With Duolingo you can learn languages for free! It's fun and effective.
I really like Duolingo and I use it a lot, but does anyone use any other sites to learn languages?
http://www.babbel.com/ its not same exactly and free to certain level only. but you can give it a try, it is quite good.
http://livemocha.com/ >> this is again the same. it says it is free. it is not.
Awesome website, and great resources as well.
It was in the beginning (I was one of the first people to sign up) but any of the new accounts aren't. I made an account several years ago and then i put to many languages on so I had to abandon that account but I made a new account and it was no longer free :(
I am looking for a website to teach me Dutch, any ideas?
http://www.busuu.com >> it says free but it is not. at some point it forces you to pay.
It does not force you to pay, but some options are only available to premium members. You have a free trial week of all option, then you have to choose: either you pay and get access to everything or you don't pay and only use some of the features.
I used busuu for a while and was a premium member. The most useful for me were writing exercises: you are given some topic or question and you can write whatever you can. Then you get corrections from native speakers. This feature is free. Among paid features, there are grammar lessons, but they are very weak and not of much use really.
I finished the French course on busuu but could not bring myself to use it for German regularly. The reason is not the site being free or paid, but the user interface that I find awfully unattractive and unfriendly. Besides, I didn't like to correct others' exercises in English. My native language is Russian, but I also specified that my English level is advanced, just so that people knew they could write to me in English if they want. As a result, I only got notifications to correct others' posts in English because too many people learn English and only few learn Russian.
Another great annoyance are people who don't want to learn but just look for friends or even search for girls to chat on webcam. There is a chat option that is supposed to practice language. The reality is, well, not so great. You accept a chat from someone and instead of practicing anything you get a lot of stupid questions like whether you are married and why and why don't you enable your webcam. Quite hard to find people who are really interested in language exchange. At least it was so with French.
All in all, busuu is fine for practicing writing if you can stand its design and have some basic knowledge of the language. Premium is not worth paying, even having access to all features you'll be frustrated a lot if you only use this site.
Just sharing my experience. I hope it will be helpful.
Livemocha is great because is kinda like duolingo. Is free because you help others and gain mocha points to use to enroll in advance lessons, I also get friends and skype as well. Give it a try you won't regret it
People, I need to learn Russian. but I need a website like duolingo, free in each level. I heard people talking about another website, but I can't remember it. please guys help!