BBC – Languages – Learn French: “Printable holiday phrases with audio and mp3 download.”
As I have blogged before, there is plenty of research to support learning a language as a way of keeping the brain thinking, active and capable fo higher level learning. Quite apart from that, it’s good to meet people half way and you find you can express a different aspect of yourself in another language. The BBC site offers a number of languages but some very handy tools to get you going and keep you going to quite an advanced level. The other site I recommend is the one linked right, about.com. That site gives you plenty of practice in various languages and is excellent in terms of learning resources to follow up. The BBC site also offer help if you want to learn English and if you are trying to perfect French then TV5 offers a lot of encouragement and resources.