Sweden Takes Over The EU Presidency

Gunnar Seijbold/Regeringskansliet


©Gunnar Seijbold / Regeringskansliet

On 1 July 2009, Sweden takes over the presidency of the European Union and its first request is that the governments of the EU tackle climate change head on. However, with the current economic climate, this will be quite a challenge.

If you’ll be attending many of the planned events in Sweden or following the proceedings, you needn’t worry about the language.   [Read more…]

Multilingual Mamma Mia!

The stage show Mamma Mia! has been seen by more than 30 million people in over 170 cities in 8 languages around the world, including in Dutch, French, German, Korean, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish.   The foreign language productions keep the essence of the English-language version of the show and the songs while adapting them into local languages – and sometimes even adapting the characters.

Read more about Mamma Mia! in other languages>>

OTHER FOREIGN LANGUAGE MOVIES

Take a look at our selection of foreign language films, read our film reviews and let the movies motivate you to get the language advantage.

We’ve picked out a selection of our top foreign language movies in other, rarer languages, most with subtitles in English. It’ll help you to get more familiar with the foreign language and is a great way to appreciate the culture from various countries.


Arabic Language Films and Movies

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Under the Bombs (2007) DVD DVD
Le Grand Voyage (2004) DVD DVD
Wall (2004) DVD DVD
Divine Intervention (2002) DVD DVD
West Beirut [& French] (1998) DVD DVD
Halfaouine (1990) DVD DVD

Greek Language Films and Movies

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A Touch of Spice (2003) DVD DVD
My Big Fat Greek Wedding [& English] (2002) DVD DVD
Captain Morelli’s Mandolin [& English] (2001) DVD DVD
Stella (1955) DVD DVD

Russian Language Films and Movies

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Barber of Siberia (1998) DVD DVD
Burnt by the Sun (1994) DVD DVD
Come and See (1985) DVD DVD
Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) DVD not available
Stalker (1979) DVD DVD
Dersu Uzala (1975) DVD                blu-ray DVD
Mirror (1974) DVD DVD
Solaris (1971) DVD                blu-ray DVD                 blu-ray
War and Peace (1967) DVD                blu-ray DVD                  
Battleship Potemkin (1925) DVD                blu-ray DVD

More Language Films and Movies

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film title year buy from amazon.com buy from amazon.co.uk
Polish
The Saragossa Manuscript
  DVD DVD
Polish
Blind Chance
(1981) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Linha de Passe
(2008) not available DVD
Portuguese
Foreign Land
(2007) not available DVD
Portuguese
Favela Rising
(2005) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Carandiru
(2003) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Behind the Sun
(2002) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Bus 174
(2002) DVD DVD
Portuguese
City of God
Cidade de Deus
(2002) DVD               blu-ray DVD                  blu-ray
Portuguese
Capitaes de Abril
(2000) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Central Station
Central do Brasil
(1998) DVD DVD
Portuguese
Black Orpheus
(1958) DVD               blu-ray DVD
Serbo-Croatian
No Man’s Land
(2001) DVD DVD
Swedish
Everlasting Moments
(2008) DVD               blu-ray not available
Swedish
Frostbite
(2006) DVD DVD
Swedish
The Sacrifice
(1986) DVD DVD
Swedish
Hour of the Wolf
(1968) DVD DVD
Swedish
The Seventh Seal
(1958) DVD               blu-ray DVD                 blu-ray
Tamil
The Terrorist
(1998) DVD DVD
       
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More foreign language films on DVD from amazon.co.uk

Read our Portuguese and Russian film and movie reviews>>


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LANGUAGES P – S (USA)

Here are our recommended language courses for languages P – S.


These links will take you to our language course stores – click on the TOP COURSES tab and then use the search box to find your language course.

Language Best Bet 1 Best Bet 2 Best Bet 3
  (audio/book) (cd-rom) (ipod/mp3)
      coming soon!
P      
Papiamento   Talk Now!: Papiamento  
Pashto   Talk Now!: Pashto  
Persian (Farsi) Pimsleur: Farsi Rosetta Stone: Farsi Pimsleur: Farsi
Pidgin   Talk Now!: Pidgin  
Polish Michel Thomas: Polish Rosetta Stone: Polish Collins: 40 minute Polish
Portuguese (Brazilian) Pimsleur: Portuguese (Brazilian) Talk Now!: Brazialian Portuguese  
Punjabi Teach Yourself: Panjabi Talk Now!: Punjabi  
       
R      
Romanian Pimsleur: Romanian Talk Now!: Romanian Pimsleur: Romanian
Romansh   Talk Now!: Romansh  
Rwanda   Talk Now!: Rwanda  
       
