Thursday, January 27, 2011

English as a Second Language. Web pages

This is a list of web sites to help you to improve your English skills. If you know more just post a comment. Moreover, you can find native speakers, make new friends and practice English in Babelan (language exchange).

5 minute English -
Sherton English -
Aprender Ingles Blog -
BBC Learning English -
Bon's tips -
Dave's ESL Cafe -
El blog del inglés -
El Inglés que tu ya Sabes -
Habla mejor inglés -
Everyday English for Children -
La Mansión del Inglés -
Learn English -
Learn English with the Beatles -
OM Personal Multimedia -
Special English -
Storynory -
Subinglés -
The yellow pencil -

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sit back... Watch... Learn (Learn a language on YouTube)

Sit back... Watch... Learn (Learn a language on YouTube) is a blog with a colection of youtube videos focused in learning foreign languages. In fact, it's a compilation of a different channels that you can find in Youtube to help you to learn languages.

The blog currently has posted video channels to learn Arabic, Chinese, Finnish, French, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Maori, Old English, Portuguese, Sign Language, Swedish and Welsh.

Moreover, the blog recommends other sites with language activities, listening materials, grammar tutorials, reading handouts, etc. This blog is a comprehensive source of online language learning resources.


Friday, January 21, 2011

Listening to radio in Russian

In a previous post, Learning foreign languages: listening skills, you can find some tips about how important is to listen the language you are learning. If you study Russian, and you want to improve your listening skills, you can find several radio stations in Russian Radio.

Russian Radio has got a list of stations broadcasting in Russian which can be listened in internet. There are two groups of radio stations:
  • Radio Stations in Russia with local stations, e.g. Echo of Moscow, Jazznet Radio (Krasnoyarsk), Russkoe Radio (Moscow & N.Novgorod), Uniton Radio (Novosibirsk), VBC Radio (Vladivostok) or Voice of Russia (Moscow).
  • Radio Stations outside of Russia, e.g. Detskoe Radio (Chicago, USA), SWH+ (Riga), Voice of America (USA), Prague Radio (Czech Rep.) or Canada International (Canada).
There are more radio stations outside of Russia which broadcast in Russian and they are not in the list:


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Where to get books in English in Barcelona

Nowadays, it's not difficult to get books in foreign languages. You can buy books in an online bookshop.

Although, if you are in Barcelona (Spain), there are some bookshops that offer books in English and, also, learning material.

Here's a list of bookshops in Barcelona. If you know more bookshops with foreign languages books in Barcelona or in another city, you can leave a comment.

Hibernian Books
Second hand books in English and a small selection of new books. You can find a few ones in other languages such as Italian or German.
C. Montseny 17
+34 93 2174796

BCN Books bookshop
Focus on learning material, although, it's got other books in English. Three shops:
C. Roger de Llúria, 118
C. Amigó, 81
C. Riera d'Horta, 32
+34 93 4763343

Libreria Anglesa Come In
Learning material plus a good range of other sort of books in English.
C. Balmes, 129 bis
+34 93 453 12 04 / +34 93 453 18 06

Alibri Llibreria
It's got some foreign languages learning material: English, French, German or Russian.
C. Balmes, 26
+34 93 3170578

Fnac Barcelona
Books in English and learning material.
Plaza Catalunya, 4
+34 93 3441800

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