Learn a language online – For FREE

Last updated: December 16, 2021 at 11:22 am 

This is a list of websites dedicated to learning a language online – mostly for FREE. Some sites provide content; others community; and a number have both. The list includes Multi-Language Learning sites (offering more than 2 languages) as well as specific sites for Afrikaans, Arabic, Chinese, Croatian, Danish, English, Esperanto, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Icelandic, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog (Filipino), Urdu and Welsh.


How long does it take to learn a language – infographic that shows the easiest and most difficult languages to pick up and the number of weeks and class hours to do so (according to data from the Foreign Service Institute of the US Dept of State).

How to learn a language in 10 days – infographic that shows how you need to immerse yourself in the language in many different ways.

How to learn any language in record time – infographic that breaks the process down into easy to follow steps.

MULTI-LANGUAGE LEARNING SITES (offering more than 2 languages)

200words-a-day – If you find learning new vocabulary a time-consuming grind, try boosting it with the 200 Words a Day! language learning programme: Spanish, French, German and Welsh

ALTISSIA – Global player in mobile and flexible language learning solutions.

Antosch and Lin – Online language learning

App2Brain – Learn languages for free

Babelyou –  A language learning portal which is free of charge and enables language students from over 75 countries in more than 45 languages to find language partners all over the world and to learn or practice a foreign language together in virtual class rooms via video conference.

Babbel – Learn languages online

bab.la – Online dictionary for 28 languages

Babada – Visual dictionary for languages and dialects

BBC Languages – Audio and video courses for beginners and intermediates in 36 languages

book2 – Learn languages online for free with 100 audio (mp3) files!

Busuu – Speak a language in 10 minutes a day

byki – a powerful and personalized language-learning system. It locks foreign language words and phrases into your memory so that you can recall them perfectly and remember them forever.

Capturator – offers online products and services for language learning.

Conjugation.io – A free online conjugator with over 35,000 verb conjugation tables in Spanish, English, German, French and Italian.

Conjugator,com – a verb conjugator that makes conjugation easy, straightforward and smart.

Conversation Exchange –  three types of language exchange: face-to-face conversation; correspondence; text and voice chat

Digital Dialects – free to use interactive games for learning languages and links to study resources

Duolongo – Learn a language for free. Forever.

Easy Language Exchange – to connect individuals with natives who speak the language they want to learn

engoi – Free online language instruction

ePrepz – ePrepz is an online interactive learning platform that provides test preparation packages for students and custom language training programs for businesses.

Forvo – The Pronunciation Dictionary

Free Language – Free language magazine and podcast

Free Language Lessons from L-Lingo – Free audio-clips from our Language Learning Software L-Lingo, a multimedia programme featuring nearly 2000 word and sentence combinations in a motivating and easy-to-use environment

Free language tutorials – Free tutorials for Spanish, Italian, and French

Games for Language Learning – Fun Practice with Free Travel-Story Courses, Easy Games, and Relevant Vocabulary

How to learn any language – This website is made for people who love languages.

ieLanguages – Learn languages online with free lessons and audio recordings by native speakers

Innovative Language Learning – Learn a Language in the fastest, easiest and most fun way no cost

Internet Polyglot – Dedicated to helping our members learn foreign languages by providing them a way to memorize words and their meanings.

italki – Get 1-on-1 online lessons with native language teachers, and connect to people around the world.

Lang-8 – A new language learning platform where native speakers correct what you write.

Langademy – Your online language exchange community

LanguageCourse.net –  comprehensive corpus of 5000 words and hundreds of phrases in over 20 different languages completely free.

Language for exchange – The Language Exchange Community for Meeting New People

Language 101 – Spanish, French, Russian or German online using movie clips, songs, and lessons.

Languages.Online – French, German, Italian, Spanish and Latin

LanguageTutorial.org – Learn languages online for free with the tutorials here.You will have access to free grammar tutorials, vocabulary lists, printable worksheets, audio practice, games, and many other materials to help you advance in your foreign language knowledge.

Language Software Reviews – comparison of tthe most popular online courses and programs to learn languages

Language Transfer –  learn a language as if you knew it already

Learn a Language – Learn a language right here with hundreds of free language-learning lessons, games, and activities

Learn a Language on YouTube – Learn languages using YouTube videos.

