This site allows you to learn languages, network with others, form communities of learners. Quite amazing and, because it is still in beta testing, it’s FREE.
From infodoodads blog:
Babbel is an interactive language-learning online community. You register and create a profile; state which language you wish to learn (you can choose from English, Spanish, German, French and Italian); and then voila – you’re off to learn vocab words in your new language. The vocab words are spoken aloud, a picture of the word is displayed, and the word is displayed (in English first for me, and then in the language I’m trying to learn) – go multiple learning styles! Vocabulary words are grouped together by type, for example – movements, numbers, eating, etc… Once you learn a word, it goes into your vocabulary portfolio.
Check it out! There’s lots more to learn about Babbel.