Here is a list of websites I have found useful in learning new languages (for free). I will get around to dedicating a blog post to a description or review of each of them in time, and will add more if I find them.
I must point out that since I have a fairly slow internet connection, I generally don’t go for streaming / flash videos, or read-online sort of things, but prefer sites that offer resources you can download and keep; html pages, pdf files, mp3 files, etc. So these resources are mostly just that.
Beginning a language:
- www.elanguageschool.net (not very well structured but has its uses)
- www.textkit.com (ancient greek and latin)
- www.archive.org (old books converted to pdf, search it for language courses)
- www.wikiversity.org has a few basic language lessons, just have a look
- www.gutenberg.org (find books in foreign languages to practice reading)
- www.onlinenewspapers.com (listings of many online newspapers from around the world)
- http://paulocoelhoblog.com/ If you’re interested in that sort of thing. Quite a few of his blog posts appear in multiple languages.
- www.lexiophiles.com A multi-lingual blog about language, culture, etc.
- www.omniglot.com (all about languages and writing systems, with a few phrases translated)