BBC offers 24 video lessons that will teach you French.
Duolingo French Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Check out Duolingos iPhone and iPad apps.
Easy French Poetry iTunes Free
A French as a second language program, using poetry as a topic
for discussion using everyday conversational French.
France Bienvenue Web Site
A site that focuses on teaching French conversation. The site is
written in French, so you will need a little French already under
your belt. The site has audios with full transcripts and notes.
Foreign Service Institute Basic Course Web Site Spotify
The course is designed to enable you to reach conversational
proficiency. You learn how to control the French sound system
by listening to the tapes and repeating each phrase. The
dialogues present natural spoken French in a variety of contexts,
such as, greeting people, registering at a hotel, getting a train
ticket, and shopping.
Foreign Service Institute Basic Course: Phonology Web Site
The Introduction to French Phonology course provides additional
drills for those who wish to sound like a native speaker of the
language. The course may be used beneficially at any stage of
learning the language.
Foreign Service Institute French Fast Web site
Designed to familiarize you with situations encountered abroad,
and to provide you with the language skills you need to cope
effectively with those situations. Includes lessons for
metropolitan and sub-Saharan French.
Foreign Service Institute French: Headstart for Belgium Web
site
Textbook and culture notes (PDF) and sixteen audio lessons

(PDF).
Francolab Web Site
French Canadian site provides resources for language learners
and teachers. Includes videos, quizzes, interactive modules,
audio-visual presentations, and a wide selection of Canadian
programs covering a variety of social and cultural topics.
French for Beginners iTunes Free Feed
Fun, effective lessons for beginners. Provided by the French
Ecole.
Le Journal en franais facile iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Nightly news from RFI presented in slowly spoken French to
assist you with your comprehension.
Learn French iTunes Free Feed Web Site
A well-reviewed series of lessons for beginners and those who
want to brush up on their French.
Learn French in Your Car Spotify
Grammar and vocabulary to beginners, offering guidance in
pronunciation and language fundamentals.
Learn French with Coffee Break French iTunes Free Feed Web
Site
The producers of the very popular Coffee Break Spanish now
offer a program that will teach you French.
Learn French with Daily Lessons iTunes Free Feed
These lessons are brought to you by French teachers from Paris.
They are best suited for those who already have some beginning
French under their belts.
Learn French with Spotify Spotify
A collection of audio courses on Spotify, that will take you from
beginner lessons to advanced conversationsfeaturing essential
travel phrases and vocabulary.
Native French Speech Podcast iTunes Free Web Site
Listen to interesting conversations between Native French
speakers and learn about everyday life in France and cultural
French topics

News in Slow French iTunes Free Web Site


Program discusses the Weekly News, French grammar, and
French expressions in simplified French at a slow pace.
Speak and Read French Spotify
Three albums of a French language course, Speak and Read
French, created by Armand Bgu, a professor at Brooklyn
College and his wife, Louise Bgu, in 1959. For basic and
intermediate levels.
Talk French Web Site
A lively introduction to French presented by the BBC.
University of Texas: Francais interactif iTunes Free Web Site
UT provides a series of interactive vocabulary lessons. Media
can be downloaded from the site.
German
Deutsch warum nicht? Web Site
An extensive collection of introductory German lessons put
together by Deutsche Welle.
Audio Trainer Web site
Helps you learn basic vocabulary that is useful for everyday life
and improve your pronunciation. The 100 lessons are the result
of a collaborative effort between Deutsche Welle and the
Goethe-Verlag.
Deutsch im Blick Web site
A free online textbook for learning German from the University of
Texas. Its the web-based first-year German program developed
and in use at the university.
Dialogue for German Learners: Beginners Level iTunes Free
Created by the University of South Wales, these dialogues will
help you to practice and consolidate some of the language skills
you are learning, either as part of a language course or as
something you need for your work.
Mission Berlin iTunes Free Web RSS
Learn German through a mystery adventure. Created

