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29[M4F] South Korea/Anywhere. Looking for someone to knows how to live.

2020.09.18 15:03 AWannabeHero 29[M4F] South Korea/Anywhere. Looking for someone to knows how to live.

Hey there Ms. Reader
So glad you're taking the time to read my post. I really appreciate it.
So a little bit about me.
I'm currently an English teacher in South Korea which means I'm in one of the safest places in the world but also not able to travel around yet thanks to a well known virus.
I have become something of a hard romantic who doesn't mind getting sucked up into adventure and still able to stay grounded. Life is too short to not be having fun.
You should message me if you’re looking for something serious. I’ve done the short-term dating thing and no knock on it, but it’s not for me. I’m looking for a genuine connection with someone that thinks it’s okay to (occasionally) eat dinner after midnight. Open to dinner suggestions
Also, this might be a dealbreaker for some, but that's okay. I'm really starting to get into fitness, I've 30lbs since Jan and I'm starting to really up my gym progress. I'd love for my partner to share the same passion when it comes to health.😌
Some more deets:
Straight, Single, Monogamous
6’ 0”, Fit
Politically liberal Speaks English, Afrikaans, Korean, and Japanese, Full-time English Teacher Undergraduate degree Capricorn
Doesn't smoke cigarettes Drinks sometimes Never smokes marijuana Vegetarian
Pic of me 2 Pic 1 of me
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2020.09.06 16:18 CesarRomeroAr What is Google Crowdsource?

What is Google Crowdsource?
Google Crowdsource, also known as Crowdsource, Crowdsource by Google, Community Collaboration and Contributor by Google, is a crowdsourcing platform developed by Google and aimed at improving many of its services through the training of Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms, with the help of volunteer users. This training, which Google points out as micro-tasks that should take no more than 5-10 seconds to complete, allows the AI to learn new skills and study a large amount of information that enhances its ability to be implemented in the various tools that the company offers (Google Translate, Maps, Fotos, Assistant, among other).

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Crowdsource was developed and launched for the Android operating system in the official Google Play store, as well as in its web version, on August 29, 2016. This platform includes several short tasks that users can complete in order to sophisticate and enhance many of Google's services. These tasks include image tag verification, comment feeling evaluation and translation validation among other tasks. By completing these tasks, users provide Google with valuable data for algorithm training and service improvement. As users complete tasks, they earn achievements and recognitions that include statistics, credentials and certificates, as well as differentiated tracking of their progress by task in a User World Scoreboard (participation in this scoreboard is optional).
Tasks
At launch, the Crowdsource application presented users with 5 different tasks: image transcription, handwriting recognition, translation, translation validation and map translation validation. The latest version of the application includes 7 tasks in its mobile version and 8 in its web version.
The mobile mode of the project includes the following functions:
Smart Camera: It consists of a smart camera that detects objects and provides an overview of them. The user then has to tell the function whether the description given is correct or not.
Verification of image labels: The user must indicate if the label presented to him can be the one indicated or not for the photograph that is perceived in a random way in the chosen category.
Sentimental analysis: It presents the user with various reviews and comments so that he can classify them according to his opinion as "positive", "neutral" or "negative". Also, as an alternative, the user can skip a question if they are not sure and move on to the next one. These reviews by Crowdsource users help a variety of recommendation-based technologies that Google uses on platforms such as Google Maps, Google Play Store and YouTube.
Handwriting recognition: Handwriting recognition involves users reading handwritten words and transcribing them into text. As explained by Google, completing this task helps improve the handwriting feature of the Google Keyboard.
Translation and Validation of translations: Translation-related tasks (translation and translation validation) are only shown to users who have selected more than one language in which they are fluent. While map translation validation is no longer a task in Crowdsource, users can still complete translation and translation validation tasks. Translation presents the user with one of the languages in which they are fluent, and asks them to translate it into another language in which they are also fluent. Translation validation presents users with a list of translations submitted by other users, and asks them to categorize them as correct or incorrect. Both tasks help improve the translation capabilities of Google, especially in Google Translate, and any other Google application that has translated content, including Google Maps.
Image capture: This function allows you to take photos or upload them from the gallery and share them in open source for free use on the Internet with precise tags describing the content of the photo.
Google Crowdsource - Mobile Version
The web mode in turn provides the following functions:
Verification of image labels: Same function as in the mobile version. VIEW!
Image legend: Allows you to validate or invalidate image captions that may be linked to the photograph being displayed. VIEW!
Handwriting recognition: Same function as in the mobile version. VIEW!
Reference points: This function allows you to indicate whether the reference point indicated corresponds to the image presented. This task is designed to help ensure that businesses and landmarks are recognisable on applications such as Google Maps, Google Street View, etc. VIEW!
Facial expressions: It allows you to analyze human face expressions in YouTube videos and then tell the application what kind of expression is detected. VIEW!
Translation and Translation Validation: Same function as in the mobile version.
Assistance Tutor: It allows you to show the Google virtual assistant how people could speak to you in your language.
Google Crowdsource - Web Version
Achievements
Crowdsource has a "Achievements" section that shows the Statistics and Badges that the user gets by completing various tasks. Among these, the level at which the user is according to his contribution flow stands out. These range from Level 1 to Level 18.
Recently, a League Table was added that shows the progress of partners worldwide in each of the application's functions. VIEW!
Statistics
Crowdsource tracks the total user contributions to the project and displays them on a counter, as well as metrics that provide a balance of responses in line with overall community responses synthesized in a section called "Votes in favour" and "Accuracy" that shows the degree of accuracy or validity of user responses.
Badges
As users complete tasks, they also receive Badges. There are badges for each type of task, which denote progress through that particular task (such as translation validation), as well as badges for other milestones, such as completing a given task through a notification.
Languages
Crowdsource is currently available in the following languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Armenian, Assamese, Azerbaijani, Bahasa (Indonesia), Bahasa (Malay), Basque, Belarusian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Burmese, Catalan, Cebuano, Cherokee, Chichewa, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Dzongkha, English, Estonian, Esperanto, Finnish, French, French (Canada), Frisian, Galician, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Haitian Creole, Hausa, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Javanese, Kannada, Kazakh, Khmer, Kinyarawanda, Korean, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Kurdish (Sorani), Kirghiz, Lao, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malagasy, Malayalam, Maltese, Maori, Marathi, Mongolian, Nepali, Norwegian, Oriya, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Samoan, Scots Gaelic, Serbian (Cyrillic script), Serrano, Sesotho, Shona, Sicilian, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovak, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Sundanese, Swahili, Swedish, Tajik, Tamazight, Tagalog/Filipino, Tamil, Tatar, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Turkmen, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uyghur, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Welsh, Wolof, Xhosa, Yiddish, Yoruba and Zulu.
Data
Much of the images donated by users have been compacted by Google and made available to the general public for access and download from the Crowdsource by Google and Open Images Dataset platforms. To date, the platforms have approximately 90 GB of 478,000 images distributed in sets of 10 x 8.80 GB for easy downloading.
Community and project blog
Recently the project team launched two pages, one for the Crowdsource Community where they present stories and experiences of users and influencers of the same, and finally a blog in development which will provide updates and news related to the world Crowdsource.
Technical data, content and privacy policies
- The application requires for its installation Android 4.3 and later versions.
- Application size: 44 Megabyte.- Mobile data usage: VIEW!
- How does Google use my answers? VIEW!
- What are the content policies of the project? VIEW!
- What are Google's Privacy Policies? VIEW!
- Frequently Asked Questions: VIEW!

More information about the project: About Crowdsource by Google
If you want to know more about Google's Artificial Intelligence, you can follow the industry blog and get to know this technology: AI Google Blog!
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2020.07.09 18:34 BTWNM Hitman 3 Trailer Analysis - New Mission Predictions

Hitman 3 Trailer Analysis - New Mission Predictions
I'll admit that a lot of this is just my idle thoughts at work, but bear with me.
So, in the trailer (after the Constant's "And now you find yourself alone" line), we're shown a series of brief images. Since the first one of these is Dubai and that was confirmed to be the first mission, it got me thinking - what if the other images represent the other missions in the game, possibly even in order? If we go off of that, here are my predictions:
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  • The first image, as I said, is the Dubai skyscraper, which is pretty self-explanatory. Carl Ingram is all but confirmed to be one of the targets here.
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  • The second image is Lucas Grey looking out through a large window at what appears to be a cloudy city skyline. This might also be Dubai, but for some reason, this strikes me as possibly being in an airport, which is a level concept fans have been asking about for ages (as is a skyscraper level, which is also being included). This could be located pretty much anywhere in the world, but if I had to predict a location, I'd guess a South African city, possibly Durban, since South Africa has been a requested location for a while, Durban is one of its biggest cities, and the man himself, David Bateson, was born there. I'd also guess that Marcus Stuyvesant is one of the targets here, as he seems to be the youngest and most easily shaken of the Partners and might be trying to flee from 47 and company. Also, Stuyvesant is Dutch and Afrikaans (which is an offshoot of Dutch) is common in South Africa.
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  • The third image is a bunch of raised hands in what looks like a nightclub / rave setting. People have predicted that this may be part of the teased Hong Kong level (which comes later) and they're probably right, but if we go by my assumption regarding these images, it represents a level of its own. Again, this could be practically anywhere in the world, but given a few different factors, I'm going to guess it may be in Rio de Janeiro, possibly during Carnival. I'd also guess that, if Marcus Stuyvesant isn't in the previous level, he's likely in this one. It may also include Cornelia, his daughter (probably) who showed up in the Ark Society.
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  • The fourth image is the British-looking mansion. This one seems fairly self-explanatory, although, as people have pointed out, it's likely going to be the location of Alexa Carlisle since she's English and her primary residence was / is a "grand house" in Berkshire.
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  • The fifth image is the top-down view of a rainy city that is almost certainly Hong Kong. Not too much else to say here other than it looks goddamn gorgeous and I can't wait to see if it connects to the first game's mission with Lee Hong in some way. Also, if the order of these actually lines up with the missions' order in-game, it might be significant that 47 is revisiting this place so late in H3's story.
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  • The sixth image is of Diana looking out over a balcony at a high-class gathering of some sort. Judging by the railing of the balcony, the blurry background, and the fashions, I'd guess this is in Europe somewhere, possibly Greece or another Mediterranean location. It's also quite possible that, after not including their native Denmark for the first two games, IOI might end the series there, possibly even in Copenhagen. It's fairly safe to assume, I think, that Arthur Edwards / the Constant will be a target here.
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  • The final image before the title reveal is 47 in the dark forest from earlier in the trailer. This is probably just to make him look badass and tie the trailer together, but there's also the possibility that the forest represents a "surprise" seventh mission, despite the announcement that the game will have six missions. I mentioned this in a previous post, but I could see this being less of a "proper" mission and more of a final boss fight between 47 and Grey in the forests outside the facility in Romania. I'd also like to point out that the coat 47's wearing here has high, angular collars and looks sort of like a coat Grey's been seen wearing a few times in the past, including in this very trailer.
So, what do you think? Likely? Unlikely? Am I talking out of my ass?
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2020.05.10 06:47 zefdef I hope my dad is happy

I already made two posts about this situation and I feel like an asshole but I don’t know what else to do other than this.
My dad shot himself yesterday at noon. I heard a bang, I thought it was my cats fucking stuff up, but when I saw all my cats in the living room together I knew something bad had happened. My mom ran into the house from the yard and looked for my dad because she wanted to ask him what the noise was but when she didn’t see him she told me to go into my room and I buried my face into a pillow and I heard her scream this so devastatingly broken sob. I ran outside with my mom and my sister, my neighbor was there talking to my mom and she brought us over to her house while my mom talked to police.
Everyone is telling me this is such a surprise and it isn’t. He was so outwardly cheerful when he actually talked to people but for the past few months he didn’t speak to anybody. For the past year at least he’s not been himself. I feel awful saying it but I’m relieved he isn’t suffering anymore, that’s mostly why I made this post. That man suffered every day. I remember when my mom first tried to drag him to the hospital and he stood there in front of his two kids tearing his hair out and crying and looking so ashamed and embarrassed. He went to the hospital and when he came back home I thought he’d be “fixed,” and I don’t know why because I’ve dealt with mental illness for my whole life and I know it’s not that easy. He stayed up every single fucking night, moaning in pain and literally running laps around the living room because he didn’t know what to do. My sister couldn’t sleep because of how loud he got. The weeks leading up to this, he BEGGED my mom to “let him go,” she told me he said to her “don’t you see how tortured I am? Why won’t you just let me go?”
I cannot explain to strangers on the internet how amazing this man was before he got so sick. He was so fucking funny, he made everyone laugh. Even on the last night i saw him, he cracked a joke even though he didn’t smile or laugh because his instinct was just to make others laugh.
The man I saw for the last few months of his life was not my dad. He was in and out of the hospital and he was so ashamed. He thought it made him weak. He was such a smooth talker that he convinced the hospital staff to release him, but the second he stepped into that parking lot he started trying to find something to jump off of. Everything he saw, he tried to think of a way to kill himself with it.
It’s so morbid and selfish for me to think this but I’m glad he did this at home with us and with a gun. He was miserable in that hospital and I know he’d have jumped off something or impaled himself on a road sign (which he tried) or jumped into traffic (he jumped in front of a car moving 10 mph trying to kill himself). He was going to do this regardless. I’m glad he was home. And surrounded by his family. My mom got rid of the guns in the house but he went to the shed that morning and got his rifle. I always thought he’d kill himself, he was so so so sad, but I always thought that maybe he’d overdose because of his shame and how badly he felt he needed to hide. The fact that he blew his brains out makes me feel weirdly better. I feel so fucking bad saying that and I’m so sorry for saying it but I believe that that was his twisted way of saying “I don’t need to hide anymore” and letting other people take care of him instead of him needing to help others always.
I know the things I’m saying probably sound bad but I will be getting therapy very soon. Please don’t think bad of me for being relieved but I’m so glad he’s okay now. I wanna talk about all my memories of him but I can’t type all that. Please, if you care, look through my comments and posts and see what else I said about him. He was an amazing guy, and I know I shouldn’t share personal information on reddit but if you want to know what kind of cool guy he was, look at his website gamedaysignals.com . He created this company and he made me proofread all his writing and edit his photos and test his prototypes. His partner in this business is from South Africa and he brought me to meet him because he KNEW that I loved South Africa (I’m autistic and that was a special interest for me at the time). I even spoke some Afrikaans and he asked me to teach him so that he could impress his partner. He was awful at it, couldn’t pronounce anything right lol. But he spoke good Spanish, one time he was my chaperone on a field trip and the kids in my group didn’t speak much English so he spoke to them in Spanish. That man included everyone in everything he did. I miss him so much. I wish I could say more but I’m so exhausted. I don’t know if I can reply to any comments I might receive because I am so tired but thank you for any kind words in advance and thank you to all the people that have messaged me or commented on other posts.
If you have these thoughts, tell somebody. I’ve considered suicide before but now that I know how this feels, I don’t ever want to let myself end my own life.
Edit: idk if I mentioned this, but he slept more on the night before he did this than he had in the past year which makes me happy
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2020.04.14 21:50 Cassowarysaur [EVENT] The State of South Africa in 1937

