Free Language Courses Online
I have owned the FSI Hebrew Basic Course in cassette tape form for many years now. Back then, it could only be purchased and it wasn’t cheap. Now however, mp3 files for the entire course, and others are available for free!! It is excellent. FSI courses have always been very “plain Jane” in packaging and page layout, but don’t let that mislead you. They are thorough. The focus is fluent conversational mastery of the given language. My only wish it that there was an intermediate and advanced level of Hebrew, but there are several levels for the major languages, such as Spanish, French etc.
The following languages are presently available at the site: Amharic, Arabic, Bulgarian, Cambodian, Cantonese, Chinese, Chinyanja, Czech, Finnish, French, Fula, German, Greek, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Kirundi, Kituba, Korean, Lao, Lingala, Luganda, Moré, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbo-Croatian, Shona, Sinhala, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish,Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Twi, Vietnamese, andYoruba.
There are also forums to discuss learning these languages. If the language you’re studying doesn’t have a forum, just let Admin know, and they’ll consider it. Since all FSI language courses are public domain, the generous souls at this site are planning on converting ALL the FSI courses into mp3 format, and making them available at this site — for Free!! If you use the site, please considering expressing your gratitude to these folks, since they are volunteering their time and expertise purely for the sake of helping others study foreign languages.
Before buying these courses anywhere, check to see if they’re available on this site for free. I have used them. The quality is comparable to the original tape courses, maybe even a bit better.
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This entry was posted on March 9, 2011 by Glezele Vayne. It was filed under Education and was tagged with Bangkok, foreign language study, Hebrew language, Kirundi, Lingala language, Luganda, Serbo-Croatian, Social sciences, Tower of Babel.