by Deutsche Welle.
Basic German Web site
A web-application developed by the University of Cambridge
Language Centre for basic level students of German. It focuses
on listening and reading skill but it also includes many activities
that help learners prepare for speaking and writing.
Radio D Series 1 iTunes Series 2 iTunes Series 1 RSS Series 2
RSS
German for beginners: Paula and Philipp are Radio D reporters
who have several mysterious cases to investigate. Join them as
their research takes them across Germany and learn German
along the way! Created by Deutsche Welle.
Slowly Spoken News iTunes Free Feed
Deutsche Welle provides a nightly news broadcast in German
thats spoken slowly so that you can work on your
comprehension.
Talk German Web Site
A lively introduction to German by the BBC. Presented in ten
short parts.
Deutsch Lernen Text
10 German lessons for total beginners and 24 German grammar
lessons. No audio; text only.
Deutsch Interaktiv Web
30-part self-study course in German. Features authentic videos,
slideshows and audio texts that convey a vibrant picture of life in
Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Created by Deutsche Welle.
Duolingo German Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Check out Duolingos iPhone and iPad apps.
Foreign Service Institute German Programmed Introduction
Web site
The text (PDF) and tapes (MP3) present, in a programmed

learning style, the structural features and vocabulary contained


in the first six units of the FSI German Basic Course. Serves to
accelerate the progress of students who subsequently move to
the Basic Course.
Foreign Service Institute German Basic Course Web site
Two textbooks (PDF) and 24 audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute German Fast Web site
Textbook (PDF) and ten audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute German Headstart Web site
Textbook (PDF) and fourteen audio lessons (MP3).
GermanPod 101 iTunes Free RSS
Offers materials for beginners, intermediate and advanced.
German Podcast.de iTunes Free Web Site RSS
GerGermanGrammar iTunes Free Feed Web Site
German grammar lessons aimed at American students.
Lernen Wir Deutsch iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Presented in video, these vodcasts get high marks for being
not only educational but also very entertaining.
MyDailyPhrase.com iTunes Free Feed
Learn German phrase by phrase over a course of 20 weeks.
Lessons cover all the language you need to know to get by on a
visit to a German-speaking country. This series is put together
by the same people created the popular series Coffee Break
Spanish.
One Minute German iTunes Free Feed
Presented by the Radio Lingua Network
Slow German iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Annik Rubens reads slowly and clearly from parts of her popular
program, Sleepless in Munich (Schlaflos in Munchen).
Bookmark our free German lessons section.
Greek
Foreign Service Institute Greek Basic Web site

Representative of the Kathomilumeni variety that is the


standard speech of educated Greeks. Three textbooks (PDF)
and 75 audio lessons (MP3).
Learning Greek iTunes Free Web Site
From the Hellenic American Union, these lessons will teach
students Modern Greek. For those who already have some
foundation in the language.
Hebrew
HebrewPod 101 iTunes
A way to learn some quick Hebrew on the fly.
Biblical Hebrew Grammar I (YouTube) and Grammar II (YouTube)
These are courses taught at The Masters Seminary in Sun
Valley, California.
Foreign Service Institute Hebrew Basic Web site Spotify
One textbook (PDF) and 40 audio lessons (MP3). The Hebrew
Basic Course is designed to teach spoken and written modern
Hebrew that is the ordinary, informal speech of educated native
Israelis. It is not intended as a text for the study of the Old
Testament or other Hebrew literature.
Hindi
HindiPod 101 iTunes
Learn Hindi with fun, interesting and culturally relevant lessons
that are easy to listen to.
I Speak Hindi iTunes Feed Web Site
Coversessential words and phrases that you need for your trip to
India. There are also Beginner Hindi lessons for those that want
to seriously start to learn the language.
Namaste Dosti Learn Hindi iTunes Free Feed Web Site
There are few options when it comes to learning Hindi so the
author decided to fill the void.
Hindi: An Active Introduction Textbook
A short textbook by DN Sharma & James Stone on behalf of

Foreign Service Institute (FSI).


Hungarian
Foreign Service Institute Hungarian Web site
Two textbooks (PDF) and 24 audio lessons (MP3). Also includes
a graded reader.
Lets Learn Hungarian iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Learn with Steve or Gyorgyi, a native speaker.
Icelandic
Icelandic Online Web Site
Created by University of Iceland. The lessons use various media
text, flashcards, videos and so on. Lets you track your
progress. Available up to expert level. (Requires registration.)
Viltu lra slensku? Web site
21 TV episodes of Icelandic lessons. Each episode deals with
daily life and common situations in Iceland. Accompanying every
episode is a thorough summary, explaining the subject of the
episode. The episodes have Icelandic subtitles, making the
dialog easier to follow.
A Beginners MP3 course in Modern Icelandic Web Site
This is an experimental eight-hour beginners Icelandic course,
based on Alarics experiences living in Iceland in 2010,
Indonesian
Indonesian Survival Phrases iTunes Web Site
A fun way of learning the Indonesian language and culture at
your own convenience and pace. Includes free podcast audio
lessons.
Learning Indonesian iTunes Free Feed
A complete online Indonesian course geared towards developing
conversational fluency in the Indonesian Language.
Indonesian News iTunes Free

