5 Websites to Learn a Foreign Language Free


Learning a new language can be useful if we need to travel, advance in career; research a different culture or other similar reasons. Some people consider learning a foreign language as a personal challenge or sometimes as a simply fun thing to do. If you are learning a new language have a look at this list of free tools. You will find them both helpful and enjoyable at the same time.


Livemocha is probably one of the most popular language learning websites. It offers free language courses in more than 35 languages, and it also has the largest language learning community. While solving tests and learning new words, you can ask native speakers and other fellow learners to review your work. Given the size of the website there is always somebody who can help you. Even though Livemocha offers premium courses one can easily go through the website and learn a language completely free.


Busuu offers free interactive language courses and an active community for learning English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Turkish, Portuguese or Russian. It also has premium options, but can be used to learn a new language for free.

BBC languages

BBC languages website offers various audio and video courses for learning languages, along with some interesting features like phrase of the day, email tips, language soap opera and more. The most complete courses are available for French, German, Spanish, Italian, Greek, Portuguese and Chinese, but there are short introductory courses for many other languages as well.

Internet Polyglot

Internet Polyglot offers free lessons for learning more than 30 languages. Most of them are publicly accessible. There are various tools which can help you learn new words better.


Memrise is a very interesting tool for memorizing foreign words and their meaning. With the use of cognitive science they make memorizing words faster and more effective. Plenty of word lists in various languages are available, but you can also make your own list of words as well.

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  1. Aakansha says:

    Livemocha seems to be the perfect online tutorial. Now lets c how quickly I learn french :-)

  2. Nick B says:

    Even though Livemocha offers premium courses one can easily go through the website and learn a language completely free.

    This doesnt appear to be true – you need to buy tokens after the first lesson

  3. I am writing from Expanish Spanish school in Buenos Aires, Argentina (www.expanish.com). We know as well as anyone that learning a foreign language is a huge challenge and requires a huge amount of dedication so our advice is to persevere – its worth it in the end!

  4. Rich says:

    I love Livemocha! It has kept me so busy. My library system offers us free premium service, but it hasn’t been working. I can’t imagine more services. I’m swamped with what they have.

    I don’t use Live mocha alone, though. I use a book for learning grammar and vocab, and Pimsleur to learn basic speech. So far the combo works great.

  5. Thank you for great list of language learning websites. I am the developer of Internet Polyglot and I am very happy to see it in your list!

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