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New Material Added
New material has been added to the following courses: Amharic, Hausa, From Spanish to Portuguese, Kituba, Lao, Luganda, Moré, Sinhala, and Twi. Thanks as always to DemiPuppet and to our newest contributor liddytime!
New Material Added
The texts for the following courses have been added to the site: French Phonology, Hausa Basic, Igbo Basic, Italian Programmed, Moré Basic, and Spanish Basic Volume 1. Thanks as always to DemiPuppet!
Web Server Outage
I apologize for the site not being available for the past few days. There was a technical problem at the web hosting facility which has now been resolved.
The following texts are now available: Le Monde Francophone, Portuguese Programmatic Instructor's Manual, Russian Active Introduction, Romanian Reference Grammar, and Twi Basic. Thanks as always to DemiPuppet!
Spanish Programmatic Text Updated
The blank page 23.18 has been corrected in the student text for Volume 1 of the Spanish Programmatic Course. Thanks as always to DemiPuppet!
Many New Texts Available
Many new texts will be added over the next few days: Bulgarian Basic Volume 1, Cambodian Basic Volume 2, Chinyanja Basic, French Phonology Instructors Manual, Le Monde Francophone, Portuguese Programmatic Instructors Manual, Romanian Reference Grammar, Russian Active Introduction, Thai Basic Volume 2, Twi Basic, and Vietnamese Basic Volume 2.
Thanks once again to DemiPuppet for his hard work!
Yoruba Student Text Available
The student text for the Yoruba Basic Course is now available. Thanks to DemiPuppet for doing the digitization work!
Amharic Student Text Available
The student text for the Amharic Basic Course is now available. Thanks to DemiPuppet for doing the digitization work! I have all of the audio files and will be making them available as time permits.
Hungarian Graded Reader
The student text for the Hungarian Graded Reader is now available. Thanks to jeno111 for doing the digitization work! The first few audio selections are also available and will be completed soon. Thanks to Westerwick for contributing the audio tapes!
Thai Volume 1 Complete
The Thai Basic Course Volume 1 is complete. Many thanks to mogscout for donating the missing audio and doing the digitization work!
French Phonology Audio Available
Added the audio for the French Phonology Course. Many thanks to smoen for purchasing the tapes and doing the digitization work!
Spanish Programmatic Course Complete
The Spanish Programmatic Course is now complete. Thanks to many of our members for contributing the missing materials!
Korean Basic Course Update
Added the student text for Volume 1 to the Korean Basic Course. Many thanks to juhraffe for donating the text and doing the digitization work!
Hungarian Basic Course Complete
Added the student text for Volume 2 to Hungarian Basic, which now completes that course. Many thanks to Westerwick for donating the course materials!
Unfortunately, my scanner expired as I was digitizing the final pages of the text. Until I get it repaired, I will have to rely on other members to process the texts.
New Disc from DemiPuppet
More files from DemiPuppet: workbooks for the Spanish Programmatic Course and the missing page for the Thai Basic Course Volume 1.
Swedish Basic Complete
Thanks to DemiPuppet for providing the missing audio for Unit 14. The Swedish Basic Course is now complete.
Saudi Arabic Complete
Well, almost anyway. Thanks to Westerwick, the Saudi Arabic (Urban Hijazi)course is now available with the exception of lessons 34 and 35. One tape was missing from the collection, so hopefully one of our members can provide the missing audio.
Cambodian Basic Volume 1 Available
Thanks to DemiPuppet, Cambodian Basic Volume 1 is now available.
Levantine Arabic Complete
Thanks to DemiPuppet, the Levantine Arabic Introduction to Pronunciation Course is now complete.
Hebrew Basic Complete
Thanks to DemiPuppet, the Hebrew Basic Course is now complete. If you downloaded the student text before today, you will need to download it again, as several hundred pages have been added.
New Discs from DemiPuppet
Just received in the mail today another shipment from DemiPuppet. Look for more Cambodian, Hebrew, Hungarian, and Swahili on the web site soon. Many thanks to one of our best contributors!
Thanks to many of our members, the Standard Chinese course is now complete. Most recently, smoen purchased Module 8 and donated it to the web site. Thanks, smoen!
French Basic Complete
Thanks to dcarlyle for loaning us the tapes for Units 22-24! The French Basic Course is now complete.
Spanish Basic Underway
Sir Nigel has started digitizing the Spanish Basic course. Some of the audio has been posted, and the remainder of the course will appear as he gets the work done. Many thanks to Sir Nigel!
Conversational Finnish Audio Available
Thanks to chung, the audio for Conversational Finnish is now available. I hear that Malcolm is digitizing the texts.