This is the latest news in Indonesian from NHK World Radio


Japan. For more advanced learners.
SBS Radio Indonesian Language Program iTunes Free Web Site
For more advanced learners, SBS Radio Indonesian Language
Program offers extensive coverage of international, national and
local news and current affairs, including interviews with
Indonesian community leaders and other cultural programs.
Irish
Duolingo Irish (for English Speakers) Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
One Minute Irish iTunes Free
Description Learn Irish with Eoin as he teaches you the basics of
Irish, or Gaeilge. In this podcast youll be learning just enough
Irish to get by on a holiday or business trip to Ireland and to
impress Irish speakers everywhere!
Irish Lessons on Spotify Spotify
Learn some essential Irish, and hear poetry, prose and songs in
Irish.
Italian
Talk Italian Web Site
A lively introduction to Italian presented by the BBC.
BBC Italianissimo Web Site YouTube
Italianissimo was a TV series to learn Italian first broadcast in
1992 and repeated regularly over the next 10 years. You can
watch the videos online.
Duolingo Italian Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Foreign Service Institute Italian Headstart Web site

Textbook, glossary, culture notes (PDF) and 21 audio lessons


(MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Italian Fast Course Original Updated
Includes a textbook (PDF) and 30 audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Italian Programmed Course Web site
Textbook and instructors manual (PDF) and 24 audio lessons
(MP3).
LearnItalianPod.com iTunes Free
A series of Italian language lessons that will get you up and
running. I have personally used them and found them effective.
Lets Speak Italian iTunes Free Feed
This collection will help you learn Italian in small, manageable 5minute bites.
MyDailyPhrase.com iTunes Free
Learn Italian step by step over a course of 20 weeks. Lessons
cover all the language you need to know to get by on a visit to a
Italian-speaking country. Created by the same people who put
together the popular series Coffee Break Spanish.
Speak Italian with Your Mouth Full Web YouTube iTunes
MIT instructor Dr. Paola Rebusco uses cooking to help her
students learn to speak Italian.
Bookmark our free Italian lessons section.
Japanese
Foreign Service Institute Japanese Web site
Student guide, textbook, glossary, flashcards (PDF) and nine
audio lessons (MP3).
JapanesePod101.com iTunes Free Feed
Over 100 quality lessons aimed at the beginner. Users give it
high marks.
Kanji Characters iTunes Free
Learn the proper form and stroke for several important Kanji
characters. From Emory University.

Learn Japanese Symbols iTunes Free Feed Web Site


These lessons teach students how to work with Japanese
symbols, such as Kanji, Hiragana, and Katakana.
Lets Speak Japanese Basic YouTube
26 video lessons produced by the Japan Foundation.
Lets Learn Japanese Basic II YouTube
25 video lessons produced by the Japan Foundation.
Survival Phrases iTunes Free Feed
Learn the must-know phrases for traveling in Japan.
Bookmark our free Japanese lessons section.
Korean
Foreign Service Institute Basic Korean Original New
Includes the original and updated courses, each with textbooks
(PDF) and audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Korean Headstart Web site
Textbook, cultural notes, and eight units of audio lessons (MP3).
KoreanClass101 iTunes Free
Features daily audio lessons, video lessons, word of the day, etc.
Korean Langauge Adventure Web Site
These lessons have been developed in the theme of travel and
adventure, allowing learners to take a virtual journey to Seoul
and its nearby popular tourist destinations.
Korean Learning for Correction Pronunciation Web Site
Lets Speak Korean Season 1 YouTube
130 video lessons produced by Arirang TV.
Lets Speak Korean Season 3 YouTube
130 video lessons produced by Arirang TV.
Online Intermediate College Korean Web Site
A web-based online courseware based on Intermediate College
Korean (University of California Press, 2002).
Pathway to Korean: Beginning Spoken Korean from Zero Web
Site

