Learn a New Language on Audio

Learn a New Language on Audio

Learn a New Language in 2010!

The beginning of a new year is a good time to resolve to learn a new language. We've just added a bunch of new titles from Berlitz Publishing, one of the world's most trusted names for language instruction. We are currently offering over 50 downloadable language learning programs from Berlitz:

Over 50 Audio Downloads from Berlitz Publishing

Here are some of the new programs we've added:

New Guaranteed Courses - 4-Hour all-audio courses featuring 18 short, simple lessons that focus on everyday situations.

Berlitz Japanese Guaranteed
Berlitz Arabic Guaranteed
Berlitz Mandarin Chinese Guaranteed

60 Minute Courses - 1-Hour all-audio course to give anyone a quick start at learning a foreign language with a host of useful words and phrases.

Arabic in 60 Minutes
Croatian in 60 Minutes
Czech in 60 Minutes
Danish in 60 Minutes
Dutch in 60 Minutes
Filipino (Tagalog) in 60 Minutes
Finnish in 60 Minutes
Greek in 60 Minutes
Hebrew in 60 Minutes
Japanese in 60 Minutes
Korean in 60 Minutes
Latin American Spanish in 60 Minutes
Mandarin Chinese in 60 Minutes
Norwegian in 60 Minutes
Polish in 60 Minutes
Portuguese in 60 Minutes
Russian in 60 Minutes
Swedish in 60 Minutes
Thai in 60 Minutes
Turkish in 60 Minutes

And if you're serious about learning a new language try taking an online class or getting a live video tutor on our sister site:

eduFire.com Classes

And if you're really serious about learning a new language this year we encourage to you check out the comprehensive Linguaphone courses which we now offer on audio download! Here's the promotional blurb which we listed a few months back:

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 this year and let us know if you have any questions!

Over 250 Audio Book Downloads From Tantor

We've added over a hundred new audio downloads from the prolific publisher Tantor Media. We now feature over 250 unabridged Tantor audio books in our expanding catalog of downloadable MP3 audio titles.

Tantor Media is one of the largest independent audio book publishers with over 1,000 unabridged audio books in a variety of categories. They're now celebrating their 10th year in business and publishing over 40 new titles each month. We're currently offering over 250 of their audio books on MP3 download:

Tantor Media Downloads

Here are some of Tantor's bestselliing titles on our site along with groups of new titles broken up by category:


The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

House of Cards by William D. Cohan

Your Child's Strengths by Jenifer Fox

Our Inner Ape: A Leading Primatologist Explains Why We Are Who We Are by Eric Sass

Sex on the Brain by Daniel G. Amen

Supercapitalism by Robert Reich


Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School by Philip Delves Broughton

The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki

Death to All Sacred Cows: How Successful Businesses Put the Old Rules Out to Pasture by David Bernstein, Beau Fraser, & Bill Schwab

Discover Your Inner Economist by Tyler Cowen

Good in a Room by Stephanie Palmer

Even Buffett Isn't Perfect by Vahan Janjigian

A Gift to My Children: A Father's Lessons for Life and Investing by Jim Rogers

Lords of Finance by Liaquat Ahamed

Meltdown: A Look at Why the Economy Tanked and Government Bailouts Will Make Things Worse by Thomas E. Woods

The Obvious: All You Need to Know in Business. Period. by James Dale

Talent Is Overrated: What Really Separates World-Class Performers from Everybody Else by Geoff Colvin


Feeling Good Together by Dr. David D. Burns

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Ken Robinson

Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully by Naomi Judd

A Practical Handbook for the Boyfriend by Felicity Huffman

The Shangri-La Diet by Seth Roberts

Unhooked: How Young Women Pursue Sex, Delay Love and Lose at Both by Laura Sessions Stepp

When Organizing Isn't Enough by Julie Morgenstern

When You Need a Lift by Joy Behar & Friends


The Big Con: The True Story of How Washington Got Hoodwinked and Hijacked by Crackpot Economics by Jonathan Chait

Burn Before Reading: Presidents, CIA Directors, and Secret Intelligence by Admiral Stansfield Turner, CIA Director under President Carter

The Enemy at Home by Dinesh D'Souza

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House by Charles Osgood

Factory Girls: From Village to City in a Changing China by Leslie Chang

Homo Politicus: The Strange and Scary Tribes That Run Our Government by Dana Milbank

Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning by Jonah Goldberg

Makers and Takers by Peter Schweizer

The Punishment of Virtue: Inside Afghanistan After the Taliban by Sarah Chayes

A Slobbering Love Affair by Bernard Goldberg

The Terrorist Watch by Ronald Kessler

This Land Is Their Land by Barbara Ehrenreich

This Moment on Earth by Senator John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry

