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The Top 5 Websites That Teach You A Language For Free (Including Spanish, French and more)

Updated on February 8, 2014
You will be able to learn a language through some excellent websites. Nice!
You will be able to learn a language through some excellent websites. Nice! | Source
Learning a language can be a dynamic experience for all of us.
Learning a language can be a dynamic experience for all of us. | Source

How To Learn A Language For Free

Hello! Hola! Bonjour! Hallo!

I love languages and love the idea that I can speak differently to other natives and speakers. It adds another dimension to my life as I can also learn about other countries and cultures.

Learning a language can be quite difficult especially all the new vocabulary and grammar. However, learning a language can be highly interesting and is rewarding for any individual. I, myself am currently learning Spanish right now and I am doing it through some textbooks and free online websites. I have come across many websites in my quest which I have deemed to be of an excellent standard. In this guide, you will learn about these websites and you should be on your way to learning a language pretty soon!

Quick Facts About Duolingo

What languages?

Spanish | French | English | German | Portuguese

Pros:

Beautiful website layout

Free

I have become fluent in basic Spanish.

You strengthen your writing, reading, speaking and translation.

After a few lessons, major vocabulary should be stored in your long term memory.

Cons:

A little tedious to do one lesson; expect to work at least twenty minutes a day.

1. Duolingo

Duolingo is one of my favourite websites for learning a language. It is completely free and has many advanced features that any paid software would have (such as Rosetta Stone). It uses the immersion method that Rosetta Stone uses, which has been proven to have great results for any language learner.

My first impression of Duolingo was the beautiful website layout. The overall feel of the atmosphere is very modern and fresh. You will need to set up an account to use Duolingo. Once you do, you will start learning the basics of your chosen language such as basic phrases, objects and important verbs. One thing I like about what they teach you is the fact that you learn how to compose sentences from scratch, one verb and one noun. It isn't a rote learning course, you are taught the vocabulary and then you will learn how to compose sentences out of the vocabulary you have learned.

Result: After a couple of lessons with Duolingo, I had already seen an impact. I could name various objects in my home, such as furniture and food and I could make sentences out of them. I also know enough phrases to have a short conversation with someone in Spanish.

Duolingo helps you to improve your speaking, writing and listening for effective learning.
Duolingo helps you to improve your speaking, writing and listening for effective learning. | Source

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How do they teach you? Each lesson begins with some images and the vocabulary beside them. You learn a couple of these words and then they begin asking you to repeat, translate and write these words as well as composing sentences out of what you know. You may asked to:

  • Speak into your computer microphone and try to pronounce the words.
  • Translate English words to the other language or vice versa.
  • Compose sentences out of your already learned vocab

After each question, I have gained more and more confidence. Even if I was a complete beginner at my chosen language, Duolingo have effectively created lessons which start from the very basics up until me confidently speaking the language.

There is also another handy feature with Duolingo that you don't get with other websites: Word Practice. After you learn a group of words, you will earn Word Strength which means that you know those words very well. After a week or two, your Word Strength for those words will decrease because you may be forgetting them. You simply have to do the questions again and you will remember the words again. After to or three more times, these words should be in your long-term memory...for good. This is what I like most, that at least I know that I am keeping on top of my vocabulary and that those words will soon be in my long-term memory.

You have to progress from one "skill" or section to the next. Each section will contain typically three lessons. After each lesson you earn skill points and these skill points will help you unlock the next section. The way Duolingo is structured is done in a very scientific manner which helps you get those words into your brain and luckily, into your long-term memory. To help you keep on top of your lessons, Duolingo have many rewards for your completion of lessons. If you complete a lesson, you will earn lingots which are like virtual coins. These coins can be spent in the Virtual Shop where you can buy all sorts of trinkets including potions and more.