S      
Saami   Talk Now!: Saami  
Sanskrit Teach Yourself: Sanskrit    
Sardinian   Talk Now!: Sardinian  
Scots Gaelic   Talk Now!: Scots Gaelic  
Serbian Teach Yourself: Serbian Talk Now!: Serbian  
Sesotho   Talk Now!: Sesotho  
Setswana   Talk Now!: Setswana  
Shona   Talk Now!: Shona  
Sindhi   Talk Now!: Sindhi  
Sinhala   Talk Now!: Sinhala  
Slovak   Talk Now!: Slovak  
Slovenian Teach Yourself: Slovenian Talk Now!: Slovenian  
Somali   Talk Now!: Somali  
Spanish (Latin American) Teach Yourself: Latin American Spanish Rosetta Stone: Spanish (Latin American) Collins: 40 minute Latin American Spanish
Spanish (Mexican)   Talk Now!: Mexican Spanish  
Swahili Teach Yourself: Swahili Rosetta Stone: Swahili Pimsleur: Swahili
Swedish Teach Yourself: Swedish Rosetta Stone: Swedish Teach Yourself: Swedish

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iPod & MP3 Language Courses

language advantage brings you our top language courses to help you learn to speak a language on your iPod or MP3 player.

Our recommended language courses  can be  downloaded to your ipod and your mp3 player or even to your mobile phone, PDA or satellite navigation system.


Download Language Lessons & more at Audible.co.uk

01 Earworms Rapid Languages

audible-earworms-rapid-frenchlanguages: Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Cantonese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

for more information, reviews and to view the full range of Earworms Rapid Language courses>>

 

02 Michel Thomas Method>>

audible-michel-thomas-method-portugueselanguages: Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

for more information, reviews and to view the full range of Michel Thomas Method Language courses>>

03 Teach Yourself Conversation

audible-teach-yourself-conversation-russianlanguages: Arabic, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Welsh

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

04 Collins 40-minute

audible-collins-40-minute-mandarin-chineselanguages: Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Spanish (Latin American), Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

05 Teach Yourself One-Day

audible-teach-yourself-one-day-spanishlanguages: French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

06 Teach Yourself Phone

audible-teach-yourself-phone-germanlanguages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish

 

07 BBC Quickstart

audible-bbc-quickstart-arabiclanguages: Arabic, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish

 

08 In-flight: Learn Before You Land

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languages: Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese

Learn a language on your iPod ® on audible.co.uk>>

 

09 Learn in Your Car

audible-learn-in-car-japanese
languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

 

 

10 The Complete Idiot’s Guide

audible-complete-idiot-guide-italian
languages: French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish


Download Language Lessons & more at Audible.co.uk


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Rosetta Stone Language Courses

language advantage brings you our top courses from Rosetta Stone, one of the world’s leaders in language learning CD-ROM software.

The Rosetta Stone language software program provides language instruction in over 30 different languages. The program is used by Fortune 500 companies, NASA, the US State Department, over 10,000 schools and more than 5 million people worldwide. The amazing dynamic immersion method teaches you to speak a language using word and picture association, through thousands of real-life pictures and the voices of native speakers. In this way you can learn to understand, read, write and speak a new language.


01 Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe

level: beginner up to advanced
languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English (British), English (American), Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese,  Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Latin American),  Spanish (Spain), Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Turkish, Vietnamese

This is the newest product from Rosetta Stone.  Learn naturally with its interactive software, audio companion and speech-recognition software to build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, questions and answers, shopping and much more. The Rosetta Stone Version 4 TOTALe is available as individual levels or as sets of levels (such as levels 1, 2 & 3, or levels 1-4 or levels 1-5).

for more information and to buy Rosetta Stone>>


02 Rosetta Stone CD-ROM Personal Edition Level 1

rosetta-stone-german-level-1level: beginner
languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Danish, Dutch, English (British), English (American), Farsi (Persian), French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese,  Korean, Latin, Pashto, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Latin American),  Spanish (Spain), Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog (Filipino), Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Welsh

Build a foundation of fundamental vocabulary and essential language structure. Gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, simple questions and answers, shopping and much more.

for more information and to buy Rosetta Stone>>


03 Rosetta Stone CD-ROM Personal Edition Level 2

rosetta-stone-japanese-level-2level: intermediate
languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian,  Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish (Latin American), Tagalog (Filipino)

Navigate your surroundings as you build on the vocabulary and essential language structure in Level 1. Learn to talk about your environment, such as giving and getting directions, using transportation, telling time, dining out, enjoying basic social interactions and much more.

for more information and to buy Rosetta Stone>>


04 Rosetta Stone CD-ROM Personal Edition Level 3

rosetta-stone-arabic-level-3level: advanced
languages: Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Spanish (Latin America)
method: cd-rom (please check operating system requirements)

Connect with the world around you by building on the language fundamentals and conversational skills you developed in Levels 1 and 2. Learn to share your ideas and opinions, express your feelings and talk about everyday life, your interests, your work, current events, and much more.

for more information and to buy Rosetta Stone>>


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Learn to Speak Other Languages

Learning another language?
We have language courses for over 100 other languages!
Get the language advantage!


