Language podcasts

Language podcasts


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Multiple languages, Ancient Greek, Arabic, Biblical Hebrew, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Catalan, Cherokee, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Flemish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish Gaelic, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Lithuanian, Luxembourgish, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Okinawan, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Scottish Gaelic, Shanghainese, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh, Zulu

Multiple languages
World nomads
- Common travel phrases of different languages.
Love lingo
- Learn how to say 'I love you' and other phrases.
Festive Phrases
- Learn how to say festive greetings in 24 languages through video podcasts that give an overview of each language.

Ancient Greek
Bible Greek VideoPOD
- Short video lessons teaching New Testament (Koine) Greek grammar.
Elementary Greek
- Video and audio lessons with an emphasis on grammar, as well as special podcasts on Ancient Greek pronunciation.


Arabic
Arabicpod
- Different levels, dialogue based podcasts. Looks good.
The Arabic podclass
- Grammar based podcasts with selected native songs and recordings.
Arabicpod101
- Teaches situational Arabic through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points.
阿拉伯語教學I Only available in Mandarin Chinese
- 88 lessons with a 'lecture' style of teaching, one teacher talking.
阿拉伯語教學II Only available in Mandarin Chinese
- 86 lessons for learners who have completed the previous podcast series, same format of teaching.
阿拉伯語教學III Only available in Mandarin Chinese
- 87 lessons for graduates of the previous series, similar teaching style.
One Minute Arabic
- Learn the very basics of Modern Standard Arabic in 1 minute lessons.
Survival phrases Arabic
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more available to pay for.

Biblical Hebrew
Elementary Hebrew
- Video and audio lessons with an emphasis on grammar and pronunciation. Over 130 episodes available.

Bulgarian
Bulgarianpod101
- Teaches situational Bulgarian through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.
Survival Phrases Bulgarian
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.


Cantonese
Cantoneseclass101
- Teaches situational Cantonese through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginners, lower intermediate and advanced lessons available.
Popup Cantonese
- Basic, intermediate and advanced lessons as well as special podcasts about Cantonese music.
Naked Cantonese
- Informal, progressive lessons between a teacher and a student. Now more than 100 episodes available!
CantonesePod
- Dead podcast with about 10 episodes. Goes through a dialogue, with transcript on the website.

Catalan
One Minute Catalan
- Learn the very basics of Catalan in 1 minute lessons.

Cherokee
Culturev Cherokee
- Learn some basic Cherokee.

Danish
Learn Danish with Copenhagencast
- Relaxed podcast teaching Danish words and phrases.
Dare to Danish DEAD LINK
- 50 lessons teaching funny Danish phrases, with transcripts and grammar explanations on the website.
One Minute Danish
- Learn the very basics of Danish in 1 minute lessons.

Dutch
Dutchpod101
- Teaches situational Dutch through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Laura speaks Dutch
- Well-reviewed podcasts teaching basic Dutch words & phrases.
One Minute Dutch
- Learn the very basics of Dutch in 1 minute lessons.


Finnish
Finnishpod101
- Teaches situational Finnish through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.


Flemish
One Minute Flemish
- Learn the very basics of Flemish in 1 minute lessons.


French
Coffee break French
- A teacher and student guide you though learning basic French. Perfect for beginners.
Daily French pod
- Podcasts for different ability levels with learning guides, worksheets, dictation exercises etc.
Learn French by Podcast
- Several ability levels teaching useful everyday language.
French Pod Class
- Interesting lessons for all levels on a variety of different topics.
FrenchPod
- Loads of lessons for the newbie level. Other levels available on subscription.
Frenchpod101
- Teaches situational French through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points.
Paris by Pod
- Learn French with lessons on pronunciation, culture, exercises, vocabulary and more.
Comment vont les Affairs?
- Learn some business French through the experiences of a foreigner in a French company.
Mission Paris
- Learn survival French through an exciting detective story. Transcripts and exercises available to download on website.
L'Affaire du Coffret
- A bilingual crime serial where you follow a British journalist and learn basic French.
VerbCast
- 20 week series teaching French verbs and tenses through relaxation methods.
On Location French
- A video blog by an exchange student in Paris who shares with us her linguistic discoveries, travels
and useful phrases she's learnt.
Le journal en français facile
- Daily news in simplified French with transcripts for the most current episode. Great for intermediate and advanced learners.
One Minute French
- Learn the very basics of French in 1 minute lessons.
Survival phrases French
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

