Learning a language from home

We look at some of the best ways to pick up a foreign language without leaving the sofa

1. GEt An Online 'language Partner'

Join one of our many language exchange groups on Facebook, and post a message with what language you want to practise, as well as what language you can help your partner with. Most posts get responses within hours and you can also search for previous posts which may provide what you need.

2. Try Our Online Language Exchange

Every Thursday from 7pm (UK time) we organise an ‘online language exchange’ – a place you can meet online for free and practise different languages you are learning. We have different online ‘rooms’ where people can practise specific languages, and you can move between them.

3. Podcasts and Audio Books

Listen to a foreign language audio book, or pre-recorded lessons that guide you through the beginning steps of learning a language – there are now a lot of options when it comes to language learning via podcasts and audio books. Audible has a really extensive selection of language learning publications available (many of them available for free with their 30 day trial). 

Another popular choice is Innovative Language Podcasts who have developed well structured audio lessons for over 30 different languages. Find out more about them here.

4. Join Our Language Whatsapp Groups

We now have language specific Whatsapp groups so you can continue to practise your reading and writing while you are on your phone. You can also join groups for your native language(s) to help others learn too.

"A very good way of bringing language fans together. Thank you"
French and German learner, Leeds - via meetup.com

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