Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Language Podcasts

A podcast is a series of audio or video files that are released episodically and downloaded through web. It is a portmanteau of the words "pod"—derived from iPod- and "broadcasting". The following links are links to some terrific language podcasts for those who have a strong fascination for learning languages.

ESL POD: Those learning English as a second language will enjoy these podcasts. They even list their top ten popular episodes including seeing a specialist and dining at a restaurant.

ONE MINUTE FRENCH: Got a love of language but only 60 seconds to devote to it? Then try this free series of mini-lessons in for English speakers who want to learn French.

A FLAVOR OF GERMAN: These podcasts are intended for intermediate to advanced speakers. They provides a fresh look at German idioms as native speaker Julia helps learn Mark improve his range of expression.

COFFEE BREAK SPANISH: Part of the Radio Lingua Network, this free series of podcasts is ideal for beginners through intermediate. There are 80 lessons averaging 15 to 20 minutes each and even a step by step guide.

ARABIC POD: With constantly updated episodes, this is a must visit for all lovers of the Arabic language. There is also a dictionary, forum, blog, and more.

A SPOONFUL OF RUSSIAN: Although the podcast has been discontinued, it is still free to view and take advantage of. There are also downloadable lessons, puzzles, and conversations.

1 comment:

SARAH said...

Hello my friend Zahra.

Thanks for the links. U have a very helpful blog. I visit it on and off.

have a nice week