Multilingual Sussex Schoolchildren Speak 94 Languages

There are over 3,000 bilingual school children in Sussex, on the South Coast of the UK, who speak an amazing 94 languages between them, including Wolof, which is spoken in Senegal, and Igbo, spoken in Nigeria and Niger-Congo.

New figures show the top ten tongues in West Sussex are Urdu, Gujarati, Caribbean Creole French, Portuguese, Tamil, Punjabi, Polish, Bengali, French and Pashto.   [Read more…]

‘Historic’ Day as First Non-Latin Web Addresses Go Live

Arab nations are leading a “historic” charge to make the world wide web live up to its name.

Net regulator ICANN has switched on a system that allows full web addresses that contain no Latin characters. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are the first countries to have so-called “country codes” written in Arabic scripts.

The move is the first step to allow web addresses in many scripts including Chinese, Thai and Tamil.

Read  more about the first Arabic domain names in Arabic script>>

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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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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Read our Portuguese and Russian film and movie reviews>>


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LANGUAGES T – Z (USA)

Here are our recommended language courses for languages T – Z.


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!
T      
Tagalog Pimsleur: Tagalog Rosetta Stone: Tagalog Pimsleur: Tagalog
Tamazight   Talk Now!: Tamazight  
Tamil   Talk Now!: Tamil  
Telugu   Talk Now!: Telugu  
Thai Pimsleur: Thai Rosetta Stone: Thai Collins: 40 minute Thai
Tibetan   Talk Now!: Tibetan  
Turkish Pimsleur: Turkish Rosetta Stone: Turkish Collins: 40 minute Turkish
Twi Pimsleur: Twi    
       
U      
Ukrainian Pimsleur: Ukrainian Talk Now!: Ukrainian Pimsleur: Ukrainian
Urdu Teach Yourself: Urdu Talk Now!: Urdu  
Uzbek   Talk Now!: Uzbek  
       
V      
Vietnamese Pimsleur: Vietnamese Rosetta Stone: Vietnamese Collins: 40 minute Vietnamese
       
W      
Welsh Teach Yourself: Welsh Rosetta Stone: Welsh Teach Yourself: Welsh
       
X      
Xhosa Teach Yourself: Xhosa Talk Now!: Xhosa  
       
Y      
Yiddish   Talk Now!: Yiddish  
Yoruba   Talk Now!: Yoruba  
       
Z      
Zulu Teach Yourself: Zulu Talk Now!: Zulu  

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World Cinema

Watching a foreign language movie is a great way to learn a new language, improve existing language skills and to find out about a foreign country and its culture. Buy a DVD in a foreign language and you can choose both the language you watch in and the language of the subtitles. You’ll be amazed at how much you can already understand. Film is a great language learning resource and makes a great gift too. Motivate yourself with a movie!


Our top 10 foreign language films

01 Downfall German
02 House of the Flying Dagger Chinese
03 Motorcycle Diaries Spanish
04 Amelie French
05 Il Postino Italian
06 Life is Beautiful Italian
07 Y Tu Mama Tambien Spanish
08 Delicatessen French
09 Spirited Away Japanese
10 Manon des Sources French


Foreign language movies by language

We have selected the most popular foreign language movies for you:

Chinese language movies
English language movies
French language movies
German language movies
Hindi language movies
Italian language movies
Japanese language movies
Spanish language movies
Other foreign language movies


Foreign language film reviews

This is where we tell you what we really think about foreign language films on language advantage! We’ve picked out a selection of our favourite foreign language movies and written a short review of each. They are all very different, but excellent viewing – and of course will motivate you to get the language advantage.

Chinese language film reviews
French language film reviews
German language film reviews
Hindi language film reviews
Italian language film reviews
Japanese language film reviews
Spanish language film reviews
Film reviews in other languages


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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 T – Z (UK)

Here are our recommended language courses for languages T – Z.


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)
       
T      
Tagalog Teach Yourself:  Tagalog Rosetta Stone: Tagalog  
Tamazight   Talk Now!: Tamazight  
Tamil   Talk Now!: Tamil  
Telugu   Talk Now!: Telugu  
Thai Teach Yourself: Thai Rosetta Stone: Thai Collins: 40 minute Thai
Tibetan   Talk Now!: Tibetan  
Turkish Teach Yourself:  Turkish Rosetta Stone: Turkish Collins: 40 minute Turkish
Twi      
       
U      
Ukrainian Teach Yourself: Ukranian Talk Now!: Ukranian  
Urdu Teach Yourself: Urdu Talk Now!: Urdu  
Uzbek   Talk Now!: Uzbek  
       
V      
Vietnamese Teach Yourself: Vietnamese Rosetta Stone: Vietnamese Collins: 40 minute Vietnamese
       
W      
Welsh Teach Yourself: Welsh Rosetta Stone: Welsh Teach Yourself Conversation: Welsh
       
X      
Xhosa Teach Yourself: Xhosa Talk Now!: Xhosa  
       
Y      
Yiddish   Talk Now!: Yiddish  
Yoruba   Talk Now!: Yoruba  
       
Z      
Zulu Teach Yourself: Zulu Talk Now!: Zulu  

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