Friday Free Stuff: Learning languages

09 March 2012

Currently I'm teaching myself Latin (reading Latin for Beginners by Benjamin D'Ooge on my ereader during my bus rides) and JavaScript (at home, through Codecademy's course - a very friendly and easy learning curve right from the homepage). (I'm easily amused by the juxtaposition.)

Some of my other favourite language sites include:
  • He Kupu o te Rā - as well as getting a word emailed to you each day, the site has a pile of Māori grammatical information;
  • the Ministry of Education has a scientific Māori dictionary Pūtaiao Online - navigation is in Māori, so look for the "Rapua te Papakupu Pūtaiao" box;
  • Bitesized languages - another 'word of the day' type site for 12 languages, plus language games, language exchanges and question and answer sections (this is a "freemium" model website - some features are free, more advanced features may require a subscription)
Deborah Fitchett Liaison Librarian