Languages!

Japanese:

The Boy is currently learning Japanese, with Tutors few and far between we are using an array of online learning sites and apps. These are our favourites.

A good starting point are these free video lessons.

Irasshai

Lingo hut Japanese

Hello Talk App which allows you to connect with people all around the world and help each other with language learning.  We are yet to try this properly but others love it. I’m learning Spanish with Lil’ Lady and will be using this.

Memrise The boy loves the app, and uses it daily. It teaches a mix of recognising spoken language, learning Katakana, Kanji and Hiragana and typing with the romaji input method.

The Boy didn’t like this one, but I thought it was easily accessible Japanese Pod

The Japanese Foundation in London is a wealth of knowledge and resources especially if you want to study at GCSE and beyond.  Japanese Foundation

Invaluable if thinking of studying for Japanese GCSE & A Level. Fabulous resources, links and printables Rajakumar Sensei’s Japanese Page

Spanish:

Free Spanish games online.

BBC Primary languages Spanish

Free downloads

Mandarin:
BBC Primary Languages Mandarin

Duolingo: learn French, Spanish, German , Italian, Portugese, Dutch, Irish, Danish, Swedish

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