The following discretionary analysis comes to you, President Hertzog, from Malan's civil advisory council. He has laid it to you to decide the future of the nation, but worries about the stability of the Coalition Government should issues continue. The past year has not been kind to Suid-Afrika. While the emergence of a German-ruled conglomerate in Afrika was promising to trade and prosperity in the nation, the collapse of the British Empire has not been the Boer dream that it could have been. The reduction in capital has made expansion in the Bechualand and Rhodesia protectorates slower than expected, and the Natives Land Act has made effective labour controls difficult. Land is locked between races and classes, and the Afrikaner population continues to export most of their primary industrial goods to Germany in good faith, but gains little from the consolidation of Mittelafrika. Instead, the monopolisation of Afrikan goods and people have made Suid-Afrika more inclined to specialise in mines and resources they do not have the efficient capital to produce effectively, and have thus received the onus of two mediocre strategies as opposed to one.
To the east lies the Australasian Confederation, a continued partner in their manufacturing industry's need for raw materials from the plateau; the Indian ocean being controlled by the German navy has secured safe trade routes, but also played into the hands of anti-German sentiment in India, China and Japan, who are now unlikely to be good trade partners in the future. The Indonesian and South-East Asian oil and rubber fields are vital to our own growing industry, and natural ties with the Dutch statesman there would give us an advantage in keeping trade of resources open, and allowing oil to run through the nation. Should the Japanese pressure the Germans into giving up trade routes, we may seek aid from the Australasian navy, as the control of East Asia by the Japanese Empire would spell a disaster in moving the flow of materials further east and the eventual dissolution of a stratified and stable Africa, with German military presence diminished in the Indian ocean. The Indian majority in Durban has close ties with the fragmented Indian subcontinent, and should we need to learn more about keeping this majority population sated, we may need to collaborate with the Indian governors, and even perhaps the socialists there.
To the north, Egypt's growing war economy is desiring the tungsten and chromium of our mines, but the land routes are almost impossible to navigate quickly and are faster by air, which we must rely on German planes, or by sea, which we must rely on German boats and passing either through Gibraltar or the Horn of Africa. A 'Cape to Cairo' railway would be beneficial, but also incredibly costly, and leave our trade routes to the Mediterranean be held at the German's discretion, and especially the stability of Mittelafrika. This brings us to the other major trade partner in Africa; the French Republic. Despite being recognised as the same nation that fled from Marseilles 18 years ago, they are a shadow of their former self, still intent on retaking their homeland. A motorised and amphibious military will require a plethora of materials, many of which we can provide, coupled with Brazil's rubber and bauxite and aluminium fundamentals from the West Indies and India, this will be a good investment. However, to reach the economic centre in the Algiers and Pied-Noirs populace, traversal through the Suez or Gibraltar is required, and thus we should pursue friendly relations with the Germans if possible, and if not, ensure a friendly Spanish regime. Trade routes further north to Europe are increasingly difficult due to the Internationale's influence in the Western Approaches, and the current state of Italy, but trade opportunities with the Ottomans, Austria, Russia and Greece may be worth looking into, should they need to upgrade their industrial capacity and manufacturing capabilities.
To the west, Brazil is a close trading partner due to their sprawling population, multiple dockyard entry points, and sheer size. Brazil's urbanising population and need for cloth is a boon to our western Cape businesses, and continued friendly relations would be beneficial for both of our industrialising nations. They also share a very racially diverse population, so governmental lessons can be learned in the way we approach the Indian and African majority in our nation, as well as how to put them to good use without ensuing civil conflict. On the other side of the Atlantic, the warring Americans and Canada are experiencing severe population disruption, and a brain drain towards the Entente, that we may need to capitalise if we want a skilled and competent blue-collar workforce desperately needing work and safety. With our strategic position and defensible terrain, we may be in an extremely advantageous position in attracting disillusioned and frightened refugees, should the civil and local authorities be able to cope with a civil influx without destroying the harmony we have worked hard to build in the past ten years.
We lack the military or navy to be able to afford any large-scale attack on the African continent, and defence would ultimately be a civil and personal affair, with the distribution of weapons to the populace a costly but effective measure to repel any occupier of the Cape of Good Hope, and should be looked into as a way to deter attackers. Gun placements along Cape Agulhas and Good Hope would be pivotal in passing ships, as well as coordination with the necessary friendly naval force, whoever that may be. Radar stations, while currently a novelty idea, if pursued and placed correctly, potentially foreseen by an Entnete or Reichspakt contractor, could be the deciding factor in a nation's war effort.
And thus, we are brought to the air force - f such an idea has already had its gestation, but not a fruition, and has left us looking rather defenceless by a modern combined arms attack. We must not be fooled into believing our defensive terrain is enough to win a conflict, or if another guns can provide a defence, when the tides of war continue to turn more and more in favour of long-range, responsive attacks. It may be time to consult Berlin or Ottawa over the construction of planes of our own make, so that our industry may be prepared to produce more should the time come. Consultation of Smuts is without question the best method; he should be able to put together a team of responsible men in the aerial defence of South Africa, with air bases in the plateau or even in a suitable alley in the Great Escarpment, the possibility should be pursued as soon as South Africa has prepared for entering the forties, whatever they may bring.
The question of native population control has been long plaguing this nation, and has brought dismissal by other nations, even if they do not see what we do - our coalition partners, the Labour unions, may be keeping us in power, but we do not share many commitments in common. The enfranchisement of the natives is out of the question, but broadening the educational facilities capable of producing responsible workers is something we can push to the Parliament in resolving our lacking industrial growth. If we do nothing, civil strife may continue, and the policies of the more didactic of our coalition would produce the opposite intention of a united Suid-Afrika. The continued protection of white Afrikaner employment is crucial, but we may need to assess the lack of competition created by the environment, and the methods that good international business require may be unsuitable for our political promises, and thus put into a deadlock of poor isolation while we sit on key war-time goods. Furthermore, with many unskilled workers being unable to coerce others into unions and negotiate with businesses, we may see a definitive drain of vital technological heat that is preferable in industrialising such an overtly complicated nation. These are all for your consideration.
For your consideration with sincerity, Malan.
DIE JAAR 1936 VIR DIE UNIE VAN SUID-AFRIKA
South Africa was hit hard by the crisis of Black Monday. Germany pursuing a policy of austerity gave few exceptions for international trade, and thus South Africa's plan for industrialisation and raw material extraction had to be fulfilled by the lend of capital from the more international Entente; Canada approved the deal in the first few weeks after BM and the deposits of tungsten and chromium have increased in both Rhodesia and Bechualand, as the money has been rewarded as loans to potential business owners, and subsidies for those who are already hit hard by the recession. These subsidies, in agreement with the Labour party, have been suspended to businesses with surplus profits but difficult labour conditions, as to protect the white workers there. However, the government has not forced businesses to keep positions open that are not expressly needed, leading to mass unemployment in these frontier territories. Thus, the government invited Australasian and Canadian business owners to set up quarries and facilities here, hoping that they would bring enough capital and expertise to run the business as opposed to the pinched government. The relief given to businesses has been apparent from the entire Entente, even ties with Angola and Mozambique have increased and there are plans to improve the infrastructure between these regions, should the Portuguese agree to it. The issue of individual poverty is hard to address, and as such, labour union laws have been relaxed to allow a significant increase in negotiating power to such organisations, so that wage slavery may not exist and businesses must compete for their workers, and that workers may also be more prudent with their labour, and pursue their economic gains in more than just basic upkeep. The intended effect is a more symbiotic relationship between economic growth and popular support, as well as trust in such institutions, for we do not want to succumb to such strife that has plagued Europe in the past 20 years. One side-effect may also be the chance for white lower-class workers to buy land of their own in the frontier that is yet to be divided, but that is unlikely to have a massive effect.
A tax on inheritance wealth, and a tariff on imported goods from outside the Entente, has been put in place to increase government funding for these programmes. This should force spenders to put money into our own manufacturing to avoid a reliance on imports that got us into this deadly situation, and solidify good relations with the lenders of capital from Canada and Australasia. To compensate, the tax on start-up businesses will be lowered, and while we have been advised to be careful with reckless spending, we are hoping to engage in inflationary measures to encourage global investment in our weaker currency, and make the South African Pound a commodity of investment and international attention, not of ridicule and embarrassment. Moreover, the handling of our goods abroad will be done with fewer restrictions, instead focusing on the long-term agreements that can build good businesses, as opposed to short-term measures. Borrowing from abroad should be able to cover any additional costs, if need be, and keep our economy connected to the Indian ocean for greater economic cooperation, in a way that should be antithetical to the chaos of Black Monday.
Moreover, the decision between armaments and civilian industry has been hotly debated amongst the members of Parliament, but with such a development of natural resources possible, civilian industry has been prioritised despite two of our divisions being severely unequipped. We have put these factories to good use, by building up infrastructure in Rhodesia, and to appease the war hawks, increased the gun production in the Cape to allow us to equip our divisions more readily. Work has begun on new factories in the Natal, so that no corner of South Africa may feel abandoned by the recuperation efforts of Black Monday.
Before the crisis first became apparent, efforts were put into the founding of the Cape University, meant to be the shining pearl of learning that could alleviate the issues of unskilled labour and home-grown research and development. Funding for this university has been limited, but Smuts himself has stepped in to support the decision, and the opposition party's involvement in it has allowed it to stay open as a consensual boon to South Africa.
The racial segregation in our nation is finally being reassessed, now that the worst of black Monday is behind us. The decision is one of difficulty, nuance and moderation, but with rising popularity amongst the Dominion party as an effect of the reintroduction of Canadian, Australasian and Portuguese cooperation, calls have begun for the 'federal idea' to become a reality. Devolving powers, even in a unitary system, has been seen with some benefit, and after observation of the Brazilian and Indian strategy, the government has called for some powers to be directed to the Paramount Chiefs. They will be given more authority over their respective regions including their tribes, but answer to the Union government for their pay, which will be slowly increased as Black Monday's effects improve upon this nation.
No new divisions are being trained at this time, but Hertzog has promoted and passed legislation for the establishment of a unitary police force, recruiting from every corner of the nation, to be divided into units based on competency, and on the criteria of competency be allocated to more worse-effected regions. With a generous pension scheme that is inherently linked to the effectiveness of their work (conducted by the South African judiciary, and not from the province they are located in) and especially the non-violence of it, Hertzog hopes that by cutting the risk of corruption amongst the police force due to not being in the location of their birth or family, and thus the criminals in the area having little leeway to deter or pay off such forces, that civil unrest can be avoided in the worst hit areas of South Africa. However, to maintain a competent police force that understands the details of each region, the re-deployed units will be accompanied by a stationary force. Not only should this increase the efficiency, but also make the use of Afrikaans, our national language, more widespread among the coordination of each unit. We sincerely hope this will foster a bond and responsibility to upholding the Union and Republic in local communities, as a combination of a neighbourhood watch and inter-regional police redeployment should both avoid animosity with the law and corruption from devolved power.
Furthermore, a tier scheme of resilience and perseverance, approved by the Suid-Afrikan Defence Commission (an independent organisation run out of Cape University's funds, split between government funds, separate trusts, donations, and international benefactors) has been put in place to recruit from the Suid-Afrikan Polisie Mag (or the SAP) towards the military, and to grant franchise to these people regardless of race, and to recruit from the military to the police if training is not completed to a satisfactory level.
The coalition government has been wrought to its core by this tremulous year, and the party of power, the Afrikaner National Party, has been ruptured from within; an offshoot that is disgusted by the choice to devolve power to the multiple Native Chiefs around the nation, and has gained much support from the disenfranchised White Afirkaner worker that has yet to see the reforms put in place by Malan's government. While still being the most powerful party in Parliament, Malan has had to reach out for Dominionist support on multiple occasions, another move that strengthens the support of this new Puristic party. Not only has faith in the Coalition been undermined, but the opposition has been seen as more competent in keeping the party together; the upcoming election next year is looking extremely close to what Hertzog would have expected as a landslide victory only months ago.
Our policy of limited conscription, in the time of civilian build up, has been reduced to a volunteer service, but with the bonuses now given to joining the land forces or SAP, we do not expect a drastic decrease in members. We believe by doing this we will avoid the worst effects of civil strife that we are beginning to see in Mittelafrika and the French Republic, while affording an elite but small armed service. In time, perhaps, the Paramount Chiefs may be fully equipped and trained in the art of warfare, but at this current juncture, the Coalition does not desire this outcome. However, our three infantry divisions (and one cavalry) are now fully equipped, and stationed in Durban, Pretoria, Salisbury and Cape Town.
At this time of great upheaval, the President has received the brunt of blame for the reliance on the German economy, and the lack of protections in place for the majority of workers - these efforts are done mainly by the Parliament and Malan, and Hertzog has begrudgingly agreed to measures with few press affairs. Meanwhile, Smuts has been to both Ottawa and Adelaide, hoping to pursue more friendly relations and represent the South African government, with criticism from the off-shoot party of Purists that has recently gained popularity. Despite being the leader of opposition, the current climate has called for a full coalition government, as if almost at wartime, and while technically not endorsed by the government, Smuts' altruistic efforts have landed him fame among the press, and admiration among many South African people, causing further a rift between Anglophones and Anglophiles.
Only time will tell the future of South Africa and the Union that is only in its infancy.
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2020.03.09 02:21 FreddieBurkel Great Afrikaans Idioms That Will Make You Smile.

Afrikaans is notable as a language with whimsical and ground-breaking articulations. Today, we'll investigate the absolute most commonplace Afrikaans figures of speech and their implications. Not Afrikaans? Dread not, underneath you will discover Afrikaans phrases meant English!
The inception of Afrikaans expressions
It isn't known precisely when this wonder started, however, kid are we happy it did. Some Afrikaans sayings are gotten from different dialects, for example, English, Dutch, and German. There are anyway figures of speech that are generally utilized in more than one language. For instance "Alle place lei na Rome" in Afrikaans has partners in numerous European dialects:
German: "Alle Wege führen nach Rom"Norwegian: "Alle viewer fører until Rom"English: "All streets lead to Rome"
Oxford Dictionary characterizes the word expression as: " a gathering of words whose importance is not quite the same as the implications of the individual words". This can't be more genuine of our own Afrikaans sayings. Think "Moenie pass on hoender ruk nie", it has nothing to do with a chicken, but instead signifies "Don't try too hard". Colloquial articulations can frequently mean something that isn't at all gotten from the words they are made out of.
Just like English idioms and proverbs, Afrikaans Idioms also so interesting.
Afrikaans Idioms and their implications!
"Pass on appel val nie vêr van pass on blast af nie"Meaning: You are a great deal like your dad or mom.
"So 'n bek moet jem kry"Meaning: When somebody says something sounds accurate or is clever and sharp.
"As pass on kat weg may be, is kick the bucket muis baas"Meaning: If the chief (parent) is away, the laborers (youngsters) are in control.
"Hy circle twee rye spore"Meaning: To be flushed or inebriated.
"Kick the bucket koeël is deur pass on kerk (en bite the dust koster is gekwes)"Meaning: What's done will be finished. The circumstance can't be changed. (Likewise utilized when somebody professes to be enamored).
"Al dra 'n aap 'n goue ring, hy is en bly 'n lelike ding"Meaning: Pretty garments or adornments can't make a monstrous individual lovely.
"Pass on berg het 'n muis gebaar"Meaning: Something you were amped up for, came to be not much.
"Bly sit met pass on gebakte pere" Meaning: Still battling with others' difficulty/issues.
"'n Gegewe perd moet jy nie in pass on bek kyk nie"Meaning: You should not condemn a blessing you have gotten.
"Van 'n padda vere probeer pluk"Meaning: To attempt to accomplish the inconceivable.
"As dit pap reën, moet jy skep"Meaning: Make the most out of a chance while it is still there.
"Hoë bome vang pass on meeste wind"Meaning: People in high places are censured the most.
"Dit gaan maar broekskeur"Meaning: It isn't going so well (monetarily).
"Digger meer siele, tool meer vreugde"Meaning: The more, the merrier.
"Soos 'n splinternuwe sikspens lyk"Meaning: To be wearing a slick way.
"Met 'n smell spoed beweeg"Meaning: To move amazingly quick.
"Iemand met twee regterhande"Meaning: Someone who is convenient/great at making things.
"Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou"Meaning: A brief and normally light fall of downpour while the sun is sparkling.
"Mal Jan onder kick the bucket hoenders"Meaning: One kid among numerous young ladies.
"Bite the dust môrestond het goud in kick the bucket mond"Meaning: Early winged animal gets the worm. In the event that you are up right on time, you can complete a great deal.
"Met vlieënde vaandels slaag"Meaning: To prevail with extraordinary achievement.
"Ek het 'n voëltjie hoor fluit dat… "Which means: Rumor has it…
"Tussen bite the dust blast en kick the bucket bas"Meaning: It is neither turning sour or well, it is simply going alright.
"Een swaeltjie maak nie 'n somer nie"Meaning: One occasion doesn't make a huge difference. One great sign isn't sufficient.
"God's water oor God's akker"Meaning: One couldn't care less about the circumstance.
"Ou bok hou van jong blare"Meaning: Old men like more youthful ladies.
"Dis net kick the bucket oortjies van bite the dust seekoei"Meaning: It's simply a hint of something larger. It is just a little piece of reality/circumstance.
"Sy turf sit"Meaning: His arrangement fizzled.
"Wors in kick the bucket hondestal soek"Meaning: To search for something you can't discover.
"Iemand heuning om kick the bucket mond smeer"Meaning: To charm or adulate somebody with honeyed words.
Reward: "Jy kan hom met 'n blaas ertjies kick the bucket skrik operation pass on lyf jag"Meaning: An individual who is frightened, panics effectively.
Tell us which Afrikaans maxims you utilize the most and what you might want to see straightaway!
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2020.03.09 02:18 FreddieBurkel Great Afrikaans Idioms That Will Make You Smile.

Afrikaans is notable as a language with whimsical and ground-breaking articulations. Today, we'll investigate the absolute most commonplace Afrikaans figures of speech and their implications. Not Afrikaans? Dread not, underneath you will discover Afrikaans phrases meant English!
The inception of Afrikaans expressions
It isn't known precisely when this wonder started, however, kid are we happy it did. Some Afrikaans sayings are gotten from different dialects, for example, English, Dutch, and German. There are anyway figures of speech that are generally utilized in more than one language. For instance "Alle place lei na Rome" in Afrikaans has partners in numerous European dialects:
German: "Alle Wege führen nach Rom"Norwegian: "Alle viewer fører until Rom"English: "All streets lead to Rome"
Oxford Dictionary characterizes the word expression as: " a gathering of words whose importance is not quite the same as the implications of the individual words". This can't be more genuine of our own Afrikaans sayings. Think "Moenie pass on hoender ruk nie", it has nothing to do with a chicken, but instead signifies "Don't try too hard". Colloquial articulations can frequently mean something that isn't at all gotten from the words they are made out of.
Just like English idioms and proverbs, Afrikaans Idioms also so interesting.
Afrikaans Idioms and their implications!
"Pass on appel val nie vêr van pass on blast af nie"Meaning: You are a great deal like your dad or mom.
"So 'n bek moet jem kry"Meaning: When somebody says something sounds accurate or is clever and sharp.
"As pass on kat weg may be, is kick the bucket muis baas"Meaning: If the chief (parent) is away, the laborers (youngsters) are in control.
"Hy circle twee rye spore"Meaning: To be flushed or inebriated.
"Kick the bucket koeël is deur pass on kerk (en bite the dust koster is gekwes)"Meaning: What's done will be finished. The circumstance can't be changed. (Likewise utilized when somebody professes to be enamored).
"Al dra 'n aap 'n goue ring, hy is en bly 'n lelike ding"Meaning: Pretty garments or adornments can't make a monstrous individual lovely.
"Pass on berg het 'n muis gebaar"Meaning: Something you were amped up for, came to be not much.
"Bly sit met pass on gebakte pere" Meaning: Still battling with others' difficulty/issues.
"'n Gegewe perd moet jy nie in pass on bek kyk nie"Meaning: You should not condemn a blessing you have gotten.
"Van 'n padda vere probeer pluk"Meaning: To attempt to accomplish the inconceivable.
"As dit pap reën, moet jy skep"Meaning: Make the most out of a chance while it is still there.
"Hoë bome vang pass on meeste wind"Meaning: People in high places are censured the most.
"Dit gaan maar broekskeur"Meaning: It isn't going so well (monetarily).
"Digger meer siele, tool meer vreugde"Meaning: The more, the merrier.
"Soos 'n splinternuwe sikspens lyk"Meaning: To be wearing a slick way.
"Met 'n smell spoed beweeg"Meaning: To move amazingly quick.
"Iemand met twee regterhande"Meaning: Someone who is convenient/great at making things.
"Jakkals trou met wolf se vrou"Meaning: A brief and normally light fall of downpour while the sun is sparkling.
"Mal Jan onder kick the bucket hoenders"Meaning: One kid among numerous young ladies.
"Bite the dust môrestond het goud in kick the bucket mond"Meaning: Early winged animal gets the worm. In the event that you are up right on time, you can complete a great deal.
"Met vlieënde vaandels slaag"Meaning: To prevail with extraordinary achievement.
"Ek het 'n voëltjie hoor fluit dat… "Which means: Rumor has it…
"Tussen bite the dust blast en kick the bucket bas"Meaning: It is neither turning sour or well, it is simply going alright.
"Een swaeltjie maak nie 'n somer nie"Meaning: One occasion doesn't make a huge difference. One great sign isn't sufficient.
"God's water oor God's akker"Meaning: One couldn't care less about the circumstance.
"Ou bok hou van jong blare"Meaning: Old men like more youthful ladies.
"Dis net kick the bucket oortjies van bite the dust seekoei"Meaning: It's simply a hint of something larger. It is just a little piece of reality/circumstance.
"Sy turf sit"Meaning: His arrangement fizzled.
"Wors in kick the bucket hondestal soek"Meaning: To search for something you can't discover.
"Iemand heuning om kick the bucket mond smeer"Meaning: To charm or adulate somebody with honeyed words.
Reward: "Jy kan hom met 'n blaas ertjies kick the bucket skrik operation pass on lyf jag"Meaning: An individual who is frightened, panics effectively.
Tell us which Afrikaans maxims you utilize the most and what you might want to see straightaway!
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2020.02.01 14:24 Annehx Historic challenge