Learn Indian languages – Learn to speak Indian languages in English, Bengali, Gujarait, Hindi, etc

Learn Languages On Your Own – If you want to learn English, Spanish, French, Japanese, German or Arabic on your own

Learn Languages Quickly – Find a language teacher

Lingolistic – Learn a new language faster. A new way to become bilingual with your own videos

Lingoo – offers authentic language holidays for children and teenagers through language exchanges and homestays

Lingorilla – Learn languages online with videos and games

Lingostan – Learn and speak languages with native speakers

LingQ –  Take a language journey & immerse yourself in a world of compelling content

LinguaLift – Empower motivated self-learners through advanced algorithms that tailor the content to your personal needs, and friendly study coaches who are there to support you every step of the way. Free first class to learn Japanese and learn Russian. (Cost $29/ month or $204/year)

Linkua – Free resources to learn languages

Live Lingua – Free online courses and Skype lesson

Mango – Online language learning, bursting with culture

Memrise – They make learning languages and vocab so full of joy and life, you’ll laugh out loud

My Happy Planet – Learn a language from native speakers around the world for free.

My Language Exchange – Find a partner at the online community and practice your second language with a native speaker who is learning your language

Myngle – Face-to-face online language lessons for business professionals

Native Monks – Choose from hundreds of tutors, contact your chosen tutor; and get your personalised, one-to-one lesson started at a time convenient to you

Omniglot – the online encyclopaedia of writing systems and languages

Papora – Become fluent faster. Speak like a native.Talk to real people, not robots

PenPalLand –  Free social networking site for online correspondence, cultural exchange, learning foreign languages, sharing photos, files and videos.

PhraseBase – Community of language exchange partners engaged in helping each other learn foreign languages through the memorization of common everyday words and phrases

Preply  – On Preply, you can learn 24 languages online. Free

Radio Lingua Network – language-learning which fits your lifestyle

Rocket Languages – Award-winning language learning courses. Used by over 1,200,000 people, just like you, to master a new language

Rosetta Stone – We’re building a world in which everyone can speak, read, and write with confidence

Say Something In …. – Are you tough enough for High Intensity Language Training?

Skill Silo -Live Language Lessons, Right From Home. They teach Languages 1-on-1 via Skype. Schedule your free lesson.

Speak – free interactive language lessons by econtrader

Speak7 – Free lessons in 7 languages

The Easiest Language to learn – Choosing the easiest language to learn depends heavily on your base or native language. In this article, we take a look at some of the easiest languages to learn

The Mixxer – a free educational website for language exchanges via Skype

Verbaplanet – Learn any Language on Skype. Online Language Lessons with Personal Language Tutors


HeinsUniverse – Learn some Afrikaans words and phrases.


Almaherublquran Academy – One of the most important centers for learning Arabic and Quran for non-native speakers teach both online and live in Egypt

Arabic Studio – Start to learn arabic for free immediately

Arab Academy – the fastest way to learn Arabic

Arabeya Arabic Language Center – intensive online Arabic courses

ArabicAlphabet – Learn the Arabic letters easily using interactive animated lessons and a 500 years old method of teaching the Arabic letters in Europe.

Arabic Pod – Learn Arabic with Arabic Pod

CALES (Centre for Arabic Language and Eastern Studies) – Teaches the Arabic language online through Skype

Gulf Arabic – Boost your career in the Gulf. Learn Arabic online

Firdaws Academy – Firdaws Academy is an Islamic online academy for teaching Qur’an, Arabic and Islamic studies. Our Egyptian tutors are qualified and dedicated to helping students of all ages and levels.

Learn Arabic Online – for Writing, Listening, Grammar, Counting, Small Phrases and Exercises

Learn Quran Online UK – an Islamic online academy for teaching Quran, Arabic and Islamic studies. Our tutors are qualified and dedicated to helping students of all ages and levels

Learn Lebanese Arabic with Hiba Najem – the official website of the Lebanese Arabic Channel

Madinah Arabic – Free Arabic course online


123speakChinese – Your Chinese learning experience starts here! Free online Mandarin learning material! Real life examples!

Chinese Course – Learn Chinese online with the Flashcard system

ChinesePod – Start speaking Mandarin Chinese immediately with ChinesePod’s library of 3,500+ lessons\

ChineseTeachers.com –  improve spoken Chinese with trained, native Chinese teachers 24/7, no booking

Chinese-Tools.com – 40 online lessons with audio, including reading, speaking, writing, modern vocabulary, grammar, calligraphy, examples and exercises. All texts and dialogs in mp3 format for download.

Grasp Chinese – Learn Chinese. Now within everyone’s grasp

HackChinese – An SRS-based language learning platform that helps grow your Chinese vocabulary (free trial)

Learn Chinese Free – This site has 20 free online Chinese English lessons.

Learn to speak Chinese – Online Mandarin Video Course

Medlock Method – learn Chinese with the Medlock method

MinDynasty – private Mandarin lessons at your desktop

Ninchanese – a new and useful resource for Chinese learners to improve their listening and speaking skills as well as to learn grammar rules and new vocabulary.