Duolingo In Action

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The modern Duolingo account dashboard. The tree represents each section (such as food, clothing, professions etc). Each section consists of vocabulary and lessons to teach you the words. This is one of the many questions that you will be asked to learn your vocab. Adding imagery can be very effective for learning vocab. If you get an answer wrong, you will get smart and comprehensive feedback on where you went wrong. That will be helpful in future situations. With this question, you will also strengthen your listening and typing skills. I earned 2 lingots...woo hoo! I can now use these lingots in the virtual store.
The modern Duolingo account dashboard. The tree represents each section (such as food, clothing, professions etc). Each section consists of vocabulary and lessons to teach you the words.
The modern Duolingo account dashboard. The tree represents each section (such as food, clothing, professions etc). Each section consists of vocabulary and lessons to teach you the words.
This is one of the many questions that you will be asked to learn your vocab.
This is one of the many questions that you will be asked to learn your vocab.
Adding imagery can be very effective for learning vocab.
Adding imagery can be very effective for learning vocab.
If you get an answer wrong, you will get smart and comprehensive feedback on where you went wrong. That will be helpful in future situations.
If you get an answer wrong, you will get smart and comprehensive feedback on where you went wrong. That will be helpful in future situations.
With this question, you will also strengthen your listening and typing skills.
With this question, you will also strengthen your listening and typing skills.
I earned 2 lingots...woo hoo! I can now use these lingots in the virtual store.
I earned 2 lingots...woo hoo! I can now use these lingots in the virtual store.

Final Verdict: Duolingo is an amazing website all for free which is structured in such a way that by the end of it, you will be almost fluent in your language. The website is very appealing and the way lessons are structured always motivate me.

Recommend? Yes, I definitely recommend this website for any of you reading that wants to learn a new language. You will not be disappointed let me tell you! I have to say, however, that you will need to give at least fifteen minutes to half an hour a day at this as the lessons can be slightly long. Other than that, it is perfect. Good luck! Bonne chance!

Rating: I would give Duolingo a 4.8 out of 5.

Busuu Languages

You get a lot more languages with busuu!

English

German

Spanish

Portuguese

Italian

French

Arabic

Japanese

Turkish

Russian

Chinese

Polish

2. Busuu

Busuu is a language learning website similar to Duolingo. It teaches you vocabulary similar to Duolingo and then tests you on it in a fun and appealing manner. There are five main sections for each unit:

  1. Vocabulary - Learn the vocab needed for that unit. Each word is accompanied by an image. I have found this particularly useful as I am a visual learner so I can remember images more quickly and the words associated with them.
  2. Dialogue - Listen and read a short conversation/comprehension and answer the questions that follow.
  3. Writing - You have to write a couple of sentences to a paragraph based on the question they ask you. Other members that are fluent in that language will correct you.
  4. Talk - If you want, you can chat with other users in that language. This is optional.
  5. Review - You then have to take a short test or review of what you have learned so far.

The more you practise and learn, the more busuu berries you receive. These are similar to lingots in Duolingo and show other users how active you are on the busuu.com community.

I think that Duolingo is slightly more advanced than busuu and I have learned slightly more from Dulingo than I have with busuu. However, different websites suit different tastes so busuu could be for you.

Busuu In Action

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The busuu account dashboard. You can see the many units that you will have to learn to complete your course. During learning new vocabulary, you will be asked some questions to test whether you know the new words or not. To help you remember a certain oharse or word, an image is associated with it. I think that is very handy. This is one of the comprehensions that you have to listen to, read and then answer the questions. One of the questions that you will encounter during the review or short test.
The busuu account dashboard. You can see the many units that you will have to learn to complete your course.
The busuu account dashboard. You can see the many units that you will have to learn to complete your course.
During learning new vocabulary, you will be asked some questions to test whether you know the new words or not.
During learning new vocabulary, you will be asked some questions to test whether you know the new words or not.
To help you remember a certain oharse or word, an image is associated with it. I think that is very handy.
To help you remember a certain oharse or word, an image is associated with it. I think that is very handy.
This is one of the comprehensions that you have to listen to, read and then answer the questions.
This is one of the comprehensions that you have to listen to, read and then answer the questions.
One of the questions that you will encounter during the review or short test.
One of the questions that you will encounter during the review or short test.

