9 fun things to do online for free
Ever wanted to parlez-vous francais or habla espanol? Learn a handful of essential phrases in 36 different languages -- including Icelandic, Chinese and Catalan. Or take a 12-week course in French, Spanish, German or Italian via computer, complete with lessons, weekly e-mail tips, an "end of course assessment" and a certificate when you're done. It's all courtesy of the BBC.
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