German
Deutsch - warum nicht? Series 1, 2, 3 & 4
- Follow a journalism student & his companion and learn some beginner's German. Also has lots of free supplementary materials.
German podcast
- Well-reviewed podcasts teaching beginner's German and German culture.
Radio D
- Interesting lessons for absolute beginners based around a detective story.
Germanpod101
- Several ability levels with lessons focusing on dialogues and the vocab & grammar points within.
Wieso nicht?
- Intermediate German, 20 lessons from everyday life.
My German class
- Learn German with entertaining video podcasts.
Mission Berlin
- Learn survival German through an exciting detective story. Transcripts and exercises available to download on website.
Marktplatz
- Advanced lessons teaching business German.
GerGermanGrammar
- Lessons on German grammar aimed at high school students.
German Grammar Pod, further grammar explanations & charts
- Explanations of particular German grammar points, rules, usage, comparisons to other languages, learning tips and transcripts.
A Flavour of German
- Learn idiomatic words and phrases to help you sound more 'authentic'.
Pukka German
- Intermediate to advanced podcasts teaching colloquial German, idioms, slang and cool sayings.
Learn German vocab
- Aims to improve your German vocab. Only the last 7 lessons are free, the rest can be bought in itunes.
Free pdf word sheets.
Slow German
- Slowly spoken German on a range of everyday topics. Transcripts available for each lesson. Good for intermediate learners.
Langsam Gesprochene Nachrichten
- News reports read in slow German and at normal speed with transcripts and a dictionary of news terms. Great for intermediate and advanced learners.
My Daily Phrase German
- Learn German step by step, day by day, phrase by phrase. Note: Currently unavailable from the website, please download from iTunes.
One Minute German
- Learn some basic German in 1 minute lessons.
Survival Phrases German
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Greek
Greekpod101
- Teaches situational Greek through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginners to advanced lessons available.
Hit Greece
- Learn beginner's Greek with podcasts on grammar and vocabulary. Free lesson transcripts. Seems to be discontinued.
Learn Greek vocab
- Aims to improve your Greek vocab. Only the last 7 lessons are free, the rest can be bought in itunes. Free pdf word sheets.
Hellenic American Union Greek podcast
- Many lessons teaching Greek in Greek. Probably more helpful if you already have good knowledge of Greek.
One Minute Greek
- Learn the very basics of Greek in 1 minute lessons.
Survival Phrases Greek
- 10 lessons and pdf study guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Hebrew
Learn Hebrew pod
- Learn conversational Hebrew as it is spoken in Israel.
Hebrew podcasts
- Conversational Hebrew lessons with different ability levels, each episode centred around a dialogue.
Hebrewpod101
- Teaches situational Hebrew through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Survival Phrases Hebrew
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Hindi
Hindipod101
- Teaches situational Hindi through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
iSpeakHindi
- Daily podcasts teaching grammar, vocabulary and Devanagari script.
Namaste Dosti
- 10 long lessons for beginners, with conversations and useful phrases.
Learn Hindi from Bollywood movies
- Funny Hindi phrases from Bollywood movies explained & transcribed in romanization. Nice for spicing up your Hindi studies.

Hungarian
Hungarianpod101
- Teaches situational Hungarian through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Let's Learn Hungarian!
- Monthly podcasts with grammar, dialogues and vocabulary.

Indonesian
Learning Indonesian
- A twice-weekly podcast with free study guides, it quizzes you on words and phrases in Indonesian.
Indonesianpod101
- Teaches situational Indonesian through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Survival Phrases Indonesian
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for. 


