These are general language resources offering content in more than one language

Websites and apps:

About.com – one of the largest education websites, about.com has topic pages featuring language help and cultural insights into French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Free to use.

Babadum – a fun way to learn and memorise vocabulary! Play five different games in this addictive and smartly-designed browser game. Available in 20 languages. Free to use.

Babbel – one of the most popular language-learning sites, Babbel mainly offers courses in major European languages as well as Indonesian and Turkish. You can choose from courses for complete beginners or focus on building grammar or vocabulary. Subscription.

Busuu – offers courses in 12 languages and a large community of users. A free version of the site allows you to learn vocabulary, practice writing, and get corrections from native speakers. More features are available through a premium account.

Duolingo – another popular site, Duolingo offers beginner courses in a variety of languages. Currently most of the languages offered are European in origin, but new courses are in development for Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, and Swahili. Great for building a core vocabulary quickly. Free to use.

Extr@ – a video series following the adventures of three friends for learners of French, German and Spanish. Free to use.

LanguageTransfer – a series of audio courses where you learn along with a teacher and another student. LanguageTransfer focuses on understanding how a language works rather than building vocabulary by theme. Currently the website has courses in Arabic, German, Greek, Italian, Spanish, Swahili, and Turkish. Free to use.

Memrise – a memorisation website and app, Memrise has content in a vast number of languages. Good for building up vocabulary or practicing verb conjugation. Content is user-generated, so the quality can vary. Free to use.

Say Something In… – this site and iOS app challenges users to learn a new language  intensively without memorisation. It has courses in Celtic languages like Cornish, Manx and Welsh, more widely-spoken languages like Dutch and Spanish, and even offers Latin! Free to use.

News websites in multiple languages:

Buzzfeed – a popular purveyor of listicles and quizzes, as well as serious news. Go to ‘More’ in the menu to change edition to a different country and access content in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Euronews – a Europe-wide news channel that broadcasts and produces content in 12 languages as well as English: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Ukrainian.

Vice – a source for challenging, alternative journalism, Vice has a number of international editions in the following languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish.

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