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LINGUIST List 18.1078

Tue Apr 10 2007

FYI: Free Online Language Course

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        1.    Rebecca Kimber, Free Online Language Course


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Message 1: Free Online Language Course
Date: 09-Apr-2007
From: Rebecca Kimber <rebeccaloquella.com>
Subject: Free Online Language Course


Free Language Course: http://www.loquella.com
Loquella.com, an online language course, offers free French and Spanish
lessons. The lessons are based on the language course created by the
Foreign Service Institute (FSI). The focus of each lesson is on teaching
French and Spanish vocabulary and pronunciation. Vocabulary and
pronunciation are taught through audio and text drills contained within a
Flash movie.

Free French Lessons: http://www.loquella.com/learn-french
Currently there are six free, comprehensive French lessons, each containing
between 1700 and 2200 sentences to learn and practice, with more French
lessons to come. The French lessons focus heavily on teaching vocabulary
and pronunciation. Each lesson contains four to five grammar subjects
featured in each lesson. After each grammar subject is introduced the
student practices that subject by going through extensive drills.

Students learning French at any level can move through the French lessons
at their own speed. Students go through the lessons by reading the sentence
in French and English while listening to audio in French, then repeating
out load what they heard in the audio.

Free Spanish Lessons: http://www.loquella.com/learn-spanish
There are currently 55 FSI based Spanish lessons on www.loquella.com, each
with between 500 and 1000 Spanish sentences to practice and repeat. Spanish
lessons 56 – 63 are dialect lessons where students can listen to native
Spanish speakers tell personal stories about their lives in their own
distinct dialects.

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition


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