So I get inspired by historic challenge for sims 4 and i made one for bitlife. So heres some rules:
×You have to pick place which existed in time that you choose
×How your life will look will depend on your martial status, skin color and gender
×You have to start new life if you will born with skin color that not appear in time and place you choose (for example, white in afrikaan or black in Poland)
×If you born as women, you have to left school as soon as it is possible and you cant get higher education
×You cant adopt pets from shelter
×If your family martial status is very low, you cant go to doctor
×If choosed time is before 1900, you only can go to witch doctor
×You cant have account on social media
×You cant choose any cligue or activity
×You cant take drugs if your choosed time is before late 19th century
×If you're women, you cant take "mens" job. It would be the best if you choose house keeper or something like this
×Mens also cant take women's job ^
×You cant vaccinate your kids
×Try to get as much children as possible
×You cant use condom (if you choosed time is before some late 19th century)
×It would be best if you always choose to have a baby and never get abortion
×Also it would be good if you always says that you belive in god
×If youre women, you cant propose, you have to wait to your bf
×You have to choose a partner in your school years, so she can accept your proposal as soon as possible
×Try to not have kids before marriage
×You have to get married as soon as it is possible
×You cant give anybody gifts that are modern (like bitlife hoodie, grill or stuff like this)
×Also you cant buy men flowers and some of jewellery (like earring)
×You cant accept your children diffrent orientation and it would be good if you would abondon them
×If youre from rich family, you have to marry only rich people
×If youre man and your filing has a child it would be good to not take care of it
×You cant have driving license
×You cant go to gym
×You cant medidate if youre not from Asia
×You cant make friends with boys/girls (it depend from your gender) and blacks/white (it also here depend from your own skin color) in school or work. You have to ignore them, pretend that they dont exist, even if theres some situation with them
×You cant communicate in any way with co-workers which job doesnt exist then, (even if theyre white mens)
×But you can communite and even make friends with blacks and white women if in the past they could make that job (such as art model and stuff)
×You cant call your filings (except if you want to date them)
×You cant pick a job that doesnt exist then
×You cant buy a house that doesnt exist then (like caravan)
×It would be good if you wont go to any vaccation or cruise
×You cant coming out as gay (you can coming out as bi but only for the filing that has the same gender as you)
×If youre black, your sitouation will be similar with women but you have to start new life if you will born as black and you wont be poor (at least in America and Europe)
×You cant robe/pickpot a person that doesnt exist then (like DJ)
×You cant kill by driving in/electrouction/fastball
×You can modify rules if theyre not fit your choosed times
And i think thats all. Have fun and let me know what you think. Also, dont kill me for my english
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2019.12.29 10:53 deBuitleir [Diplomacy] International NERD Transfer

Calling for the NERD Transfer

With the launch of the Necessary Education Reform Drive (NERD) in South Africa, which aims to provide a starting point to fix the nation's intellectual deficit, the Government has decided it necessary that foreign intellectuals be brought in both to educate the nation's student population and to retrain our educators.
The NERD committee has decided that the best way to achieve this aim is to work alongside developed nations which South Africa has an established (or is establishing a) relationship with, creating a transfer program. The program would effectively be a short-term trade of educators (primary, secondary and tertiary) between South Africa and a participating nation.
The most common duration for a transfer would likely be a full year, the same as most transfer programs tend to be, to allow the transferees from both sides to develop their skills and persons properly before heading home.
South Africans who move to other nations as a part of this program would have the ability to learn from the environments they are placed in. They would be able to pick up talents and educate themselves by working with their foreign partners in the field of education. It would be up to the hosting nation to decide what area the transferred educators are, though the South African Government suggests that they would generally fit in well when teaching students about the cultural and economic differences of nations around the world, and as such many primary and secondary school transfers could find great success in Humanities departments around the globe. Of course, university professors who choose to transfer should be put in their respective roles wherever possible.
Foreign nationals who choose to move to South Africa could expect to rotate between schools each term (every 3 months), though university professors would likely be better served staying in the same place for the duration of their stay. School teachers would be asked for their preference on what classes to teach, and the South African Government would ensure each teacher always has a native teacher aide to support them, to prevent rowdy behavior and to make sure both sides make the best of the transfer. Teachers and lecturers would be expected to participate in Personal Development sessions monthly where they could share their experiences from their home nations in teaching children to assist our teachers and professors in our education system.
Foreign nationals could expect the upmost safety South Africa can provide and would be given state housing and funds to ensure their continued health and quality of life. Wages for each participant would be paid directly from the new state fund for the NERD, which will in 2022 be given a starting total of $2 billion. With this sum, it is hoped South Africa can pay for a number of foreign educators for each of South Africa's 26 universities and for 10,000 foreign school teachers able to rotate their practices around South Africa's 25,000 schools.
South Africa would expect to have similar numbers of transferees out of the nation as into it, and the wages these teachers would otherwise have received will be spent as lump sums given to their previously-occupied school in order to assist in the nation's education system development.

Qualifications for Entry to NERD Transfer

The nations approached to assist in the NERD program have 2 requirements and a few preferentials. They are as following:
Requirements:
  1. Must be considered a developed nation by the UN (this can be negotiated if a nation is not developed but has a developed education system).
  2. Must have a significant population who speak one of South Africa's 11 official languages (most likely English) or a related language (most likely Dutch, related to Afrikaans). It is assumed applicants will speak one of these languages.
Preferentials:
  1. South African nationals who live in a foreign nation would receive some preference given their connection to our cultures, however, only nationals who have lived in a foreign nation for more than 5 years will be considered for the scheme (otherwise they would not be very dissimilar from our own peoples).
  2. Applicants from one of the world's Top 100 Universities will be given preference, as they would be very beneficial for our nation.
  3. School teachers who have a history of working with unruly kids or who have qualifications to give out courses such as anger management and related would be considered very beneficial due to the often-hostile South African education environment (now is the time to say again that all teachers will be given the utmost precautions of safety to prevent harm).

[M] Tl;dr

Calling for teachers and uni professors from developed nations (or those who have good education systems) who speak English or Dutch/Afrikaans to help educate my educators and my students on a transfer program, all expenses paid. You can call it humanitarian aid if you want, I think it's just a real nice agreement between pals. Ty <3 [/M]
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2019.12.27 12:36 monkey1811 My Afrikaans partner likes mate and speaks Spanish. The caption of this picture would be “Negocios con mate”

My Afrikaans partner likes mate and speaks Spanish. The caption of this picture would be “Negocios con mate” submitted by monkey1811 to yerbamate [link] [comments]


2019.11.18 11:06 saradinto All Websites for Finding Free Language Courses

Websites for Finding Free Language Courses
When most of us think about taking a language course, we’re picturing a classroom full of wobbly desks and chalkboard dust, plus a three- or four-digit tuition fee. For those who are looking for all the structure and formality of a traditional course but aren’t sure about stepping back into the classroom or forking over those fees, check out some of these free online language courses, available in nearly as many languages as there are learners.
1. Live Lingua
Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. It’s not hard to believe. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.
It’s also one of the most user-friendly websites hosting the US Foreign Service Institute’s public domain language courses, which were developed by the US Department of State for expert language learning and are now freely available on various sites across the Web.
2.Learn language .com
Learn language.com is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages. You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which Learn language.com maintains its own Web-based courses.
3. Open Culture
Open Culture is an e-learning website that hosts “the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” and when it comes to languages, they’re not bluffing. Open Culture maintains a list of free courses in 48 languages across the Web, from Amharic to Yiddish. With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.
4. Surface Languages
Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish. Additionally, there’s a handy section with audio and flashcards in Afrikaans and Romanian, and a “recently added” sidebar that shows you the latest additions to their ever-growing language learning library.
5. Internet Polyglot
Internet Polyglot offers many of the same kinds of resources as the sites listed above, with the awesome added advantage of its “quick start menu,” which allows you to choose not only what language you’re learning but also what language you’re learning it in. Do you already speak Spanish and want to get started on Portuguese? Just select “Spanish” for the language you speak, and get started with a composite mental exercise to strengthen one language while building another.
6. Headstart2 Defense Language Institute
The Defense Language Institute (DELI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free. Headstart2 is one of the best and most easily navigable services hosting complete DELI courses. After quickly registering for an account, you’ll be launched straight into interactive lessons with maps, images, sound, cultural notes and more.
Websites with Video-based Language Learning Content
The science shows that switching on the TV is great for language learning. If you want your brain to soak up the sights and sounds of what actual everyday speech sounds like and how it’s used in your target language, tune in and kick back for some quality input-based learning with these websites.
7. Streetcar
For the tube-loving language learners out there, Streetlamps hard to beat. Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material. Tuning into your favorite Albanian or Nepali TV station can easily make up for the lack of other learning materials in your language.
8. Fluent U
Fluent U is a totally different world of language learning.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at least grab your free 15-day trialand spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list. The first is the sheer range of available content: movies, news, documentaries, cartoons, music videos, funny YouTube videos or whatever else you like to watch, it’s there.
The second is that it uses real-world video. Instead of contriving some slowly-spoken and articulately-pronounced (and usually terribly boring) videos for learners, Fluent U directs you to authentic video content appropriate to your level with built-in learning tools that ensure you can keep up.
Starting out with the free trial will give you a priceless learning boost, and if you subscribe after the trial period you’ll be paying less monthly for unlimited video content than you’d be shoveling out hourly for lessons with even the most affordable tutors.
Here’s just a brief taste of the content you’ll find on Fluent U:
Fluent U App Browse Screen.
Fluent U has interactive captions that let you tap on any word to see an image, definition, audio and useful examples. Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts.
Didn’t catch something? Go back and listen again. Missed a word? Hover your mouse over the subtitles to instantly view definitions.
Interactive transcript for Carlos Beaut song.
You can learn all the vocabulary in any video with Effluents “learn mode.” Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.
Fluent U Has Quizzes for Every Video
And Fluent U always keeps track of vocabulary that you’re learning. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
9. Innovative Language
Since its inception in 2005, Innovative Language has striven to become one of the leading language lesson providers.
Innovative Language is a massive system of free video and audio lessons in 34 languages. It’s updated with new lessons every week, with material geared towards absolute beginners all the way up to advanced learners nearing fluency. You may recognize it from its podcast sites (for example, Portuguesepod101) These are the language-specific sites you’ll be directed to once you enter your email and pick a language. Here’s just a sampling of the many popular foreign languages they currently offer:
It focuses on featuring audio and video material made by professional teachers, and it’s one of the most prolific and consistent language sites in the game. They teach grammar, vocabulary, everyday conversations, real-life situations and culture. So, basically, you’ve got all your bases covered.
Although they have a paid version of the service, thousands of professionally produced audios and videos are given absolutely free.
You can benefit from this flood of language content regardless of your state of fluency—they’ve got something for absolute beginners as well as advanced learners.
10. YouTube TV Channels
Did you know that YouTube has an insane number of TV shows available from around the world? Just go to the International TV section and scroll through the shows sorted by language.
This one is particularly helpful for learners of Indian languages, as it includes Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and others widely spoken through the Indian subcontinent, but other options like Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Danish and more are available as well.
Massively Open Online Courses (Moo Cs) for Free Language Learning
Did we mention that we think technology is awesome? A lot of the world’s best universities agree with us. That’s why so many of them are making lesson materials and entire university courses available online for free. Here are some of the best massively open online courses for learning a language.
11. MIT Open Courseware
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MIT was one of the university hipsters making their course content available online before it was cool. Under the amazing Global Studies and Languages section of their Open Course ware website, you’ll find courses ranging from Chinese II to Contemporary French Politics, all designed to help you engage not only with the language you’re studying but also with its greater cultural context.
  1. Ed X
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Ed X is one of the biggest MOOC (massive open online course) websites out there. You can find a lot of college-level courses here, created and taught by actual professors from top universities. As a language learner, you can consider taking a dedicated language class, or if you’re more advanced, taking a course in your target language. For example, right now you can sign up to take an algebra class entirely in French!
You can actually earn college credits on Ed X, through Arizona State University. Some of the courses have certificates you can get for completing them. In general, it costs money to get a verified certificate for completing a course (so make sure you check the details before you sign up), but many of the courses themselves are still free.
13. Coursers Language Learning
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The courses offered on Coursers are run by professors from world-renowned institutions, and it’s even possible to earn a certificate from many of the courses.
Coursers, another big name in online education, also maintains a Language Learning section under its online catalogue. Many of the courses will be geared toward beginners, like First Step Korean, and others will engage more generally with language learning, like the Miracles of Human Language course from Leiden University. Still other classes are taught on other topics in foreign languages, so you can learn about writing, math, engineering or literature in the foreign language you’re learning—though this approach is recommended for higher-level learners.
On Coursers, there are currently 122 classes taught in Chinese, the second most common language after English, and a long list of other languages trail after. Spanish has 79 classes. French has 41 classes. You get the idea. There are a ton of classes out there for you to try. You can even learn about entrepreneurship in Khmer!
Whatever you find here, it’s coming from a respected university or educational institute, and if it’s not on offer now, sign up to get an alert when it is!
14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
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The OIL at Carnegie Mellon isn’t specifically made for language courses, but there are several excellent ones on offer. From elementary Spanish and French to “Arabic for Global Exchange,” you’ll find frequent courses available in the world’s biggest and most commonly learned languages.
15. Alison
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Each of the eight languages offered on Alison’s language learning platform include at least an introductory course, and others include more advanced and detailed courses in popular languages like French. Best of all, if you complete all modules and score at least 80% on all your course assignments, you’ll be rewarded with a fancy (and free) certificate!
16. The Mega List of MOOC from Web Techno and Translation
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The blog Web Techno and Translation smartly and helpfully recommends taking an MOOC given in the foreign language you’re studying, and gives you a decent list to get started on doing so. Once you’ve broken through the intermediate leveland are ready to start doing more with your language skills, why not try taking a course conducted in that language? Whether you want to study Croatian history in Croatian or systems administration in Spanish, the goal is the same: by focusing on learning about a topic instead of the language itself, you’ll learn more naturally.
Free Websites for Connecting with Native Speakers of Your Language
The biggest secret to effective language learning isn’t really a secret at all: You’ve gotta talk! And who better to talk with than a native speaker?
It’s okay if you can’t hop on a plane this weekend—instead, just click over to one of these websites, where you can connect with native speakers of your target language for free.
17. talkie
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The site italki is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email. If you're looking to invest a little more to have a private tutor or teacher at some point, you can do that on talkie too.
18. The Polyglot Club
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The Polyglot Club is an awesome all-purpose language learning website with tons of free features for connecting you with native speakers of your target language. You can find language exchange partners, submit written texts for correction, hang out in chat rooms, browse through target language videos and even attend their language events and meetups for connecting with even more learners!
19. Hi Native
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Hi Native is an innovative app that takes a nontraditional approach. Rather than giving you flashcards and courses or even facilitating Skype sessions, Hi Native allows you to ask questions to native speakers of the language you’re learning. Whether it’s about the difference between two confusing words, getting a pronunciation check or figuring out how and when to use the subjunctive, just send a text and wait for a response.
20. Word2Word
Word2Word is all about connecting the world, and they aim to do so by providing you with an insane amount of free online language learning resources. Not only are there chat rooms and meetups, but the site hosts resources on everything from typing characters in other alphabets and scripts to a Dictionary of Period Russian Names. If you’re looking for language exchange and don’t mind falling down the rabbit hole of linguistic Gerry, this is definitely the place to get started.
21. Lang-8
For many of us, speaking comes easily, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and communicate in writing, all of a sudden we feel like we don’t speak a word of the language. Lang-8 is a community of native speakers of various world languages who work together to improve each other’s writing in languages they’re learning by offering revisions and tips on the posts made in their languages—just don’t forget to pay it forward by helping others out with your native language too!
Free Vocabulary Games and Flashcards
There are boring flashcards, and then there are the kind that turn language learning into a game and wake up the competitor in all of us. To build your vocabulary while having some fun, these sites offer some fantastic flashcard exercises and other language learning games.
22. Duo lingo
How could we even make a list without mentioning everyone’s favorite pushy little green bird? Duo lingo user-friendly vocabulary games made language learning cool again by unlocking the power of gaming for language learning.
They use the gaming strategy to make sure you retain more of what you learn than you would from your standard, flipping-through-printed-flashcards approach. The truly dedicated will be rewarded by being asked to translate sentences of increasingly comical ridiculousness as they work up through the levels of their language.
23. Mesmerism
Mesmerism gives you a more hands-on option for flashcard learning with its “memes.” You can use the cards provided by Mesmerism and other users, or you can create your own mnemonic devices by composing and finding images for your own cards. Somehow, repetition doesn’t seem so repetitive when you can turn all your flashcards into irreverent memes and personal in-jokes tailored to you and your own brain.
24. Digital Dialects
For beginners and those suffering from 90s nostalgia, Digital Dialects is a techno-retro online game site with animated and interactive lessons in a couple dozen languages. Listen to the voice as it names fruits, then click them and drag them into a basket, or match English phrases to the ones being spoken in your target language. It’s a simple platform free of distraction, and it offers that j NE said quo for the Nintendo kids who still have a knack for learning in 16-bit.
General Language and Language Learning Resources
For those of us with a deep and passionate love for language and languages, we want to know everything about them. Not just how to get from the airport to your hotel or how to make small talk during your coffee break, but the details.
Who speaks the language we’re learning, and where do they speak it? What’s its history, and what can it teach us about the cultures that created it and that are created by it? These websites include the kind of encyclopedic information necessary for thorough, holistic learning, as well as free courses and learning resources.
25. Omnipotent
If you’re learning one language or find yourself in a poly amorous love affair with all languages, Omnipotent should live on your browser’s bookmarks bar. This online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages is like the Wikipedia of all things languages and linguistics.
Not only does it provide linguistic and cultural information on hundreds of world languages, but it also offers some of its own free video lessons. Under its “courses” page, Omnipotent maintains an impressive list of links to learning resources for specific languages, most of which are free.
26. BBC Languages
Another goldmine for the language and linguistics geeks in the room, BBC Languages offers free information and learner resources for 40 world languages. While some are more thorough than others, the seven languages listed on their main Languages homepage include extensive links to target language media (like TV streaming services, online newspapers and magazines in French, Chinese and Greek). The kinds of resources offered vary from language to language, but most include overviews and phrasebooks, as well as BBC’s own introductory lessons, on-site courses and links to help you find classes in your area.
27. Thought Co.
Thought Co. provides a long list of language learning resources like many others on this list, but also has its own sites dedicated to several of the languages on its list. About French, for example, includes educational videos, blog posts on French learning topics and guides to language essentials. About German offers much of the same. Explore multiple languages and find links to extensive resources across the Web.
28. Wiki travel Phrasebooks
You don’t have to be planning a vacation to take advantage of Wiki travel! The user-maintained wiki has a compilation of travel phrasebooks, ranging from well-known world languages like Arabic and Portuguese to less popular choices like Kannada and Parliament.
Even some of the most skeleton-like articles on languages like Zulu include guides to pronunciation, basic phrases, numbers, time, transportation, eating, shopping and common problem-solving vocabulary, making it an incredible resource for practically-inclined learners who just want to get out and use their language.
Free Language Learning Websites for Specific Languages
Some of the best free sites out there are the ones that focus on a single language, building an entire website packed with information, lessons and more for learners who know what language they want and know they don’t want to break the bank learning it. Here are some of our favorite websites for learning that one language.
French
29. The French Experiment — Free French lessons, stories, reviews and cats!
30. London Speaks French — Vocabulary and grammar lessons with a helpful pronunciation tool to compare your voice to natives’ voices.
For dedicated Francophile looking to max out their online learning time, browse through some of these best websites to learn French.
German
31. Deutschmark.com — With 10 beginner lessons and 24 advanced grammar lessons, this free resource is a great starting point for beginning learners and those intimidated by the infamously frustrating German grammar.
32. Deutschmark — This greeter Online-Deutschmarks has helpful audio clips and interactive lessons, as well as links to in-person courses in Berlin and other parts of Central Europe.
33. Deutschmark Welles — The German international broadcast’s online Deutschmark offers free courses by level, from beginner to advanced.
For video-loving learners, don’t forget about all the great YouTube videos for German learners out there!
Spanish
34. Study Spanish.com— Don’t be fooled by the simple name. With exhaustive information and lessons on all aspects of the language, it’s a Spanish linguistic powerhouse and a goldmine for learners.
35. Spanish Games — Learn Spanish with fun, interactive vocabulary games.
36. 123 Teach Me — A mega-resource for all things Spanish, including free online games, courses, word of the day and a handy verb conjugation.
If you like thinking outside the box when it comes to language learning, you can also try out some nontraditional websites for learning Spanish.
Chinese
37. CCTV — Chinese public television, as well as a BBC-like array of written media and resources for Chinese language learners.
38. Chinese-Tools.com — A 40-lesson online course with a learner forum and Chinese dictionary.
39. Zhengzhou Red — In-context vocabulary and culture lessons in a conversation-like format.
More of a bookworm? Try getting started with some free and cheap Chinese e-books!
Japanese
40. Japanese Online — A simple beginner’s resource with four units on the basics, topic modifiers, sentence structures and Japanese traditions.
41. Easy Japanese — Flashcards and games geared toward writing and speaking the language.
42. NH World — This Japanese public broadcaster maintains its own online magazine, including language lessons, audio clips and video resources for learners.
Is it grammar that’s got you down? Check out these websites for mastering your Japanese grammar.
Arabic
43. Arabic Online — This website from the European Union aims to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Arabic language, and offers several paid courses beyond the beginner level.
44. Arabic Keyboard — Aside from helping you with tricky Arabic script and the grammar that goes along with it, this site includes super helpful, practical information about the Arabic language, its dialects and where and how to use them.
45. Arabic Reading Course — For absolute beginners, this letter-by-letter course is the perfect jump-start to get you reading and writing in Arabic.
Portuguese
46. Learn Portuguese with Rafa — Beyond introductory lessons on things like counting and ordering food, Rafa maintains a sidebar full of links on everything from traditional recipes to doing business in Portuguese.
47. Tod Munro Pod — An exciting So Paulo-based podcast with basic tips in English and the rest in beautiful Brazilian Portuguese.
48. Practice Portuguese — For those looking to learn Iberian (European) Portuguese, get started with the free Practice Portuguese Podcast.
49. Really Learn Portuguese — Podcasts and flashcards for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, all brought to you by two friendly Brazilians.
These 49 websites prove it: Money is no object for determined language learners.
The first step is just clicking one of the links above.
Haven’t started learning any one language yet? Choose your language and head over to Omnipotent or BBC Languages to read up on it. Build up your basic vocab with a flashcard app or your favorite language game, immerse your brain in quality video content and connect with natives around the world via Skype or your social network of choice.
With money concerns firmly out of the picture, now all you need to do is make the time for language learning, and you’re all set to start heading towards fluency!
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2019.10.31 16:43 saradinto All Websites for Finding Free Language Courses

