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Learning New Languages
Here is expert Simon Robinson's 5 favourite webpages for language learners of all levels
Our languages expert Simon Robinson, of Simon & Simon, gives some tips to learning foreign languages.
Of all the language portals on the internet, we have consistently found the content on bbc.co.uk/languages to be highly relevant and easy to use. Here are 5 of our favourite webpages for language learners of all levels - they really are worth a look and provide some terrific self-study resources as well as cross-cultural and country information - we think you'll agree!
Need to quickly access a country profile with all kinds of helpful, relevant information? Go to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/country_profiles/default.stm and select the 'Country Profile' of your choice - the profiles are quick to read, with excellent content .
Share your language learning tips with others at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/yoursay/ - there is some terrific content here, much of it generated by other language learners and the BBC Languages team, with excellent tips for learning and improving your vocabulary, grammar, speaking and listening etc. Also includes real stories of people who moved abroad and how they got on.
Lost for words - fun examples of the language blunders we all tend to make in different languages with the correct version included and explanation of correct use; good for correcting frequent and easily made mistakes - http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/yoursay/lost_for_words.shtml - definitely worth a look!
Going abroad on a short break or business trip? Download essential survival phrases to your mobile phone for French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/languages/mobile
Why not travel from the comfort of your sofa and video some of the BBC's late night language learning content? For the full schedule go to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/langtravel/