The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington by David Sirota

War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning by Chris Hedges


Amerigo: The Man Who Gave His Name to America by Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

Conquistador: Hernan Cortes, King Montezuma, and the Last Stand of the Aztecs by Buddy Levy

A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat', and the Struggle for Honor in Washington by Mark Felt

From Midnight to Dawn: The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroadby Jacqueline Tobin & Hettie Jones

The Hitler Book: The Secret Dossier Prepared for Stalin from the Interrogations of Hitler's Personal Aides by Henrik Eberle

In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery and the Making of a Nation by Francois Furstenberg

Iwo Jima: World War II Veterans Remember the Greatest Battle of the Pacific by Larry Smith

Jerusalem 1913: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Amy Dockser Marcus

The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq by John R. Crawford

The Long March: The True History of Communist China's Founding Myth by Sun Shuyun

The Lost History of Christianity by Philip Jenkins

Napoleon's Wars: An International History, 1803-1815 by Charles Esdaile

No Simple Victory: World War II in Europe, 1939-1945 by Norman Davies

Plain, Honest Men: The Making of the American Constitution by Richard Beeman

The Rebellion of Ronald Reagan by James Mann

Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt by Barbara Mertz

The Rise and Fall of Alexandria: Birthplace of the Modern Mind by Justin Pollard

The Siege of Mecca: The Forgotten Uprising in Islam's Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al Qaeda by Yaroslav Trofimov

Valkyrie by Philipp Freiherr von Boeselager

Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David S. Reynolds

The Whiskey Rebellion by William Hogeland


Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross

Digging for the Truth by Josh Bernstein

Fingerprints of God: The Search for the Science of Spirituality by Barbara Bradley Hagerty

The First Human: The Race to Discover Our Earliest Ancestors by Ann Gibbons

How to Build a Dinosaur: Extinction Doesn't Have to Be Forever by Jack Horner

The Human, the Orchid, and the Octopus by Jacques Yves Cousteau

The Jesuit & the Skull: Teilhard de Chardin, Evolution, and the Search for Peking Man by Amir D. Aczel

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

The Uncertain Art: Thoughts on a Life in Medicine by Sherwin B. Nuland

Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World by Tom Zoellner

Sorry this list got a little long. Lots of great new stuff! In the coming months we will be adding more Tantor Media audio books on MP3 download. We'll keep you updated! Enjoy!

MLK Out Loud

Monday, January 18th, 2010 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day here in the United States. LearnOutLoud.com is very pleased to present this resource of audio and video titles about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

MLK Out Loud

Because Dr. King was such a great orator, his ideas are best experienced through the many speeches and sermons he gave throughout his lifetime. His speeches serve as milestones in the civil rights movement, and their passionate cry for social and racial justice is just as relevant today as it was in King's lifetime.

The best collections of Dr. King's speeches and sermons come from Hachette Audio with their titles: A Knock at Midnight: Inspiration from the Great Sermons of Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., A Call to Conscience: The Landmark Speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr.. A Knock at Midnight & A Call to Conscience can now be purchased as a box set: Martin Luther King: The Essential Box Set. And Hachette Audio has also released The Concise King.

To experience Dr. King as a preacher listen to A Knock at Midnight which features 8 hours of original recordings of his sermons. For those interested in the history of the civil rights movement, A Call to Conscience features original recordings of historical speeches he gave in chronological order from his "The Birth of a New Nation" that ignited the civil rights movement to his "I Have a Dream" speech and finally to his "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech delivered the night before his assassination. The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr. is an audio book assembled from his own writings about his life and it is also interspersed with many original recordings of him speaking.

We feature a few free downloadable speeches delivered by Martin Luther King, Jr. American Rhetoric offers three free speeches of Dr. King's: his "I Have a Dream" speech, his "Beyond Vietnam" speech, and excerpts of his final "I've Been to the Mountaintop" speech. American Rhetoric also offers Robert F. Kennedy's "Remarks on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr." delivered on the day of King's assassination. We also feature a show from the radio program Democracy Now entitled "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1929-1968" which features excerpts from three of his speeches. We also feature a streaming audio speech from the site History and Politics Out Loud: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. "I Am a Drum Major for Justice" .

Along with these titles there are numerous other ones about Dr. King that we've listed on our "MLK Out Loud" Page. We hope all these speeches, audio books, and videos will call you to action in the struggle for social justice, racial equality, and nonviolence throughout our world.

MLK Out Loud

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