Pros:

  • Images are associated with each word so you can remember them easily.
  • You can access notes and other extras with the premium version.
  • The site is more social and you can chat and interact with other users. You can also be "friends" with other users if you wish.
  • Hundreds of thousands if not millions of people have joined busuu so it has a lot of publicity and many people to be friends with.

Cons:

  • The website is a little older looking than Duolingo.
  • Busuu is more social and you will have to chat with others to get to the next level. You will have to correct others usually and I think that the site can be a little "too" social at times. I prefer to just learn my stuff and forget about chatting but others prefer the interactivity.
  • To access special features, you will need to upgrade to the Premium version.

Verdict: Overall, I think that Busuu is another great website for lerning a language and it has some very cool features that other sites don't have. It is very motivating and is good if you want to learn Asian languages (not offered with Duolingo).

Recommend? Yes, I recommend this for people that want to start basic. If you are an online chatter or very social person, you will love the interactivity with other users.

4. Mi Vida Loca

For any of you that want to learn Spanish, Mi Vida Loca is one of the best ways to do so. It is a video series which involves you. You were supposed to go to Madrid with you friend but instead she dropped out, leaving you on your own. She gives you the keys to her flat and the address. You must navigate around Madrid to get there and you will encounter some mysteries and surprises when you enter her flat. This series is designed for you to learn basic Spanish but twisted with a mystery too. The videos are highly interactive and give you a chance to hear real Spanish, see Madrid (and other parts of Spain) as well as the cultures of Spain.

The filming is just brilliant (BBC do it again!) and the mysteries you uncover lead you to the next video. Each video is also accompanied by notes covering the essentials in each video and the vocabulary you need. You can also get a lesson after the video explaining major grammar essentials and ways to learn your vocab.

Result? After watching these series, I have greatly improved my speaking and listening skills in Spanish and I have learned a lot about all sorts of Spanish customs (siestas, fiestas and so forth).

Recommend? Yes, I highly recommend this series. You will thoroughly enjoy the drama and the mystery whilst learning your Spanish on the side.

For some coffee and Spanish learning, try out HubPages Café!
For some coffee and Spanish learning, try out HubPages Café! | Source

5. HubPages Café

Yes! There are some excellent tutorials on HubPages which have helped me to learn Spanish. Whilst learning Spanish on Duolingo and busuu.com were very worthwhile for me I have found some very well written lessons on HubPages which form part of a series. These series have been written with the learner in mind and I have had great fun learning Spanish thanks to them. I couldn't resist adding them to the list! Here they are.

Learn Spanish At HubPages Café: Oana Writer has written an excellent series which teach you Spanish in a fun and light way through something new called HubPages Café. The lessons begin with the very basics and you will learn how to have a conversation with someone. Right down from How Are You? to Good-Bye, this series has got it covered. The lessons are new, modern and up to date and progress in series. After the third lesson, I have greatly improved my Spanish speaking skills and I am sure I would be able to have a conversation with someone in Spanish.

Oana writes in a light and refreshing tone which has kept my interest right through to the end. She also includes a little information on Spanish culture itself especially on their food and coffee. Reading each lesson is like 'one to one' tutoring, I have felt like she was right there beside me explaining everything the whole time. She has been very supportive of my learning, I even got to practise! I highly recommend this series, for a fun way to learn Spanish, give it a go!

Wow, this teen can speak over 20 languages!

About The Author

Susan W. is an avid language learner and is fluent in French and Irish as well as her native language, English. She is currently on a quest to learn Spanish and hopes to be fluent in Spanish over the coming year. Favourite language? Spanish, definitely. She might give Japanese a try too some day.

Adios amigos! Au revior mes amis!

If you have any comments, suggestions, ratings or suggestions, please let Susan know below. She will be delighted to answer you and always appreciates comments on her hubs.

