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February 1, 2012 3:12 PM   Subscribe

Are there online equivalents of FSI's "Introduction to French Phonology" for other languages?

Language courses developed for the Foreign Service Institute are in the public domain and available online. I've found them to be excellent resources and often recommend them as free alternatives to other audio language courses.

One of my favorites is "Introduction to French Phonology". Here's the course abstract:
The Introduction to French Phonology course provides additional drills for those who wish to sound like a native speaker of the language. The course may be used beneficially at any stage of learning the language. It is invaluable for those who are already masters of the language but who wish to speak it better.
The curriculum is based on example dialogues which isolate a few vowel and consonant sounds. Lots of drills, repetition, and minimal pair examples. VERY LITTLE explicit vocab or grammar practice. All pronunciation. (Yes, some people might find it a little dry, but I love it.)

I'd love to get my hands on similarly intense pronunciation courses for other languages, especially if they're available online. Do any exist? If not, are there any comprehensive language courses you've found with a similarly precise emphasis on phonology?
posted by jweed to Writing & Language (1 answer total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
 
My friend began teaching herself Korean through this website and recommended it.
posted by ichomp at 5:24 PM on March 3, 2012


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