Websites for Finding Free Language Courses
When most of us think about taking a language course, we’re picturing a classroom full of wobbly desks and chalkboard dust, plus a three- or four-digit tuition fee. For those who are looking for all the structure and formality of a traditional course but aren’t sure about stepping back into the classroom or forking over those fees, check out some of these free online language courses, available in nearly as many languages as there are learners.
1. Live Lingua
Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. It’s not hard to believe. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.
It’s also one of the most user-friendly websites hosting the US Foreign Service Institute’s public domain language courses, which were developed by the US Department of State for expert language learning and are now freely available on various sites across the Web.
2.Learn language .com
Learn language.com is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages. You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which Learn language.com maintains its own Web-based courses.
3. Open Culture
Open Culture is an e-learning website that hosts “the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” and when it comes to languages, they’re not bluffing. Open Culture maintains a list of free courses in 48 languages across the Web, from Amharic to Yiddish. With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.
4. Surface Languages
Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish. Additionally, there’s a handy section with audio and flashcards in Afrikaans and Romanian, and a “recently added” sidebar that shows you the latest additions to their ever-growing language learning library.
5. Internet Polyglot
Internet Polyglot offers many of the same kinds of resources as the sites listed above, with the awesome added advantage of its “quick start menu,” which allows you to choose not only what language you’re learning but also what language you’re learning it in. Do you already speak Spanish and want to get started on Portuguese? Just select “Spanish” for the language you speak, and get started with a composite mental exercise to strengthen one language while building another.
6. Headstart2 Defense Language Institute
The Defense Language Institute (DELI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free. Headstart2 is one of the best and most easily navigable services hosting complete DELI courses. After quickly registering for an account, you’ll be launched straight into interactive lessons with maps, images, sound, cultural notes and more.
Websites with Video-based Language Learning Content
The science shows that switching on the TV is great for language learning. If you want your brain to soak up the sights and sounds of what actual everyday speech sounds like and how it’s used in your target language, tune in and kick back for some quality input-based learning with these websites.
7. Streetcar
For the tube-loving language learners out there, Streetlamps hard to beat. Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material. Tuning into your favorite Albanian or Nepali TV station can easily make up for the lack of other learning materials in your language.
8. Fluent U
Fluent U is a totally different world of language learning.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at least grab your free 15-day trialand spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list. The first is the sheer range of available content: movies, news, documentaries, cartoons, music videos, funny YouTube videos or whatever else you like to watch, it’s there.
The second is that it uses real-world video. Instead of contriving some slowly-spoken and articulately-pronounced (and usually terribly boring) videos for learners, Fluent U directs you to authentic video content appropriate to your level with built-in learning tools that ensure you can keep up.
Starting out with the free trial will give you a priceless learning boost, and if you subscribe after the trial period you’ll be paying less monthly for unlimited video content than you’d be shoveling out hourly for lessons with even the most affordable tutors.
Here’s just a brief taste of the content you’ll find on Fluent U:
Fluent U App Browse Screen.
Fluent U has interactive captions that let you tap on any word to see an image, definition, audio and useful examples. Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts.
Didn’t catch something? Go back and listen again. Missed a word? Hover your mouse over the subtitles to instantly view definitions.
Interactive transcript for Carlos Beaut song.
You can learn all the vocabulary in any video with Effluents “learn mode.” Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.
Fluent U Has Quizzes for Every Video
And Fluent U always keeps track of vocabulary that you’re learning. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
9. Innovative Language
Since its inception in 2005, Innovative Language has striven to become one of the leading language lesson providers.
Innovative Language is a massive system of free video and audio lessons in 34 languages. It’s updated with new lessons every week, with material geared towards absolute beginners all the way up to advanced learners nearing fluency. You may recognize it from its podcast sites (for example, Portuguesepod101) These are the language-specific sites you’ll be directed to once you enter your email and pick a language. Here’s just a sampling of the many popular foreign languages they currently offer:
It focuses on featuring audio and video material made by professional teachers, and it’s one of the most prolific and consistent language sites in the game. They teach grammar, vocabulary, everyday conversations, real-life situations and culture. So, basically, you’ve got all your bases covered.
Although they have a paid version of the service, thousands of professionally produced audios and videos are given absolutely free.
You can benefit from this flood of language content regardless of your state of fluency—they’ve got something for absolute beginners as well as advanced learners.
10. YouTube TV Channels
Did you know that YouTube has an insane number of TV shows available from around the world? Just go to the International TV section and scroll through the shows sorted by language.
This one is particularly helpful for learners of Indian languages, as it includes Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and others widely spoken through the Indian subcontinent, but other options like Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Danish and more are available as well.
Massively Open Online Courses (Moo Cs) for Free Language Learning
Did we mention that we think technology is awesome? A lot of the world’s best universities agree with us. That’s why so many of them are making lesson materials and entire university courses available online for free. Here are some of the best massively open online courses for learning a language.
11. MIT Open Courseware
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MIT was one of the university hipsters making their course content available online before it was cool. Under the amazing Global Studies and Languages section of their Open Course ware website, you’ll find courses ranging from Chinese II to Contemporary French Politics, all designed to help you engage not only with the language you’re studying but also with its greater cultural context.
  1. Ed X
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Ed X is one of the biggest MOOC (massive open online course) websites out there. You can find a lot of college-level courses here, created and taught by actual professors from top universities. As a language learner, you can consider taking a dedicated language class, or if you’re more advanced, taking a course in your target language. For example, right now you can sign up to take an algebra class entirely in French!
You can actually earn college credits on Ed X, through Arizona State University. Some of the courses have certificates you can get for completing them. In general, it costs money to get a verified certificate for completing a course (so make sure you check the details before you sign up), but many of the courses themselves are still free.
13. Coursers Language Learning
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The courses offered on Coursers are run by professors from world-renowned institutions, and it’s even possible to earn a certificate from many of the courses.
Coursers, another big name in online education, also maintains a Language Learning section under its online catalogue. Many of the courses will be geared toward beginners, like First Step Korean, and others will engage more generally with language learning, like the Miracles of Human Language course from Leiden University. Still other classes are taught on other topics in foreign languages, so you can learn about writing, math, engineering or literature in the foreign language you’re learning—though this approach is recommended for higher-level learners.
On Coursers, there are currently 122 classes taught in Chinese, the second most common language after English, and a long list of other languages trail after. Spanish has 79 classes. French has 41 classes. You get the idea. There are a ton of classes out there for you to try. You can even learn about entrepreneurship in Khmer!
Whatever you find here, it’s coming from a respected university or educational institute, and if it’s not on offer now, sign up to get an alert when it is!
14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
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The OIL at Carnegie Mellon isn’t specifically made for language courses, but there are several excellent ones on offer. From elementary Spanish and French to “Arabic for Global Exchange,” you’ll find frequent courses available in the world’s biggest and most commonly learned languages.
15. Alison
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Each of the eight languages offered on Alison’s language learning platform include at least an introductory course, and others include more advanced and detailed courses in popular languages like French. Best of all, if you complete all modules and score at least 80% on all your course assignments, you’ll be rewarded with a fancy (and free) certificate!
16. The Mega List of MOOC from Web Techno and Translation
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The blog Web Techno and Translation smartly and helpfully recommends taking an MOOC given in the foreign language you’re studying, and gives you a decent list to get started on doing so. Once you’ve broken through the intermediate leveland are ready to start doing more with your language skills, why not try taking a course conducted in that language? Whether you want to study Croatian history in Croatian or systems administration in Spanish, the goal is the same: by focusing on learning about a topic instead of the language itself, you’ll learn more naturally.
Free Websites for Connecting with Native Speakers of Your Language
The biggest secret to effective language learning isn’t really a secret at all: You’ve gotta talk! And who better to talk with than a native speaker?
It’s okay if you can’t hop on a plane this weekend—instead, just click over to one of these websites, where you can connect with native speakers of your target language for free.
17. talkie
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The site italki is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email. If you're looking to invest a little more to have a private tutor or teacher at some point, you can do that on talkie too.
18. The Polyglot Club
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The Polyglot Club is an awesome all-purpose language learning website with tons of free features for connecting you with native speakers of your target language. You can find language exchange partners, submit written texts for correction, hang out in chat rooms, browse through target language videos and even attend their language events and meetups for connecting with even more learners!
19. Hi Native
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Hi Native is an innovative app that takes a nontraditional approach. Rather than giving you flashcards and courses or even facilitating Skype sessions, Hi Native allows you to ask questions to native speakers of the language you’re learning. Whether it’s about the difference between two confusing words, getting a pronunciation check or figuring out how and when to use the subjunctive, just send a text and wait for a response.
20. Word2Word
Word2Word is all about connecting the world, and they aim to do so by providing you with an insane amount of free online language learning resources. Not only are there chat rooms and meetups, but the site hosts resources on everything from typing characters in other alphabets and scripts to a Dictionary of Period Russian Names. If you’re looking for language exchange and don’t mind falling down the rabbit hole of linguistic Gerry, this is definitely the place to get started.
21. Lang-8
For many of us, speaking comes easily, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and communicate in writing, all of a sudden we feel like we don’t speak a word of the language. Lang-8 is a community of native speakers of various world languages who work together to improve each other’s writing in languages they’re learning by offering revisions and tips on the posts made in their languages—just don’t forget to pay it forward by helping others out with your native language too!
Free Vocabulary Games and Flashcards
There are boring flashcards, and then there are the kind that turn language learning into a game and wake up the competitor in all of us. To build your vocabulary while having some fun, these sites offer some fantastic flashcard exercises and other language learning games.
22. Duo lingo
How could we even make a list without mentioning everyone’s favorite pushy little green bird? Duo lingo user-friendly vocabulary games made language learning cool again by unlocking the power of gaming for language learning.
They use the gaming strategy to make sure you retain more of what you learn than you would from your standard, flipping-through-printed-flashcards approach. The truly dedicated will be rewarded by being asked to translate sentences of increasingly comical ridiculousness as they work up through the levels of their language.
23. Mesmerism
Mesmerism gives you a more hands-on option for flashcard learning with its “memes.” You can use the cards provided by Mesmerism and other users, or you can create your own mnemonic devices by composing and finding images for your own cards. Somehow, repetition doesn’t seem so repetitive when you can turn all your flashcards into irreverent memes and personal in-jokes tailored to you and your own brain.
24. Digital Dialects
For beginners and those suffering from 90s nostalgia, Digital Dialects is a techno-retro online game site with animated and interactive lessons in a couple dozen languages. Listen to the voice as it names fruits, then click them and drag them into a basket, or match English phrases to the ones being spoken in your target language. It’s a simple platform free of distraction, and it offers that j NE said quo for the Nintendo kids who still have a knack for learning in 16-bit.
General Language and Language Learning Resources
For those of us with a deep and passionate love for language and languages, we want to know everything about them. Not just how to get from the airport to your hotel or how to make small talk during your coffee break, but the details.
Who speaks the language we’re learning, and where do they speak it? What’s its history, and what can it teach us about the cultures that created it and that are created by it? These websites include the kind of encyclopedic information necessary for thorough, holistic learning, as well as free courses and learning resources.
25. Omnipotent
If you’re learning one language or find yourself in a poly amorous love affair with all languages, Omnipotent should live on your browser’s bookmarks bar. This online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages is like the Wikipedia of all things languages and linguistics.
Not only does it provide linguistic and cultural information on hundreds of world languages, but it also offers some of its own free video lessons. Under its “courses” page, Omnipotent maintains an impressive list of links to learning resources for specific languages, most of which are free.
26. BBC Languages
Another goldmine for the language and linguistics geeks in the room, BBC Languages offers free information and learner resources for 40 world languages. While some are more thorough than others, the seven languages listed on their main Languages homepage include extensive links to target language media (like TV streaming services, online newspapers and magazines in French, Chinese and Greek). The kinds of resources offered vary from language to language, but most include overviews and phrasebooks, as well as BBC’s own introductory lessons, on-site courses and links to help you find classes in your area.
27. Thought Co.
Thought Co. provides a long list of language learning resources like many others on this list, but also has its own sites dedicated to several of the languages on its list. About French, for example, includes educational videos, blog posts on French learning topics and guides to language essentials. About German offers much of the same. Explore multiple languages and find links to extensive resources across the Web.
28. Wiki travel Phrasebooks
You don’t have to be planning a vacation to take advantage of Wiki travel! The user-maintained wiki has a compilation of travel phrasebooks, ranging from well-known world languages like Arabic and Portuguese to less popular choices like Kannada and Parliament.
Even some of the most skeleton-like articles on languages like Zulu include guides to pronunciation, basic phrases, numbers, time, transportation, eating, shopping and common problem-solving vocabulary, making it an incredible resource for practically-inclined learners who just want to get out and use their language.
Free Language Learning Websites for Specific Languages
Some of the best free sites out there are the ones that focus on a single language, building an entire website packed with information, lessons and more for learners who know what language they want and know they don’t want to break the bank learning it. Here are some of our favorite websites for learning that one language.
French
29. The French Experiment — Free French lessons, stories, reviews and cats!
30. London Speaks French — Vocabulary and grammar lessons with a helpful pronunciation tool to compare your voice to natives’ voices.
For dedicated Francophile looking to max out their online learning time, browse through some of these best websites to learn French.
German
31. Deutschmark.com — With 10 beginner lessons and 24 advanced grammar lessons, this free resource is a great starting point for beginning learners and those intimidated by the infamously frustrating German grammar.
32. Deutschmark — This greeter Online-Deutschmarks has helpful audio clips and interactive lessons, as well as links to in-person courses in Berlin and other parts of Central Europe.
33. Deutschmark Welles — The German international broadcast’s online Deutschmark offers free courses by level, from beginner to advanced.
For video-loving learners, don’t forget about all the great YouTube videos for German learners out there!
Spanish
34. Study Spanish.com — Don’t be fooled by the simple name. With exhaustive information and lessons on all aspects of the language, it’s a Spanish linguistic powerhouse and a goldmine for learners.
35. Spanish Games — Learn Spanish with fun, interactive vocabulary games.
36. 123 Teach Me — A mega-resource for all things Spanish, including free online games, courses, word of the day and a handy verb conjugation.
If you like thinking outside the box when it comes to language learning, you can also try out some nontraditional websites for learning Spanish.
Chinese
37. CCTV — Chinese public television, as well as a BBC-like array of written media and resources for Chinese language learners.
38. Chinese-Tools.com — A 40-lesson online course with a learner forum and Chinese dictionary.
39. Zhengzhou Red — In-context vocabulary and culture lessons in a conversation-like format.
More of a bookworm? Try getting started with some free and cheap Chinese e-books!
Japanese
40. Japanese Online — A simple beginner’s resource with four units on the basics, topic modifiers, sentence structures and Japanese traditions.
41. Easy Japanese — Flashcards and games geared toward writing and speaking the language.
42. NH World — This Japanese public broadcaster maintains its own online magazine, including language lessons, audio clips and video resources for learners.
Is it grammar that’s got you down? Check out these websites for mastering your Japanese grammar.
Arabic
43. Arabic Online — This website from the European Union aims to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Arabic language, and offers several paid courses beyond the beginner level.
44. Arabic Keyboard — Aside from helping you with tricky Arabic script and the grammar that goes along with it, this site includes super helpful, practical information about the Arabic language, its dialects and where and how to use them.
45. Arabic Reading Course — For absolute beginners, this letter-by-letter course is the perfect jump-start to get you reading and writing in Arabic.
Portuguese
46. Learn Portuguese with Rafa — Beyond introductory lessons on things like counting and ordering food, Rafa maintains a sidebar full of links on everything from traditional recipes to doing business in Portuguese.
47. Tod Munro Pod — An exciting So Paulo-based podcast with basic tips in English and the rest in beautiful Brazilian Portuguese.
48. Practice Portuguese — For those looking to learn Iberian (European) Portuguese, get started with the free Practice Portuguese Podcast.
49. Really Learn Portuguese — Podcasts and flashcards for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, all brought to you by two friendly Brazilians.
These 49 websites prove it: Money is no object for determined language learners.
The first step is just clicking one of the links above.
Haven’t started learning any one language yet? Choose your language and head over to Omnipotent or BBC Languages to read up on it. Build up your basic vocab with a flashcard app or your favorite language game, immerse your brain in quality video content and connect with natives around the world via Skype or your social network of choice.
With money concerns firmly out of the picture, now all you need to do is make the time for language learning, and you’re all set to start heading towards fluency!
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2019.10.02 15:55 saradinto All Websites for Finding Free Language Courses


