A few useful language learning resources.

I thought I would share some resources that I've found useful in my quest to learn Spanish - some of which apply to other languages.

The first is a series of free audio lessons for Spanish, I've just finished the first course and highly recommend you check them out : They also offer a series for Spanish speakers learning English.

The next is a site called italki. This is a site where you can organise language lessons and/or swaps over Skype. There are two ways you can use the site; 1. Free - trade time e.g 15mins of each native language. 2. Pay for lessons with an actual teacher. I've used the paid lessons and they clarified things that I didn't get from Duolingo.

My referral link - I'll get a few lessons free if you buy credits. :

Verbling : This is chat roulette for language learning.

Practica Espanol - They offer the news in Spanish, unique feature is that you can filter by difficulty.

January 24, 2013


Half of my favorites bar is language learning resources. Allow me to share some as well.

Virtual Flashcards


Writing Practice

Articles (only has Spanish so far, I think French is next.)

January 26, 2013

Memrise is awesome.

January 26, 2013

It is. And they just introduced some new courses including Hacking Spanish, Hacking French, Hacking German, etc. and I like the course 100 Most Popular Spanish Verbs.

I think Memrise and Duolingo make a great team up of Vocabulary + Grammar.

January 26, 2013

Nulu looks awesome. I'd never heard of it before. Thanks!

January 27, 2013

I need a language program for a visually impaired person that focuses on speech. He has english and wants to improve his spanish. he can only see one letter at a time on the monitor, so reading is VERY slow and too frustrating.

any suggestions welcome (and I´ll check out the above links too)

January 26, 2013

You can try Pimsleur. Their course is audio focused. It starts at $10 for the most basic package. I hear a lot about that program though I haven't used it myself. You can try a demonstration online at their site: I have tried the demo and found Pimsleur wasn't for me personally but a lot of people have good things to say about it.

A mainly audio course (but also has a book with pictures) is Speak In A Week (Spanish). You can get week 1 for $10 or the full four week set for about $40. My mom used it to learn Spanish while I used it to brush up and we both highly recommend it! And nevermind about the $40, I just found it here:!-spanish-complete!/9781591253198-1591253195?utm_source=googlebase&utm_medium=search&gclid=cp6hnumuh7ucfstgmgodpriawa for about $20. That's a steal! One minute is a pretty good program. I used it to learn some Irish Gaelic.

January 26, 2013

Definitely check out the language transfer audio course I linked in my original post.

January 27, 2013
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