eduFire, a language learning site I heard about recently. It’s designed to bring together language learners and tutors via the web using what they call ‘live video language learning’. Tutors can set their own fees, a small proportion of which is retained by the eduFire people as service charge, and students can try sample video lessons and talk to other students before deciding on a tutor. The most popular languages are Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

eduFire are giving away free one-hour tutoring sessions for readers of this blog. The first ten people to email will receive a coupon code that allows their session to be complimentary.

Don’t forget the My favourite kanji competition, by the way. I said that the closing date for entries is today, but as I’ve only received two entries so far, I’ll extend that to the end of July.

Apologies for the lack of language quiz yesterday. This was due to server problems. As I know you enjoy these quizzes … here’s a recording in a mystery language. Can you guess or do you know which language it is?

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0 Responses to eduFire

  1. allartean says:

    Lingua Vasconum, Lingua Navarrorum,
    Lingua Vasca, Limba Vasca,
    Llengua Vasca,
    Lengua Vasca, Langue Basque,
    Baskische Sprache, Baskische Täl,
    Baskitski Jazyk,
    Baskisk Sprog, Jelzik Baskiski,
    Bask Sprok,
    Baski Ezin, Bask Nielv, Vaskii Jazik,
    Basko Simi, Ibaskiki Glosa,
    Kaskin Kieli,
    Baski Keele, Baski Geld, Urrulimi Baski,
    Uzuelelu Vasco,
    Nkobe Vasco, Ludimi Bask, Baskeren
    Lezou, Aluga Baskia, Basuku go,
    Yü, Bask Ki Ke, Leilali Bask,
    Euskera, Üskara, Euskeria, Euskerie,
    Gure hizkuntza da.

  2. TJ says:

    So the language quiz is … Basque?
    It has somehow a latin sound (I know Basque is an isolated language after all)… I thought it is more like something from South America … like Quechua.

  3. d.m.falk says:

    Actually, I was first thinking Ladino. DEFINITELY not Basque. Africa is mentioned.


  4. Greg says:

    I still think it’s Basque; dominant languages have a way of exerting influence even on the accent and pronunciation of a completely unrelated language. i.e. Spanish on Basque.

  5. chuchu valinez says:

    howdy folks,
    my gess – sum injun lingo

  6. michael farris says:

    At first the general enunciation sounded more Native American to me (I was thinking more amazonian than andean or central american) but …

    I think I hear words like kaukaz and semetico which would make sense if it’s about languages some have tried to link to Basque.

    And modern Basque pronunciation is impressionistically very much like Spanish. But I’ve read that historically the influence was from Basque to Spanish.

    “Jelzik Baskiski”

    If this is supposed to be Polish, it’s ” język baskijski “

  7. LandTortoise says:

    i’ve always been struck that Basque seems to have Spanish prosody- and in this case the speaker rerally sounds Spanish. I also heard the word “euskera” in the passage. Think I’ll go along with the general concensus. Basque methinks.

  8. tazgo says:

    It’s definitely Basque. I studied it a little in college.

  9. Jeremy says:

    basque most definitely

  10. Simon says:

    The language is indeed Basque (Euskara) and the recording comes from YouTube.

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