25. June 2010 00:37
I just found out about this website that can help you learn languages amongst other things for free. I'm quite surprised. Before I went to Taiwan, I was surfing around the web, searching for online opportunities to learn Japanese, then Chinese after it was decided I should go to Taiwan. All I found of free stuff was a few articles with useful words that weren't helping much with learning and weren't really newbie friendly. And then there were also some subscription based services with podcasts and stuff that looked more interesting, which I did, however, decide not to try out.
Anyway: Here's an interesting website which is mostly free I guess. (Actually, where do they earn their money? Users donating or affiliated services?)
Regardless of that, you can try it out at Smart.fm. (Here's My Profile, if you wanna socialize.)
I just tried out a Chinese and a French lesson. Maybe I could use this one to keep my Chinese fresh or even avoid failing my French exam next year if I work hard.
Seems one can also study geography and the period table with more and it's free, so if you have time and feel there might be something you'd like to learn using simple computer games, you should try and take a look.
I also just got back from Taiwan. I'm now in Denmark so it's a little late already. Here's my blog on boonbot.com about me going back home.