Created by the National East Asian Languages Resource Center


at The Ohio State University. When you get to the website, look
for the Units in the top navigation bar.
Survival Phrases iTunes Free Feed
Gets the phrases that will get you by.
Talk to Me in Korean iTunes Free Web Site
Korean learning made simple and easy. Quite possibly the most
thorough, frequent, slick, and entertaining language-instruction
podcast of any kind.
Travelers Korean Season 1 YouTube
Six video lessons produced by Arirang TV.
Travelers Korean Season 2 YouTube
25 Six video lessons produced by Arirang TV.
Lao
Foreign Service Institute Lao Web site
Basic textbook, reading textbook (PDF), and two parts of audio
lessons (MP3).
Latin
Nightly News in Latin Web Site
Nuntii Latini News in Latin is a weekly review of world news
in Classical Latin, the only international broadcast of its kind in
the world, produced by YLE, the Finnish Broadcasting Company.
The London Latin Course YouTube
Learn Latin from the ground up. This is a serial course,
structured to bring you to a high level of Latin fluency. The pace
is slow and unhurried. This course is suitable for all ability levels.
Restored Classical Pronunciation.
Latin Introduction Web
The UT-Austin Linguistics Research Center provides an overview
of Latin and 10 lessons based on famous Roman texts.
Lithuanian

Lithuanian Out Loud iTunes Free Feed Web Site


Offers beginners, intermediate and advanced lessons.
Oneness Lithuanian Web Site
The course has 10 lessons that consist of several parts: a short
grammar introduction with explicit explanations (Language
School, Grammar); a lessons dictionary (Language School,
Vocabulary); a phrase set (Language School, Speaking);
exercises to develop language usage competence (Language
School, Exercises); and a short socio-cultural introduction to the
country that is thematically related to the lesson (Information
center).
Luxembourgish
One Minute Luxembourgish iTunes Free Feed
Another niche language covered by the Radio Lingua Network.
Maori
Toku Reo Web Site
Learn Maori, the language of New Zealands indigenous people.
Although these lessons accompany a television programme that
is currently running, the essential bits of the episodes are
available to be watched right here on this site. The course starts
at square 1. Site includes video lessons. Another useful site for
learning the grammar can be found here.
Norwegian
Foreign Service Institute Norwegian Headstart Web site
Textbook (PDF) and eight audio lessons (MP3).
One Minute Norwegian iTunes Free Feed
Learn Norwegian in minutes with the Radio Lingua Network.
Easy-to-Read Newspaper Text
This is not audio, but its useful nonetheless. A newspaper that
helps you learn Norwegian by using large fonts and basic

language.
Norwegian on the Web Web Site
Free introductory lessons from the Norwegian University of
Science and Technology. Includes audio, video, and a
downloadable textbook.
Polish
One Minute Polish iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Another helpful audio series provided by the Radio Lingua
Network.
Oneness Polish Web Site
The course has 10 lessons that consist of several parts: a short
grammar introduction with explicit explanations (Language
School, Grammar); a lessons dictionary (Language School,
Vocabulary); a phrase set (Language School, Speaking);
exercises to develop language usage competence (Language
School, Exercises); and a short socio-cultural introduction to the
country that is thematically related to the lesson (Information
center).
Portuguese
Brazilian PodClass iTunes Free
Free podcast is released once a week, for all levels, with a focus
on conversation, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and
popular expressions.
Brazilian Portuguese 101 iTunes Video Free
45 lessons by Semantica.
Duolingo Portuguese Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Foreign Service Institute Portuguese Programmatic Course
Web site

Two volumes including textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons


(MP3).
Foreign Service Institute From Spanish to Portuguese Web site
Textbook (PDF) and three audio lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Brazilian Portuguese Fast Web site
Two volumes including textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons
(MP3).
Lngua da gente iTunes Free Web site
Portuguese learning podcast for English speakers. Features a lot
of discussion, conversation, cultural tidbits, and slang. From
the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language
Learning (COERLL) at the University of Texas.
Ta Falado: Brazilian Portuguese Pronunciation for Spanish
Speakers iTunes Free Web Site
Created by the Texas Language Technology Center in the
Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UT-Austin.
Talk Portuguese Web Site
A video introduction to the language in 11 short parts with audio
clips for key phrases.
Romanian
One Minute Romanian iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Quick lessons by the creators of the One Minute language
series.
Russian
A Spoonful of Russian iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Recommended by our readers.
Business Russian Web
Presented by the UCLA Center for World Languages, this series
teaches students the essentials of Russian business
communication.
Foreign Service Institute Russian Fast Web Site

Textbook (PDF) and eight audio lessons (MP3).


