Just got an email from a guy over at FooSchool.com who brought my attention to a site in development that will offer free videos for learning English and French (and presumably more eventually).
The French videos I have checked out are organized by Parisian Arrondissement , which is pretty cool.
I would suggest checking them out and subscribing to their video lessons feeds for both languages so you can know right away when new content is added to the site:
The site still needs some development as the Contact and About pages are currently not up, but this is a true "first look" at the site in progress. If they keep up the quality and pace of content publishing, they'll certainly end up being an excellend multi-media language-learning resource.
FooSchool was launched in November 2007 with the aim of providing multi-media language lessons in a range of subjects -- for free!
We launched with a very basic design and 40 high-quality French video lessons, each of three minutes duration.
We intend to improve the design and add to the number of lessons in the near future.
FooSchool is Free?! What's the Catch?
There's no catch. FooSchool is free for three reasons:
1. We passionately believe in free education for everyone. We believe that the right to learn is a fundamental human right -- regardless of age, gender or location on the planet.
For an adult living in a developed country, learning a language may help keep the brain healthy. For someone in a developing country, it may help avoid poverty.
2. With the IT/internet revolution, the technology costs of creating and distributing multimedia lessons are no longer exorbitant. Thus, we don't have technology costs to pass on to you.
3. Our main costs are in devising and producing the lessons, as well as maintaining the website. So, while the lessons on this website will always be free, we intend to eventually make a profit through ancillary revenues (e.g. advertising).