© 2014 Susan W

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      Imogen French 3 years ago from Southwest England

      I tried Busuu to learn Italian, and did do the first couple of modules, but I didn't keep it up. The first few modules are free, but then they keep asking you to upgrade to a paid account for more advanced lessons. I thought the busuu berries were a bit irritating, and the fact that every time I went online to learn there were distractions from that and all the other people on the site wanting to be my friend! There are other sites for that sort of thing.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Four years of Latin. That's it for this boy. I almost flunked French in college. Suffice it to say I really don't want to try another language. :) Good information here for those who do.

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      Writer Fox 3 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      I appreciate your great reviews of these language learning sites. Best of luck on your Spanish classes. Enjoyed and voted up!

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      Yoleen Lucas 3 years ago from Big Island of Hawaii

      Thanks for posting this! I have long had fantasies of being multilingual. I used to speak conversational French, but have gotten rusty. I have a vague understanding of Spanish. I can speak a few words in Japanese, Hawaiian, and German. I can swear in Arabic.

      Japan has a huge snowboard scene. Maybe I should pursue that, and learn Japanese... that's why I voted "Other", since I can't decide what language I'd learn.

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      Gable Rhoads 3 years ago from North Dakota

      Awesome hub. I have been thinking about buying Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish, but I am going to try these first.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      This is a very useful hub and I appreciate your providing the pros, cons, and your recommendations. Great stuff! Voted up +++ and pinning, sharing.

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      Yvette Stupart PhD 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for your useful hub. I can recommend Duolingo. I started learning Spanish there a couple of months ago, and I could see marked improvement. The only drawback is that I don't have the time to visit the site and practice consistently as I should.

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      Jaye Denman 3 years ago from Deep South, USA

      This is an excellent hub. Thanks for your recommendations and thorough reviews of each site you mentioned. Anyone who decides to try one of these sites must also make a time and effort commitment in order to learn. The person who really wants to learn another language will make that commitment and put forth the time and effort to do the lessons.

      Voted Up++ and shared

      Jaye

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Very cool! What do you recommend for Japanese or Russian?

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Very interesting. I would love to learn other languages, just don't really have time for it now. This is a well-written hub with really good information. Well done, Susan.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      This Hub is an excellent resource for free language lessons. Online learning is perfect for many learners as well. Rated Up and more.

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      Jane Arden 3 years ago

      This is so good to know. I have done with learning languages now. Too old and too tired, but for those of us that still want to I am tweeting and re-sharing.

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      georgescifo 3 years ago from India

      Really impressive list and thanks for sharing. I was also trying to by multi lingual and hope that these websites can help me out in a better way.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Imogen!

      Thanks for leaving your informative comments, yes, busuu can be quite annoying sometimes! I feel that they pressurise you too much to upgrade to the premium version and the constant notifications of friend requests are annoying. If I want to get social, there are other sites for that such as Facebook and Twitter. I completely agree with you Imogen, and I am more of a Duolingo user myself, busuu just doesn't appeal to me as much as it could.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Bill! Nice to see you, I appreciate your comments. Latin must be so hard, oh, I would hate to learn it! I think that Latin would put anyone off learning a language and I can see your point. Learning a language needs a great deal of motivation and if it isn't there, there is no point in learning any more. English is learned by nearly all countries at this current age so I think knowing English should cover us all!