Websites for Finding Free Language Courses
When most of us think about taking a language course, we’re picturing a classroom full of wobbly desks and chalkboard dust, plus a three- or four-digit tuition fee. For those who are looking for all the structure and formality of a traditional course but aren’t sure about stepping back into the classroom or forking over those fees, check out some of these free online language courses, available in nearly as many languages as there are learners.
1. Live Lingua
Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. It’s not hard to believe. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.
It’s also one of the most user-friendly websites hosting the US Foreign Service Institute’s public domain language courses, which were developed by the US Department of State for expert language learning and are now freely available on various sites across the Web.
2.Learn language .com
Learn language.com is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages. You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which Learn language.com maintains its own Web-based courses.
3. Open Culture
Open Culture is an e-learning website that hosts “the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” and when it comes to languages, they’re not bluffing. Open Culture maintains a list of free courses in 48 languages across the Web, from Amharic to Yiddish. With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.
4. Surface Languages
Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish. Additionally, there’s a handy section with audio and flashcards in Afrikaans and Romanian, and a “recently added” sidebar that shows you the latest additions to their ever-growing language learning library.
5. Internet Polyglot
Internet Polyglot offers many of the same kinds of resources as the sites listed above, with the awesome added advantage of its “quick start menu,” which allows you to choose not only what language you’re learning but also what language you’re learning it in. Do you already speak Spanish and want to get started on Portuguese? Just select “Spanish” for the language you speak, and get started with a composite mental exercise to strengthen one language while building another.
6. Headstart2 Defense Language Institute
The Defense Language Institute (DELI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free. Headstart2 is one of the best and most easily navigable services hosting complete DELI courses. After quickly registering for an account, you’ll be launched straight into interactive lessons with maps, images, sound, cultural notes and more.
Websites with Video-based Language Learning Content
The science shows that switching on the TV is great for language learning. If you want your brain to soak up the sights and sounds of what actual everyday speech sounds like and how it’s used in your target language, tune in and kick back for some quality input-based learning with these websites.
7. Streetcar
For the tube-loving language learners out there, Streetlamps hard to beat. Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material. Tuning into your favorite Albanian or Nepali TV station can easily make up for the lack of other learning materials in your language.
8. Fluent U
Fluent U is a totally different world of language learning.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at least grab your free 15-day trial and spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list. The first is the sheer range of available content: movies, news, documentaries, cartoons, music videos, funny YouTube videos or whatever else you like to watch, it’s there.
The second is that it uses real-world video. Instead of contriving some slowly-spoken and articulately-pronounced (and usually terribly boring) videos for learners, Fluent U directs you to authentic video content appropriate to your level with built-in learning tools that ensure you can keep up.
Starting out with the free trial will give you a priceless learning boost, and if you subscribe after the trial period you’ll be paying less monthly for unlimited video content than you’d be shoveling out hourly for lessons with even the most affordable tutors.
Here’s just a brief taste of the content you’ll find on Fluent U:
Fluent U App Browse Screen.
Fluent U has interactive captions that let you tap on any word to see an image, definition, audio and useful examples. Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts.
Didn’t catch something? Go back and listen again. Missed a word? Hover your mouse over the subtitles to instantly view definitions.
Interactive transcript for Carlos Beaut song.
You can learn all the vocabulary in any video with Effluents “learn mode.” Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.
Fluent U Has Quizzes for Every Video
And Fluent U always keeps track of vocabulary that you’re learning. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
9. Innovative Language
Since its inception in 2005, Innovative Language has striven to become one of the leading language lesson providers.
Innovative Language is a massive system of free video and audio lessons in 34 languages. It’s updated with new lessons every week, with material geared towards absolute beginners all the way up to advanced learners nearing fluency. You may recognize it from its podcast sites (for example, Portuguesepod101) These are the language-specific sites you’ll be directed to once you enter your email and pick a language. Here’s just a sampling of the many popular foreign languages they currently offer:
It focuses on featuring audio and video material made by professional teachers, and it’s one of the most prolific and consistent language sites in the game. They teach grammar, vocabulary, everyday conversations, real-life situations and culture. So, basically, you’ve got all your bases covered.
Although they have a paid version of the service, thousands of professionally produced audios and videos are given absolutely free.
You can benefit from this flood of language content regardless of your state of fluency—they’ve got something for absolute beginners as well as advanced learners.
10. YouTube TV Channels
Did you know that YouTube has an insane number of TV shows available from around the world? Just go to the International TV section and scroll through the shows sorted by language.
This one is particularly helpful for learners of Indian languages, as it includes Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and others widely spoken through the Indian subcontinent, but other options like Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Danish and more are available as well.
Massively Open Online Courses (Moo Cs) for Free Language Learning
Did we mention that we think technology is awesome? A lot of the world’s best universities agree with us. That’s why so many of them are making lesson materials and entire university courses available online for free. Here are some of the best massively open online courses for learning a language.
11. MIT Open Courseware
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MIT was one of the university hipsters making their course content available online before it was cool. Under the amazing Global Studies and Languages section of their Open Course ware website, you’ll find courses ranging from Chinese II to Contemporary French Politics, all designed to help you engage not only with the language you’re studying but also with its greater cultural context.
  1. Ed X
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Ed X is one of the biggest MOOC (massive open online course) websites out there. You can find a lot of college-level courses here, created and taught by actual professors from top universities. As a language learner, you can consider taking a dedicated language class, or if you’re more advanced, taking a course in your target language. For example, right now you can sign up to take an algebra class entirely in French!
You can actually earn college credits on Ed X, through Arizona State University. Some of the courses have certificates you can get for completing them. In general, it costs money to get a verified certificate for completing a course (so make sure you check the details before you sign up), but many of the courses themselves are still free.
13. Coursers Language Learning
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The courses offered on Coursers are run by professors from world-renowned institutions, and it’s even possible to earn a certificate from many of the courses.
Coursers, another big name in online education, also maintains a Language Learning section under its online catalogue. Many of the courses will be geared toward beginners, like First Step Korean, and others will engage more generally with language learning, like the Miracles of Human Language course from Leiden University. Still other classes are taught on other topics in foreign languages, so you can learn about writing, math, engineering or literature in the foreign language you’re learning—though this approach is recommended for higher-level learners.
On Coursers, there are currently 122 classes taught in Chinese, the second most common language after English, and a long list of other languages trail after. Spanish has 79 classes. French has 41 classes. You get the idea. There are a ton of classes out there for you to try. You can even learn about entrepreneurship in Khmer!
Whatever you find here, it’s coming from a respected university or educational institute, and if it’s not on offer now, sign up to get an alert when it is!
14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
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The OIL at Carnegie Mellon isn’t specifically made for language courses, but there are several excellent ones on offer. From elementary Spanish and French to “Arabic for Global Exchange,” you’ll find frequent courses available in the world’s biggest and most commonly learned languages.
15. Alison
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Each of the eight languages offered on Alison’s language learning platform include at least an introductory course, and others include more advanced and detailed courses in popular languages like French. Best of all, if you complete all modules and score at least 80% on all your course assignments, you’ll be rewarded with a fancy (and free) certificate!
16. The Mega List of MOOC from Web Techno and Translation
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The blog Web Techno and Translation smartly and helpfully recommends taking an MOOC given in the foreign language you’re studying, and gives you a decent list to get started on doing so. Once you’ve broken through the intermediate level and are ready to start doing more with your language skills, why not try taking a course conducted in that language? Whether you want to study Croatian history in Croatian or systems administration in Spanish, the goal is the same: by focusing on learning about a topic instead of the language itself, you’ll learn more naturally.
Free Websites for Connecting with Native Speakers of Your Language
The biggest secret to effective language learning isn’t really a secret at all: You’ve gotta talk! And who better to talk with than a native speaker?
It’s okay if you can’t hop on a plane this weekend—instead, just click over to one of these websites, where you can connect with native speakers of your target language for free.
17. talkie
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The site italki is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email. If you're looking to invest a little more to have a private tutor or teacher at some point, you can do that on talkie too.
18. The Polyglot Club
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The Polyglot Club is an awesome all-purpose language learning website with tons of free features for connecting you with native speakers of your target language. You can find language exchange partners, submit written texts for correction, hang out in chat rooms, browse through target language videos and even attend their language events and meetups for connecting with even more learners!
19. Hi Native
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Hi Native is an innovative app that takes a nontraditional approach. Rather than giving you flashcards and courses or even facilitating Skype sessions, Hi Native allows you to ask questions to native speakers of the language you’re learning. Whether it’s about the difference between two confusing words, getting a pronunciation check or figuring out how and when to use the subjunctive, just send a text and wait for a response.
20. Word2Word
Word2Word is all about connecting the world, and they aim to do so by providing you with an insane amount of free online language learning resources. Not only are there chat rooms and meetups, but the site hosts resources on everything from typing characters in other alphabets and scripts to a Dictionary of Period Russian Names. If you’re looking for language exchange and don’t mind falling down the rabbit hole of linguistic Gerry, this is definitely the place to get started.
21. Lang-8
For many of us, speaking comes easily, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and communicate in writing, all of a sudden we feel like we don’t speak a word of the language. Lang-8 is a community of native speakers of various world languages who work together to improve each other’s writing in languages they’re learning by offering revisions and tips on the posts made in their languages—just don’t forget to pay it forward by helping others out with your native language too!
Free Vocabulary Games and Flashcards
There are boring flashcards, and then there are the kind that turn language learning into a game and wake up the competitor in all of us. To build your vocabulary while having some fun, these sites offer some fantastic flashcard exercises and other language learning games.
22. Duo lingo
How could we even make a list without mentioning everyone’s favorite pushy little green bird? Duo lingo user-friendly vocabulary games made language learning cool again by unlocking the power of gaming for language learning.
They use the gaming strategy to make sure you retain more of what you learn than you would from your standard, flipping-through-printed-flashcards approach. The truly dedicated will be rewarded by being asked to translate sentences of increasingly comical ridiculousness as they work up through the levels of their language.
23. Mesmerism
Mesmerism gives you a more hands-on option for flashcard learning with its “memes.” You can use the cards provided by Mesmerism and other users, or you can create your own mnemonic devices by composing and finding images for your own cards. Somehow, repetition doesn’t seem so repetitive when you can turn all your flashcards into irreverent memes and personal in-jokes tailored to you and your own brain.
24. Digital Dialects
For beginners and those suffering from 90s nostalgia, Digital Dialects is a techno-retro online game site with animated and interactive lessons in a couple dozen languages. Listen to the voice as it names fruits, then click them and drag them into a basket, or match English phrases to the ones being spoken in your target language. It’s a simple platform free of distraction, and it offers that j NE said quo for the Nintendo kids who still have a knack for learning in 16-bit.
General Language and Language Learning Resources
For those of us with a deep and passionate love for language and languages, we want to know everything about them. Not just how to get from the airport to your hotel or how to make small talk during your coffee break, but the details.
Who speaks the language we’re learning, and where do they speak it? What’s its history, and what can it teach us about the cultures that created it and that are created by it? These websites include the kind of encyclopedic information necessary for thorough, holistic learning, as well as free courses and learning resources.
25. Omnipotent
If you’re learning one language or find yourself in a poly amorous love affair with all languages, Omnipotent should live on your browser’s bookmarks bar. This online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages is like the Wikipedia of all things languages and linguistics.
Not only does it provide linguistic and cultural information on hundreds of world languages, but it also offers some of its own free video lessons. Under its “courses” page, Omnipotent maintains an impressive list of links to learning resources for specific languages, most of which are free.
26. BBC Languages
Another goldmine for the language and linguistics geeks in the room, BBC Languages offers free information and learner resources for 40 world languages. While some are more thorough than others, the seven languages listed on their main Languages homepage include extensive links to target language media (like TV streaming services, online newspapers and magazines in French, Chinese and Greek). The kinds of resources offered vary from language to language, but most include overviews and phrasebooks, as well as BBC’s own introductory lessons, on-site courses and links to help you find classes in your area.
27. Thought Co.
Thought Co. provides a long list of language learning resources like many others on this list, but also has its own sites dedicated to several of the languages on its list. About French, for example, includes educational videos, blog posts on French learning topics and guides to language essentials. About German offers much of the same. Explore multiple languages and find links to extensive resources across the Web.
28. Wiki travel Phrasebooks
You don’t have to be planning a vacation to take advantage of Wiki travel! The user-maintained wiki has a compilation of travel phrasebooks, ranging from well-known world languages like Arabic and Portuguese to less popular choices like Kannada and Parliament.
Even some of the most skeleton-like articles on languages like Zulu include guides to pronunciation, basic phrases, numbers, time, transportation, eating, shopping and common problem-solving vocabulary, making it an incredible resource for practically-inclined learners who just want to get out and use their language.
Free Language Learning Websites for Specific Languages
Some of the best free sites out there are the ones that focus on a single language, building an entire website packed with information, lessons and more for learners who know what language they want and know they don’t want to break the bank learning it. Here are some of our favorite websites for learning that one language.
French
29. The French Experiment — Free French lessons, stories, reviews and cats!
30. London Speaks French — Vocabulary and grammar lessons with a helpful pronunciation tool to compare your voice to natives’ voices.
For dedicated Francophile looking to max out their online learning time, browse through some of these best websites to learn French.
German
31. Deutschmark.com — With 10 beginner lessons and 24 advanced grammar lessons, this free resource is a great starting point for beginning learners and those intimidated by the infamously frustrating German grammar.
32. Deutschmark — This greeter Online-Deutschmarks has helpful audio clips and interactive lessons, as well as links to in-person courses in Berlin and other parts of Central Europe.
33. Deutschmark Welles — The German international broadcast’s online Deutschmark offers free courses by level, from beginner to advanced.
For video-loving learners, don’t forget about all the great YouTube videos for German learners out there!
Spanish
34. Study Spanish.com — Don’t be fooled by the simple name. With exhaustive information and lessons on all aspects of the language, it’s a Spanish linguistic powerhouse and a goldmine for learners.
35. Spanish Games — Learn Spanish with fun, interactive vocabulary games.
36. 123 Teach Me — A mega-resource for all things Spanish, including free online games, courses, word of the day and a handy verb conjugation.
If you like thinking outside the box when it comes to language learning, you can also try out some nontraditional websites for learning Spanish.
Chinese
37. CCTV — Chinese public television, as well as a BBC-like array of written media and resources for Chinese language learners.
38. Chinese-Tools.com — A 40-lesson online course with a learner forum and Chinese dictionary.
39. Zhengzhou Red — In-context vocabulary and culture lessons in a conversation-like format.
More of a bookworm? Try getting started with some free and cheap Chinese e-books!
Japanese
40. Japanese Online — A simple beginner’s resource with four units on the basics, topic modifiers, sentence structures and Japanese traditions.
41. Easy Japanese — Flashcards and games geared toward writing and speaking the language.
42. NH World — This Japanese public broadcaster maintains its own online magazine, including language lessons, audio clips and video resources for learners.
Is it grammar that’s got you down? Check out these websites for mastering your Japanese grammar.
Arabic
43. Arabic Online — This website from the European Union aims to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Arabic language, and offers several paid courses beyond the beginner level.
44. Arabic Keyboard — Aside from helping you with tricky Arabic script and the grammar that goes along with it, this site includes super helpful, practical information about the Arabic language, its dialects and where and how to use them.
45. Arabic Reading Course — For absolute beginners, this letter-by-letter course is the perfect jump-start to get you reading and writing in Arabic.
Portuguese
46. Learn Portuguese with Rafa — Beyond introductory lessons on things like counting and ordering food, Rafa maintains a sidebar full of links on everything from traditional recipes to doing business in Portuguese.
47. Tod Munro Pod — An exciting So Paulo-based podcast with basic tips in English and the rest in beautiful Brazilian Portuguese.
48. Practice Portuguese — For those looking to learn Iberian (European) Portuguese, get started with the free Practice Portuguese Podcast.
49. Really Learn Portuguese — Podcasts and flashcards for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, all brought to you by two friendly Brazilians.
These 49 websites prove it: Money is no object for determined language learners.
The first step is just clicking one of the links above.
Haven’t started learning any one language yet? Choose your language and head over to Omnipotent or BBC Languages to read up on it. Build up your basic vocab with a flashcard app or your favorite language game, immerse your brain in quality video content and connect with natives around the world via Skype or your social network of choice.
With money concerns firmly out of the picture, now all you need to do is make the time for language learning, and you’re all set to start heading towards fluency!
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2019.10.02 15:45 saradinto All Websites for Finding Free Language Courses

