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  • Added on: June 14th, 2007
Hey all, I thought you might be interested my most recent iPod discovery: language learning podcasts!

I've been a fan of Grammar Girl's podcast for few months now, who is listed prominently. There are a few others that I am going to check out in the coming weeks. A quick glance through the catalog reveals podcasts for different languages, from the generic to the mildly exotic. A quick sample...
  • English
  • French
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Spanish
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Russian
  • Danish
  • Brazilian Portuguese (!)

Some of the podcasts seem to be somewhat specialize, which may be of interest. E.g.: Business English, Spanish for Children, etc.

No Schwiezer Deutsch Frown

To find the podcasts, follow these steps:
  • Open iTunes
  • Click on "iTunes Store" in the left-side menu
  • Click on "Podcasts" in the iTunes Store's left-side menu
  • Click on "Education" under "Categories"
  • Click on "Language Courses" under "More Education"

Best of all, it is free!
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  • Added on: August 1st, 2007
I can teach you Schwizer Duetsch, stoo.

Let's begin with the important stuff. If you can't say 'gopferdamminonemou' at the right times, you'll never be accpeted in Swiss society.

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  • Added on: August 6th, 2007
So, I've been working on my 'gopferdamminonemou' usage and pronunciation over the past week...and no joy Frown People just laugh!

And, a dirty little auslander accepted in Switzerland? Never!
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  • Added on: August 6th, 2007
The trick, as with most things in life, is to do it without spitting.
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  • Added on: August 19th, 2007
Lol. Might be because those Zürich-oise simply don't understand my local dialect. It's quite astonishing. When I lived in Zürich, I started adjusting to the dialect - simply because it was too annoying to keep repeating myself. Wink
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  • Added on: August 20th, 2007
This going to be a long shot, but anyhow: does anybody know of a free podcast to learn Bahasa Indonesia? I already checked the iTunes store and tried to google it.
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  • Added on: August 20th, 2007
What did you type in when you Googled it?

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  • Added on: August 21st, 2007
All sorts of combination
learn indonesian podcast
learn bahasa podcast
learn bahasa indonesia podcast
bahasa indonesia podcast
indonesian podcast

I found one, but it only has two episodes and doesn't seem to be updated regularly.
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  • Added on: August 21st, 2007
Pimsleur Indonesian (Disc 1).rar is on bit torrent.

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  • Added on: August 22nd, 2007
Are you suggesting.....?

Wink

Good idea. Never even thought about it!
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  • Added on: August 26th, 2007
Yo, Stoo. There actually is a Pimsleur Swiss German - just to let you know. Plus, downloading is legal in Switzerland - so you don't even have to worry about being kicked out as I do. Wink
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  • Added on: September 23rd, 2007
Thanks for the tip, elAdi. I will definately check that out.
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  • Added on: December 30th, 2007
There are separate websites. Like Chinesepod.

Which I love btw. Although I've been slacking for the past month. It's great because instead of memorizing one word at a time, I'm learning how to say a phrase. And in language, certain words get reused over and over and over again, that you're learning the same way kids learn their primary language.

But there's a lot of internet resources for certain languages, and almost no resources for others. Frown

I have about 5 languages I'd like to learn, but I doubt that's going to happen.
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  • Added on: October 15th, 2008
Argh, I'm so late to the game here! I just discovered itunes language podcasts last night. I downloaded a few random ones in Spanish and Portuguese, and I think I'm hooked. They make my handy Pimsleur look so stodgy and dull.
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  • Added on: March 21st, 2009
I've been listening to various language podcasts for a while now, but I can't seem to find one that fits best. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good Spanish podcast and a great Italian podcast? Any other good ones you've found as well would be good since I eventually want to learn Hawaiian, Dutch, French, and ASL. Thanks!


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