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Old 10-23-2007, 10:20 AM   #1
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Free internet foreign language instruction?

Does anybody know of (free) resources on the net for getting a traveller's rudimentary grip on Spanish, French, German, Italian or other languages? I found the BBC website ( which seems to be oriented toward getting travellers up to speed on a number of languages. Any other suggestions or URL's are appreciated. Thanks very much.

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:06 AM   #2
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:30 PM   #3
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Old 10-24-2007, 09:11 PM   #4
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This site has the US Gov't Foreign Service programs online:

and then here are the US army courses:
no surprises there.

courtesy of this metafilter thread
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Old 10-26-2007, 08:56 PM   #5
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You could just do a search on file-sharing software for the language you want and download it. Not to promote stealing or anything.

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Old 11-01-2007, 11:31 PM   #7
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If you have an MP3 player of iPod, there are foreign language podcasts as well.
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Old 11-05-2007, 11:35 PM   #8
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:23 PM   #9
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Your local library either has or has access to all the programs, and then you can "back them up."

I'm going through Pimsleurs Latin American spanish program now, after starting a similar thread here a while ago.
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