Websites for Finding Free Language Courses
When most of us think about taking a language course, we’re picturing a classroom full of wobbly desks and chalkboard dust, plus a three- or four-digit tuition fee. For those who are looking for all the structure and formality of a traditional course but aren’t sure about stepping back into the classroom or forking over those fees, check out some of these free online language courses, available in nearly as many languages as there are learners.
1. Live Lingua
Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. It’s not hard to believe. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.
It’s also one of the most user-friendly websites hosting the US Foreign Service Institute’s public domain language courses, which were developed by the US Department of State for expert language learning and are now freely available on various sites across the Web.
2.Learn language .com
Learn language.com is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages. You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which Learn language.com maintains its own Web-based courses.
3. Open Culture
Open Culture is an e-learning website that hosts “the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” and when it comes to languages, they’re not bluffing. Open Culture maintains a list of free courses in 48 languages across the Web, from Amharic to Yiddish. With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.
4. Surface Languages
Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish. Additionally, there’s a handy section with audio and flashcards in Afrikaans and Romanian, and a “recently added” sidebar that shows you the latest additions to their ever-growing language learning library.
5. Internet Polyglot
Internet Polyglot offers many of the same kinds of resources as the sites listed above, with the awesome added advantage of its “quick start menu,” which allows you to choose not only what language you’re learning but also what language you’re learning it in. Do you already speak Spanish and want to get started on Portuguese? Just select “Spanish” for the language you speak, and get started with a composite mental exercise to strengthen one language while building another.
6. Headstart2 Defense Language Institute
The Defense Language Institute (DELI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free. Headstart2 is one of the best and most easily navigable services hosting complete DELI courses. After quickly registering for an account, you’ll be launched straight into interactive lessons with maps, images, sound, cultural notes and more.
Websites with Video-based Language Learning Content
The science shows that switching on the TV is great for language learning. If you want your brain to soak up the sights and sounds of what actual everyday speech sounds like and how it’s used in your target language, tune in and kick back for some quality input-based learning with these websites.
7. Streetcar
For the tube-loving language learners out there, Streetlamps hard to beat. Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material. Tuning into your favorite Albanian or Nepali TV station can easily make up for the lack of other learning materials in your language.
8. Fluent U
Fluent U is a totally different world of language learning.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at least grab your free 15-day trial and spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list. The first is the sheer range of available content: movies, news, documentaries, cartoons, music videos, funny YouTube videos or whatever else you like to watch, it’s there.
The second is that it uses real-world video. Instead of contriving some slowly-spoken and articulately-pronounced (and usually terribly boring) videos for learners, Fluent U directs you to authentic video content appropriate to your level with built-in learning tools that ensure you can keep up.
Starting out with the free trial will give you a priceless learning boost, and if you subscribe after the trial period you’ll be paying less monthly for unlimited video content than you’d be shoveling out hourly for lessons with even the most affordable tutors.
Here’s just a brief taste of the content you’ll find on Fluent U:
Fluent U App Browse Screen.
Fluent U has interactive captions that let you tap on any word to see an image, definition, audio and useful examples. Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts.
Didn’t catch something? Go back and listen again. Missed a word? Hover your mouse over the subtitles to instantly view definitions.
Interactive transcript for Carlos Beaut song.
You can learn all the vocabulary in any video with Effluents “learn mode.” Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.
Fluent U Has Quizzes for Every Video
And Fluent U always keeps track of vocabulary that you’re learning. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the iTunes store or Google Play store.
9. Innovative Language
Since its inception in 2005, Innovative Language has striven to become one of the leading language lesson providers.
Innovative Language is a massive system of free video and audio lessons in 34 languages. It’s updated with new lessons every week, with material geared towards absolute beginners all the way up to advanced learners nearing fluency. You may recognize it from its podcast sites (for example, Portuguesepod101) These are the language-specific sites you’ll be directed to once you enter your email and pick a language. Here’s just a sampling of the many popular foreign languages they currently offer:
It focuses on featuring audio and video material made by professional teachers, and it’s one of the most prolific and consistent language sites in the game. They teach grammar, vocabulary, everyday conversations, real-life situations and culture. So, basically, you’ve got all your bases covered.
Although they have a paid version of the service, thousands of professionally produced audios and videos are given absolutely free.
You can benefit from this flood of language content regardless of your state of fluency—they’ve got something for absolute beginners as well as advanced learners.
10. YouTube TV Channels
Did you know that YouTube has an insane number of TV shows available from around the world? Just go to the International TV section and scroll through the shows sorted by language.
This one is particularly helpful for learners of Indian languages, as it includes Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and others widely spoken through the Indian subcontinent, but other options like Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Danish and more are available as well.
Massively Open Online Courses (Moo Cs) for Free Language Learning
Did we mention that we think technology is awesome? A lot of the world’s best universities agree with us. That’s why so many of them are making lesson materials and entire university courses available online for free. Here are some of the best massively open online courses for learning a language.
11. MIT Open Courseware
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MIT was one of the university hipsters making their course content available online before it was cool. Under the amazing Global Studies and Languages section of their Open Course ware website, you’ll find courses ranging from Chinese II to Contemporary French Politics, all designed to help you engage not only with the language you’re studying but also with its greater cultural context.
  1. Ed X
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Ed X is one of the biggest MOOC (massive open online course) websites out there. You can find a lot of college-level courses here, created and taught by actual professors from top universities. As a language learner, you can consider taking a dedicated language class, or if you’re more advanced, taking a course in your target language. For example, right now you can sign up to take an algebra class entirely in French!
You can actually earn college credits on Ed X, through Arizona State University. Some of the courses have certificates you can get for completing them. In general, it costs money to get a verified certificate for completing a course (so make sure you check the details before you sign up), but many of the courses themselves are still free.
13. Coursers Language Learning
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The courses offered on Coursers are run by professors from world-renowned institutions, and it’s even possible to earn a certificate from many of the courses.
Coursers, another big name in online education, also maintains a Language Learning section under its online catalogue. Many of the courses will be geared toward beginners, like First Step Korean, and others will engage more generally with language learning, like the Miracles of Human Language course from Leiden University. Still other classes are taught on other topics in foreign languages, so you can learn about writing, math, engineering or literature in the foreign language you’re learning—though this approach is recommended for higher-level learners.
On Coursers, there are currently 122 classes taught in Chinese, the second most common language after English, and a long list of other languages trail after. Spanish has 79 classes. French has 41 classes. You get the idea. There are a ton of classes out there for you to try. You can even learn about entrepreneurship in Khmer!
Whatever you find here, it’s coming from a respected university or educational institute, and if it’s not on offer now, sign up to get an alert when it is!
14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative
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The OIL at Carnegie Mellon isn’t specifically made for language courses, but there are several excellent ones on offer. From elementary Spanish and French to “Arabic for Global Exchange,” you’ll find frequent courses available in the world’s biggest and most commonly learned languages.
15. Alison
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Each of the eight languages offered on Alison’s language learning platform include at least an introductory course, and others include more advanced and detailed courses in popular languages like French. Best of all, if you complete all modules and score at least 80% on all your course assignments, you’ll be rewarded with a fancy (and free) certificate!
16. The Mega List of MOOC from Web Techno and Translation
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The blog Web Techno and Translation smartly and helpfully recommends taking an MOOC given in the foreign language you’re studying, and gives you a decent list to get started on doing so. Once you’ve broken through the intermediate level and are ready to start doing more with your language skills, why not try taking a course conducted in that language? Whether you want to study Croatian history in Croatian or systems administration in Spanish, the goal is the same: by focusing on learning about a topic instead of the language itself, you’ll learn more naturally.
Free Websites for Connecting with Native Speakers of Your Language
The biggest secret to effective language learning isn’t really a secret at all: You’ve gotta talk! And who better to talk with than a native speaker?
It’s okay if you can’t hop on a plane this weekend—instead, just click over to one of these websites, where you can connect with native speakers of your target language for free.
17. talkie
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The site italki is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email. If you're looking to invest a little more to have a private tutor or teacher at some point, you can do that on talkie too.
18. The Polyglot Club
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The Polyglot Club is an awesome all-purpose language learning website with tons of free features for connecting you with native speakers of your target language. You can find language exchange partners, submit written texts for correction, hang out in chat rooms, browse through target language videos and even attend their language events and meetups for connecting with even more learners!
19. Hi Native
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Hi Native is an innovative app that takes a nontraditional approach. Rather than giving you flashcards and courses or even facilitating Skype sessions, Hi Native allows you to ask questions to native speakers of the language you’re learning. Whether it’s about the difference between two confusing words, getting a pronunciation check or figuring out how and when to use the subjunctive, just send a text and wait for a response.
20. Word2Word
Word2Word is all about connecting the world, and they aim to do so by providing you with an insane amount of free online language learning resources. Not only are there chat rooms and meetups, but the site hosts resources on everything from typing characters in other alphabets and scripts to a Dictionary of Period Russian Names. If you’re looking for language exchange and don’t mind falling down the rabbit hole of linguistic Gerry, this is definitely the place to get started.
21. Lang-8
For many of us, speaking comes easily, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and communicate in writing, all of a sudden we feel like we don’t speak a word of the language. Lang-8 is a community of native speakers of various world languages who work together to improve each other’s writing in languages they’re learning by offering revisions and tips on the posts made in their languages—just don’t forget to pay it forward by helping others out with your native language too!
Free Vocabulary Games and Flashcards
There are boring flashcards, and then there are the kind that turn language learning into a game and wake up the competitor in all of us. To build your vocabulary while having some fun, these sites offer some fantastic flashcard exercises and other language learning games.
22. Duo lingo
How could we even make a list without mentioning everyone’s favorite pushy little green bird? Duo lingo user-friendly vocabulary games made language learning cool again by unlocking the power of gaming for language learning.
They use the gaming strategy to make sure you retain more of what you learn than you would from your standard, flipping-through-printed-flashcards approach. The truly dedicated will be rewarded by being asked to translate sentences of increasingly comical ridiculousness as they work up through the levels of their language.
23. Mesmerism
Mesmerism gives you a more hands-on option for flashcard learning with its “memes.” You can use the cards provided by Mesmerism and other users, or you can create your own mnemonic devices by composing and finding images for your own cards. Somehow, repetition doesn’t seem so repetitive when you can turn all your flashcards into irreverent memes and personal in-jokes tailored to you and your own brain.
24. Digital Dialects
For beginners and those suffering from 90s nostalgia, Digital Dialects is a techno-retro online game site with animated and interactive lessons in a couple dozen languages. Listen to the voice as it names fruits, then click them and drag them into a basket, or match English phrases to the ones being spoken in your target language. It’s a simple platform free of distraction, and it offers that j NE said quo for the Nintendo kids who still have a knack for learning in 16-bit.
General Language and Language Learning Resources
For those of us with a deep and passionate love for language and languages, we want to know everything about them. Not just how to get from the airport to your hotel or how to make small talk during your coffee break, but the details.
Who speaks the language we’re learning, and where do they speak it? What’s its history, and what can it teach us about the cultures that created it and that are created by it? These websites include the kind of encyclopedic information necessary for thorough, holistic learning, as well as free courses and learning resources.
25. Omnipotent
If you’re learning one language or find yourself in a poly amorous love affair with all languages, Omnipotent should live on your browser’s bookmarks bar. This online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages is like the Wikipedia of all things languages and linguistics.
Not only does it provide linguistic and cultural information on hundreds of world languages, but it also offers some of its own free video lessons. Under its “courses” page, Omnipotent maintains an impressive list of links to learning resources for specific languages, most of which are free.
26. BBC Languages
Another goldmine for the language and linguistics geeks in the room, BBC Languages offers free information and learner resources for 40 world languages. While some are more thorough than others, the seven languages listed on their main Languages homepage include extensive links to target language media (like TV streaming services, online newspapers and magazines in French, Chinese and Greek). The kinds of resources offered vary from language to language, but most include overviews and phrasebooks, as well as BBC’s own introductory lessons, on-site courses and links to help you find classes in your area.
27. Thought Co.
Thought Co. provides a long list of language learning resources like many others on this list, but also has its own sites dedicated to several of the languages on its list. About French, for example, includes educational videos, blog posts on French learning topics and guides to language essentials. About German offers much of the same. Explore multiple languages and find links to extensive resources across the Web.
28. Wiki travel Phrasebooks
You don’t have to be planning a vacation to take advantage of Wiki travel! The user-maintained wiki has a compilation of travel phrasebooks, ranging from well-known world languages like Arabic and Portuguese to less popular choices like Kannada and Parliament.
Even some of the most skeleton-like articles on languages like Zulu include guides to pronunciation, basic phrases, numbers, time, transportation, eating, shopping and common problem-solving vocabulary, making it an incredible resource for practically-inclined learners who just want to get out and use their language.
Free Language Learning Websites for Specific Languages
Some of the best free sites out there are the ones that focus on a single language, building an entire website packed with information, lessons and more for learners who know what language they want and know they don’t want to break the bank learning it. Here are some of our favorite websites for learning that one language.
French
29. The French Experiment — Free French lessons, stories, reviews and cats!
30. London Speaks French — Vocabulary and grammar lessons with a helpful pronunciation tool to compare your voice to natives’ voices.
For dedicated Francophile looking to max out their online learning time, browse through some of these best websites to learn French.
German
31. Deutschmark.com — With 10 beginner lessons and 24 advanced grammar lessons, this free resource is a great starting point for beginning learners and those intimidated by the infamously frustrating German grammar.
32. Deutschmark — This greeter Online-Deutschmarks has helpful audio clips and interactive lessons, as well as links to in-person courses in Berlin and other parts of Central Europe.
33. Deutschmark Welles — The German international broadcast’s online Deutschmark offers free courses by level, from beginner to advanced.
For video-loving learners, don’t forget about all the great YouTube videos for German learners out there!
Spanish
34. Study Spanish.com — Don’t be fooled by the simple name. With exhaustive information and lessons on all aspects of the language, it’s a Spanish linguistic powerhouse and a goldmine for learners.
35. Spanish Games — Learn Spanish with fun, interactive vocabulary games.
36. 123 Teach Me — A mega-resource for all things Spanish, including free online games, courses, word of the day and a handy verb conjugation.
If you like thinking outside the box when it comes to language learning, you can also try out some nontraditional websites for learning Spanish.
Chinese
37. CCTV — Chinese public television, as well as a BBC-like array of written media and resources for Chinese language learners.
38. Chinese-Tools.com — A 40-lesson online course with a learner forum and Chinese dictionary.
39. Zhengzhou Red — In-context vocabulary and culture lessons in a conversation-like format.
More of a bookworm? Try getting started with some free and cheap Chinese e-books!
Japanese
40. Japanese Online — A simple beginner’s resource with four units on the basics, topic modifiers, sentence structures and Japanese traditions.
41. Easy Japanese — Flashcards and games geared toward writing and speaking the language.
42. NH World — This Japanese public broadcaster maintains its own online magazine, including language lessons, audio clips and video resources for learners.
Is it grammar that’s got you down? Check out these websites for mastering your Japanese grammar.
Arabic
43. Arabic Online — This website from the European Union aims to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Arabic language, and offers several paid courses beyond the beginner level.
44. Arabic Keyboard — Aside from helping you with tricky Arabic script and the grammar that goes along with it, this site includes super helpful, practical information about the Arabic language, its dialects and where and how to use them.
45. Arabic Reading Course — For absolute beginners, this letter-by-letter course is the perfect jump-start to get you reading and writing in Arabic.
Portuguese
46. Learn Portuguese with Rafa — Beyond introductory lessons on things like counting and ordering food, Rafa maintains a sidebar full of links on everything from traditional recipes to doing business in Portuguese.
47. Tod Munro Pod — An exciting So Paulo-based podcast with basic tips in English and the rest in beautiful Brazilian Portuguese.
48. Practice Portuguese — For those looking to learn Iberian (European) Portuguese, get started with the free Practice Portuguese Podcast.
49. Really Learn Portuguese — Podcasts and flashcards for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, all brought to you by two friendly Brazilians.
These 49 websites prove it: Money is no object for determined language learners.
The first step is just clicking one of the links above.
Haven’t started learning any one language yet? Choose your language and head over to Omnipotent or BBC Languages to read up on it. Build up your basic vocab with a flashcard app or your favorite language game, immerse your brain in quality video content and connect with natives around the world via Skype or your social network of choice.
With money concerns firmly out of the picture, now all you need to do is make the time for language learning, and you’re all set to start heading towards fluency!
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2019.09.08 16:49 saradinto All Websites for Finding Free Language Courses

The site talkie is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email.

Websites for Finding Free Language Courses

When most of us think about taking a language course, we’re picturing a classroom full of wobbly desks and chalkboard dust, plus a three- or four-digit tuition fee. For those who are looking for all the structure and formality of a traditional course but aren’t sure about stepping back into the classroom or forking over those fees, check out some of these free online language courses, available in nearly as many languages as there are learners.

