Free Language Tutorials: Basic Phrases, Vocabulary and Grammar in 20 Languages

Learn French • Learn Spanish • Learn Italian • Learn Portuguese • Learn German • Learn Dutch • Learn Swedish • Learn Danish

Currently, twenty languages are available: 17 Indo-European and 3 non-Indo-European. There are also Foreign Service Institute (FSI) courses available in HTML format as well as two comparative tutorials for those who want to learn two languages simultaneously. Lists of vocabulary and verb conjugations are available for some Romance and Germanic languages, as well as other helpful ideas, resources and links for learning foreign languages. Some of the tutorials include audio resources and interactive exercises, and realia (authentic visual examples of language use) is available for several languages as well.


Romance Languages



Informal French & Slang

French Phonetics

French Listening

Authentic French

FSI French

French Realia

France Realia



FSI Italian

Italian Realia



Authentic Spanish




Brazilian Portuguese

PortugalEuropean Portuguese Realia




Germanic Languages



FSI German

German Realia



Dutch Realia





FSI Swedish

Swedish Listening



Danish Realia








Romance & Germanic Languages


French & Italian

French & German


Comparative Lists

Romance Vocabulary Lists

Romance Verb Conjugations

Germanic Vocabulary Lists

Germanic Verb Conjugations


Slavic Languages







Croatian Realia


Non-Indo-European Languages





Turkish Realia




Teaching English


American English-French Vocabulary Lists

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) Lesson Plans


Teaching French


Classroom Games for Introductory French Classes




The following pages are not language-specific tutorials, but instead focus on learning languages in general:

  • Realia Resources: Scans and photos of train tickets, brochures, receipts, menus, etc. taken in locations where the language is used. Currently the following languages are available: Croatian, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Slovene and Turkish.
  • FSI Project: Explanation of the PDF to HTML project of the Foreign Service Institute language courses
  • European Languages: Overview of European languages and the Indo-European family of languages
  • Tips for Learning: Suggestions on how to study foreign languages
  • Language Links: List of links to other language learning websites

French Language Tutorial 2nd edition is now available! The updated edition of FLT includes more vocabulary, sample sentences, and cultural information as well as newly recorded (and free) mp3s. The PDF e-book is available for immediate download for $14.95 USD. A paperback coil-bound book can be printed on demand and shipped world-wide by for $29.95 USD + shipping. You will receive the e-book for free with purchase of the paperback. Please visit the Store for more information.


Free language tutorials: Learn languages online for free - Basic Phrases, Vocabulary, Grammar, and Pronunciation in 20 Languages

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