Take a MOOC, Learn a Language

instreamia-logo-circleonly-new-150x1501Instreamia is a new MOOC that focuses on learning languages. The MOOC offers free courses in Spanish, English, Italian, Japanese, and Portuguese, using some surprising, but abundant, course materials.

Instreamia uses YouTube videos from recording artists, pop culture, TED lectures, and other entertainment resources created by native speakers in the language you’d like to learn. These videos are supplemented with listening exercises and flashcards. During listening exercises, you can simultaneously view a translation, gradually building your vocabulary. Questions are posted in a public forum, to be answered by other course members and/or course instructors so that everyone can benefit. Instreamia also has a social aspect, in that you can friend other course members and native speakers.

You can sign up for a course on the Instreamia website