1. Live Lingua


Heading off the list is Live Lingua, the Internet’s largest collection of free public domain language learning materials, according to the site itself. It’s not hard to believe. There are thousands of free e-books, audio recordings and foreign language video materials available in over 130 different languages.
It’s also one of the most user-friendly websites hosting the US Foreign Service Institute’s public domain language courses, which were developed by the US Department of State for expert language learning and are now freely available on various sites across the Web.

2.Learn language .com


Learn language.com is a website with links to extensive resources on and in 19 different languages. You can learn over 1400 words in your target language for free with their vocabulary lists and verb conjugation charts, and there’s plenty more free learning to be done in the nine languages in which Learn language.com maintains its own Web-based courses.

3. Open Culture


Open Culture is an e-learning website that hosts “the best free cultural and educational media on the web,” and when it comes to languages, they’re not bluffing. Open Culture maintains a list of free courses in 48 languages across the Web, from Amharic to Yiddish. With these collected resources from governments, universities and respected private institutions across the world, you’re sure to find free, high-quality lessons in 48 languages that are learned far and wide.

4. Surface Languages

Surface Languages maintains an extensive database of free online learning resources, as well as its own beginner audio courses in Italian, Portuguese, French and Polish. Additionally, there’s a handy section with audio and flashcards in Afrikaans and Romanian, and a “recently added” sidebar that shows you the latest additions to their ever-growing language learning library.

5. Internet Polyglot


Internet Polyglot offers many of the same kinds of resources as the sites listed above, with the awesome added advantage of its “quick start menu,” which allows you to choose not only what language you’re learning but also what language you’re learning it in. Do you already speak Spanish and want to get started on Portuguese? Just select “Spanish” for the language you speak, and get started with a composite mental exercise to strengthen one language while building another.

6. Headstart2 Defense Language Institute


The Defense Language Institute (DELI), like the Foreign Service Institute, is a government service that makes high-quality language learning programs available for free. Headstart2 is one of the best and most easily navigable services hosting complete DELI courses. After quickly registering for an account, you’ll be launched straight into interactive lessons with maps, images, sound, cultural notes and more.

Websites with Video-based Language Learning Content

The science shows that switching on the TV is great for language learning. If you want your brain to soak up the sights and sounds of what actual everyday speech sounds like and how it’s used in your target language, tune in and kick back for some quality input-based learning with these websites.

7. Streetcar


For the tube-loving language learners out there, Streetlamps hard to beat. Although it’s not necessarily designed as a language learning tool, it offers free TV streaming from over 100 countries around the world in nearly as many languages.
This is an especially exciting resource if you’re learning a less commonly studied language with less widely available video material. Tuning into your favorite Albanian or Nepali TV station can easily make up for the lack of other learning materials in your language.

8. Fluent U


Fluent U is a totally different world of language learning.
If you’re into learning with video, TV and movies (which you definitely should be), you’ve got to at least grab your free 15-day trial and spend a couple weeks binge-learning here with our video and audio libraries, which feature many of the same things native speakers of your target language are watching in their sweatpants while eating potato chips at home.
Two main features set Fluent U apart from the others on this list. The first is the sheer range of available content: movies, news, documentaries, cartoons, music videos, funny YouTube videos or whatever else you like to watch, it’s there.
The second is that it uses real-world video. Instead of contriving some slowly-spoken and articulately-pronounced (and usually terribly boring) videos for learners, Fluent U directs you to authentic video content appropriate to your level with built-in learning tools that ensure you can keep up.
Starting out with the free trial will give you a priceless learning boost, and if you subscribe after the trial period you’ll be paying less monthly for unlimited video content than you’d be shoveling out hourly for lessons with even the most affordable tutors.
Here’s just a brief taste of the content you’ll find on Fluent U:

Fluent U App Browse Screen.
Fluent U has interactive captions that let you tap on any word to see an image, definition, audio and useful examples. Now native language content is within reach with interactive transcripts.
Didn’t catch something? Go back and listen again. Missed a word? Hover your mouse over the subtitles to instantly view definitions.

Interactive transcript for Carlos Beaut song.
You can learn all the vocabulary in any video with Effluents “learn mode.” Swipe left or right to see more examples for the word you’re learning.

Fluent U Has Quizzes for Every Video
And Fluent U always keeps track of vocabulary that you’re learning. It uses that vocab to give you a 100% personalized experience by recommending videos and examples.
Start using Fluent U on the website with your computer or tablet or, better yet, download the Fluent U app from the iTunes store or Google Play store.

9. Innovative Language


Since its inception in 2005, Innovative Language has striven to become one of the leading language lesson providers.
Innovative Language is a massive system of free video and audio lessons in 34 languages. It’s updated with new lessons every week, with material geared towards absolute beginners all the way up to advanced learners nearing fluency. You may recognize it from its podcast sites (for example, Portuguesepod101) These are the language-specific sites you’ll be directed to once you enter your email and pick a language. Here’s just a sampling of the many popular foreign languages they currently offer:
It focuses on featuring audio and video material made by professional teachers, and it’s one of the most prolific and consistent language sites in the game. They teach grammar, vocabulary, everyday conversations, real-life situations and culture. So, basically, you’ve got all your bases covered.
Although they have a paid version of the service, thousands of professionally produced audios and videos are given absolutely free.
You can benefit from this flood of language content regardless of your state of fluency—they’ve got something for absolute beginners as well as advanced learners.

10. YouTube TV Channels


Did you know that YouTube has an insane number of TV shows available from around the world? Just go to the International TV section and scroll through the shows sorted by language.
This one is particularly helpful for learners of Indian languages, as it includes Hindi, Tamil, Marathi and others widely spoken through the Indian subcontinent, but other options like Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Greek, Danish and more are available as well.

Massively Open Online Courses (Moo Cs) for Free Language Learning

Did we mention that we think technology is awesome? A lot of the world’s best universities agree with us. That’s why so many of them are making lesson materials and entire university courses available online for free. Here are some of the best massively open online courses for learning a language.

11. MIT Open Courseware

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MIT was one of the university hipsters making their course content available online before it was cool. Under the amazing Global Studies and Languages section of their Open Course ware website, you’ll find courses ranging from Chinese II to Contemporary French Politics, all designed to help you engage not only with the language you’re studying but also with its greater cultural context.

12. Ed X

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Ed X is one of the biggest MOOC (massive open online course) websites out there. You can find a lot of college-level courses here, created and taught by actual professors from top universities. As a language learner, you can consider taking a dedicated language class, or if you’re more advanced, taking a course in your target language. For example, right now you can sign up to take an algebra class entirely in French!
You can actually earn college credits on Ed X, through Arizona State University. Some of the courses have certificates you can get for completing them. In general, it costs money to get a verified certificate for completing a course (so make sure you check the details before you sign up), but many of the courses themselves are still free.

13. Coursers Language Learning

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The courses offered on Coursers are run by professors from world-renowned institutions, and it’s even possible to earn a certificate from many of the courses.
Coursers, another big name in online education, also maintains a Language Learning section under its online catalogue. Many of the courses will be geared toward beginners, like First Step Korean, and others will engage more generally with language learning, like the Miracles of Human Language course from Leiden University. Still other classes are taught on other topics in foreign languages, so you can learn about writing, math, engineering or literature in the foreign language you’re learning—though this approach is recommended for higher-level learners.
On Coursers, there are currently 122 classes taught in Chinese, the second most common language after English, and a long list of other languages trail after. Spanish has 79 classes. French has 41 classes. You get the idea. There are a ton of classes out there for you to try. You can even learn about entrepreneurship in Khmer!
Whatever you find here, it’s coming from a respected university or educational institute, and if it’s not on offer now, sign up to get an alert when it is!

14. Carnegie Mellon Open Learning Initiative

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The OIL at Carnegie Mellon isn’t specifically made for language courses, but there are several excellent ones on offer. From elementary Spanish and French to “Arabic for Global Exchange,” you’ll find frequent courses available in the world’s biggest and most commonly learned languages.

15. Alison

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Each of the eight languages offered on Alison’s language learning platform include at least an introductory course, and others include more advanced and detailed courses in popular languages like French. Best of all, if you complete all modules and score at least 80% on all your course assignments, you’ll be rewarded with a fancy (and free) certificate!

16. The Mega List of MOOC from Web Techno and Translation

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The blog Web Techno and Translation smartly and helpfully recommends taking an MOOC given in the foreign language you’re studying, and gives you a decent list to get started on doing so. Once you’ve broken through the intermediate level and are ready to start doing more with your language skills, why not try taking a course conducted in that language? Whether you want to study Croatian history in Croatian or systems administration in Spanish, the goal is the same: by focusing on learning about a topic instead of the language itself, you’ll learn more naturally.

Free Websites for Connecting with Native Speakers of Your Language

The biggest secret to effective language learning isn’t really a secret at all: You’ve gotta talk! And who better to talk with than a native speaker?
It’s okay if you can’t hop on a plane this weekend—instead, just click over to one of these websites, where you can connect with native speakers of your target language for free.

17. talkie

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The site italki is one of the biggest names out there for practicing your language skills online with native speakers. Designed for language learners to find native speaking teachers and exchange partners via Skype, the free version of their service includes some great benefits, including access to their learner community. This access allows you to connect with other learners and arrange informal language exchanges via Skype or email. If you're looking to invest a little more to have a private tutor or teacher at some point, you can do that on talkie too.

18. The Polyglot Club

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The Polyglot Club is an awesome all-purpose language learning website with tons of free features for connecting you with native speakers of your target language. You can find language exchange partners, submit written texts for correction, hang out in chat rooms, browse through target language videos and even attend their language events and meetups for connecting with even more learners!

19. Hi Native

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Hi Native is an innovative app that takes a nontraditional approach. Rather than giving you flashcards and courses or even facilitating Skype sessions, Hi Native allows you to ask questions to native speakers of the language you’re learning. Whether it’s about the difference between two confusing words, getting a pronunciation check or figuring out how and when to use the subjunctive, just send a text and wait for a response.

20. Word2Word


Word2Word is all about connecting the world, and they aim to do so by providing you with an insane amount of free online language learning resources. Not only are there chat rooms and meetups, but the site hosts resources on everything from typing characters in other alphabets and scripts to a Dictionary of Period Russian Names. If you’re looking for language exchange and don’t mind falling down the rabbit hole of linguistic Gerry, this is definitely the place to get started.

21. Lang-8


For many of us, speaking comes easily, but when it comes time to put pen to paper and communicate in writing, all of a sudden we feel like we don’t speak a word of the language. Lang-8 is a community of native speakers of various world languages who work together to improve each other’s writing in languages they’re learning by offering revisions and tips on the posts made in their languages—just don’t forget to pay it forward by helping others out with your native language too!

Free Vocabulary Games and Flashcards

There are boring flashcards, and then there are the kind that turn language learning into a game and wake up the competitor in all of us. To build your vocabulary while having some fun, these sites offer some fantastic flashcard exercises and other language learning games.

22. Duo lingo


How could we even make a list without mentioning everyone’s favorite pushy little green bird? Duo lingo user-friendly vocabulary games made language learning cool again by unlocking the power of gaming for language learning.
They use the gaming strategy to make sure you retain more of what you learn than you would from your standard, flipping-through-printed-flashcards approach. The truly dedicated will be rewarded by being asked to translate sentences of increasingly comical ridiculousness as they work up through the levels of their language.

23. Mesmerism


Mesmerism gives you a more hands-on option for flashcard learning with its “memes.” You can use the cards provided by Mesmerism and other users, or you can create your own mnemonic devices by composing and finding images for your own cards. Somehow, repetition doesn’t seem so repetitive when you can turn all your flashcards into irreverent memes and personal in-jokes tailored to you and your own brain.

24. Digital Dialects


For beginners and those suffering from 90s nostalgia, Digital Dialects is a techno-retro online game site with animated and interactive lessons in a couple dozen languages. Listen to the voice as it names fruits, then click them and drag them into a basket, or match English phrases to the ones being spoken in your target language. It’s a simple platform free of distraction, and it offers that j NE said quo for the Nintendo kids who still have a knack for learning in 16-bit.

General Language and Language Learning Resources

For those of us with a deep and passionate love for language and languages, we want to know everything about them. Not just how to get from the airport to your hotel or how to make small talk during your coffee break, but the details.
Who speaks the language we’re learning, and where do they speak it? What’s its history, and what can it teach us about the cultures that created it and that are created by it? These websites include the kind of encyclopedic information necessary for thorough, holistic learning, as well as free courses and learning resources.

25. Omnipotent


If you’re learning one language or find yourself in a poly amorous love affair with all languages, Omnipotent should live on your browser’s bookmarks bar. This online encyclopedia of writing systems and languages is like the Wikipedia of all things languages and linguistics.
Not only does it provide linguistic and cultural information on hundreds of world languages, but it also offers some of its own free video lessons. Under its “courses” page, Omnipotent maintains an impressive list of links to learning resources for specific languages, most of which are free.

26. BBC Languages


Another goldmine for the language and linguistics geeks in the room, BBC Languages offers free information and learner resources for 40 world languages. While some are more thorough than others, the seven languages listed on their main Languages homepage include extensive links to target language media (like TV streaming services, online newspapers and magazines in French, Chinese and Greek). The kinds of resources offered vary from language to language, but most include overviews and phrasebooks, as well as BBC’s own introductory lessons, on-site courses and links to help you find classes in your area.

27. Thought Co.


Thought Co. provides a long list of language learning resources like many others on this list, but also has its own sites dedicated to several of the languages on its list. About French, for example, includes educational videos, blog posts on French learning topics and guides to language essentials. About German offers much of the same. Explore multiple languages and find links to extensive resources across the Web.

28. Wiki travel Phrasebooks


You don’t have to be planning a vacation to take advantage of Wiki travel! The user-maintained wiki has a compilation of travel phrasebooks, ranging from well-known world languages like Arabic and Portuguese to less popular choices like Kannada and Parliament.
Even some of the most skeleton-like articles on languages like Zulu include guides to pronunciation, basic phrases, numbers, time, transportation, eating, shopping and common problem-solving vocabulary, making it an incredible resource for practically-inclined learners who just want to get out and use their language.

Free Language Learning Websites for Specific Languages

Some of the best free sites out there are the ones that focus on a single language, building an entire website packed with information, lessons and more for learners who know what language they want and know they don’t want to break the bank learning it. Here are some of our favorite websites for learning that one language.
French

29. The French Experiment — Free French lessons, stories, reviews and cats!
30. London Speaks French — Vocabulary and grammar lessons with a helpful pronunciation tool to compare your voice to natives’ voices.
For dedicated Francophile looking to max out their online learning time, browse through some of these best websites to learn French.
German

31. Deutschmark.com — With 10 beginner lessons and 24 advanced grammar lessons, this free resource is a great starting point for beginning learners and those intimidated by the infamously frustrating German grammar.
32. Deutschmark — This greeter Online-Deutschmarks has helpful audio clips and interactive lessons, as well as links to in-person courses in Berlin and other parts of Central Europe.

33. Deutschmark Welles — The German international broadcast’s online Deutschmark offers free courses by level, from beginner to advanced.
For video-loving learners, don’t forget about all the great YouTube videos for German learners out there!
Spanish

34. Study Spanish.com — Don’t be fooled by the simple name. With exhaustive information and lessons on all aspects of the language, it’s a Spanish linguistic powerhouse and a goldmine for learners.
35. Spanish Games — Learn Spanish with fun, interactive vocabulary games.

36. 123 Teach Me — A mega-resource for all things Spanish, including free online games, courses, word of the day and a handy verb conjugation.
If you like thinking outside the box when it comes to language learning, you can also try out some nontraditional websites for learning Spanish.
Chinese

37. CCTV — Chinese public television, as well as a BBC-like array of written media and resources for Chinese language learners.
38. Chinese-Tools.com — A 40-lesson online course with a learner forum and Chinese dictionary.

39. Zhengzhou Red — In-context vocabulary and culture lessons in a conversation-like format.
More of a bookworm? Try getting started with some free and cheap Chinese e-books!
Japanese

40. Japanese Online — A simple beginner’s resource with four units on the basics, topic modifiers, sentence structures and Japanese traditions.
41. Easy Japanese — Flashcards and games geared toward writing and speaking the language.

42. NH World — This Japanese public broadcaster maintains its own online magazine, including language lessons, audio clips and video resources for learners.
Is it grammar that’s got you down? Check out these websites for mastering your Japanese grammar.
Arabic

43. Arabic Online — This website from the European Union aims to help beginners familiarize themselves with the Arabic language, and offers several paid courses beyond the beginner level.
44. Arabic Keyboard — Aside from helping you with tricky Arabic script and the grammar that goes along with it, this site includes super helpful, practical information about the Arabic language, its dialects and where and how to use them.

45. Arabic Reading Course — For absolute beginners, this letter-by-letter course is the perfect jump-start to get you reading and writing in Arabic.
Portuguese
46. Learn Portuguese with Rafa — Beyond introductory lessons on things like counting and ordering food, Rafa maintains a sidebar full of links on everything from traditional recipes to doing business in Portuguese.

47. Tod Munro Pod — An exciting So Paulo-based podcast with basic tips in English and the rest in beautiful Brazilian Portuguese.
48. Practice Portuguese — For those looking to learn Iberian (European) Portuguese, get started with the free Practice Portuguese Podcast.

