Useful websites

Here are a couple of useful language-related websites I came across recently:

Language Podcast Survey
Discussion about and links to podcasts for learning a variety of languages.

Free language
A guide to free online resources for learning languages, such as online lessons, podcasts and so on. Includes details and reviews of resources for learning Arabic, Cantonese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Whoever is behind this site is apparently planing to put any profits they make into a Free Language Foundation which, they hope, “will eventually become wealthy enough to open a physical school and offer scholarships to students from around the world”. Interesting idea. Maybe I could do something similar with Omniglot.

2 thoughts on “Useful websites

  1. I’ve thought about opening a foreign language resource center complete with tutors who want a place to meet potential students or vice-versa. For-profit, though, I’m not wealthy enough to do anything for free 🙂

    The main obstacle I see is that large book store chains like Borders or Barnes&Noble pretty much sell anything a language learner could want as far as books and CD’s. I doubt teachers would want to split their fees with me just for providing a meeting place.

  2. Thanks for the write-up!

    I would be happy to support and openly-collaborate with any of your efforts.



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