TutorMandarin – Learn Chinese online with professional Mandarin tutors

Zizzle – a Chinese language platform that focuses on characters: The tool works with mnemonics that turns Chinese into engaging visualizations and short stories.


HR4EU  – Fun and easy way to learn Croatian

Learn Croatian – a website dedicated to the free grasping of basic Croatian in order for you to be able to communicate with the locals on your next trip to Croatia!


Danish Here and Now– a free online course for Danish for Beginners

Netdansk – a virtual school that offers Danish language tuition for persons with higher education


1-language.com – One-stop resource site for learning English and other languages

ABA English – Learn English online for real life

BeeOasis – Big things in basic English

Blogs Exchange (BE) – is the first community of blogs dedicated to the learning and interchange of languages (Spanish and English so far)

EduLang – English for business. English for daily life. English grammar. English vocabulary

Effortless English – hundreds of free resources, videos and podcasts.

EFST – online English proficiency test – an excellent practice resource for students looking to pass their language proficiency exams, or find an accurate measure of their current English level.

Elinet – Learn English or French online via video conferencing (Skype / MSN Messenger) under the guidance of your personal, certified, university or college educated English or French language instructor, or study English by email using Elinet’s 320 downloadable audio lessons (with MP3 files).

EnglishLearning – Giving you the Power to change your Pronunciation

English Baby – Visit every day for a new, free English lesson! Our online English lessons feature real English conversations about popular culture.

EnglishCentral – Learn English with the World’s Best Videos

English Grammar Exercise – is a resource for both teachers and non-native English speakers and explains grammar rules in a clear and simple way.

English Live – Learn English online with expert teachers, 24/7

English Page – Free online English lessons and ESL//EFL resources

English Portal Community – Talk and Learn – Chatting with people from around the world will quickly develop your conversational skills

English Speak – Learn spoken English for free

ESLPod – English as a Second Language Podcast

ESOL courses – Free English lessons online

Exam English – Free online practice tests for the most important international ESL exams

FluentCenter – Learn English online with the Fluent Center. Learn through games, stories, listening activities and grammar exercises

Funky English – A social network for anyone who wants to improve their English! English lessons, activities, quizzes and English forum

Gapfillers – Language English on the go

GoFluent – English as a business tool

Golden Academy of English Language – 1 on 1 speaking online course for elementary and intermediate level English speakers, and information on English grammar.

GymGlish – English lessons with daily, personalized e-mails. In each lesson, follow the adventures of the San Francisco-based Delavigne Corporation, featuring business content, humor, various accents and more.

How do you do? – Speak to learn English. Connect with native speakers from UK or USA, and learners of English from around the world.

Il mio inglese : Learn English – for Italians

LearnEnglish – Learn English with the British Council

Learn English Free – This site has 100 free idioms and free grammar lessons.

Learn English by Skype – Learn English online with a private English tutor from home using Skype

LEO Network – The Learn English Network has been helping people to learn English for free since 1999

MSKEnglish – Learning English online with live 1-1 training sessions and online library

Sherton English – English in 52 weeks (for Spanish speakers)

Speak English Free – 100 free idioms, 20 free grammar lessons and 15 free advanced lessons in speaking English.

Talk English – Basics of English grammar.


lernu – a multilingual website which aims to inform internet users about Esperanto and help them to learn it, easily and free of charge.


Clip Class – learn French with videos: Free online activities: pronunciation (video tutorials), discovering grammar items, interviews.

DailyFrenchPod – It combines free podcasts with a communicative teaching method that enables users to learn French when and where they wish to.

Elinet – learn French online via video conferencing (Skype / MSN Messenger) under the guidance of your personal, certified, university or college educated French language instructor

Français Immersion – a 7-DAY free course to immerse yourself in French.

French Together –  teaches you French the way it’s spoken by natives: full of nuances, idiomatic expressions and passion so you sound like one of them, not like a dusty grammar book.

Learn French by Podcast – real life French for everyday conversation – audio podcasts for learners of French as a foreign language

London Speaks French – A language agency since 2000 and dedicated to French lessons in London that offers its lessons online for free

Paris by Pod –   one-stop destination for learning French with  language resources such as videos, podcasts, exercises, an active community of French students, and much more.


German Language Resources – A few useful resources which learning German for the first time. From Twigg’s Translations

Learn how to speak German – Learn German easily and with a lot of fun


eLearning Greek –  Contains theory, exercises, sound, video and online resources

ILearnGreek.com – Are you serious about learning Greek? 13 directories, 656 lessons, 8006 recorded audio files Hundreds of auto-generated audio files!

