How to Learn a Foreign Language

We stum­bled across this video (below) over on YouTube. It offers a quick sur­vey of web resources that will teach you for­eign lan­guages for free. Among oth­er items, the video men­tions our For­eign Lan­guage Pod­cast Col­lec­tion and, for that, we want­ed to say thanks to who­ev­er put this togeth­er.

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  • Anonymous says:

    I’d like to see the video if you guys find it again.

  • dasy says:

    We have a new site ( takes a nov­el approach in that it lets peo­ple share ideas for learn­ing words. There are always those words that we have a tough time remem­ber­ing… if you could get help from some­one for a good acronym to remem­ber it, you could learn faster. This site does just that. First it has the tools for you to fig­ure out a good mem­o­ry method (eg. break down words & char­ac­ters into sub-words and rad­i­cals OR build up into oth­er words). Then you can share your ideas with oth­er mem­bers. In addi­tion, make your own study lists, flash-cards and find lan­guage part­ners. Take a look and we hope that you like.

  • For exam­ple if you want to learn span­ish then watch movies in Span­ish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles if you need them, then change the sub­ti­tles to Span­ish to see how write the words and prac­tice the read­ing, and when you think you’re ready, leave only the audio in Span­ish. I rec­om­mend movies or series made in Latin Amer­i­ca, it is easy to find them online, Mex­i­can films such as “El estu­di­ante”, “Amarte Duele” and many oth­ers. You can even watch car­toons in Span­ish because the vocab­u­lary of chil­dren is more basic and eas­i­er to under­stand.

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