Free Online Language Learning
Free online language learning: courses, audio, video and interactive games, including the alphabet, phrases, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities, books, tests and more!
DuoLingo: Learn a new language for free while helping to translate the Internet. Duolingo is the free science-based language education platform selected by Apple as iPhone App of the Year 2013, by Google as Best of the Best for Android 2013, and by TechCrunch as Best Education Startup. With over 38 million users, Duolingo has organically become the most popular way to learn languages online in only 2 years.
BBC Languages: Knowing how to go about learning a language can make all the difference to how successful you are. See what works for others and share your learning tips. The BBC language website has courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests. You can learn German, French, and other major languages or the languages of the British Isles like Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, Irish, Ulster Scots, Cornish, Manx, Guernésiais.
Memrise: There are thousands of courses on Memrise – all free and all created by other members of the community. Courses are available in many languages, for many languages and other subjects. If we don’t have what you want, join in and make your own! Our recipe for effortless learning has 3 simple ingredients: Science, Fun and Community.
MIT Languages: The study of foreign languages and literature provides valuable experience and a potential edge for future career development for our students. Scientists and engineers function in a global market: they rely on primary sources published in other languages, attend international consortia, and often find themselves interacting across national, cultural, and linguistic borders. “The idea is simple: to publish all of our course materials online and make them widely available to everyone.” – Dick K.P. Yue, Professor, MIT School of Engineering.
Games for Language: We are a team of native course writers and speakers with a keen interest in language learning. Beyond our native language, all of us have acquired one or more languages during our lifetime. We continue to be teachers as well as learners and know that learning a new foreign language as an adult is not difficult as such, but requires commitment and frequent practice.
Learn A Language: Learn a language here with Visual Link® Languages. You can learn over 1,400 words for free here! Our interactive audio/visual Learning Lounge will help you learn a foreign language. There’s also an addictive Lingo Dingo game to help you on your online language learning journey. As seen above, you can learn any language of your choice. You can also learn important phrases like greetings, survival expressions and slang words in the language of your choice. If you want verbs, there are over 350 verbs to help you with your language study. To our knowledge, this is the most extensive, free website dedicated to online language learning. Be sure to use it and pass it on to others.
LiveMocha: Livemocha is committed to creating a world in which every human being is fluent in multiple languages. As the world’s largest online language learning community, Livemocha fuses traditional learning methods with online practice and interaction with native language speakers from around the world. Livemocha delivers an unparalleled learning experience that promises conversational fluency. Since launching in 2007, the Livemocha community has grown to over 16 million members from over 195 countries, highlighting the international demand for an engaging and collaborative approach to language learning.
Busuu: is a social network for learning languages. It is based on a freemium business model. The website provides learning units for twelve languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Polish, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese. Users select one or more of these languages and work through the self-paced units.
Japanese Online: Since 1996, Japanese-Online has been provided as a free service from PSPINC with the purpose of providing resources to individuals interested in learning about the Japanese Language and culture. Japanese-Online has content suited to varying levels of study, including lessons for beginners as well as lessons tailored for those who need grammar and writing resources. Lessons are best suited to those who have a basic understanding of hiragana and katakana alphabets before moving on to the more advanced grammar and particle lessons.
ABA English: With the ABA Free course you can watch all the video classes and consult the interactive grammar for free. The best ABA English teachers will explain English grammar to you via very entertaining videos and with the interactive grammar you will be able to consult the grammar very quickly. You will also be able to listen to all the words and to record them to improve your pronunciation and to see examples to increase your vocabulary.
GCF Learn Free – English: For the past decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers 125 tutorials, including more than 1,100 lessons, videos, and interactives, completely free.
Free Language: Free Language is a Free and Open database of effective language self-education and instruction resources, tools, materials and methods.
UReddit Language: The University of Reddit is the product of free intellectualism and is a haven for the sharing of knowledge. Teachers and students are free to explore any subject that interests them. Unlike a conventional university, University of Reddit strives to make its course offerings free, varied, and easily accessible. Teachers are given complete freedom in planning their curricula and how they want to carry out their class. Students don’t have to worry about attendance, grades, or tuition – this isn’t a regular university.
Word 2 Word: Word2Word is pleased to provide these links in the hope of all people developing a better understanding of others through the use of language. We have attempted to place as many online courses at your disposal as possible. These sites contain lessons to help learn one language from another. The courses vary in quality and the quantity of material presented. Please note that some of the courses may require your browser to have the ability to read the language being learned. The links we provide are to free resources.
Open Learn Languages: The Open University’s mission is to be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realize their ambitions and fulfill their potential. Through academic research, pedagogic innovation and collaborative partnership we seek to be a world leader in the design, content and delivery of supported open learning.
iTunes – English as a Second Language: English as a Second Language Podcast is for anyone who wants to improve their English speaking and listening skills. ESLPod.com is run by a team of experienced English as a Second Language professors with over 30 years of high school, adult, and university ESL teaching experience. Dr. Lucy Tse writes scripts and story ideas for the podcasts, and records many of the dialogs and stories. The host for the podcast is Dr. Jeff McQuillan, who helps read the scripts and provides explanations for them.
iTunes – Spanish for Beginners: Spanish for Beginners focuses on essential phrases, grammar, and vocabulary, and tries to give useful, real-life examples. I am very impressed by this book. I like the emphasis on pronunciation and the common sense approach to vocabulary. I will be using it as a resource in my face to face classroom as well as recommending it to my virtual students as a great ancillary, reinforcement. I also love th introduction with its rationale and presentation of people and places to the Spanish-speaking world, as well as its overall organization or the book!
cK-12 English Books: CK-12 provides open-source content and technology tools to help teachers provide learning opportunities for students globally. Free access to high-quality, customizable educational content in multiple modalities suited to multiple student learning styles and levels will allow teachers, students and others to innovate and experiment with new models of learning. CK-12 helps students and teachers alike by enabling rapid customization and experimentation of teaching and learning styles.
Open Culture: Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it.
CMU Open Learning Initiative: NO INSTRUCTORS, NO CREDITS, NO CHARGE. Many college and universities around the world are using our courses and unique learning platform—and now you can too! You can access course materials at no cost to you and work at your own pace. Our learning platform gives you targeted feedback as you go, which helps you know if you are mastering a topic or if you need more practice.
Curriki: We are the tiny non-profit that brings you a wealth of free digital teaching and learning content. Other sites offer a “freemium service” where you get a “lite” version of the product for free, but you have to pay for the best stuff. Curriki has only 4 staff members and serves over 2 million visitors per year and it always has been and always will be FREE.
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