49. Really Learn Portuguese — Podcasts and flashcards for beginner, intermediate and advanced learners, all brought to you by two friendly Brazilians.
These 49 websites prove it: Money is no object for determined language learners.
The first step is just clicking one of the links above.
Haven’t started learning any one language yet? Choose your language and head over to Omnipotent or BBC Languages to read up on it. Build up your basic vocab with a flashcard app or your favorite language game, immerse your brain in quality video content and connect with natives around the world via Skype or your social network of choice.
With money concerns firmly out of the picture, now all you need to do is make the time for language learning, and you’re all set to start heading towards fluency!
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2019.08.19 23:42 Erhard_Eckmann [Secret] Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau

Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau

The Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau (ARB) was founded in February 2020 as an intelligence agency focusing on foreign operations and civilian affairs. President Nadir Sa'adi created the agency through executive action to be Algeria's first and only intelligence agency. The purpose of these agents will be to serve at home and keep security and stability, and also to serve abroad, collect intelligence and undertake operations that are crucial to matters of Algerian national security. Identities of all staff employees of the Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau is a legally classified as a state secret. The President of the Islamic Republic of Algeria can issue secret orders to the ARB without consultation of the Supreme Court, or the Algerian Congress. The goals of the Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau are defined as the following:
  1. Conduct intelligence
  2. Implement active measures to ensure Algerian security
  3. Conduct military, strategic, economic, scientific and technological espionage
  4. Protect employees or Algerian institutions overseas and their families
  5. Provide personal security for Algerian government officials and their families
  6. Conduct joint operations with foreign security services
  7. Conduct electronic surveillance in foreign countries
The Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau can be broken down further into a command structure consisting of several directorates. Below is a cumulative list of the directorates and their primary functions:
Directorate Purpose
Directorate A Administration of confidential communications
Directorate B International intelligence collection
Directorate C Political, Economic, and Scientific intelligence
Directorate D Intelligence work in Al-Maghreb nations (Tunisia, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania)
Directorate E Intelligence analysis and reporting to President
Directorate F Supervising and guiding provincial offices
Directorate G Counterintelligence Operations
Directorate H Internal Security, domestic espionage, secret police work, surveillance
Directorate I Investigation of all anti-Sa'adiist activities domestic and international
Directorate J Science and Technological developments
Directorate K Mail Inspection
Directorate L SIGINT, satellite imagery, etc.
Directorate M Creating and managing front businesses and organizations

On-boarding

During the on-boarding process, the full-scope background check to obtain the Top-Secret Security Clearance will be the most strenuous step in the process. The candidate will have to provide a full list of information regarding their lives, on a form called the Secret Application 41. The Secret Application 41 requires a full recantation of the life of the candidate going back 14 years to include:
  • General Information: Place, Date of Birth, Family Members
  • Family Background: History of Immediate Family
  • Education History: Dates, Locations, and Certificate Proof of Completion and Attendance, Teacher Reference for High-School and above
  • Address History: Dates, Locations, Document Proof Confirming Stay
  • Work History: Dates, Locations, ManageBoss Reference
  • Criminal History: Charges, Sentence, Dates, Story, and Reference of Investigating Officer
  • Foreign Travel: Dates, Locations, Purpose for Travel
  • Foreign Contacts: Any information known on the contact, a foreign contact is considered a person who is not a citizen of the Islamic Republic of Algeria and recognizing that citizenship as their primary citizenship, If contact is questionable the applicant will be asked to cut ties.
  • References: Vouch for the character, work ethic, motivations, loyalties, merits and flaws, behavior, and locations of the candidate
After the completion of Secret Application 41 and the candidate has received their Top-Secret Security Clearance, the candidate will be brought to the Agent Training Academy.

Training

The next part of the process is the agent education at the Agent Training Academy. The Agent Training Academy is the rigorous school that houses the training program, to be completed in a year and a half from being admitted, and must pass every course with at least a 90%. To explain the Agent Training Academy, a schedule has been drafted to walk through the typical day of a ARB Agent Candidate:
Weekday Schedule
Time Course
5:00 AM Physical Fitness Training
6:00 AM Sa'adiist Education and Loyalty Course
7:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Marksmanship Course
10:15 AM Intelligence Analysis & Psychological Profiling Course
11:15 AM Deceptions & Persuasion Course
12:15 PM Lunch
1:30 PM Regional History and Affairs Course (Specific to Desired Region)
2:30 PM Foreign Language Course (Specific to Region)
4:30 PM Tactical Driving Course
6:30 PM Dinner
7:00 PM Disguise and Cover Story Course
8:00 PM Programming Course
9:00 PM Cryptography & Covert Communications Course
10:00 PM Operations Planning
11:00 PM Mandatory Lights Out
Weekend Schedule
Time Course
9:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM Radio and Jamming Course
12:00 PM Basic Piloting Course
2:00 PM Lunch
2:45 PM Interrogations Course
4:45 PM Surveillance & Tailing Course
6:45 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Foreign Language Course
8:30 PM Free Time
1:00 AM Mandatory Lights Out
When the training program has neared the end, The Gauntlet will begin. The Gauntlet is the end of the course mock-operation that will require the students to use all of the skills they have learned. They will be split into teams of four, called Operation Units, and be given goals by the ARB Training Chair that have to be completed. It is up to the agents to draft their operation given the information known about the goal, and execute the operation. The operations will be based on real-world circumstances that the ARB may call on an agent to perform. There are several grades to be given on the mock-operations: Undetected Success, Detected Success, Covered-Up Failure (is a passing grade), and Abysmal Failure (is a failing grade and the agents will have to work with the ARB Training Chair to remedy their operation, and will be allowed to run up to two extra times to pass. However, if an Abysmal Failure is given on the first operation, only Undetected and Detected Success are allowed to be given as passing grades.
After the completion of The Gauntlet the Agent Cadets have graduated and become full-fledged Special Agents of the ARB. However, the training is still not complete, as the Special Agents then have to complete their Career Specific Training. The Career Specific Training is a one-year course that teaches agents the skills and tasks required for their positions. The classes are determined by each division, with their own projects, and varying difficulty. At the end of the year of job training, the agents will take on a six month rotation at an embassy abroad (if their job focuses on a region) assigned at the end of the training, or a six month rotation at a domestic office (depending on what the job is). The agent will learn how to carry out the basic tasks of their partners, so if a position become vacant- lateral transitions are easier, and this makes managing agents more efficient, as every agent will be knowledgeable to a certain degree what everyone's task is between the bureaus. Once the rotation is complete, the agents will become full-time employees of their new position. Through this process, not only will ARB agents be increased in quality, and caliber, but also in their leadership skills, and scope of knowledge regarding all the bureaus in the agency.

Internal Restructuring

The Agent Training Academy is to be a facility developed at Ain Salah in the middle of the Algerian Desert. In addition to the Ain Salah facility, the Foreign Language Institute will be developed to teach the agent candidates the necessary language skills needed to thrive in their region of expertise. As such the ARB has denoted the following languages as Defense Languages of Algerian National Interests:
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Korean
  • Afrikaans
  • Japanese
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Russian
  • Kazakh
  • Kyrgyz
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Persian
  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Hebrew
  • Swahili
  • Zulu
  • Serbian
  • Bosnian
  • Albanian
  • Portuguese
An Algerian Reconnaissance Bureau will be constructed in Algiers to act as the national headquarters. However, in addition to the headquarters, several bases will be operated throughout Algeria, a list is below:
  • Oran
  • Constantine
  • Biskra
  • Laghouat
  • Sidi Bel Abbes
  • Batna
  • Djelfa
  • Bechar
  • El Oued
  • Ouargla
  • Adrar
  • Debdeb
  • Tebessa
  • Abalessa
  • Tinduf
  • Tlemcen
The ARB seek to expand to 150,000 employees by 2023.
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2019.07.21 05:17 wrongrrabbit Tip of my tongue please help!

Hi folks, I'm really sorry but this is request for what is no doubt really bad music. 7 years ago me and my partner (both from UK) took a road trip between Capetown and George, and on the radio we heard a track on the radio which was the anthem for our trip in your beautiful country. It had a chorus of: "I wanna dance, dance" which was followed by a request to sing it in an Afrikaans accent (forgive us here): "donce donce!".
Appreciate its really vague, but it was the anthem of our trip and we really want to relive it! The song was a mix of very basic hard rock and entry level electronic (we know it was shit its purely for the nostalgia) please help!
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2019.03.14 01:37 Sara_Solo The Birth Strike thing from last night is pure evil if you think about it

So BBC airs an interview last week of these two white women talking about why a predominantly white country and audience (England), whose indigenous people's population is in decline, should stop having kids. They decide to go with the "muh climate change/save the planet narrative" which should immediately raise red flags because this is what the globalists/elitists were abuzz with during this year's Davos event suggesting that climate change is about to be weaponized for political purposes like we've never seen before. (Search engine "Davos climate change") When BBC uploads the interview to youtube, they preemptively disable comments and likes. Why? Seriously, think about the reason why because it's the answer to everything I'm about to ask.
There's a few things I'd like to point out that I wish Tucker covered last night in his interview with Birth Strike founder Blythe Pepino. When Tucker asks the guest how Africans would react if she told them to stop having kids, she completely falls apart. There's a huge missed opportunity here because there's quite a bit of evidence to how Africans would react based on how they have already reacted toward similar things. First off, there is the widely-accepted white colonialism narrative that ensures that no African will ever trust someone like Blythe on anything let alone the Trojan Horse of Birth Strike. This is perfectly demonstrated in the fierce resistance that Bill Gates, Doctors Without Borders, and other groups have faced in providing vaccines and simple medical care. (Search engine "africa vaccine attack") But perhaps the best example is an excerpt from a book which describes when the then-Afrikaaner government of South Africa desperately tried to educate the black population on the importance of safe sex in the 1990s amidst a surging aids epidemic the blacks responded by assuming that the whites were trying to get them to stop having kids to genocide them and proceeded to have more kids and more sex partners culminating in what is still the worst aids rate in the world. (Source "Into the Cannibal's Pot", Ilana Mercer) If Blythe will clearly never be successful in having any impact whatsoever on the population of a continent expected to grow from 1.5 to 5 billion, why the hell is she focusing on an already-declining population?
Perhaps the saddest point to be made: during the interview Tucker asks her to reconsider having children to which she replies "there isn't enough time!" While Blythe will claim that she is referring to the imminent destruction of our planet which most viewers will believe, this is clearly a freudian slip to the fact that the 32 year old polyamorist is quickly approaching the age wherein it is too late to conceive suggesting that her motives for Birth Strike are similar to those of many feminists we know: a deep hatred of life and society in general.
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2018.10.29 04:51 CopperPegasus Guest and *bad* behavior at a birthday- how should I handle this?

The TLDR to the TLDR here is: A friend who is more my guy's friend then mine behaved stinkingly badly at my house. Should he and my guy reconcile [as is likely], there will still be desperate need to apologize to me NOT the assumption it's handwaved because they've made up, AND some new house rules going forward. How do I handle said need graciously?
I can't believe at, gone thirty, at a gathering of mostly 30ish people, I'm now having to ask the internet for help, but I need it. It's weighing on me too badly. Excuse length. There's a TLDR of sorts, but a lot of context is needed.
T'was my guy's birthday this weekend, and we had a braai. Etiquette and social wise, braais are a unique South African thing. Think basically a BBQ where BYOB/Meat aren't 'poor' but expected. It's pretty much 'come and be social we want to see your face' in SA speak.
My guy has a friend who has, legit, been an amazing friend to him at some of the worst times of his life. He's a troubled soul, though- the best way I can put it is he needs to get out his own darn way. He seems to think he lives in a Sons of Anarchy episode [we are, many of us, bikers or motorcycle commuters so this is *slightly* less arbitrary then it may seem, but we are talking toy run, charity and family club stuff here, seriously. We are boring, normal people] That said, he's normally a good person to host.
Some perhaps relevant background: He has begun to slightly over-rely on weed recently [I suspect in order to eliminate scheduled painkillers after a truck accident several years ago, but that's speculation] At the mo, weed is occupying a hazy half-area in SA... it's legal to have, but not to sell. I'd anticipate eventually it will work it's way to full legalization as per some of the states. That said, while I'm not against it, you do you, I'm not dreadfully keen on it either and certainly not interested in it myself.
Said person rolls up at the appointed hour with his long-suffering, gorgeous, sweet lady. . He's snippy, sulky and iffy from the start but whatever... begins to warm up, suspect all is well. He has legit blood sugahealth issues and such, so I chalked it up to a dip and the grumps that come with it.
There was a secondary issue [sorry, I am getting to the meat-and-potatoes I promise]. He personally has a set of very dubious 'friends' [ie people he disrespects away but can buy weed from] he keeps trying to force on us. No one else is interested in these people. They live close to us, and he's randomly 'invited' them before [New Years], whereupon, made to feel awkward, we attempted to be polite until they left speedily when realizing we had eaten and the free drinks were not copious as it was late, and there was no free more stuff to cadge. A second time their departure was again swift when they were told they could pony up bucks for meat and booze or go home [my guy is very blunt and really doesn't like them]. Just to reiterate- braai etiquette in SA is very much BYO. You do not come empty handed unless very specifically told to. Of course, if a buddy runs short you help, and generally the meat is actually a free-for-all once cooked unless you have special dietary needs, but you contribute. It's how they work. Twice besides this, just by the by, he's 'come to visit us' and this same pair have dropped off bloody weed 'just because they're close'. I say again- selling it is illegal, although possession is not. This is MY HOUSE and at no point did I agree to it becoming your casual drug stop. Does this really need explicit forbidding?
My dogs hate this pair. I don't exactly only make friends based on my companion animal's opinions, but 2 of my dogs are very gregarious- disliking people who can give extra loves is very rare. I don't trust them in the slightest. They have no interest in making friends, they're interested in scoring booze. My guy detests them. The mutual friend *has been told clearly* to stop randomly inviting them. Also, who the heck takes an invite *not from the host*, where you've been less then welcome before, and keeps doing it? So this is my issue no 1 from the weekend- why the heck is he inviting these people without so much of an 'is it ok if they come' to either of us [because he knows the answer is no, lets be honest]
We were..not entirely polite at handling this pair this weekend [who arrived, as ever, empty-handed for the freebies] and they weren't let onto the property. Very likely bad of us, but enough is enough, seriously. Not that I need to justify this, but there was a friend with a sub-1 baby, a gym-bunny who's training his hinie off to meet goals and a highly formal Christian couple who were actually, you know, invited. If he thought it was gonna become the him-and-them weed show, sorry boet. He'd already been warned no bongs, no paraphernalia, no smoking. We were all actually there for the birthday boy and a braai, gasp!
Anyway, the day went on. I was, personally, in the kitchen doing stuff and chatting with the baby and momma at the crisis time, so I lack personal experience of the situation, but apparently said couple reappeared and were again told to go away again. About 30 min later, problem friend had a tantrum...er...meltdown about how no one appreciates him/he was only invited to play the *insert rather rude Afrikaans word meaning take the mickey but worse* [??????]. Takes off flouncing down street, girl must gather herself immediately to run after the prat, and he was darn right impolite to her in the process including chucking spices around.
Strike 3. Not only do I not want *my* house becoming your local pickup point because you take liberties,not only do you not invite people you are well aware we *both* dislike without even a 'do you mind', you do *not* disrespect your partner-of-any-gender in *my house*.
He managed a Strike 4 too. About 30 min later, as we'd obviously failed to all die from the lack of his flouncing presence, every guy at the party BUT my guy, and for some reason myself as well, was phoned. None of us answered for a bag of reasons [didn't hear, phone flat, yada yada] but one, who passed it over to my guy, who was told to never contact said friend again blah blah are you 6 bro. It's clear this was supposed to be a drama stir [the friend who answered is the human relationship equivalent of a bomb-diffuser, so no chance of getting ground with him you pratt] because why me and select others NOT the person you so called wanted to speak to?
TLDTHE QUESTION:
It's likely my guy and him may patch things up. Maybe not, I don't know. But the fact is- and my long and laborious story is here for this advice- I am disgusted. He needn't think he makes nice with my guy and magically we all go back to normal. I'm not his long-suffering girl who seems to be willing to put up with his kak. I'm a firey person when I get wound up and I am very, very wound up right now. In fact, I'd happily put the pratt on total blast right now and send what I really feel since he wanted to call me and act up for drama, but I'm adult enough to realize that's non constructive and will get nowhere.
But... my guy looks tough as nails, and acts it a lot, but he's a soft and easy-going type. If they hash it out, that will be it sorted for them. As I say, this guy is not a bad person. He's a pretty amazing one when he's not standing in his own darn way. But none of us are his babysitter to put up with his tantrums, and having kak in your life isn't an excuse for anything- we are all having a very rough time right now. I honestly cannot shake the opinion that the dubious un-invited couple are secondary to the whole thing and it was literally just because he wasn't the center of attention at my guy's birthday.
I do not want to see, or host, this man *ever* again until/unless/maybe some very firm discussions have been had about MY HOUSE BEING MY HOUSE and not some extension of his space, about FULL APOLOGIES TO ME NOT JUST MY GUY being needed, and about how quickly his butt will see pavement if he ever so much as THINKS about disrespecting my man or his lady in front of me EVER AGAIN. I typically stay out of relationship or friendship dynamics, but I'm done. I don't like the way he treats her, and I don't like the jellyfishing bro talk way he talks to my guy. If you want to act 6 in my house, I will happily ream your bad behavior like your mother should have. But he's technically not my friend, and I don't want to make everything awkward on other parties because I've hit my big red button. I do appreciate my friendship with his lass, too.
My mom would have just detonated the big red button. What's a better, more adult, way to handle this while standing my ground?


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2018.02.01 13:03 kevvie81 South African Piggs

I don't come across many homophobes - because I side step them or mostly ignore them. But what happened on my vacation in 2017 was where I knew this country hasn't grown much in terms of anything gayish.
Me and my partner rented a lovely little rondawel, at a very well known resort, overlooking the beach for two weeks on the south coast of South Africa. What seemed like a quiet place where everybody was supposed to experience all in relaxing harmony, turned out to be quite upsetting.
We unpacked the car from our long 10 hours drive. I couldn't wait to get my toes in the sand. Even if it was 6pm. It was my childhood vacation spot - I knew what kind of people goes there. So, walking down the pathway towards the beach, we passed another hut with parents and their children. I politely said Hi. When we returned some minutes later, the duration of the stay turned sour.
As we walked back up towards the hut - passing them again - the dad uttered in a normal voice, "moffie" and made pig sounds. (moffie is a Afrikaans word, it's somewhat slang, a disrespective word straight people would use). We kept on walking. We spoke about it and we tried to not go past their hut again. The morning came and we went past them again, hoping they would still be asleep. (it's the shortest walk to the beach). And again, he made pig sounds from the window. Again the reality struck me, the world lives according to a certain norm, if you don't fit into this norm, you are outsiders, and the norm will make sure you get disrespective verbal abuse. As the days went past, we completely changed our route to the beach, a very long walk, but it's best to keep clear of these people. Instead of using the main beach, we walked 2 or 3km away where there were no people in sight, and spent the day there. another gay couple arrived, they too, were pigged as they were more openly gay than us. We spoke to them on one occasion and they too were quite upset. As I expected, they also either walked a fair distance for the day or they drove off spending the day somewhere else. I believe I am not the only one that gets sad when you see straight people walking on the beach, or the mall, or anywhere for that matter holding hands, giving a lovable kiss - I am afraid to show public affection.
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