LANGUAGES A – Z: Find the language you are learning and then click through for the best and most innovative language courses.

Top 10 world languages

Languages A – C:  visit UK site | USA site

Afrikaans | Albanian | Alsatian | Amharic | Arabic (Egyptian) | Arabic (Gulf) | Armenian | Assamese |

Azeri | Basque | Bengali | Breton | Bulgarian | Burmese | Chinese (Cantonese) | Catalan | Chichewa |

Chuvash | Cornish | Corsican | Croatian | Czech

Languages D – I: visit UK site | USA site

Danish | Dutch | English (American) | Esperanto | Estonian | Farsi (Persian) | Finnish | Frisian | Gaelic

| Galician | Georgian | German (Swiss) | Greek (Ancient) | Gujurati | Haitian-Creole | Hausa |

Hawaiian | Hebrew | Hebrew (Biblical) | Hungarian | Icelandic | Igbo | Indonesian | Irish

Languages J – O: visit UK site | USA site

Jèrriais | Kannada | Khmer | Kirghiz | Klingon | Korean | Kurdish | Latin | Latvian | Lithuanian | Luganda |

Luxembourgish | Macedonian | Malagasy | Malay | Malayalam | Maltese | Manx | Maori | Marathi |

Mongolian | Navajo | Nepali | Norwegian | Ojibwe

Languages P – S: visit UK site | USA site

Papiamento | Pashto |   Persian (Farsi) | Pidgin | Polish | Portuguese (Brazilian) | Punjabi | Romanian |

Romansh | Rwanda | Saami | Sanskrit | Sardinian | Scots Gaelic | Serbian | Sesotho | Setswana | Shona |

Sindhi | Sinhala | Slovak | Slovenian | Somali | Spanish (Latin American) | Spanish (Mexican) |

Swahili | Swedish

Languages T – Z: visit UK site | USA site

Tagalog | Tamazight | Tamil | Telugu | Thai | Tibetan | Turkish | Twi | Ukranian | Urdu | Uzbek |

Vietnamese | Welsh | Xhosa | Yiddish | Yoruba | Zulu


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LANGUAGES P – S (UK)

Here are our recommended language courses for languages P – S.


These links will take you to our language course stores – click on the TOP COURSES tab and then use the search box to find your language course.

Language Best Bet 1 Best Bet 2 Best Bet 3
  (audio/book) (cd-rom) (ipod/mp3)
       
P      
Papiamento   Talk Now!: Papiamento  
Pashto   Talk Now!: Pashto  
Persian (Farsi) Teach Yourself: Farsi Rosetta Stone: Farsi  
Pidgin   Talk Now!: Pidgin  
Polish Michel Thomas: Polish Rosetta Stone: Polish Collins: 40 minute Polish
Portuguese (Brazilian) Teach Yourself: Portuguese (Brazilian) Talk Now!: Brazialian Portuguese  
Punjabi Teach Yourself: Panjabi Talk Now!: Punjabi  
       
R      
Romanian Teach Yourself: Romanian Talk Now!: Romanian  
Romansh   Talk Now!: Romansh  
Rwanda   Talk Now!: Rwanda  
       
S      
Saami   Talk Now!: Saami  
Sanskrit Teach Yourself: Sanskrit    
Sardinian   Talk Now!: Sardinian  
Scots Gaelic   Talk Now!: Scots Gaelic  
Serbian Teach Yourself: Serbian Talk Now!: Serbian  
Sesotho   Talk Now!: Sesotho  
Setswana   Talk Now!: Setswana  
Shona   Talk Now!: Shona  
Sindhi   Talk Now!: Sindhi  
Sinhala   Talk Now!: Sinhala  
Slovak   Talk Now!: Slovak  
Slovenian Teach Yourself: Slovenian Talk Now!: Slovenian  
Somali   Talk Now!: Somali  
Spanish (Latin American) Teach Yourself: Latin American Spanish Rosetta Stone: Spanish (Latin American) Collins: 40 minute Latin American Spanish
Spanish (Mexican)   Talk Now!: Mexican Spanish  
Swahili Teach Yourself: Swahili Rosetta Stone: Swahili In-Flight: Swahili
Swedish Teach Yourself: Swedish Rosetta Stone: Swedish Teach Yourself Conversation: Swedish

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