This section provides some free online resources for learning languages that are not offered at Willamette. If you don't see the language you want to learn, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to find some resources to meet your needs. Did you independently learn a language and have advice or resources for other students? Please contact us and share!
You may have heard of Duolingo. This is a really fun, easy way to learn the basics of Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Italian. It's designed to feel more like playing a game than memorizing vocabulary (you gain and lose hearts as you get answers right or wrong), and the iPhone and Android apps make it even easier to "play" in your freetime. Signing up is free and if you stick to it you can become conversational quickly.
The BBC Italian-learning page is chalk-full of great exercises, grammar, listening activities, games, etc. for Italian. Good ones too! This is helpful because you can focus on reading, writing, speaking, comprehending, grammar as you like. This site also has links to Italian news, tv, and radio. You can also choose to participate in la Mapa Misteriosa which is a 12 week long "Italian video adventure".
English & General Resources
Wanting to continue improving your English during your stay at Willamette? Take a look at some of these resources!
|WRITING||*Spellcheck plus, check out the tutorial!|
|ONLINE DICTIONARIES||Wordreference, Oxford English, Macmillian|
*Campus-wide Pro version.