Learn Russian Web Site
A free course by RT.com that covers all aspects of Russian
including alphabet, phonetics, vocabulary and grammar. It also
has multiple grammar tables and tests. RT.com is a Russian 24/7
English-language news channel.
Learn Russian Fluently, Easily and Effectively Spotify
A 4-hour series of lessons that are freely available on Spotify
Russian Grammar YouTube
50 free, short videos on topics in basic Russian grammar.
Funded by a grant from the University of South Carolina, the
videos were created by Curtis Ford, a senior instructor at the
University.
Russian Literature Web Site
Also presented by UCLA, the lessons help users improve their
comprehension and vocabulary by listening to excerpts from
Tolstoy, Gogol, Chekhov and other Russian literary greats.
One Minute Russian iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Russian Essentials Web
A web-application developed by the University of Cambridge
Language Centre for basic level students of Russian. Russian
Essentials concentrates on basic language, with eight sections
covering key spoken and written language.
Russian for Beginners 1 Free YouTube Video
A series of instructive videos from Olga Viberg at Dalarna
University.
RussianPod101 iTunes Free Web Site
Helps you learn Russian and Russian culture at your
convenience.
Russian Handwriting Web Site
Brown University provides animations showing how to write
Russian letters by hand.
Speak Fluent Russian Free iTunes Web Site
Offers free audio lessons that develop speaking skills and

listening comprehension, allowing students to speak Russian


more fluently. Site includes full transcripts and notes.
Bookmark our free Russian lessons section.
Serbo-Croatian
Foreign Service Institute Serbo-Croatian Basic Web site
Includes two textbooks (PDF) and twelve audio lessons (MP3).
Sign Language
American Sign Language Web Site
Lessons that will get you started with the sign language
prevalent in North America.
Spanish
5 Minute Spanish 1 iTunes
Self-paced course from University of Arkansas offers a good
introduction to Spanish for those who have never studied it
before, or a good refresher for those who have. The course
focuses almost exclusively on Spanish grammar. If you would
like to take a more well-rounded approach to learning
Spanish, click here for David Nances Spanish textbook, available
free for the iPad.
Destinos: An Introduction to Spanish Web Site
This telenovela, or Spanish soap opera, immerses students in
everyday situations and teaches speaking, listening, and
comprehension skills in Spanish.
Mi Vida Loca Web Site
An immersive video mystery set in Spain to help you learn simple
Spanish. Created by the BBC.
Coffee Break Spanish iTunes Free Web Site
Learn Spanish in a low-key, effective way. Currently the #2
overall favorite on iTunes Free.
Duolingo Spanish Web Site

A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text


translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Check out Duolingos iPhone and iPad apps.
Show Time Spanish Tunes
Produced by the same folks who created Coffee Break Spanish,
this podcast is for intermediate and advanced learners.
Foreign Service Institute Basic Course Web Site
This course in the Latin American dialect prepares students to
function effectively in conversations. Pronunciation, inflection,
and intonation are heavily stressed.
Foreign Service Institute Spanish Programmatic Web site
Two volumes including textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons
(MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Puerto Rico
Web site
Student text, glossary (PDF), and four modules of audio lessons
(MP3) with self-evaluation quizzes.
Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Spain Web site
Textbook and cultural notes (PDF) and four modules of audio
lessons (MP3).
Foreign Service Institute Spanish Headstart for Latin America
Web site
Textbook (PDF) and fifteen audio lessons (MP3).
Finally Learn Spanish Beyond the Basics iTunes Free Feed
If youve had some Spanish classes and you need experience
listening to and speaking the language, then Finally Learn
Spanish has lessons for you.
Insta Spanish Lessons iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Weekly comprehension and grammar exercises for students of
all levels. One of the more popular programs on iTunes.
Learn Spanish in Your Car Spotify
Grammar and vocabulary to beginners, offering guidance in
pronunciation and language fundamentals.

Learn Spanish on Spotify Spotify


A collection of audio courses on Spotify, that will take you from
beginner lessons to advanced conversationsfeaturing essential
travel phrases and vocabulary.
Learn Spanish Survival Guide iTunes Free Feed
If youre planning a trip to a Spanish speaking country, and if you
dont know the language, this will help get you up to speed.
Learn to Speak Spanish iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Learn to speak Spanish in just 15 minutes per day.
Medical Spanish for Healthcare Providers Web Site
This site is presented as a free medical Spanish immersion, with
vocabulary including greetings, history, examination, and
everyday speech, all with translation and audio. It is designed to
be helpful for a variety of medical personnel. Created by a
general surgeon turned Spanish teacher.
Notes in Spanish iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Produced by Ben Curtis and Marina Diez, a husband-and-wife
team out of Madrid, Spain. Ben is British and Marina is Spanish
and they too have built quite a large following for their
conversational Spanish lessons, (for beginners, intermediates
and advanced students), which promise to teach listeners real
Spanish the way it is actually spoken every day in Spain.
One Minute Spanish iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Covers the absolute basics of Spanish, focusing on the
pronunciation used in most parts of Spain.
One Minute Latin American Spanish iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Same as above but focuses on the Spanish spoked across South
America.
Rojas Spanish Language iTunes Free Feed
No English is spoken here. These lessons are for the
Intermediate and Advanced Spanish Speaker who would like to
sharpen their Spanish skills. The fine points of the language will
be presented and explored through a variety of topics to include;
music, history, culture, food.

