10 Free Language Learning Resources

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Our resources library is filled with new audio and video links, websites, and interactive exercises that will help you master everything you're learning. Check out a roundup of some of our favorites below, then browse the full list to sort by language, level, and resource type.

Why Chinese People Talk Like Shakespeare

This brief Youtube video offers a simple explanation of Chengyu to native English speakers — which can be a complex thing to nail if you’re a beginner. Understanding Chinese idioms can take your language skills to the next level.

A Virtual Tour through the Louvre Museum in Paris, France

Why not explore the most iconic museum in the world from the comfort of your couch? The Louvre Museum was originally a French fortress, but now it’s the most-visited museum with over 9.6 million visitors in 2019 alone. This iconic Parisian landmark is teeming with world renowned art, history, and architecture that is important for every Francophile to know.

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Street Interviews: What’s in your fridge?

There’s no better way to learn a language than from the mouths of native speakers. These street interview series are available in Spanish and French and cover a variety of topics, from “What’s in Your Fridge” to “Favorite Television Series.”

If you want to get an understanding of paired-down colloquial language use, these clips can help you get more comfortable with conversational speaking and listening. Plus, each one includes an interactive activity to test your comprehension.

Dialogue: Ordering gelato

Let’s be real — the first thing you’re doing once you get off the plane in any foreign country is ordering food. This audio activity will have you mastering the art of ordering your next gelato, so you can get plenty of practice for when we’re able to travel again.

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Regional German Dialects

The subtleties of language make it all the more difficult to master — and all the more gratifying once you do. This two hour video features native German speakers with a variety of dialects, so you can hear what the language sounds like in a natural and conversational setting.

How to Ride the Tokyo Metro

Learning about a foreign country's transportation system is a great way to understand modern life. This informational video will give you the low down on the Tokyo Metro, which is one of the largest subways in the world with 13 lines and 290 stations.

Easy Russian: 12 Cities to Visit

If you want to hear about Russian destinations from the mouths of locals, follow along with this video! The host speaks in Russian, but if you’re a beginner there are subtitles for translation.

Locals explain where they would recommend visiting in Russia, which can act as a road map for any future travels you take while also giving you a glimpse of natural and conversational dialogue.

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If Spanish Sayings Were Said in English

Some things are lost in translation when you’re learning a new language. This video is a humorous glimpse at common Spanish sayings and why they shouldn’t be translated directly into English.

Most Embarrassing Mistakes in French

It’s natural to make mistakes when learning a language, but some might make you cringe more than others. This roundup of common French mistakes can help you avoid any potential embarrassment in the future if you’re traveling or chatting with a native speaker.

60 Italian Hand Gestures

We all know that to truly master Italian, you have to master the signature hand gestures. This video is a perfect rundown of all the most common Italian hand gestures — if you nail these along with your speaking, you’ll have no problem fitting in with locals.

No matter what proficiency level you’re at or what type of practice you feel like getting today, whether it’s listening, reading, or speaking, you’re sure to find something fun and engaging. Browse through and let us know which ones are your favorites!