Hi!! Labas!! So you want learn Lithuanian for free right?
Chances are you’ve come to this page because you’ve met a Lithuanian and now, you want to impress them and learn a little Lithuanian. Maybe you your grandparents were born in Lithuania and you’ve been saying for years you would pick up the language. Perhaps you’ve decided to do something adventurous and go off the beaten track and travel somewhere new… Lithuania? Either way today is your lucky day.
When I started learning Lithuanian I found it quite difficult to find any material or resources to get started. I also didn’t want to spend an arm or a leg either… over the course of my time learning Lithuanian I have discovered many sites, resources, blogs, books, people ect… Below is a list of Lithuanian Language learning resources that I have discovered during my journey to fluency.
Remember I’m not saying that these have all been helpful to me but I felt that I should list everything that I’ve found or heard of, keep in mind what works for some may not work for you and visa versa. The only real thing that I have found that works is passion and dedication… with that you will no doubt pick up Lithuanian. I truly hope that you find this page helpful on the road to your Lithuanian fluency… If you find this page helpful please do leave a comment and share it, if you have a helpful resource please share let us know here in the comment section and spread the love.
- The Say Labas Podcast :) (Shameful plug but we want you to stay and learn with us)
- Lithuanian Out Load (Join Jack and Raminta as they help you learn Lithuanian)
- Forvo (The largest pronunciation dictionary in the world. All the words in all the languages pronounced by native speakers.)
- Lithuanian Radio Stations (List of all Radio Stations in Lithuania, We recommend Radijo Stotis Lietus)
- Complete Lithuanian with Two Audio CDs: A Teach Yourself Guide (Teach Yourself Language) by Ramoniene, Meilute Published by McGraw-Hill 2nd (second) edition (2011) Paperback (Fantastic book to get started, we highly recommend the audio from this book.)
- Lonely Planet Baltic Phrasebook & Dictionary (Lonely Planet Phrasebook: Baltic) (A great starting point, a few short pages on grammar with some easy phrases to learn for beginners. Small book that you can keep on you at all times. Tim’s first ever Lithuanian book!)
- Colloquial Lithuanian: The Complete Course for Beginners (Colloquial Series) (The Complete Course for Beginners. Never used it but we have heard great things!!!)
- Nė dienos be lietuvių kalbos (This book is all in Lithuanian so best to be used with some help from a teacher or language partner, has some really great exercises)
- 365 Lithuanian Verbs (365 of the most commonly used verbs in Lithuanian, All verbs are broken down and conjugated with examples. GREAT!! Book!!! we have a memrise coarse devoted to this book check it out here)
- Filmiai (A site full of movies all in Lithuanian, just register and you are good to go.)
- Old Lithuanian Kids Shows (Old Lithuanian Childrens shows)
- Lithuania.ONLINEFILM.org (online distribution platform for Lithuanian films – documentary, animation and fiction.)
- Anki – Flash Card Program (Anki is a spaced repetition flashcard program, good for building up vocab)
- Memrise (an online learning tool,uses images and science to make learning easy and fun. WE LOVE THIS SITE)
- Oneness (on-line language course for the less used and less taught languages)
Livemocha(Site used to have Lithuanian however discontinued)
- Hermes (A1 level language product which is designed both as a self-study tool and for in-class use)
The Vocal Project
- Surface Languages (Learn phrases in the Lithuanian language)
- Debeselis (Debesėlis is a set of tools to study languages.)
- Lithuanian Language Lessons (Lithuanian language lessons set up by Australian Lithuanian community)
- Loecsen – language courses (Illustrated online conversation guides)
- Shared Talk (Practice foreign languages with native speakers through language exchange.)
- Conversation Exchange (Message, Chat and practise your Lithuanian)
- Italki (italki is a language learning social network that connects students and language teachers.)
- Couch Surfing (is a hospitality exchange and social networking website.)
- The Mixxer (connect language learners around the world)
- My Blog Post – Finding a Lithuanian Language Partner (How Tim finds language partners)
- Eimantas – Italki (Recommended Lithuanian teacher on Italki)
- Solveiga – Italki (The Say Labas Show very own Solveiga – Learn Lithuanian with her)
- Lithuanian Keyboard (Lithuanian keyboard for use with Lithuanian special characters)
Remember if you found anything helpful please leave a comment below and share it!! also we love to hear from you so find us and connect below.
Best of luck!