Learn Greek – Learn Greek Online is currently composed of 105 real audio files (around 15 minutes each), online student notes, a collection of collaborative learning tools and an online Greek dictionary and a Greek spellchecker

Learn Some Greek – Learn the Greek language and a bit of the language

Multipedia.net – Free audiovisual bilingual texts for Greek language practicing


Learn Hebrew Pod – Free Hebrew Lessons

Milingua – The world’s largest Hebrew learning portal


Hindi Verbs – Teaches verbs, conjugation, grammar, and language facts to help you express yourself, expand your vocabulary, and enrich your Hindi conversations!

Learn Hindi Online – There are three sections in this website to help you learn Hindi. The first section is for the Hindi alphabet, the second is for Hindi grammar, and the third is for Hindi practice.


Icelandic Online – The University of Iceland’s Online Courses in Icelandic


Bitesize Irish Gaelic – Learn to speak Irish in easy bite-size portions

Talk Irish – Online and MP3 Irish courses


Italian Encounter – Would you like to learn Italian online or are you looking for Italian classes on Skype? Then this is the place for you.

Learn Italian – Learn Italian guide, all about how to learn Italian and how to speak italian

LearnItalianPod.com – Learn Italian with free podcasts

Skype Italian Lessons – Qualified native tutor offers  private online classes. Free trial provided


Japanese Audio Flashcard Lessons – Use these FREE Japanese Audio Flashcard Lessons while you exercise or commute

Japanese-Online – Learn Japanese for free

JapanesePod101 – The fastest, easiest and most fun way to learn Japanese

Japanese through Anime – How to speak fluent Japanese in less than a year

JPDrills – Japanese grammar practice

Nihongo Master – Learn with others using lessons and tools that make Learning Japanese fun!

Nihongo o Narau – This site is dedicated to teaching Japanese to speakers of English

The Japanese Friend Exchange – the place to find Japanese friends, penpals, language exchange, relationships


Easy Portuguese – Learn Portuguese

Learning Portuguese – Russell Walker shares his discoveries and assist others in learning languages, and of course Portuguese in particular

Sonia-Portuguese.com – As a Brazilian native speaker and teacher, Sonia focuses on Brazilian Portuguese.


Aprus – learn Russian while having fun (try for free)

funkyRussian – get the gist of Russian; no more, no less than you need

Learn the Russian Language – The Free Complete Guide to Learning Russian in 1 Year (13.000+ words)

Live Fluent Russian Learning Resource – Free Russian language lessons created for students of Russian by students of Russia

Master Russian – gives you the help you need to master Russian grammar, learn new vocabulary, practice in speaking and reading Russian, and learn fascinating facts about Russian culture and people

Prime Language Services  – Specializes in Online Russian Teaching / Tutoring, where you communicate with a Certified Native Russian Teacher live via IM / webcam. First Trial Lesson is offered for free!

RusssianLessons.net – Learn Russian for Free

Russian-Plus – Learning Russian online for smart people

Russian Popcorn – Dialogues in Russian with audio


121 Spanish – Online Spanish classes with Skype

Best way to learn Spanish for Beginners: The Complete Guide – This all-encompassing guide contains everything you need to know about learning Spanish as a beginner.

Blogs Exchange (BE) – is the first community of blogs dedicated to the learning and interchange of languages (Spanish and English so far)

Business Spanish – teaches you how to speak and write business and conversational Spanish by listening and repeating examples and simplified grammar (FREE) rules

Hablamos TodaySpanish conversation practice with native speakers. News in slow Spanish podcasts 

How to learn Spanish online – How to learn Spanish online while having fun & learning contemporary spoken Spanish by using popular media like TV shows, music, movies, books, etc

Learn Spanish – The Spanish language learning resources are designed to walk you through the process of learning Spanish, step by step, building as you go.

Learn Spanish Online – free collections of vocabulary lists and grammar lessons.

Learning Spanish – Advice and resource for kids

Lets go Spanish – Online Spanish classes

Mi vida loca – a fun and interactive course, which is available for free. It draws you into a web of intrigue dealing with real natives and you can’t help but learn Spanish! (now archived)

Real Spanish – How to Have Fun & Learn Spanish with Videos

Spanish Unlimited – Free Spanish lessons online, with Spanish video lessons and interesting information that will help you to improve your Spanish

Spanish Word of the Day – A daily email with new vocabulary

Study Spanish –  free material for learning Spanish (over 1,000 pages!)

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Learning Spanish – It’s a comprehensive 9,000 word ultimate beginner’s guide to learning Spanish…

Top 100 Free Online Spanish Courses and Lessons 2018 – With this list, you will NEVER run out of free Spanish learning materials.

TAGALOG (Filipino)

learn-tagalog.com/Learn Tagalog –  dedicated to help you learn the beautiful Tagalog language


Urdu-English.com  – We provide a variety of self study lessons for users to help them improve their Urdu and English


BBC Wales: Learn Welsh – Lots of resources to learn or improve your Welsh