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Free podcasts to learn European languages

Languages as spoken and understood by native speakers

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Here is a directory of sites that offer free audio and/or video streams, or even simple recordings (without a subscription option) for learning English, French, Spanish, and other primarily European languages.

Provided one has some autonomy in learning, one can find something to do without tedious grammar exercises and boring vocabulary lists to focus solely on the language as it is spoken and understood by native speakers.

Language teachers can also find interesting audio and/or video resources to integrate into lessons or to present to students as supplementary resources to the printed material.

The podcasts offered are for the most part French- and English-language resources that are easy to access.

For podcasts in Asian languages, see our resource directory for learning Asian languages.

 

Directory Contents

  • Spanish

  • Greek

  • Russian

  •  

    Multilingual sites

    • Audio-lingua
      Collaborative database of audio files recorded by native speakers. Podcasts in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Arabic, Occitan, Chinese and Portuguese. An initiative of the Académie de Versailles. A search engine allows you to make a query either by type of resource (language, level, voice, age, duration) or by simple keyword.
      http://www.audio-lingua.eu
       
    • Free podcasts on iTunes
      Education section of Apple's digital multimedia library
      http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-education/id1304
       
    • Podcast Modern Languages of the Rouen academy
      Book and free access to all recordings either by subscription or by simple consultation: English, German, Spanish. Authorized use in a pedagogical and educational context.
      English
      German
      Spanish
       
    • Radiolingua
      20 languages in podcasts, choose the language in Select a show. Access to many lessons and "One Minute" shows of about 3 minutes (One Minute French, One Minute Gaelic, One Minute Irish...)
      http://radiolingua.com/
       
    • SurvivalPhrases
      10 free lessons (access subject to registration), survival phrases for traveling in Bulgaria, Greece, Japan...
      http://survivalphrases.com/

     

    Here is a directory of sites that offer free audio and/or video streams, or even simple recordings (without a subscription option) for learning English, French, Spanish, and other primarily European languages.

    Provided one has some autonomy in learning, one can find something to do without tedious grammar exercises and boring vocabulary lists to focus solely on the language as it is spoken and understood by native speakers.

    Language teachers can also find interesting audio and/or video resources to integrate into lessons or to present to students as supplementary resources to the printed material.

    The podcasts offered are for the most part French- and English-language resources that are easy to access.

    For podcasts in Asian languages, see our resource directory for learning Asian languages.

     

    Directory Contents

  • Spanish

  • Greek

  • Russian

  •  

    Multilingual sites

    • Audio-lingua
      Collaborative database of audio files recorded by native speakers. Podcasts in English, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, French, Arabic, Occitan, Chinese and Portuguese. An initiative of the Académie de Versailles. A search engine allows you to make a query either by type of resource (language, level, voice, age, duration) or by simple keyword.
      http://www.audio-lingua.eu
       
    • Free podcasts on iTunes
      Education section of Apple's digital multimedia library
      http://itunes.apple.com/us/genre/podcasts-education/id1304
       
    • Podcast Modern Languages of the Rouen academy
      Book and free access to all recordings either by subscription or by simple consultation: English, German, Spanish. Authorized use in a pedagogical and educational context.
      English
      German
      Spanish
       
    • Radiolingua
      20 languages in podcasts, choose the language in Select a show. Access to many lessons and "One Minute" shows of about 3 minutes (One Minute French, One Minute Gaelic, One Minute Irish...)
      http://radiolingua.com/
       
    • SurvivalPhrases
      10 free lessons (access subject to registration), survival phrases for traveling in Bulgaria, Greece, Japan...
      http://survivalphrases.com/

     

    German

    Spanish

     

    French

    Greek

    Italian

    • LearnItalianPod
      http://www.learnitalianpod.com/

    Portuguese

    Russian

     

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