8 Places You Can Learn A New Language For Free

Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding achievements you can accomplish. Not only does it boost your confidence, improve your communication and opens up a whole new culture of people to speak with, it also enhances travelling in a country that speaks that language massively.

Stop putting it off and take a look at these excellent learning resources!

Here are 8 places you can learn at least one language, completely for free.



Anki is a program which makes remembering things easy. Because it’s a lot more efficient than traditional study methods, you can either greatly decrease your time spent studying, or greatly increase the amount you learn. Not only can you learn languages on Anki, it teaches you to memorise anything!


Simply choose the course you’re interested in There are 14 languages to learn at present) and start building your vocabulary. Learn grammar intuitively with Babbel and its integrated speech recognition tool will make sure you’re getting pronunciation right from the start.

BBC Languages:

This is an excellent resource with courses on 40 different languages available. This website includes courses and phrases, audio and video, vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, activities and tests. Perfect for starting off with.


Busuu is a giant learning website quite similar to Babbel. There are 12 languages to choose from and even though it is built on a freemium model, there is plenty you can learn without having to pay anything.


We covered an article on 30 places that offer language courses, including top Universities around the world, check them out here.


Duolingo combines languages with gamification and also has a fantastic mobile app for learning wherever you are. Learning with Duolingo is fun and addictive. Earn points for correct answers, race against the clock, and level up.


On Memrise you have the option of taking high-quality courses in more than 200 languages! They also have fantastic apps for learning and have helped millions of people around the world learn new languages. Their secret ingredient, according to them, is science, fun and community.


Quizlet provides an amazing system for students to collaborate and help each other in school. They provide flashcards, tests, and study games make it fun to learn anything. Definitely worth a look and their community is what really sets them apart!