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October 28th, 2009 E-Magazine #123: Language Learning Courses & More New Courses

Linguaphone Self-Study Language Courses

For a long time we've been wanting to add some high quality language learning courses to our site, and we're very pleased to now be offering Linguaphone Self-Study Audio Courses for the first time on Audio Download. Linguaphone is a world-leading provider of self-study and classroom-based language courses that have been helping people successfully learn a new language for over 100 years! Linguaphone's listen/understand/speak methodology goes beyond Pimsleur courses and other popular language learning programs by engaging listeners with native speakers who teach through story-lines for added interest and are accompanied by written materials for maximum comprehension and correct pronunciation. Check out over a dozen courses we currently offer on audio download:

Download Linguaphone Language Learning Courses

We currently feature their PDQ series & their allTalk series of language learning courses on audio download. For starters we feature their PDQ entry level courses in 10 languages. These courses are designed for beginners to a language who want to learn the basics of communicating in a foreign language and for people who are traveling or spending holidays abroad. Each PDQ course features 8 units for four hours of audio learning along with an accompanying full color supplemental PDF book to follow along with. The PDQ courses are offered in Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish. Download one of these courses today:

Download a Linguaphone PDQ Language Course

The next set of courses we offer are the most comprehensive all-audio language learning courses currently available on audio download. Linguaphone's allTalk series features 16 hours of language learning on audio where you will learn starting from a beginner/basic level of speaking and advance to a high-intermediate to low-advanced level of speaking. The allTalk series follows a story-line for enjoyable comprehension and before you know it you'll have mastered 3000+ words of vocabulary. The allTalk series is available in French, German, Italian, & Spanish. These are Linguaphone's best selling courses and they are the ultimate way to learn a language while on the go:

Download a Linguaphone allTalk Language Course

You can check out also audio samples from all of Linguaphone's titles:

Browse Linguaphone Language Learning Courses

Good luck with learning a new language and let us know if you have any questions!

New Language Category: Chinese

We've added a new category to our site for the language of Chinese (including Mandarin & Cantonese). Our new Chinese category features over 60 audio programs and podcasts for learning the Chinese language:

Browse Our New Chinese Category

Here are a few of the audio downloads we feature for learning Chinese:

Dr. Blair's Express Lane: Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese in 60 Minutes

40-minute Cantonese

Easy Learning Mandarin

Also check out some of the top Chinese podcasts available including:

ChinesePod.com Podcast

Survival Phrases - Chinese Podcast

ChineseLingQ Podcast

Start learning Chinese today with our New Chinese Category!

New Courses from Modern Scholar

We've added some new courses from a variety of sources on audio download. We've just added four new lecture courses from the Modern Scholar series. This brings our number of Modern Scholar courses to a total of 110 audio courses. If you've not downloaded one yet, the Modern Scholar courses are recorded lecture audio courses taught by university professors. Each course has 14 lectures with each lecture lasting approximately 35 minutes, and each course comes with a book-length course guide. You can browse all the courses along with over 20 free lectures to download here:

Modern Scholar

And here are the four new courses to download. We're offering the first lecture of these courses for free as the audio sample:

Anglo-Saxon World by Michael Drout

Philosophy of Thomas Aquinas by Peter Kreeft

The Quest: The Historians Search for Jesus and Muhammad by F. E. Peters

Russian Revolution: From Tsarism to Bolshevism by F. E. Peters

And LearnOutLoud.com is also proud to be an affiliate of one of our favorite audio & video learning companies: The Teaching Company. Some day we hope to offer their titles directly, but for now we are linking to 200 of their best courses:

Browse 200 Courses from The Teaching Company

The Teaching Company produces lecture courses taught by professors at the nation's leading universities, which they sell on audio CD, DVD, and Audio Download. Their courses are all of interest but here a few that stand out:

How to Listen to and Understand Great Music by Robert Greenberg

A History of European Art by William Kloss

Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition by Jeremy Adams, Phillip Cary, Dennis Dalton, Kathleen Higgins, and more

No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition by Victor Brombert, William R. Cook, John V. Fleming, Ronald B. Herzman, and more

And so many more great courses, but we'll stop there and you can browse for yourself. Note: Our affiliate links to The Teaching Company only go to their home page currently so you'll need to search the course on their site when you get there.


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