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101 Languages of the World
101 Languages of the World
teaches you to use real
language, in context, using a
wide variety of interactive activities.
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Before You Know It Multi
Before You Know It:
Multi-Language
:
Quickly learn 1,000 common
words and 250 essential phrases
with customized learning
and flash card system.
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Commit 10 languages to
memory using the unique &
proven methods developed by
Unforgettable Languages.






Free Software for Foreign Language Learning (1)

Shareware & freeware to download & foreign language software CDs under $10


General or Multiple Languages
Arabic | ASL | Chinese
| Dutch | English | Esperanto | French | German
Greek | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin
Persian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Turkish | Vietnamese


Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

General / Multiple Languages


MULTI-LANGUAGE LEARNING SOFTWARE
Before You Know It (BYKI) Lite
Available for 70 languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Altai, Arabic, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Bashkir, Belorussian, Bengali, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Buriat, Chechen, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dari, Dutch, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Haitian, Hausa, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Macedonian, Malay, Mirandese, Mongolian, Norwegian, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (European), Romanian, Russian, Scottish (Gaelic), Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Tajiki, Thai, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Ukrainian, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese, Zulu.

Quickly learn common words and essential phrases, including both spelling and pronunciation. The application allows customizable learning, tracks the user's progress, and helps the learner move from language recognition to mastery. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience.

The free version includes dozens of word and phrase lists and native speaker audio. There are no time or session limits. Download free.

For more than 75 word lists with audio-visual enhancement, advanced pronunciation practice, interactive games, and iPod and MP3 audio capabilities, try the Deluxe version.
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Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista, MAC OS X 10.3.9, Pocket PC 2002, Palm 5.2.1

Instant Immersion 102 Languages
6 CDs provide animated word-building and speaking activities, vocabulary building exercises, and memory games for 102 different languages. Topics are oriented toward travel abroad and include greetings, common expressions, travel and transportation, food and eating, phrases for emergencies, and other travel services. Languages included: Afrikaans, Albanian, Alsatian, American, Amharic, Arabic (Modern & Standard), Armenian, Assamese, Azeri, Basque, Bengali, Brazilian, Breton, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cantonese, Catalan, Cornish, Corsican, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Farsi, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Igbo, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Jerriais, Kannada, Khmer, Korean, Kurdish, Latin, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malagasy, Malay, Malayalam, Maltese, Mandarin, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Mexican Spanish, Mongolian, Navajo, Nepali, Norwegian, Papiamento, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Romansh, Russian, Saami, Sardinian, Scottish Gaelic, Serbian, Sesotho, Setswana, Shona, Sindhi, Sinhala, Slovenian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Swiss, Tagalog, Tamazight, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese, Welsh, Xhosa, Yiddish, Zulu. 6 CD set / $29.99 Under $15

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP,MAC

31 Languages of the World
Each language is presented in a natural listen, learn, and speak sequence. Lessons first build your knowledge through interactive listening via native speaker dialogues and everyday conversations. Then they engage you in customizable games and comprehension activities that allow you to develop an ear for the language, build a vocabulary, and practice pronunciation. Finally, you are given the opportunity to respond orally, rehearse language needed in everyday situations, and monitor your pronunciation with speech analysis feature. The CD presents up to 5000 words per language and includes links to online grammar references. Languages included: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Dutch, English for Spanish Speakers, Finnish, Greek, Haitian Creole, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Korean, Latin, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Yiddish, Zulu. CD / Under $8.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/ME/XP, MAC


Easy Language 16
Learn vocabulary and pronunciation for 16 different languages: Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Creole, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish. With a microphone (not included), users can practice their own pronunciation and compare it with that of native speakers. Includes bonus video and photo tours of foreign countries. CD / $29.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME, 2000, XP

Snap! 9 Language Tutor
In Europe, it's no secret that the vast majority of people are either bilingual or even trilingual. This CD-ROM demonstrates the easy and simple way many Europeans learn to speak a second language. Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese. CD / Under $5.

Minimum requirements: Windows and MAC

Jump Start Languages (for children)
Interactive program for introducing young children ages 3 to 6 to French, Japanese, Spanish, and English. The world fair theme allows children to choose a language pavilion, in each of which 9 activities can be found. Kids learn a range of vocabulary through observing, listening, and interacting and become familiar with aspects of the culture where each language is spoken. Completion of activities is rewarded with video clips of the countries of study. CD / $29.99 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ME, 2000, XP, Vista and MAC

Sebran's ABC 1.45 (for children)
Sebran's ABC's 12 games and tutorials are designed to teach young children letters, numbers, simple math, and rudiments of reading through colorful pictures, pleasant music, and gentle games. Sebran runs in English, Afrikaans, Bahasa Indonesian, Breton, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Samoan, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

VOCABULARY TRAINERS
Personal Vocabulary Studio MyVoc 8.1
Powerful, flexible and elegant tool for learning any type of new vocabulary. The program is equipped with voice functions and a text analyzer. Useful for beginners as well as those who know the language to some degree but would like to improve and enrich their active vocabulary and conversational skills. Languages: French, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, UK English, US English and Italian. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/NT/2000/XP

