Besides easing your way through restaurant ordering and hotel bookings, knowledge of a foreign language at any level can be your lucky passport to another land, its people, and culture.
Today, it's never been easier to find free language courses online from which you can choose a variety of lessons ranging from basic travel phrases to full-blown multimedia tutorials.
Just ahead, check out what's available on the Web, at tops sites offering free courses in the most popular foreign language lessons for vacationers, business travelers, kids & students, with more on where to find a whole world of foreign language studies online from Albanian to Urdu...
More about learning a foreign language around the Web:
a Foreign Language- Suggested by a Rhode Island educator (thanks, Helen) this great
resource makes it easy to find dozens of free Web tutorials and lessons in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew, Slavic and Quechua, with additional links to related cultural studies.
BBC Languages - Beginner to advanced courses in French, Spanish, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Greek, and Portuguese plus mini courses in Polish, Japanese and Urdu many with video & audio tutorials, games & puzzles.