Irish Gaelic
One Minute Irish
- Learn the very basics of Irish in 1 minute lessons.
Learn Irish
- Teaches Irish vocabulary from different situations. BROKEN LINK


Italian
LearnItalianPod
- Many lessons for different ability levels.
Italianpod101
- Teaches situational Italian through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points.
Radio Arlecchino
- A fantastic podcast teaching Italian grammar with an exciting storyline and free pdfs with transcripts, translations & explanations.
Pastacast
- Grammar focused podcast explaining conjugations, tenses, prepositions, pronouns etc.
My Daily Phrase Italian
- 100 episodes that teach you basic Italian phrases and grammar for travelling. Nice, relaxed teaching style.
ItalianPod
- Loads of lessons for the newbie level. Other levels available on subscription.
One Minute Italian
- Learn the very basics of Italian in 1 minute lessons.
Survival Phrases Italian
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for. 


Japanese
Japanesepod101
- Many lessons for different levels, takes apart dialogues and teaches vocab & grammar.
Learn Japanese with Beb and Alex
- Useful beginner lessons and podcasts on Japanese culture.
Japancast
- Learn Japanese language and culture through examples from anime and everyday conversation.
Japan Class
- 10 well presented video lessons teaching basic conversational Japanese, with real life situations showing the language in practice.
日語自遊行 - 1 & 2 (extra material 1 & 2)
- Learn basic Japanese words and phrases for travel and everyday life. Note: Only available in Cantonese.
日語自遊行 - 3 (extra material 3)
- Teaches more advanced Japanese words and phrases for travellers. Note: Only available in Cantonese.
Nihongo-Juku
- Advanced Japanese podcasts with transcripts explaining common difficulties of learning Japanese.
Osaka Dialect 大阪弁
- Bilingual podcast explaining Japanese culture and language; with English translations and transcripts on website.
One Minute Japanese
- Learn the very basics of Japanese in 1 minute lessons.
Survival phrases Japanese
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Korean
Koreanclass101
- Many lessons for different levels, takes apart dialogues and teaches vocab & grammar.
チョアヨ!韓国 Only available in Japanese
- Chatty hosts teach Korean effectively through conversations, grammar explanations, free transcripts and listen-and-repeat sections.
The Kimchi girls
- Popular podcasts explaining common grammar problems in Korean. Beginner and intermediate levels.
Talk To Me In Korean
- New podcast with free pdf notes, explains the basics in detail for new learners, & includes some intermediate and advanced material. Looks promising.
ハンケヘヨ コリア Only available in Japanese
- Short podcasts explaining common Korean phrases and vocabulary.
大韓風 - 2 (2006), 大韓風 - 1 (2008) (extra material 1, 2 & 3) Only available in Cantonese
- Learn basic Korean words and phrases for everyday life.
Sparkling Korean
- Useful podcasts on different topics with good explanations. English accent is a bit difficult to understand at first.
ピンとくるドラマ韓国語, video recaps Only available in Japanese
- Short podcasts looking at scenes from popular Korean dramas, and explaining the phrases, with videos from the dramas & notes.
Survival phrases
- 10 lessons available free, 50 more available to pay for.

Latin
Latinum
- Learn Latin through total immersion. A complete course with accompanying ebook. Note: This podcast is no longer free, but is available on DVDs and as audio downloads for reasonable, low prices. Several courses and audio books are available.
Nuntii Latini - Nightly news in Latin
- Weekly world news podcasts in Latin.

Lithuanian
Lithuanian Out Loud
- 250+ podcasts teaching basic, intermediate & advanced Lithuanian with grammar explanations, tests and cultural notes.

Luxembourgish
One Minute Luxembourgish
- Learn the very basics of Luxembourgish in 1 minute lessons.

Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese lessons with Serge Melnyk
- Learn Mandarin Chinese with theme-based, progressive and easy to follow lessons.
CSLPod (Chinese as a Second Language)
- Elementary, intermediate & advanced podcasts with free multimedia supplements introducing new words, grammar etc.
Chinese Learn Online
- Progressive course with 7 ability levels, loads of lessons and dialogue & vocabulary notes.
Popup Chinese
- Podcast with several ability levels, as well as special podcasts on films, Chinese music and the HSK exams.
World Learner Chinese
- Basic, intermediate, upper-intermediate, vocabulary and survival lessons available.
Chineseclass101
- Teaches from dialogues which are broken into vocabulary and grammar points. Beginner and advanced lessons so far.
Chinesisch für Anfänger Only available in German
- 70 progressive lessons with online scripts & vocab lists; teaching basic Mandarin and Chinese culture.
Chinoesfera Only available in Spanish
- Beginner's lessons teaching useful phrases and vocabulary with online notes. Note: Discontinued but more than 50 lessons available.
普通話一分鐘 Only available in Cantonese
- Quick 1 minute lessons on Mandarin words and phrases.
iMandarinpod
- Mandarin only lessons for intermediate students with free pdf materials.
ChinesePod
- Lots of lessons available at the newbie level. Other levels are available on subscription.
One Minute Mandarin
- Learn the very basics of Mandarin in 1 minute lessons.
Survival phrases Chinese
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Norwegian
Norwegianclass101
- Teaches situational Norwegian through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.
One Minute Norwegian
- Learn the very basics of Norwegian in 1 minute lessons.

Okinawan
辞典には載ってないうちなー口講座 Only available in Japanese
- Weekly podcast with more than 100 episodes teaching Okinawan words & phrases. Discontinued in 2009.
うちなーぐちNOW Only available in Japanese
- Short 1 minute podcasts introduce common Okinawan expressions.


Persian
Chai and Conversation
- A teacher and student team teaches basic vocabulary, phrases and grammar for conversational Persian.

Polish
Polishpod101
- Teaches situational Polish through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginners to advanced lessons available.
Bloggy Polish
- Conversational lessons teaching you everyday phrases and language.
One Minute Polish
- Learn the very basics of Polish in 1 minute lessons.
Mission Krakow
- Learn survival Polish through an exciting detective story. Transcripts and exercises available to download on website.
Survival Phrases Polish
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.


Portuguese
Brazilian Portuguese podcast
- Loads of lessons for varying ability levels.
Brazilian podclass
- Many lessons teaching vocabulary and grammar in different situations.
Falatalk Portuguese
- Chatty podcasts for beginners focusing on different situations.
Portuguesepod101
- Teaches situational Portuguese through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginners to advanced lessons available.
Tá Falado
- Nice professional podcast focusing on pronunciation & grammatical differences between Spanish & Portuguese, as well as cultural content.
One Minute Portuguese
- Learn the very basics of Portuguese in 1 minute lessons.
Survival Phrases Brazilian Portuguese
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free,50 more to pay for.

Romanian
One Minute Romanian
- Learn the very basics of Romanian in 1 minute lessons.

Russian
Russianpod101
- Teaches situational Russian through dialogues, which are then broken down into vocab and grammar points.
Russisch lernen mit RusslandJournal Only available in German
- Progressive lessons with full transcripts and notes, you learn along with another student, with dialogues & explanation.
Russian Lessons Online
- Video podcasts teaching phrases and vocabulary with an emphasis on correct pronunciation.
A spoonful of Russian
- Beginner's lessons on a wide range of topics: the alphabet, vocabulary, grammar, Russian songs etc.
Russian Language Podcast
- Intermediate lessons in Russian only, with transcript and vocabulary lists. More than 100 lessons.
One Minute Russian
- Learn the very basics of Russian in 1 minute lessons.
Survival Phrases Russian
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Scottish Gaelic
The Little Letter for Gaelic Learners In Scottish Gaelic only
- A podcast in the form of a letter, aimed at learners a little less advanced.
Letter to Gaelic Learners In Scottish Gaelic only
- A podcast in the form of a letter aimed at learners who already have some knowledge of Scottish Gaelic.
One Minute Gaelic
- Learn the very basics of Scottish Gaelic in 1 minute lessons.

Shanghainese
Shanghaihua - 上海话
- Husband and wife team teach basic phrases in Shanghainese, using both English and Mandarin Chinese.

