Can anyone recommend some good free language learning websites/apps?
Hi! It's woof! I'm looking for another good app/website for language learning. Can anyone recommend one? Thanks! It can just be an app for only one of the languages I'm learning, not for a bunch of languages. I'd also prefer it if it's free.
(I already have Memrise, LingoDeer, Japanesepod101, and busuu, so please don't recommend any of those. Thanks!)
Here's some goodies. It's mostly textbooks and stuff but still a nice source.
As for your request for websites, try Transparent Language. It's like a polished Duolingo site that has many other languages. It's subscription based though, unless your library offers it (and my libraries don't! :[ )
I also would try uTalk. It's an expanded phrasebook for 130+ languages. It's also subscription-based, though you can still use it for free and unlock subjects through achievements and Coins.
I like the browser extension, ReadLang. It's really good for expanding beyond Duolingo and reading website articles or .epub books. Unlike google translate, it doesn't translate an entire page into your base language. Instead, while you're reading in your target language, you can click between 1 and 8 words and it will translate just those words. The more words you highlight, the more accurate the translation for the more difficult things. ReadLang was so awesome in fact, that Duolingo ended up hiring it's creator, Steve, last year. If you like to read fanfiction and are ever on Fanfiction.net, it works there. It also works with the various langauge versions of BBC News. Basically it works for a lot of places you might want to go to practice reading in your target language. ReadLang has a free and a paid version. I mostly used the paid version because I was using it a lot and the paid version was very inexpensive compared to what I was expecting. (I can't recall what it is now because I took a break from learning for a year and unsubscribed. But, I think it was $5 every 3 months or something.)
For American Sign Language, I recommend checking out SignSchool. It's free right now and is in beta. I love it. I started at the very beginning lesson and it is interactive, fun, and accurate as far as I've observed. (Also, I showed it to my signing friend who recognized two of the people who are helping create the website from an ASL school they went to.)
If you are learning French, here is a website by the government of Quebec:
Click on "learning French online" on the left hand side.
has the link to the database of French exercises. It says it has 925 exercises.
there are a whole lot. when you look for them, you get a lot of options.
Here is a link full of resources. http://languagesenrose.tumblr.com/Language%20Learning%20Websites
There is a new thread "Mango Languages: FREE through 30 June 2020" for several/all languages: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/38624978
As a German I finally got Mango working here with the signup in Europe [with full Portuguese (Brazil) access]: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/38624978?comment_id=38627613
I think with 3,5 years ahead in my Portuguese (BR) learning I can greatly benefit from Mango with all the reading and listening exercises (they test you on the comprehension with several multiple-choice questions), seeing dialogues as well as having to speak (repeat) phrases.
They have a speech pronunciation analyzer where you can see the waves for each word (full sentence) and you can also compare the recorded audio of your own voice to the speaker audio.