5 Best Resources To Learn A New Language

Perhaps you are looking into setting up offices in a different country – or hope to. Or, maybe you’re hoping to connect better with staff or customers from a particular region.

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Whatever your reasons may be, learning a different language has many benefits for entrepreneurs. Besides business benefits, bilingualism is also good for your mental health.

Studies have shown that bilingualism delays the onset of dementia. People who speak more than one language also process information more easily. Convinced and want to get started? Here are 5 places you can learn a new language for free, or brush up on a language you learned in your youth.

DuoLingo – uses game strategy to help you learn and challenge yourself.

Livemocha – community based learning with native speakers, teachers, language experts and fellow language learners.

Word2Word – this site has an amazing number of links to different language resources. The variety of languages is also quite large.

Busuu – also community based learning. They also have mobile apps you can install to learn on the go.

LearnALanguage – Offers a several language options with interactive lessons.

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  1. Yep. I’m thinking of downloading the DuoLingo.
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  2. Hi Lynette,

    I was looking for an easy way to get started with Russian, but I had to try this Duolingo website and it is a lot fun, what a creative idea to get people motivated to learn a new language, too bad they don’t support Russian.

    I found lots of helpful resources on LiveMocha though, thanks for sharing.

    By the way you said “Here are 7 places you can learn a new language for free” while you are listing only 5 websites.

    Many thanks.
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    • Hi Lani! Yeah I’d like to finally get serious with my Mandarin too but getting them free can be tricky. You might also want to check out iTunes. I’ve seen some language podcasts that could be very helpful. Thanks for pointing out my mistake. Corrected it!
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  3. Great article, DuoLingo is a great strategy game to enhanced your language learning.
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  4. I enjoy Duolingo quite a bit and I’m very hopeful that they will build more languages onto their platform. I’d love to see Japanese, Thai, Korea and additional Asian languages being added to their lists.
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