The Radio Lingua Network offers language learning Podcasts for those with little time to study – one minute and coffee break lessons. Enhanced features available for a fee.
“Livemocha allows people around the world to help each other with language learning, and provides our community with opportunities to learn and practice new languages together.” Your writing and voice recordings in the language you’re studying can be corrected by native speakers with a simple click of the mouse, and you will be asked to [...]
LanguageGuide.org introduces language learners to vocabulary through sound, pictures, and writing so that every new term is reinforced visually and aurally. If you are just starting out or want to supplement the vocabulary in your textbook, the clustering of the vocabulary into categories like numbers or body parts makes it easy for you to find [...]
Digital Dialects has lots of animated activities and games that are intended to provide a relaxed way of acquiring basic language skills, and a great break from the books! The activities vary from language to language.
About.com offers clear, easily navigated pages on many topics, and the French Language learning module is a great place to get started with the language. There are listening exercises as well as written, links to TV and Radio, dictionaries, etc. For other languages: Italian Spanish German Japanese Mandarin Chinese
Fodor’s has created an online phrasebook of useful expressions. Click on a language and select the kinds of phrases you’d like to work on, such as greetings or dining out. Listen to sound files to perfect your pronunciation, and you’ll soon know how to eat, greet, and shop while you travel.
Internet Polyglot is an online flashcard system which uses games and drills designed to help you retain vocabulary. Build your own lessons, steal from other users, or use the ready-made sets.
Word Champ provides the ability to create online flash cards for vocabulary study. Browse and copy other users’ flash cards, create your own, or use ready-made lists. There are several drill types to choose from, so you can use the same vocabulary over and over in interesting ways to maximize retention.
Word Reference is a standalone dictionary offering translations and phrasal usages. It also hosts a wealth of support through their online forum. Automated verb conjugator displays different tenses all on one page!
Visit Omniglot for information about the writing system for this language and many others, including designed languages like Klingon. Each page includes the full alphabet or syllabary for a particular language, plus a pronunciation guide in the International Phonetic Alphabet and transliterations of sample text into the Roman alphabet.