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Comprehensive Japanese Audio Course
Transparent Language
Comprehensive Japanese
Audio Course

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Rosetta Stone English (US) Level I & II Set
Rosetta Stone
Language Learning Software
Korean

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Farsi/Persian <> English
Lingvosoft Talking Dictionary
for Windows

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Free downloadable trial version
and other operating systems
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Rosetta Stone English (US) Level I & II Set
Rosetta Stone
Language Learning Software
Brazilian Portuguese: Level I & II

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Free Software for Foreign Language Learning (5)

Shareware & freeware to download / (Nearly) free & deeply discounted foreign language software CDs


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 language learning software,
see our non-free language learning software page.

Japanese

Japanese Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Japanese Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm
Kotoba
Simple aid for increasing your Japanese vocabulary, based on the idea that increased exposure to words will help consolidate your memory of them. The program can be set to show the kanji first, then the kana reading, and the translation and any possible comments, or vice versa. Words can be displayed manually, using navigation buttons or the arrow keys, or automatically via an adjustable timer. Multiple dictionaries can be created and edited. Supports drag-and-drop, searching, as well as import and export of text files. Download free.

Minimum requirements: MAC

JpDic 1.0
Basic Japanese-English dictionary for quick lookup of words in both English and Japanese. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 2000, XP

KanjiBrowze 2006.1
Convenient graphical user interface for Japanese and Chinese dictionaries. It allows seamless browsing of kanji information and looking up of kanji combinations and prints query results as lists or as flashcards. Dictionary files in the EDCIT format are available online for Japanese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. No dictionary file is part of this distribution, but the needed ones can easily be downloaded and installed in the guided configuration process at the first run. The same is true for the fonts, which are needed to display Japanese or Chinese text. Download free.

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

Type & Learn Katakana
Two modes for learning Japanese Katakana at your computer. Typing mode is a multi-language word processor allows you to type letters, documents, lessons, e-mail, etc. without having to learn a new keyboard layout. Learning mode is a special tutorial tool using text-to-talk technology that lets you learn to speak a language while typing. CD / $24.99. CD free, shipping costs only.

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

Type & Learn Kanji
Two modes for learning Kanji script at your computer. Typing mode is a multi-language word processor allows you to type letters, documents, lessons, e-mail, etc. without having to learn a new keyboard layout. Learning mode is a special tutorial tool using text-to-talk technology that lets you learn to speak a language while typing. CD / $24.95. CD free, shipping costs only.

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

Kanji Gold
Flexible flash card program for learning Japanese Kanji. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Window 95 or higher


Hiragana and Katakana v1.1
Freeware designed to introduce the pronunciation of hiragana and katakana through visual and verbal mnemonics. It does not introduce how to write them. Flash card exercises and kana guessing games are provided. Download free.


Hiragana Tiles
A simple game designed to allow for rapid learning of the most basic of Japanese symbol sets. Hiragana consists of well over forty characters, which correspond to Latin vowels and syllables. The game is designed to allow for learning of the sounding of the Hiragana symbols. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Window 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, or XP

World Cuisine: Japanese
Multimedia cooking guide and cookbook, demonstrates Japanese cooking, including tips, tricks and slight-of-hand moves that a book just could not show. Learn to create intricate specialties -- like sushi and sashimi -- that Japanese cooking is famous for. CD / $19.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

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

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.

Korean

Korean Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free.[Upgrade to Korean Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

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.

Latin

Latin Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Latin Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

Freelang Latin Dictionary
Bi-directional Latin-English dictionary. Look up a word, add your own words, edit or delete an entry, and learn words at your own pace from a personal learning list. 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.

Persian

Farsi Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Farsi: Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP

WordsFlash Persian
Powerful freeware that offers a new method of memorizing foreign Persian words. After launching the program, you can choose themes and some preference options. A window will show different words with their audio pronunciations. Activate current word translations using the mouse. Simple dictionary file formats are used, so you can create your own dictionaries. No Persian fonts need to be installed. Download free.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/2000/XP

Freelang Persian Dictionary
Bi-directional Persian-English dictionary. Look up a word, add your own words, edit or delete an entry, and learn words at your own pace from a personal learning list. 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.

Polish

Polish Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Polish Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

Quickstart: Polish Immersion
Uses an "immersion" method with audio-visual cues, allowing you to improve your listening comprehension, reading comprehension, spelling, and speaking in Polish. Includes speech recognition and analysis tools for pronunciation practice. Over 50 conversational dialog activities, 2000 words and 1200 phrases, and 400 activities on relevant topics such as asking directions, renting a car, asking the time, checking in at the airport or in a hotel, having dinner, and more. Individual progress reports, dictionaries, and glossaries available. 240 games reinforce learning. Menus can be set to the native language of your choice. CD / $14.95 CD free, shipping costs only.

Minimum requirements: Windows 98/Me/2000/XP/Vista
Freelang Polish Dictionary
Bi-directional Polish-English dictionary. Look up a word, add your own words, edit or delete an entry, and learn words at your own pace from a personal learning list. 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.

Portuguese

Portuguese Before You Know It Lite 3.6
Whether for business, school, or personal enrichment, quickly learn common words and essential phrases in either Brazilian or European Portuguese. The application allows customizable learning. This flash-card system allows you to master the language at your own pace, with a method proven to enhance the learning experience. Download free. [Upgrade to Portuguese Before You Know It Deluxe]

Minimum requirements: Windows XP/Vista, Mac, Pocket PC, Palm

Freelang Portuguese (Brazil) Dictionary
Bi-directional Brazilian Portuguese-English dictionary. Look up a word, add your own words, edit or delete an entry, and learn words at your own pace from a personal learning list. Download free.

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

Freelang Portuguese (Portugal) Dictionary
Bi-directional Portuguese-English dictionary. Look up a word, add your own words, edit or delete an entry, and learn words at your own pace from a personal learning list. 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.
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