InternationalStudent.com InternationalStudent.com

The International Student Blog

Learning a New Language Online for Free

Posted on April 14th, 2012 by Apinant Hoontrakul

Do you want to learn some language basics before you study abroad? Or, are you interested in learning a language at home? One way to do this is by purchasing expensive self-taught books or language programs.

Alternatively, if you are just beginning to explore your new language, you may want to start learning online for free. With a simple search, you’ll soon find that there are a number of free websites offering language training. While the website quality can vary in level and quality, some sites contain structure lessons for all levels.

Here are some good online resources we’ve found:

–          LiveMocha.com – If you have ever used Rosetta Stone than the structure of these lessons will look familiar. This language site uses pictures with the appropriate foreign word to help you speak in no time. There is no actual translation; you simply learn through pictures. There are also other tools to help you learn, like our favorite, chatting with a native speaker.

–          Busuu.com – This website is similar to LiveMocha.com where there are well organized language lessons as well as native speakers that you can chat with. There are some features that are only available if you are a paying member however.

–          Word2Word.com – This site contains a huge collection of links to other websites and language resources online.

–          iTunes – Download iTunes, search podcasts, and you will find many free language downloads. If you search iTunes U, you will also find many language course being taught at universities around the world.

–          YouTube – You can find almost anything on YouTube, including language learning videos! There is an endless number of videos for learning just about any language you can think of, just type in “learn” follow by the language of your choice.

There are many other resources for learning a new language both online as well as offline. For those who are just starting out, learning a new language online for free is a great way to get your test your interest. Once you know that you are serious about learning, then you can invest in taking classes at your school or abroad!

For non-native English speakers who want to learn English, ESLdirectory.com is a great website to search for free for English language schools anywhere around the world.

9 Responses to “Learning a New Language Online for Free”

  1. martin emah Says:

    Please can i apply to this scholarships for freshmen directly? will i be granted the scholarship if am not admitted to any University in the US? am seeking for an international scholarship or financial aid to help start school by summer. please is there any available sponsor for me?

  2. Corinne Fiume Says:

    My favorite actor in my favorite play. Does it get any better than this? Truly brilliant!

  3. Samuel Says:

    Good day sir, Am a graduate with HND lower division, Bus admin discipline, wil zeal to pursue my study, seeking for help or any alternative that can improve me more,or to repay back, reply ASAP SAMUEL +2348028511558, nigeria.

  4. Free Says:

    Free…

    […]Learning a New Language Online for Free « The International Student Blog[…]…

  5. Internet Traffic/Internet marketing/Seo/what is internet marketing/Software/internet marketing strategies/free internet marketing/internet marketing software/internet marketing affiliate program/Vic Hutchinson/how to make money online/ways to make money o Says:

    Internet Traffic/Internet marketing/Seo/what is internet marketing/Software/internet marketing strategies/free internet marketing/internet marketing software/internet marketing affiliate program/Vic Hutchinson/how to make money online/ways to make mo…

    […]Learning a New Language Online for Free « The International Student Blog[…]…

  6. Mosaic Man Says:

    There are many ways to learn new languages and these websites are a good way to find a grasp of a new dialoge. I personally have found that audio and visual programs are one of the best ways to learn though. I am learning German at the moment and its quite enjoyable (very important when learning!) using the audio method and its working really well. Perhaps a combination of the two would work really well?

  7. Lazaro Kosloski Says:

    Normally I do not learn article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very pressured me to try and do so! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, very great post.

  8. waterbay ec Says:

    Thanks for some other magnificent article. The place else may just anyone get that type of info in such an ideal means of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I’m on the look for such info.

  9. [earn extra money online] [earn commission online] [earn income online free] [how to make earn money online] [making money with online marketing] [making money online from home] [make money online money] [make money online online] [about making money onli Says:

    Thanks for every other informative website. The place else may just I get that kind of info written in such an ideal method? I have a challenge that I am simply now operating on, and I’ve been on the glance out for such information.

Leave a Reply