Saturday, January 30, 2010

Sad News for Language Program Junkies

A bit of sad news for language lovers out there. After years in business, AudioForum is shutting down February 10th. Prior to the internet and, the audio-forum catalog was a wonder to behold, offering a surprising range of courses for languages both familiar and unheard of. Unfortunately, excepting the Language/30 courses, most of their offerings were beyond what a hobbyist could reasonably spend on the off-chance that learning Russian, Estonian, Ojibwe or Kannada might one day seem like a good idea.

The only course I ever bought from them was their Colloquial Uzbek pack (sadly not nearly as good as the Routledge Colloquial series) and at the time it was a stretch - $85 for a spiral bound book and 4 CDs for a language I was interested in but had no practical reason to learn. (Still don't, but I'm still studying it, and its sister language, Uyghur.)

Anyway, their inventories are low, but what's left is 65% off. This still leaves a lot of stuff at $100 or so, but it may be the last shot you'll get at some of it. The store is here.


Blogger William said...

Thanks for the heads-up! I didn't find any foreign language stuff I wanted, but I found a nice actor's guide to accents that I've been considering for a while. :)

12:59 PM  

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