Spanish
Coffee break Spanish
- A teacher and a student who learns along with you. Nice & slow with varied approaches to teaching. Perfect for beginners.
Notes in Spanish
- Podcasts for beginning to advanced Spanish students which teaches more complex grammar & vocabulary.
Spanishpod101
- Lots of levels with a variety of different Spanish dialects. Each episode focuses on a dialogue and the vocab & grammar points within.
Show Time Spanish
- Follow up to Coffee Break Spanish for intermediate students, taught almost entirely in Spanish, with extra soap opera episodes.
Lingus.tv Spanish
- Video podcast for learning Spanish through a soap opera for all ability levels. Extra material available on website.
Learn Spanish with the Independent
- Beginner's podcasts with dialogues, vocabulary, grammar points, pdf worksheets with transcripts and exercises.
Ole Ole Spain (extra material here) Only available in Cantonese (some English)
- Basic lessons on Spanish life and culture, teaches useful words and phrases.
Medical Spanish
- A podcast for health care workers, dialogs, vocab and discussions in Spanish with free quizzes on the website to review.
Learn Spanish Survival Guide
- Lots of episodes teaching Spanish for specific situations, like taking a taxi or going to the movies.
SpanishPod
- Lots of lessons at the newbie level. Other levels are available on subscription.
Learn Spanish at SpanishDict.com
- Video lessons teaching Spanish grammar and basic vocab for everyday life.
Q&A Spanish
- A Spanish teacher and native speaker team answer questions about the Spanish language and help explain tricky aspects of the language.
One Minute Spanish
- Learn the very basics of Spanish in 1 minute lessons.
One Minute Latin American Spanish
- Learn the very basics of Spanish in 1 minute lessons, focusing on the Spanish pronunciation used in most of Latin America.
Survival phrases Spanish
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Swedish
Swedishpod101
- Teaches situational Swedish through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Sprich mal Schwedisch Only available in German
- Taught by a native speaker using dialogues and transcripts covering a variety of topics, such as the difference between spoken and written Swedish.
Survival phrases Swedish
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.
One Minute Swedish
- Learn the very basics of Swedish in 1 minute lessons.


Tagalog
Filipinopod101
- Teaches situational Tagalog through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.
Pinoy podcast
- Learn to speak Tagalog and get stories from the Phillipines.
Learn Tagalog Show
- Lessons range from simple to challenging, with supplementary material.
KalyeSpeak
- Chatty podcasts with newbie and elementary levels, based on the Chinesepod format. Supplementary PDFs also available.
Survival Phrases Filipino
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Thai
Learn Thai podcast
- Video and audio podcasts teaching pronunciation, tones, the alphabet, and language for everyday situations.
Thaipod101
- Teaches situational Thai through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginners to advanced lessons available.
Learn Thai with Pink Chilli
- Learn survival Thai with short and functional lessons.
Cracking Thai Fundamentals
- 30 short podcasts for intermediate+ Thai learners, teaching advanced vocab such as idioms, onomatopoeia, acronyms etc.
Survival Phrases Thai
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Tibetan
Talk Tibetan
- Teaches basic Tibetan phrases, conversations for listening practice, with online transcripts in transliterated Tibetan.

Turkish
Turkishclass101
- Teaches situational Turkish through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.
One Minute Turkish
- Learn the very basics of Turkish in 1 minute lessons.


Ukrainian
One Minute Ukrainian
Learn the very basics of Ukrainian in 1 minute lessons.

Vietnamese
Vietnamesepod101
- Teaches situational Vietnamese through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's lessons and advanced audio blogs available so far.
Survival phrases
- 10 lessons and PDF guides available free, 50 more to pay for.

Welsh
Learn Welsh Podcast
- Teaches conversational Welsh with vocabulary, phrases and practice exercises.
SaySomethingInWelsh
- 30 mins episodes teaching Southern & Northern Welsh, translates similar sentences to get you thinking in Welsh.

Zulu
Zulu Maiden
- Teaches useful phrases and vocabulary, as well as introducing Zulu music, poetry and tongue twisters. Notes on website.
One Minute Zulu
- Learn the very basics of Zulu in 1 minute lessons.