IELANGUAGES.com/languages.htmlWeb, No pronunciation scores, Free
This private site has free recordings of the numbers 0-21 and many other words in 8 mostly European languages. It has recordings of a few words in three more languages, and free text on several other languages, including some uncommon ones. The recordings are either the FSI courses, which are in more detail on the FSI site, or they speak long lists of words with no pauses, pictures nor sound effects, so learners have to read along to know the meaning.
They give detailed explanations (for example declension of the Russian numbers) which other sites omit. They also have links
to many sites for one or a few languages, which I do not review here. See "All Languages
" for other sites with similar helpful links
In the basic Alphabetical Index
you can find 300 languages, and reviews of the CDs and websites which teach them.Many Languages
- Learning materials for 2,300 languages are listed by Jim Martindale, They are not reviewed, but many are online and free, so you can try them. He links to online keyboards for many alphabets.
- For other languages, the only way to learn may be to listen to religious recordings while reading the meaning in your own language. Many recordings with matching text are available and are indexed by name, region, and linguistic family at:
- ForeignLanguageExpertise (has geographic index of 500 languages. Use Edit/Find or Ctrl-F to find a country or language you want. If the language is available, you can then select it in the dark red bar near the top of the page. Also select a Bible chapter and download or listen. Recordings come from another site: "Faith Comes by Hearing.")
- GlobalRecordings (has geographic index of 6,000 languages, and recordings of Christian stories. Download or listen. Printed text of each story is in Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and Thai. If you need explanations in any of the other 6000 languages, write down the text from the recordings in your language.)
Other language sites are not reviewed or indexed here, because they only teach how to speak one or a few languages. You can find links to these more focused sites at Martindale's large site above, and at: