Learn a language the easy way
Tourism is the world’s biggest industry and it’s easy to understand why. Talk to the travelers. They’ll tell you the best thing in life is to meet new people from different parts of the world.
Of course, it will help if you can talk the language, even if just a little. Fortunately, there are many resources on the Internet to help you get going on your journey of discovery. Some of the best of these also happen to be FREE (nice word). In particular, the Radio Lingua service offers free audio and video lessons in many languages, including Spanish, French, German, and Russian. They have designed their courses into short podcasts – also available on iTunes – co-presented with someone who are also new to the language, meaning you learn together.
In addition, their clever little 1-minute courses, aptly called One-Minute Spanish, One-Minute Japanese, and so on, teach no less than 14 languages, including Mandarin, Japanese, Norwegian, Danish, Portuguese, Irish, Gaelic and Luxembourghish.
Radio Lingua is the brainchild of Mark Pentleton, a Scotsman with an easy listening voice. He has no doubt spent a tremendous amount of effort in putting the service together and, judging to the rave reviews, is making it possible for a lot of people to make a lot of new friends all around the world.