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Bulgarian

  • In this Beginner Bulgarian series, you follow the lives of Kiril and his friends Milena and Veronika as they make their way through college life and search for jobs. You’ll learn how to express desire, ask about characteristics, use restaurant travel phrases, talk about feelings, and more. Start speaking Bulgarian with this 25-lesson conversational series!

Chinese

  • In this 25-lesson series, you will learn basic Chinese grammar and vocabulary to help you get through a variety of social situations. This Beginner series is aimed at listeners who have some basic knowledge of the Chinese language. These lessons will explain Chinese grammar to you at a slightly faster pace than the Absolute Beginner level. At the end of this series, you will be able to construct sentences on your own and improve your conversation skills. But don’t be scared away by the grammar! Our hosts will also introduce fun and useful Chinese cultural tips along the way too!

Costa Rican

  • Carlos and Natalia host this Regional Spanish series straight from Costa Rica. In these lessons, you will hear dialogues in the Costa Rican Spanish dialect. You’ll also learn words and idiomatic expressions unique to Costa Rican Spanish and pronounced in an authentic Costa Rican accent.

English

  • Follow the daily lives of typical American college students in this 25-lesson Beginner Series. Your hosts, Daniel and Jessi (later Daniel and Chihiro), will teach you useful English grammar and phrases that will help you if you plan to study abroad in the United States. Not only will you learn relevant grammar and vocabulary, but you’ll also learn useful cultural tips you won’t find in a textbook!

Finnish

  • In this Beginner Finnish series, you follow the lives of Aino and his friend Vilja as they complete everyday tasks and travel abroad! You’ll learn how to make hotel reservations, discuss the weather, bargain at the market, and much more! Start speaking Finnish with this 25-lesson conversational series!

French

  • This 25-lesson series is for students that have had some contact with the French language and are looking to build upon their existing knowledge. Our hosts will explain French grammar and phrases in a fun and effective manner. Plus, you’ll learn useful cultural tips you won’t find in a textbook!

German

  • Join our hosts on a virtual trip to Germany filled with twists, turns, a little bit of mystery! In this Beginner series, you’ll study German grammar in a fun and effective manner. Both formal and informal German will be spoken. This series puts a stress on vocabulary, so our hosts will also introduce useful words you will encounter on your next trip to Germany. If you are afraid of losing interest in German quickly, this series is for you, as this series follows a mystery storyline! Listen now to find out what happens!

Iberian

  • David and Megan host this Regional Spanish series straight from Madrid, Spain. In these lessons, you will hear the dialogues but in the Iberian Spanish dialect. You’ll also learn words and idiomatic expressions unique to Iberian Spanish and pronounced in an authentic Iberian accent.

Italian

  • Throughout this series, you will expand on what you learned in the Absolute Beginner Series. In this 25-lesson series, you will follow the continuation of the story of Peter and his friends. You’ll learn how to give commands, talk about conditional situations, talk about the past, and much more. You’ll hear Italian spoken in a variety of situations, which means you will pick up both formal and informal Italian.

Japanese

  • In this 25-lesson series, you’ll review topics covered in Absolute Beginner as well as learn new grammar topics and expressions. In this series, you’ll learn a lot of grammar that has to do with of actions - completed actions, actions one can do, actions in progress, and much more! Both formal and informal Japanese is spoken.

Korean

  • In this 25-lesson series, you will learn new grammar constructions, such as future and past tense, the passive voice, probability expressions, and more. You’ll hear Korean spoken in the standard, formal, and intimate politeness levels. You’ll also learn important Korean cultural tips from our fun and engaging hosts.

Norwegian

  • This 25-lesson season is for students that have had some contact with the Norwegian language and are looking to build upon their existing knowledge. Our hosts will explain Norwegian grammar and phrases in a fun and effective manner. Plus, you’ll learn useful Norwegian cultural tips you won’t find in a textbook!

Peruvian

  • Joe and Beatrice host this Regional Spanish series straight from Lima, Peru. In these lessons, you will hear dialogues but in the Peruvian Spanish dialect. You’ll also learn words and idiomatic expressions unique to Peruvian Spanish and pronounced in an authentic Peruvian accent.

Russian

  • In this Beginner Series, Anna and Eric will prepare you for your first trip to Russia! You’ll learn vocabulary and grammar that will help you make friends, talk about yourself and others, and more! You’ll also learn cultural tips that you won’t find in a textbook.

Spanish

  • In this 25-lesson series, Carlos and Natalia will expand upon grammar points learned in Absolute Beginner. This series will cover adverb formation, expressing displeasure and embarrassment, the subjunctive, and much more. Again, you’ll hear Spanish spoken in a variety of situations. That means you will pick up both formal and informal Spanish.

Turkish

  • This 25-lesson season is for students who have had some contact with the Turkish language and are looking to build upon their existing knowledge. In this series, you’ll learn how to make everyday conversations. More specifically, you’ll be able to talk about weather, check into hotels, ask about someone’s family, talk about likes and dislikes, and more. Our hosts will explain all the Turkish conversations you’ll hear so you’ll be ready to speak in minutes.

Vietnamese

  • This 25-lesson season is for students who have had some contact with the Vietnamese language and are looking to build upon their existing knowledge. In this series, you’ll learn how to make everyday conversations. More specifically, you’ll be able to talk about weather, check into hotels, make simple phone calls, talk about likes and dislikes, make plans, and more. Our hosts will explain all the Vietnamese conversations you’ll hear so you’ll be ready to speak in minutes.