Hamburg, Germany, October 25, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Lexiophiles, an affiliate of the bab.la language portal, has just released a list of the top 10 language podcasts on the web. The list contains the best 10 language podcasts, individually chosen out of a pool of over 80 podcasts, and can be accessed at www.lexiophiles.com.
The language experts from Lexiophiles evaluated over 80 podcasts for language learning, and ranked them based on their quality, interactivity, and accessibility. "In light of the positive reviews received by our language blog top list, we decided to create a podcast top list, in an effort to bring more valuable language learning resources to our readers" says Ben Valembois, project manager of the Lexiophiles blog. "The primary asset of this list is the wide variety of languages in which those podcasts are available in. From English to learn French, to German to learn Chinese, or even Italian to learn Japanese, everyone is bound to find something that benefits them."
Podcasts in the list are edited by a range of different people, from well know companies such as the Deutsche Welle, to private individuals who set up their own language learning podcast. Valembois adds: "Many podcasts offer scores of interactive features, such as comments or polls, but also innovative features, such as a storyline based on characters from a well known comic book, or even humoristic video podcasts. This contributes to creating a more engaging learning experience." The list includes podcasts in eleven different languages, most of them available for free on iTunes.
About Lexiophiles and bab.la
The Lexiophiles blog is an affiliate of bab.la. Lexiophiles acts as an information source for all language topics, both in English and foreign languages. It publishes language related articles through its thirteen multilingual contributors.
bab.la (http://bab.la/) is an interactive language portal offering online dictionaries and language-learning quizzes. Currently it provides translations and quizzes in eleven different languages (English, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Turkish). Users have contributed thousands of words and quizzes to the wiki-style language website. A mobile version is now available for cell phones (http://babla.mobi) and iPhones (http://babla.mobi/iphone).