Skip to comments.The Web Way To Learn a Language [resource links]
Posted on 02/01/2010 9:23:51 AM PST by Clint Williams
"Thanks to Tim Berners-Lee, you can now sit in your underwear in Omaha and learn French from a tutor in Paris. The NY Times has a round-up of ways to learn a language over the Web. 'We offer modern-day pen pals facilitated with voice over I.P.,' said Tom Adams, CEO of RosettaStone, whose learning options include RosettaStudio, a place where a user can talk to a native speaker via video chat. TellMeMore offers a speech recognition component that analyzes pronunciation, graphs your speech, and suggests how to perfect it. Free-as-in-beer offerings include BBC Languages, where you'll find varying levels of instruction for 36 languages, with features including audio and video playback and translation. Things have certainly come a long way since the PLATO Foreign Languages Project of the 70's."
WOW! Thanks for posting this!
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus
Hey, just keep listening to the radio online. We have a polyglot here at 668 (not me) who is always tuning in to news and talk radio from all over the world. Any language you can name, somebody’s broadcasting it.
Then there’s youtube. Language lessons galore, as well as popular songs and films with English subtitles.
Very useful for homeschoolers. (Yes we are!)
Ping for later reference.
The best way is to immerse yourself with foreign TV over the Internet, and reading news web sites in that language. I regularly watch programs on TV Polonia, listen to Polish music and read Polish news sites. It really is amazing how quickly you can pick up things, outside of going through a more formal language course.
Does this apply to learning Latin as well?
I speak two languages fluently. English and Profane.
Time to Learn Mandarin....
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