Spanish 1 Free iTunes iOS Course; Spanish 2 Free iTunes iOS


Course; Spanish 3 Free iTunes iOS Course
A self-paced Spanish course by David Nance at Arkansas.
Bookmark our free Spanish lessons section.
Swahili
Foreign Service Institute Swahili Web site
Includes Swahili: An Active Introduction and basic course with
textbook (PDF) 150 audio lessons (MP3).
Swedish
Duolingo Swedish (for English Speakers) Web Site
A popular free language-learning and crowdsourced text
translation platform. As users progress through lessons, they
simultaneously help to translate websites and other documents.
Foreign Service Institute Swedish Basic Web site
Includes textbook (PDF) and sixteen audio lessons (MP3).
Klartext iTunes Free Web site
News in easy-to-understand Swedish.
Learn Swedish with SwedishLingQ iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Our readers have been waiting for Swedish lessons to come
along. Here it finally is.
Swedish Lessons on Spotify Spotify
Some essential grammar and vocabulary gathered on Spotify.
Swedish Survival Phrases iTunes Free Feed Web Site
From the makers of the Survival Phrases series.
Tagalog
Viloria.com Pinoy iTunes Free Feed Web Site
Learn to speak Tagalog to give you the advantage when you
travel to the Philippines.
Thai

Foreign Service Institute Thai Web site


Textbooks (PDF) and 50 audio lessons (MP3).
Learn Thai: Free English Thai Audiolearning Course iTunes
Video Web Site
Apparently the lessons are good, but theyve been having some
technical problems and not all lessons are always available.
Thai Alphabet iTunes Free
Emory University presents flashcards for recognizing letters in
the Thai alphabet.
Thai Survival Phrases iTunes Feed
Covers the basics.
Turkish
Foreign Service Institute Turkish Web site
Textbooks (PDF) and 50 audio lessons (MP3).
Hands On Turkish Web site
Features a short course for absolute beginners, and a full course
for people learning the language for business purposes. The
project was funded by the EU.
Twi
Introduction to the Twi Language Web Site
17 audio lessons by the Peace Corps will get you started
speaking Twi, one of the most widely spoken of the 70
languages in Ghana.
Ukrainian
Ukrainian Web Site
More lessons from the US Peace Corps.
Urdu
Introduction to Urdu Alphabet iTunes Free
Emory University offers a quick primer on the Urdu alphabet and

pronunciation.
Vietnamese
Foreign Service Institute Vietnamese Web site
Included familiarization course and basic course with two
volumes of textbooks (PDF) and audio lessons (MP3).
Survival Phrases iTunes Free Feed Web Site
You get the gist from the title. Learn here some phrases that will
help you survive in Vietnam.
Welsh
Say Something in Welsh Web Site
25 half-hour lessons available for free.
Yiddish
The Center for Yiddish Culture Web Site
Includes a 20-lesson introduction to the Yiddish alphabet, basic
vocabulary and sentence structure. There are also some more
advanced lessons.
General How-To
GLOSS Defense Language Institute Web Site
These lessons (6,000 in total) are developed for independent
learners to provide them with the learning/teaching tools for
improving their foreign language skills. Reading and listening
lessons are based on authentic materials (articles, TV reports,
radio broadcasts, etc.) and consist of 4 to 6 activities. GLOSS
offers certificates providing documentation of work
accomplished.
The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources Web
Site
This website directory, which is part of the WWW Virtual
Library System, features over 2000 carefully selected,

annotated links in 37 international affairs categories. The


site offers a great way to understand our changing world,
but it also includes its own section of language learning
resources, and it includes sections dedicated to Spanish,
French and German.
Teach Yourself a Foreign Language iTunes Free
This program discusses how to go about learning a foreign
language on your own. Some people liked it, some didnt. Check
it out and judge for yourself.
Our collection of foreign language lessons has been featured in the
New York Times, Princeton Universitys Humanities Resource Center,
and The New York Times again, and yet once again in The New York
Times.