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Published: Sat, 15 Jul 2006 03:49:08 -0800

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A podcast for learning Italian.

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 02:58:54 -0800

learnitalianpod - a thoroughly archived podcast that can teach you to speak Italian. RSS



By: willmize

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 03:49:08 -0800

Here's one for learning Thai, in case anyone is interested.



By: teppic

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 03:53:42 -0800

"a vostra sorella è un mignotta". Go on, head butt me.



By: teppic

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 03:56:12 -0800

But seriously... this is pretty cool too.



By: a.

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 04:05:00 -0800

*waits for someone to post a link to Japanese or Mandarin*



By: bluefin

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 04:47:45 -0800

waits for someone to post a link to a good Spanish one...."



By: NinjaTadpole

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 04:59:39 -0800

My girlfriend was using this until I, to my shame, chortled too much at the the clunking repetition for her to continue. I wish she'd start again.



By: crunchland

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 05:13:47 -0800

I understand why using blogger makes it easy on the publisher, and for people who've followed along since the beginning, but how hard would it be to put a link to Lesson #1 somewhere on the page? On the Italian one, at least, you have to click on 7 or 8 "< Previous Entries" just to get started. With most blogs, you usually want the most recent entries first, but in this case, displaying entries in reverse chronological order should at least be an option.



By: crunchland

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 05:17:07 -0800

And while I'm in the griping mood, how about links to download , oh, 10 chapters at a time?



By: crunchland

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 05:22:48 -0800

and sorry for being such a grouch, considering that they're doing this for free, and all... sorry.



By: greasepig

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:27:34 -0800

Japanese. There's a lot of videos that I can't see as well as the audio in this one.



By: loquacious

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:45:12 -0800

Più non sono infettato. Andiamo di nuovo al mio appartamento - bouncy bouncy!



By: Flashman

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:49:01 -0800

My girlfriend is Italian, and my learning the language 'by osmosis' hasn't quite made me fluent. I had recently been thinking I was going to have to swallow my linguistic pride and seek professional help, but this could be just the sort of help I need. Thanks



By: wumpus

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 06:57:59 -0800

well flashman, that's because italian isn't made of water.



By: RavinDave

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 07:06:43 -0800

I'm a premium member at the site who started the craze: ChinesePod.com. Would never have even ATTEMPTED to tackle Mandarin a scant few years ago, but these new resources are too good to pass up.



By: RavinDave

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 07:18:42 -0800

Oh, and greasepig ... your Japanese site is nice, but it's mostly culture and color. A more methodic approach to the language is at JapanesePod101.com. Of course, no one says you can't use both.



By: wumpus

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 07:21:17 -0800

This is pretty awesome, there should be a repository of these courses somewhere.



By: RavinDave

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 07:26:39 -0800

wumpus: BabelPod.com tries to trackem, but they are proliferating like mad. A guy named Sabastien has a nice French series at: FrenchPodClass.com. Not quite as polished as others, but very nice and well worth a visit.



By: greasepig

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 07:49:22 -0800

RavinDave - thanks. That one is definitely superior.



By: nthdegx

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:29:56 -0800

"On the Italian one, at least, you have to click on 7 or 8 "< previous entries just to get started/i>. I don't disagree that there could be a nice "first lesson" link, but you can click directly on the November 2005 archive link on the front page. Being the oldest date, it takes you to the first lesson.






By: eustatic

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 08:55:41 -0800

ctrl+f "Farsi" not found



By: deadmessenger

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 09:16:32 -0800

[this is completely fucking kickass]



By: nicwolff

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 10:15:39 -0800

Great! But it is annoying to have to track down all the mp3s. Get them all at once with: wget -rH -Dlearnitalianpod.com,libsyn.com -nd -np -A.mp3 -erobots=off http://www.learnitalianpod.com/



By: ceri richard

Sat, 15 Jul 2006 11:36:42 -0800

Laura Speaks Dutch and the unintentionally(?) funny Maximillian Ward trying to learn Dutch.



By: RavinDave

Sun, 16 Jul 2006 02:26:19 -0800

Might as well round out the thread with a few other handy online language resources you may (or may not) already know about: A nice list of online courses from word2word.com. Looks like an early attempt to keep tabs on developments, but it's missing some of the best sites. Nonetheless, they have a pretty large and nifty list ranging from Abenaki to Xhosa. Also, MITOPENCOURSEWEAR is a resource I've always been meaning to explore.



By: bitter-girl.com

Mon, 17 Jul 2006 07:37:21 -0800

(waiting for a Hungarian one that includes plenty of nasty words so I can figure out what the future MIL is saying about me...)