      Hi Writer Fox! Thanks so much for dropping by and for your wonderful comments. I am glad you found this useful, I always like to add something original to my hubs not offered anywhere else. I am progressing quite quickly with learning Spanish, and that is through these free websites and a textbook. I am considering Rosetta Stone but I don't know if its worth it.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Say Yes To Life ! Thank you for your great comments Yoleen! I always appreciate your comments and the read. Wow, you know a lot of languages, they could really come in handy. Hawaiann sounds interesting, I have never really researched it before. All I know is "Aloha" :) but I might learn some more words. I would love to learn Japanese too some day but it looks so difficult! I know a couple of words in Japanese but that is it. Glad to hear from you, Yoleen.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Gcrhoads,

      Thank you for reading this, I am so glad that you will try these websites. I, similar to you, was going to purchase Rosetta Stone. But I decided that Duolingo would do just as well as Rosetta Stone so I have postponed buying it. It works very similarly to Duolingo and many have said it is very similar to Rosetta Stone.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Flourish Anyway,

      Thank you so much for everything, I am so appreciative of you pinning and sharing this. :) I'm glad you liked the pros and cons, I thought that they would add some clarity to each review.

      Hi Purpose Embraced,

      Thanks for your recommendation, I completely agree! Duolingo is a great way to learn Spanish and I have been very successful with it. The only problem with it is that I have to practice consistently and it takes some time to go through each lesson.

      Hi Jaye! Glad to see you, thank you for your wonderful comments. I appreciate you reading this. I agree, it takes a lot of time and effort to learn a language. A lot of commitment has to be put into learning a new language as you mentioned. Thanks again. :)

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      Raymond Philippe 3 years ago from The Netherlands

      Love the topic of your hub. Could have saved me some frustration if i had found it earlier. Anyway i arrived at duolingo and am happily working on the refreshment of 2 languages and learning of 1 new one. Keeping the grey matter busy. What a change with back in the days when i had to learn languages at school. That was so boooring. Love the new approaches.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Audrey!

      Thanks for reading this! For Japanese or Russian, I would recommend busuu as it covers both of them. That website is free (check out my review above) and you should get a good foundation for either Russian or Japanese.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Phyllis! Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I appreciate you reading this. Language learning does take quite a long time, I agree and takes a lot of motivation!

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Patty! It is nice to see you, I appreciate you reading this and for your great comments! I am glad you found this useful, I always like to add depth and length to my hubs. :) If I find any more websites, I will be including them here.

      I appreciate your comments, thanks again!

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Jane! Thank you for sharing this, I am so glad you liked it! I appreciate you sharing this.

      Hi georgescifco,

      Thank you for your comments, I am glad you liked this and found it useful. Thanks for calling it, "impressive", I liked that. I always love getting feedback on my hubs.

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      Georgiana Dacosta 3 years ago from London

      This is awesome thanks for this super article and for mentioning my Hubpages Cafe series. I am very grateful for your kind review and extremely happy that the lessons are helping you with your Spanish learning.

      I'm just finishing up Lesson 4 and I do invite you and anyone else interested in learning beginner Spanish to come by, have a coffee and enjoy an easy class.

      Thank you again for your lovely review, I'm humbled by your kind words of appreciation.

      My partner really enjoyed Mi Vida Loca when he started learning Spanish and I thought it is an amazing learning tool. The videos are really fun and easy to follow. Sometimes we practiced using Mi Vida Loca.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Oana!

      I'm glad to see you drop by, thanks for the wonderful comments. Thank you very much for creating the HubPages Café series, I would find learning Spanish very difficult! I do hope you will get more readers in the future for your lessons and we can all learn Spanish together!

      Yes, Mi Vida Loca is one of my favourite ways to learn Spanish. The drama, the real-life Spanish and the teacher all combine into one great series. It is an amazing learning tool and its lovely to see some Spanish culture there too.

      Thanks again for commenting, looking forward to the next lesson!

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      Hendrika 3 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      Thanks for the info. I have to start learning German as my son are married to a German. It is a bit difficult when I visit them in Germany as not many Germans speak English so getting along without them at my side is a little difficult.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Hendrika,

      I appreciate your comments, thank you. Yes, I know, many Germans don't know English as well as we know German. The German language is difficult too! But with the help of Duolingo or busuu, you will learn the basics of German in no time. Good luck! :)

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      Marlene Bertrand 3 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Amazing research. I took Spanish in high school and college; I paid for Rosetta Stone for a while and still, I don't feel comfortable talking to anyone in Spanish. I like the websites you shared here and I will definitely take a look at them. Sharing your hub with family and friends.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Marlene!

