If you would like to contribute resources to ielanguages.com, please
let me know. I need help with the following:
Proofreading all of the tutorials: I know there are
typos somewhere in all of these pages. If you see any mistakes that
need to be corrected, please e-mail me! And native speakers, if you
have time, please read through the tutorials to make sure I'm not trying
to teach something that isn't correct. I write these tutorials based
on grammar and phrase books, websites and input from native speakers,
but I know they are not 100% perfect.
Recording audio files for all of the tutorials: Pronunciation
is an extremely important part of language learning and I would love
to have audio files for all of the languages. I use Audacity
(a free program) to record the French mp3s. I can explain how to use
it if any native speakers are interested in contributing their pronunciation
Adding standard IPA symbols for the pronunciation: I
have wanted to redo the pronunciation guides for a long time, but
changing everything to IPA is going to take a really, really long
Helping with the FSI HTML Project: Converting
PDF documents to HTML (as well as proofreading) is a very time-consuming
project. And because the FSI language courses are so extensive, this
will also take a ridiculously long time to complete.
Adding more languages to the Vocabulary & Verbs lists:
The Romance Languages lists only include French, Italian, Spanish and
Portuguese. The Germanic Languages lists only include German, Dutch
and Swedish. Obviously there are many more Romance and Germanic languages!
Adding more realia resources for all languages: If you have
receipts, menus, ticket stubs, flyers, etc. in another language, please
consider scanning them so learners can see the real language in use.
Finding more sites/books for learning two languages simultaneously:
I am very interested in finding any more resources that help learners
with multiple languages at once. I am currently learning German and
Italian together, with French as a base, and I know I can't be the only
one who studies more than one language. Yet I cannot find any websites
or books that focus on more than one language.
And of course, if you'd like to write a new language tutorial or add
to an existing one, feel free to do so! I will add tutorials for any human
language, even if it's not an Indo-European language.
Thank you for your help!
If you enjoy the tutorials, then please consider buying French, Informal French, Italian, Spanish, German, Swedish, or Dutch Language Tutorials as a PDF e-book with free mp3s and free lifetime updates.