Free languages lessons online

Posted by Tuan Rumah | 11:57 PM | | 3 comments »

People are continuing to travel despite fuel price increases and tonnes of extra tax added. Languages spoken in Malaysia include Bahasa Malaysia, English, Chinese, Indian, Iban, Bidayuh and dozens others. Since more and more people are coming to this side on the world, I would like to publish several languages websites for your preparations.

Here are some website that you can learned for free:

EnglishLearner.com Take advantage of the battery of interactive tests and quizzes to see where you stand. After taking multiple choice tests, fill the gap exercises, reading tests, and completing crosswords, consider taking the free email course where lessons are sent to you every week by email. Work on these at your own pace and check the answers that are posted a few days afterwards. Finally there's messaging board and chat room where you meet online friends to discuss homework questions, grammar questions and so on.

Mandarin Online Learning languages is always easier if you have a tape, CD or collection of sound files and for learning Mandarin such things are absolutely essential. This is because one of the most challenging things about learning Mandarin is understanding the four tones, the use of various pitches to distinguish between similar words that have very different meanings. This website breaks Mandarin classes into baby steps (hello, thank you, numerals, names, where you come from) and seasons each liberally with sound files to boot. In addition, all texts in pinyin and Chinese characters and there are plenty of exercises for you to build your Mandarin muscles.

Japanese Online This is one of the oldest Japanese language sites online and one of the most popular. Registration is quick, simple and free, allowing you to take the introduction course that offers online language lessons with dialogues, vocabulary, grammar, and culture modules. Topics covered are common everyday circumstances such as greeting friends, ordering food, going shopping and visitng the post office and banks. An excellence resource, it even includes sound files to help you learn to pronounce the words properly. If you already know basic Japanese, check out the grammar module and take your skills to the next level.

Big languages sites Four sites that offers six or more extensive language guides complete with sound files include:
Language Guide at http://www.languageguide.org
BBC languages at http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages
Phrase Base at http://www.phrasebase.com
Travlang's Language for travelers at http://www.travlang.com/languages


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3 comments

  1. Learn - Chinese // July 7, 2007 at 4:51 AM  

    There are some free Chinese lessons designed by CCTV (China Central TV) on Learn Chinese. You can try.

  2. Lisa Moore // July 7, 2007 at 4:55 AM  

    I think tones of mandarin pronunciation is the most difficult part for me. My teacher in Beijing Chinese School spent about 1 week explaining to me. After almost 2 months, I finally can pronounce correctly many words. To learn Chinese and mandarin, grammar is so easy. I always watch CLTV to practice listening and practice oral Chinese with volunteers on Voice Connecting China. I Love Chinese is also a good magazine to learn Chinese culture.

  3. Lisa Moore // July 7, 2007 at 4:55 AM  

    I also learn Chinese language by a special and innovative service in Beijing Chinese School. I like to learn in live class with teachers from Beijing directly. I also like to practice Chinese with volunteers freely everyday. Watching Chinese learning TV on CLTV is also interesting and helpful to practice listening and learn more about Chinese culture.