      I'm so glad to see you, thank you for the great comments and for sharing this hub. I am glad that you found this to be useful. I definitely recommend these websites for polishing up your Spanish (that Rosetta Stone did not do) or to help you learn a new language. After reading your experience on Rosetta Stone here, it seems that it is not worth the money at all. Many people have said that Rosetta Stone is the same as Duolingo, and yet Duolingo is free so there is no point to pay $300 for Rosetta Stone. I think I will stick to Duo for now, and not bother getting Rosetta Stone.

      Anyway, thanks for the great comment Marlene! :)

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      RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

      Glad to find this collection to use and refer others to!

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Thank you Roberta! Sorry for the late response, somehow I didn't manage to reply, I apologise. I'm glad that you liked this and thanks for the comment! :)

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      Jessica Marello 3 years ago from United States

      This is a great list of sites to learn languages - and free, too! I took Spanish in high school and college, but I admit I don't use it very often. I would love to be able to, though, so maybe a social site like Busuu could help me clean off the rust. Thanks for compiling this information.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Jessica - Thank you so much for the great comments, always appreciated. :)

      Wow, Spanish is a very useful language to have, you are very lucky to know it! Yes, Busuu would definitely help you to regain the language again and because it is so social, you would find it very enjoyable. Whilst most of it is lessons, they do require everyone to make posts about themselves in their language and have others correct it. It is free too, which I find very handy.

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      Kati Mc 3 years ago

      This is a great resource!! I love languages, and a lot of websites that I have seen tend to either not be great or they charge a monthly fee. I'm actually looking to re-visit some of the French I learned in high school and I am definitely going to check these sites out :)

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      Maggie.L 3 years ago from UK

      What a useful hub for those looking to learn a language for free. Thank you so much for sharing with us. My children are learning French and Spanish just now so I'll definitely have a look at all of these websites. Voted up and useful.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Kati - I love languages too! I always I am glad that you are going to try out some French again, you will definitely be successful with the websites mentioned here. I would recommend Duolingo for a good way to learn French for your long term memory or busuu if you are a social learner.

      Thanks for the great comments and good luck!

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Maggie - I am glad that you have benefited from this hub, especially for your children's language learning. Studying a new foreign language can be very stressful and difficult without helpful resources but by using an online website, anything is possible. Thank you for the votes and the kind comments, I really appreciate it! :)

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      Rochy Marka 3 years ago

      Thank you so much for your advice!!! I was about to buy Rosetta's resources but I'm so glad I did some research and I found your hub. I will definitely try duolingo specially it's free :)

      Thanks again

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Rochy - I am so glad that you found Duolingo through this hub, it is definitely worth a try! Thank you for the read - good luck with your language learning journey. :)

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      Sunardi 2 years ago from Indonesia

      Learning foreign language is very interesting. I have tried busuu, livemocha, Englishclub, Speak7 to learn foreign language. I can get in touch with a new world by understanding another culture.

      Spanish is my favorite language actually, but I have no time until now to learn it. Learning online is a good way in learning foreign language. I can keep in touch with a lot of friends for practice.

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      Susan W 2 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Sunardi - Looks like you have tried many websites for learning a language. They are all great and I agree, they are a great way to stay in touch with people from around the world. Communicating with others in a new language is a good way to enhance your language skills and fluency. Thanks for the comments!

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      Virginia Kearney 2 years ago from United States

      Good information--My husband and I and our children have learned Mandarin from online lessons as well as Pimsleur (purchased audio). We moved from free to purchased lessons in order to go past the basics but you can really learn a lot online. There are also a lot of language learning videos on YouTube. Pinned.

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      Susan W 2 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Virginia - I'm so glad you enjoyed this, thanks for the great comments!

      Yeah, YouTube is a great place to learn languages. I often do lessons through YouTube. Pimsleur is a great paid audio language course.

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