WordQuiz 5.3.1
Build your own vocabulary documents and use the flashcard, multiple choice, question & answer or fill-in-the-blank modes to practice the vocabularies in a random order. Repeat any incorrect answers until you master all the words. Vocabulary documents are easy to edit and maintain with search & replace, sort, and shuffle functions. Print the vocabularies or a quiz on paper. Full context sensitive help. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

Choice 1.4
Fast multiple-choice test for your vocabulary that adapts to your knowledge and learning level by automatically discarding easy words and repeating others. Provides lessons in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish in different combinations and can be easily extended with your own lessons. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Interlex 2.5.0.5
Vocabulary builder offers targeted testing in four modes and informative feedback using text, color and sound. Includes a selection of ready-to-use vocabulary files for French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. Supports many other languages. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Vocabulary Program 1.2
Customizable vocabulary trainer, already contains 90,000 words in four different languages: Swedish, English, German and Danish. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME
Selingua 5.2 - Learn Languages
Freeware vocabulary training program with extensive built-in dictionaries -- more than 2000 words each in: English (both American and British), German, Spanish, French and Swedish. Can be used by native speakers of any of these languages since the user can choose the language of the on-screen instructions. Includes six different exercise types for practicing vocabulary and verb inflections, including a crossword exercise. Users can also add their own words to the dictionaries. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

DICTIONARIES / TRANSLATORS
Quickstart Multilingual Dictionary
Word translator and dictionary containing 25,000 terms in each of 6 languages: English (US and UK), French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Definitions in English are also included for about 50% of the terms. Just type the first few letters of a word or phrase, and the intuitive dictionary search engine will take you to the nearest match! Subject filtering allows you to see only those words relevant to a specific subject area. CD / $19.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/ME, 2000, XP, Vista

Lingo v2.3
Freeware multilingual dictionary for translating single words between languages. Several languages are included: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Arabic, Esperanto. More languages can be added. Download free.


Pardon 1.6
Free dictionary program for your computer features extensive dictionaries in many languages including Spanish, French, and Swedish, and specialized dictionaries such as computer terminology. More dictionaries are available free of charge from the author's web site. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/NT/2000

WordLookup 2.8
WordLookup is a small utility for converting words and phrases between languages. Supports conversion between English and Chinese, Japanese, Latin and German.

Minimum requirements: Mac OS X

Freelang.net Dictionary Tool
Multilingual free dictionaries for Windows. Once the software is installed, unlimited language word lists can be downloaded. Over 75 languages with English translations are available. Download free.

Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.

FUN WITH LANGUAGE, CULTURE, & WORLD GEOGRAPHY
Selingua Columns - Learn Languages
Play a Tetris-style game and learn French, German, Spanish or Swedish. Similar to the Tetris-like game Columns, but uses words instead of colors. Pieces fall down from the top - you rotate the pieces and try to match words that mean the same thing. The word lists contain more than 2000 words in each language. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP


Seterra - Learn Geography
Freeware geography program with 70 different activities. Learn about countries, capitals, flags and cities in Africa, Europe, South America, North America, Asia and Australia. Runs in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish or Swedish. Each exercise has a high score list to keep track of your progress. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? Classic (for children)
Expand your world geography and critical thinking skills while searching for Carmen Sandiego. Use the talking translator to hear phrases from 13 different countries. Suitable for ages 8 to 12, learn key facts on 50 countries around the world, famous landmarks, and world geography. CD / $29.99 $6.99.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/ME, MAC

Caillou Counting (for children)
Teach your child preschool counting skills in English, Spanish, or French. In 25 activities, they learn to identify numbers, numerical relationships, and sequences. Animation, audio instructions, no reading necessary. Ages 3 to 6. CD / $14.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 and MAC

Caillou Alphabet (for children)
Teach your child preschool alphabet skills in English, Spanish, or French. In 26 activities, they learn to identify capital and lowercase letters, to order letters, and to begin to read. Animation, audio instructions, no reading necessary. CD / $14.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 and MAC

Caillou Colors & Shapes (for children)
Teach your child about colors and shapes in English, Spanish, or French. In 24 activities, they learn to identify, associate, and assort colors and shapes. Animation, audio instructions, no reading necessary. Ages 3 to 6. CD / $14.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 and MAC

Caillou Thinking Skills (for children)
Teach your child preschool thinking skills in English, Spanish, or French. In 25 activities, they learn to sort and order, predict, associate, to recognize patterns and similarity and difference, and to use their memory. Animation, audio instructions, no reading necessary. CD / $14.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 and MAC

Multilingual Speaking Clock 2.52
The Multilingual Speaking Clock mimics a LCD alarm clock and can speak in different languages via WAV files. The default language is English. 30 additional languages, including Spanish, French, Russian, Italian, and German are also available. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

Foreign Language Software
A collection of language games to download. Languages: English, French, Spanish, German. Download free.

Free Foreign Language Learning Software:
General or Multiple Languages
Arabic | ASL | Chinese
| Dutch | English | Esperanto | French | German
Greek | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian | Indonesian | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Latin
Persian | Polish | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish | Tagalog | Turkish | Vietnamese


Note:  If you're looking for more robust bilingual dictionary and translation software, you may want to check out the selection of software on our non-free language learning software page or language learning audio CDs page.


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